Learning curve: How to succeed in college

Third level is a big step up from the Leaving Cert. We asked experts for their top tips on how to write and study

Studying at third level can be a big step up from the Leaving Cert. Photograph: iStock

Studying at third level can be a big step up from the Leaving Cert. Photograph: iStock

Read. Memorise. Regurgitate. Leaving Cert students know the drill. But, when it comes to college, rote learning and fact regurgitation isn’t enough. Lecturers expect something different.

So, just what is the “something” that they want and, when it comes to writing essays and sitting exams, what do you need to do? We asked some study experts for their advice on how to do well in college.

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