How to write the perfect Irish essay for Leaving Cert.
Students will find this reference card very useful when preparing for the Irish examination in the Leaving Certificate.
Decide on the type of essay. Will it be AISTE, DÍOSPÓIREACHT, or ÓRÁID? Choose a title. Make sure you fully understand its meaning. Do out a plan to consist of 6 paragraphs (500 - 600 words). Our essay will be made up of the following four steps:
1. PHRASES to open, close and fill each paragraph.
2. Up to date VOCABULARY on all topical themes.
3. A sprinkling of SEANFHOCAIL to add flavour to the essay.
4. Correct use of VERBS (See our 'Irish Verbs Made Easy' card for more details.)