Test Yourself!
One of the most important parts of effective studying is to regularly test yourself to check what you know and what you need more work on. Below are the key steps that you'll need to be able to do for each of the Junior Cert long questions.
Question 1  Orthographic
Can you:
 Figure out where each of the required views will go, especially the end view
 Set up outline boxes on page so that everything fits (don't forget about enough space for the true shape)
 Projecting details from one view to another  there are 3 ways to project between the end view and plan, choose one you like and stick with it
 Draw circles neatly (as both construction and finished lines).
 Draw curves
 Figure out where hidden detail goes
 Find the true shape
Question 2  Rotations
Can you:
 Figure out where each of the required views will go, especially the end view
 Set up outline boxes on page so that everything fits
 Drawing 2D shapes (parallelograms, pentagons, triangles etc
 Project rotated details
 Projecting rotated curves
Question 3  Isometric & Axonometric
Isometric
Can you:
Can you:
 Set up an isometric scale
 Draw the construction for any arcs in the question (there's usually 2)
 Draw the isometric axes (what angle do you use?)
 Drawing an outline box for the object on the axes
 Fill in the straight lines on the object
 Draw the sloped lines (don't worry about finding the angle, its usually easier to find the points at each end)
 Draw the arcs
Question 5  Transformations
Can you:
 Set up the points on the page
 Draw the object
 Figure out how many points you need to transform in order to draw the object
 Translate the object
 Find the axis for an axial symmetry
 Draw the axial symmetry
 Find the centre for a central symmetry
 Draw the central symmetry
 Find the centre of rotation for a rotational symmetry (pay attention to clockwise or anticlockwise)
 Draw the rotational symmetry
Question 6  Ellipse & Parabola
Ellipse Skills
Can you:

Parabola Skills
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Tangent Skills
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