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Keeping The Balance

21st March 2022

Keeping The Balance

Keeping the balance is something we all struggle with in our final year of schooling, myself included. At the commencement of the year, I jumped into everything. Then, at the end of term one, I crashed, and in term two I tried to do nothing. Neither of these worked for me, and over the remainder of the year I learnt some important lessons about keeping the balance. Not only was I happier an ...

 

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Top 5 Under-Rated UCAT Preparation Strategies

17th March 2022

Top 5 Under-Rated UCAT Preparation Strategies

1. Learn how to speed-read Not enough students are working on improving their speed reading. There are a lot of resources out there that can help you with this and I highly recommend delving into some of these (such as MedEntry’s UCAT Speed Reading trainer). The major problem I see time and time again is that in their UCAT preparation, students try to learn how to speed-read but ...

 

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Mind games: Motivation for UCAT study

11th March 2022

Mind games: Motivation for UCAT study

Yes, we’d all rather be on Tiktok or Instagram or YouTube, but before you pick up your phone to scroll through social media, read this! Motivating yourself to prepare for UCAT can be difficult. You should not expect to always feel motivated to prepare for UCAT – no-one feels motivated all the time. However, there are proven methods to help boost your motivation for UCAT prep. ...

 

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UCAT WEEKLY CLASSES NOW AVAILABLE!

10th March 2022

UCAT WEEKLY CLASSES NOW AVAILABLE!

Have you ever wished you could have a regular UCAT tutor and classmates with whom you could discuss difficult UCAT questions?  If that is true then MedEntry’s online, live-streamed Weekly UCAT Classes will benefit you. The UCAT Weekly Classes run for twelve weeks from March to June. Your tutor will work through the five sections of the UCAT, covering each of the UCAT question typ ...

 

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UCAT 2022 Registration: What Testing Session Should I Choose?

28th February 2022

UCAT 2022 Registration: What Testing Session Should I Choose?

Registrations to sit UCAT 2022 are now open! If you are planning to sit UCAT in 2022 for entry into medicine in 2023, we suggest booking your UCAT testing date as soon as possible. Popular dates and locations to sit UCAT do book out! Here are three tips for choosing your perfect UCAT 2022 testing session.   1. Book your UCAT 2022 testing session as soon as pos ...

 

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4 Steps to Transform your Weakest UCAT Subtest into your Strongest

28th February 2022

4 Steps to Transform your Weakest UCAT Subtest into your Strongest

Although I had been preparing for UCAT for over 6 months, with less than 2 weeks to go until the UCAT, I still wasn't feeling confident about UCAT Abstract Reasoning. I was consistently scoring in the high 80th or 90th percentiles for other UCAT subtests on the MedEntry online platform, but was still ranging from 40-70th percentile in UCAT Abstract Reasoning. Since I was happy with my perf ...

 

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WHAT RESOURCES SHOULD I USE TO PREPARE FOR UCAT?

28th February 2022

WHAT RESOURCES SHOULD I USE TO PREPARE FOR UCAT?

Which UCAT preparation resource should I use when there is so much to choose from? 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 ...

 

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5 months until UCAT

24th February 2022

5 months until UCAT

Five months until the UCAT testing period begins! Are you feeling overwhelmed or stressed by your workload this year? Stress is a common problem that affects all of us at some point in our lives, but is stress bad for you? According to Kelly McGonigal stress isn’t the problem, it’s the mind’s negative response to stress that’s the problem. McGonigal explains ...

 

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WHEN SHOULD I SIT MY FIRST UCAT PRACTICE EXAM?

24th February 2022

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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21st February 2022

10 factors to consider when choosing a medical school in New Zealand

Choosing a Medical School to apply for in New Zealand is one of the first major decisions you will make on your path to becoming a doctor. Worldwide ranking and prestige should not factor into your decision making, as a medical degree from either Auckland or Otago university will give you a high quality degree and a licence to practice medicine. With entrance to the first year of study guarant ...

 

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