‘The War Horse’ by Eavan Boland

The War Horse By Eavan Boland   Upon analysing a poem, I like to decode it in a particular way. I like to read the poem as if it were a story. This helps me to generate an understanding of both the poet and the poem’s context.  The following notes outline the story of the poem ‘The War Horse’. Once an Read More …

Landform of Deposition: Levees

A Feature of Deposition Levees   My favourite landform of deposition is Levees. I think it’s the most straightforward landform of deposition to learn and the diagram is relatively easy to draw too. Learn off the following 13 SRP’s and you should be able to answer a question regarding a depositional landform on the day of the exam (Leaving Cert).  1. Read More …

Leaving Cert Sample Short Story

Leaving Cert Sample Short Story    Context: This short story sample was originally submitted by a student of mine. I have since edited it. This student drafted and redrafted this short story until they were happy with it. This student took inspiration from the following texts when planning and writing this piece of work: ‘Dulce et Decorum est’ by Wilfred Read More …

The Personal Essay

The Personal Essay   The Personal Essay element of the Composition section of Paper One should be a section of the paper that you are comfortable approaching. It is worth 100 marks (a quarter of the overall English grade at Higher Level), it has appeared consistently and has proven to be profitable for students who have a developed a well thought out writing Read More …

‘The Wild Swans at Coole’ by WB Yeats

The Wild Swans at Coole By WB Yeats   Upon analysing a poem, I like to decode it in a particular way. I like to read the poem as if it were a story. This helps me to generate an understanding of both the poet and the poem’s context.  The following notes outline the story of ‘The Wild Swans at Coole’. Once Read More …

How to Create a Study Plan and Stick to it!

Study Tip: Creating a Study Plan   Before reading this blog post make sure that you have watched the Lee Tutorials Youtube video on how to create a study plan and how to stick to it. (link)   Materials Needed to Create the Study Plan: The Lee Tutorials Study Plan Template available here: (Lee Tutorials Study Timetable Template) A pencil Read More …

Why Follow Lee Tutorials?

Notes, notes, notes! An excess of information is detrimental to student learning and aids to the confusion of already under pressure students. Through the current method of notes distribution in Irish secondary schools, it is easy to understand why Irish students are inundated and startled by the sheer quantity of content in which they are being expected to learn. With Read More …