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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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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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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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Planning Time for UCAT Preparation

2nd February 2024

Planning Time for UCAT Preparation

A very common question asked by aspiring medical students is “How do you balance your university work and UCAT practice?” It is crucial that students devote sufficient time in preparing for the UCAT, without neglecting their university studies.   Dedicated time or spare time? The key to finding this balance is planning your time. Many students attempt to fit in UCAT ...

 

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5 Characteristics to look for in a UCAT Study Buddy

31st January 2024

5 Characteristics to look for in a UCAT Study Buddy

Sitting the UCAT can often feel like an isolating experience, since many of your peers may be focused on other goals such as their school or university performance, making it difficult to stay motivated while studying for the UCAT. This is one of the many reasons why it can be helpful to find a UCAT study buddy, with whom you can create a community of practice where you share experie ...

 

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5 Reasons To Start Your UCAT Preparation Now!

18th December 2023

5 Reasons To Start Your UCAT Preparation Now!

1. Master the UCAT Learning Curve The UCAT is a test unlike anything you have ever sat before. UCAT Verbal Reasoning is loosely connected to traditional reading comprehension texts and UCAT Quantitative Reasoning is mathematics-based, but both the style and time pressure is truly unique. Furthermore, it is highly unlikely that you will have ever encountered formal testing in the areas of ...

 

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Distributed Practice and the UCAT: What you need to know Part 2

17th December 2023

Distributed Practice and the UCAT: What you need to know Part 2

In part 1 of this blog, we looked at why it is important to study with distributed practice for the UCAT. In part 2, we will look at how to implement distributed practice into your UCAT plan.   How to implement distributed practice for UCAT Here are some tips and strategies on how to best use distributed practice in your UCAT preparation (you can also use them in your secondary ...

 

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Distributed Practice and the UCAT: What you need to know Part 1

17th December 2023

Distributed Practice and the UCAT: What you need to know Part 1

Over the last few years various catch-phrases have circulated in the education sector: “study smarter not harder”, "do less work for more reward” and others. They can seem too good to be true. Nevertheless, there is one system that eclipses all others in the research conducted, the widespread implementation and the unanimous praise it has received fro ...

 

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Dealing with Disappointing UCAT Percentiles: 3 Tips

23rd June 2023

Dealing with Disappointing UCAT Percentiles: 3 Tips

So you’ve been preparing for UCAT by working through the UCAT guides and attempting UCAT practice questions and exams. Then one day you receive a disappointing UCAT percentile. So what should you do? Is it time to freak out? Is it time to give up on your medical entry dream? No! Read on for three key tips.   1. Understand what a UCAT percentile means and how they are calculate ...

 

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