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5 Tips for UCAT Exam Day

28th June 2021

5 Tips for UCAT Exam Day

1. Don’t panic This might sound like another one of those easier said than done things that people around you might say, but it’s actually so important on the day itself! Plan ahead in advance for transportation to and from the UCAT exam centre. If you are taking public transport, keep in mind the possible delays caused and try to adjust for it. Better yet, get your family members to drop you ...

 

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UCAT 2021: Top Tips for Quantitative Reasoning

27th June 2021

UCAT 2021: Top Tips for Quantitative Reasoning

The Quantitative Reasoning subtest of UCAT can be challenging, even for those who are proficient at maths. This is largely due to the extreme time pressure placed on students in this UCAT subtest. The commonest mistake made by students in the Quantitative Reasoning subtest is to approach it like you would approach a high school maths test – by calculating everything perfectly, checking your ...

 

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CHECKLIST: ARE YOU UCAT READY? 10 ESSENTIALS FOR UCAT SUCCESS

26th June 2021

CHECKLIST: ARE YOU UCAT READY? 10 ESSENTIALS FOR UCAT SUCCESS

With UCAT rapidly approaching, it is important that you take a few moments to check whether you are UCAT ready. MedEntry has compiled a checklist of 10 essential tasks to complete before UCAT test day. 1. Register for UCAT and check your ID Ensure you have registered for UCAT and scheduled a UCAT testing date/time. If you have done so, you will have receive ...

 

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UCAT 2020: Top tips for decision making

25th June 2021

UCAT 2020: Top tips for decision making

The Decision Making subtest of UCAT was first introduced in 2017. Students will be presented with a variety of question types. The questions presented are characteristic, but often unusual. It is therefore important that you practice answering Decision Making UCAT questions, and develop familiarity with each type. This blog describes five key tips to help you answer Decision Making UCAT que ...

 

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What is a Good UCAT ANZ Score?

24th June 2021

What is a Good UCAT ANZ Score?

Students who sit UCAT ANZ receive their UCAT Score Report on the same day, often within an hour of sitting the test. Students will be notified via email once their UCAT Score Report is available. The format of UCAT scores can be confusing. This blog answers some common questions about UCAT ANZ scores.   How are UCAT ANZ scores calculated? UCAT ANZ scores are calculated by convert ...

 

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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 providing ...

 

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5 UCAT Tips from a student who scored >3500!

15th June 2021

5 UCAT Tips from a student who scored >3500!

Tim was a MedEntry student who achieved a whopping 3520 in the UCAT last year, which was the highest score achieved. Tim is now studying medicine at the University of New South Wales. In this blog, Tim shares his top 5 UCAT tips. 1. Periodically Check Your UCAT Timing While doing the UCAT, it’s very easy to get lost in the questions, focusing on reading and answering each one correctly. Howe ...

 

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UCAT 2021: Top Tips For Verbal Reasoning

11th June 2021

UCAT 2021: Top Tips For Verbal Reasoning

Verbal Reasoning is one of the most difficult and time pressured subtests of UCAT. In fact, up to 20% of students each year fail to answer every question – that is, they run out of time to even randomly guess some questions! This blog describes five key strategies to help you boost your speed and performance in the 2020 UCAT Verbal Reasoning subtest. Increase your reading speed Speed re ...

 

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7th June 2021

Medicine at Monash or Melbourne?

Medicine at Monash (via UCAT) or Melbourne (via GAMSAT)? The answer is the same to similar questions such as: Medicine at UNSW or USyd? Medicine at Curtin or UWA? Medicine at UQ or Monash? Medicine at Adelaide or Flinders? etc A dilemma facing high achievers wanting to pursue medicine is whether to choose Monash University (school leaver entry) or Melbourne University (graduate route). M ...

 

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7th June 2021

A comparison of medicine at USyd and UNSW

Whilst the release of final ATAR results may still be a while away, it is important for high achieving students to consider now whether they would choose to study medicine at UNSW or USyd. Below is a simple and concise outline of what each of the UNSW medicine and Usyd medicine pathways, respectively, entail. What has changed? USyd will change from awarding MBBS to MD or Doctor of Medicine ...

 

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