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Introducing a new Studyclix feature that is going to revolutionise your essay-writing ability...

Over the last couple of months, Studyclix has been working tirelessly with expert teachers to bring you a series of Essay Teardown videos.

We asked these teachers to take sample essays and break them down bit by bit to explain where marks were earned and where marks were lost. Giving you the insight you need to get those full marks - every time.

These essay teardown videos are available for a large number of English, Irish and History essays, and will give an incredible boost to your performance in those subjects.

How Do The Essay Breakdowns work?

Take a look for yourself! Here's an example of an Essay Breakdown expert teacher Ciara did for a Speech from the English Leaving Cert 2014 exam.

How Do I Access The Essay Teardown Videos?

To check them out:

1. Click into the topic that the essay question falls under within English/Irish/History on the Questions By Topic page (ie. Poetry in English)

2. Scroll to the bottom of the question and click the video thumbnail just at the bottom of the question.

If you don't feel like watching the video, you can also get the teacher's top tips & comments in the accompanying PDF:

Note: You need to be on PLUS+ or PREMIUM☆ to access all the videos, if you'd like to upgrade, click here:


Who wrote the essays?

Past LC students who scored highly in the exam.

Who created these videos?

Expert teachers who have also corrected the Leaving Cert exams in the past and know the requirements inside out.

Do you have OL essays & videos?

Not yet. Our videos are made based on how many essays we have gotten from past students. We don't get as many OL contributions as we do HL, but we're always looking out for them and will do our best to get some asap!

Why isn't there a video for every question?

Again, the videos are available based on the contributions we've received. If there isn't a video for a specific question, it's because we were never able to find someone who could contribute a sample essay on that question, but let us know which questions you'd really like to see a video/essay in and we'll do our best to try and source one!

Will this be available in more subjects soon?

That is definitely our aim. We hope to be able to continue these video series in more subjects that have essay or long-answer questions like this. Let us know via chat or email which subjects you'd like to see the most!


The Studyclix Team



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