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Top Tips for each type of UCAT Decision Making Question

23rd February 2024

Top Tips for each type of UCAT Decision Making Question

In UCAT Decision Making, there are six different question types: Conclusions (Yes/No) - Interpreting information Conclusions (Yes/No) – Syllogisms Logic games Probability Recognising assumptions Venn Diagrams In this blog, I will be going through tips for each type of UCAT Decision Making question. In my opinion, UCAT Decision Making is the easiest section to keep ...

 

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When Should I Sit my First UCAT Practice Exam?

23rd February 2024

When Should I Sit my First UCAT Practice Exam?

Whether you’ve already begun to prepare for the UCAT or are just setting up a UCAT study plan, you’ve probably asked yourself the question: when should I sit my first UCAT full length practice exam? Unfortunately, there’s no straight forward, cookie-cutter answer. The answer to this question can vary. However, it should be noted that there’s not necessarily a “wro ...

 

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10 Biggest UCAT Myths

22nd February 2024

10 Biggest UCAT Myths

Myth 1: UCAT scores aren’t important if you have a solid academic background Even medical school applicants who get perfect academic scores can flake out on the UCAT and miss out on a place in medicine. The UCAT is one of three important elements of your medical school application (the other two being your academic results and interview), so it is vital that you take the UCAT seriou ...

 

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Making Friends With UCAT Practice

21st February 2024

Making Friends With UCAT Practice

In the game of UCAT practice, consistency beats brilliance. It is important that we not wait until we have lots of motivation before we start practicing. Good UCAT skills come about in the context of practicing in a more routine and ordinary manner, rather than sporadic bursts of insight. The goal should be gaining meaningful and valuable UCAT skills every time you practice. Expecting anything ...

 

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ATTENTION PARENTS: 5 Ways to Help Your Son or Daughter get into Medicine

19th February 2024

ATTENTION PARENTS: 5 Ways to Help Your Son or Daughter get into Medicine

Great things never come easy. Medicine is an incredibly rewarding, secure, well paid and respected profession in New Zealand. It is also the hardest course to get into. Furthermore, the final years of high school are a stressful and demanding time for your son or daughter, and the need to sit UCAT places additional pressure on them during this time. Thankfully there are ways y ...

 

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Top Tips for Each Type of Question in UCAT Verbal Reasoning

15th February 2024

Top Tips for Each Type of Question in UCAT Verbal Reasoning

There are two main types of questions in UCAT Verbal Reasoning: reading comprehension and True/False/Can’t Tell. UCAT reading comprehension questions involve “making inferences and drawing conclusions from information”, whilst True/False/Can’t Tell questions involve “determining whether the statement follows logically”. True/False/Can’t Tell UCAT ...

 

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Getting the Most From Your UCAT Practice Exams

13th February 2024

Getting the Most From Your UCAT Practice Exams

With every passing week, the date of your UCAT exam is inching closer. Perhaps you are working through the MedEntry curriculum modules, QBank, skills trainers and perhaps even UCAT subtest mocks. This will all aid your preparation, but an important question is, have you completed a full-length UCAT practice exam yet? Completing a full length UCAT practice exam can be intimidating and e ...

 

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Which Universities and Courses Require UCAT?

10th February 2024

Which Universities and Courses Require UCAT?

UCAT stands for University Clinical Aptitude Test. UCAT is required for entry into most medicine and dentistry courses across Australia and New Zealand. If you wish to apply for such courses in 2025, you will need to sit UCAT in 2024. UCAT will take place across the months of July and August in 2024. UCAT results are valid for one year only and cannot be carried over from one year to the ne ...

 

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5 Things to Know before Beginning your UCAT Preparation

9th February 2024

5 Things to Know before Beginning your UCAT Preparation

So you want to get into medicine and you have realised that the UCAT is pretty important. And by pretty important I mean absolutely crucial. You need to do extremely well in UCAT to get into Medicine. The key to that success is to know what you are up against and to prepare well and in a more intelligent way than everyone else. So keep reading, and consider implementing these tips into your UC ...

 

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What Resources Should I use to Prepare for UCAT?

7th February 2024

What Resources Should I use to Prepare for UCAT?

There has been a proliferation of educational resources for all disciplines, and UCAT is no different. In the last few years there has been a huge increase in the UCAT resources available, both paid and free. In fact, there is so much out there that you could spend at least two whole years full time studying for UCAT using all the resources. No one has the time or motivation to do this. ...

 

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