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5 Key UCAT tips

9th June 2022

5 Key UCAT tips

There are a wealth of strategies and techniques that are useful in boosting your UCAT performance. Each UCAT section and question type requires a slightly different approach. Relevant techniques are discussed in detail in the MedEntry UCAT courses. Here are five important tips that will help you in preparing for and sitting UCAT.   1. Work on your UCAT weaknesses Each of the f ...

 

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How I scored 99th Percentile in the UCAT

7th June 2022

How I scored 99th Percentile in the UCAT

I am now a medical student at Monash University, but I remember being in exactly your position, desperate for tips that would help me perform well in the UCAT. So, here you are – the five most important practices that helped me score 99th percentile in the UCAT.   Found my ‘Zone of Excellence’ Finding my ‘zone of excellence’ was life changing fo ...

 

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Why Group Study is effective for UCAT

24th May 2022

Why Group Study is effective for UCAT

There is a fundamental difference in how you need to study for exams which test knowledge (such as school and university exams) and for high stakes tests such as UCAT which assesses generic thinking skills. For the former, a lot of memorisation and recall are involved so studying alone can be effective, and even preferred by motivated students who do not want to be distracted by less moti ...

 

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Equipment you need to get UCAT ready!

21st April 2022

Equipment you need to get UCAT ready!

The saying goes, ‘A bad workman blames his tools’, but it’s also true that having the right tools plays an important role in the successful completion of any task, including UCAT. For example, imagine trying to chop down a tree with a kitchen knife! Not only is it important to select the right tools, you also need to use them efficiently and effectively. So, what equipm ...

 

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ATTENTION PARENTS: 5 Ways to help your Son or Daughter get into Medicine

13th April 2022

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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4 Tips for Making the Most of your UCAT Study Time

4th April 2022

4 Tips for Making the Most of your UCAT Study Time

It’s easy to sit back at this point in the year and feel like you have forever until UCAT and while that might feel true, it’s definitely not. Right now is the time to be getting your head around the different question types in UCAT, finding your weaknesses and sorting them out, and working out how best to spend the next few months in preparing for UCAT. On that note, here are some ...

 

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HOW TO USE HOLIDAYS TO IMPROVE IN UCAT

14th January 2022

HOW TO USE HOLIDAYS TO IMPROVE IN UCAT

Many students use the holidays to finally relax after a long year of hard work. For those sitting the UCAT, the road ahead can look especially challenging and instil feelings of anxiety. However, after taking a long-deserved rest, the holidays can actually be used efficiently and effectively to get ahead in the UCAT and obtain the score you need to get into your dream medicine course. Here are ...

 

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UCAT INTENSIVE CLASSES START SOON!

16th June 2021

UCAT INTENSIVE CLASSES START SOON!

Feeling the pressure of UCAT? Need more personalised support? Then check out MedEntry’s online, live-streamed UCAT Intensive Classes. Classes are run by an experienced tutor who has achieved the highest possible score in UCAT (99th percentile). Your tutor will work through the five sections of the UCAT, covering each of the UCAT question types, demonstrating key UCAT strategies and pr ...

 

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Set your mind on your mindset

7th October 2020

Set your mind on your mindset

Preparation is key for any exam, and UCAT preparation is no different. But we’ve all had that horrible experience when the nerves hit, and all that preparation is thrown out the window because your brain is more interested in stressing itself out than answering the exam questions. But you can, of course, prepare for that too. 1. Practice Since I’m supposed to be telling you what to do when i ...

 

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WHAT MAKES A WINNING UCAT MINDSET?

7th October 2020

WHAT MAKES A WINNING UCAT MINDSET?

Have I prepared enough for UCAT? As school assessments begin to pile up and the date of the UCAT exam looms closer, this one question can create great anxiety. As a MedEntry workshop helper, questions like, “when did you start preparing for the UCAT?” and “how much practice did you do every night?” are amongst the most frequent that I receive. With such a high-stakes exam like the UCAT, it can ...

 

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