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Motivating Yourself to Study

Are you a carrot or stick person? Do you complete tasks because you can recognise the benefit of doing so (like getting positive feedback from teachers, improving your grades), or do you complete tasks because you associate not completing it with a level of pain/ displeasure? (to avoid your teacher “having a go at you” or keep your parents happy). Have you ever noticed that sometimes you don’t even question completing or carrying out a task, you just do it? How would it be if you could carry out every task (especially studying!) in such a manner? How good would... (More)

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19 March 2020 – Minister McHugh Announces Cancellation of Leaving Certificate and Junior Cycle Oral and Practical Performance Tests

Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD has today (Thursday 19 March 2020) announced the cancellation of oral and practical performance tests of the state examinations which were originally scheduled to take place from Monday 23 March to Friday 3 April 2020.

All students who were due to take these tests will be awarded full marks for this portion of the exam.

The decision was taken in light of the closure of schools as a result of the Covid-19 virus and it will be implemented by the State Examinations Commission (SEC).

Minister McHugh said: “This is a difficult time... (More)