Good luck to all who will be taking part in the Leaving cert tomorrow, A total of 118,784 students have entered for this year’s State exams.
Here a few last minute tips.
1. Snack on ‘brain food’
Keep away from junk food! You may feel like you deserve a treat, or that you don’t have time to cook, but what you eat can really have an impact on energy levels and focus. Keep your body and brain well-fuelled by choosing nutritious foods that have been proven to aid concentration and memory, such as fish, nuts, seeds, yogurt and blueberries. The same applies on exam day – eat a good meal before the test, based on foods that will provide a slow release of energy throughout. Sugar may seem appealing, but it won’t help when your energy levels crash an hour or so later.
2. Plan your exam day
Make sure you get everything ready well in advance of the exam – Check all the rules and requirements.
Arrive early , you could also make plans to travel to the exam with friends or classmates, as long as you know they’re likely to be punctual!
3. Drink plenty of water
As a final tip, remember that being well hydrated is essential for your brain to work at its best. Make sure you keep drinking plenty of water throughout your revision, and also on the exam day.