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Is UCAT Stressing You Out? Here's How to Use Stress to Your Advantage

25th June 2022

Is UCAT Stressing You Out? Here's How to Use Stress to Your Advantage

You may have heard that stress negatively impacts on performance, particularly in an intellectually challenging test such as UCAT. You may have been told that if you are too stressed in the lead up to an important exam such as UCAT, you won’t do well. You may have been advised to look for ways to relieve your UCAT-related stress. While this may be true, in some cases trying to g ...

 

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How I scored 900 in UCAT Quantitative Reasoning

24th June 2022

How I scored 900 in UCAT Quantitative Reasoning

Eassen scored an incredible 900 in UCAT Quantitative Reasoning (the highest score possible). In this blog, he shares how he scored 900, including his five top Quantitative Reasoning tips.   Tip 1: Familiarise yourself with the UCAT keyboard shortcuts As we all know, the UCAT is infamous for its immense time restraints. One way students can help to ease the time pressure is by usi ...

 

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Dealing with Disappointing UCAT Percentiles: 3 Tips

23rd June 2022

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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Top Tips for UCAT Quantitative Reasoning

22nd June 2022

Top Tips for UCAT 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 UCAT Quantitative Reasoning subtest is to approach it like you would approach a high school maths test – by calculating everything perfectly, ch ...

 

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Balancing the UCAT and Hobbies

21st June 2022

Balancing the UCAT and Hobbies

Why Hobbies are Important With the UCAT around the corner, as well as university assignments and exams, it can be quite a stressful time for students. Many students will spend hours practising UCAT- style questions and completing UCAT practise exams, as well as devoting a large amount of time to UCAT preparation. However, this does not mean your hobbies and interests should be forgotten. ...

 

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How I scored 900 in UCAT Decision Making

17th June 2022

How I scored 900 in UCAT Decision Making

The UCAT Decision Making subtest poses several challenges, including various question types, limited time, and difficult questions. However, I managed to score a perfect 900 on the Decision Making subtest. There were several strategies that allowed me to bring my score up from the 600 range to the 800-900s. Here are my top 5 tips.   Tip 1: Understand each UCAT Decision Making questi ...

 

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Three Steps to UCAT Success

16th June 2022

Three Steps to UCAT Success

Preparing for UCAT can seem overwhelming. It can be difficult to know how to best prepare for UCAT and how to utilise your precious study time. Over the last two decades, MedEntry has developed an unrivalled understanding of the strategies used by the highest performers to tackle aptitude tests and get into medicine. This blog describes three steps to succeeding in UCAT.   1.&nbs ...

 

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Top Tips for UCAT Decision Making

15th June 2022

Top Tips for UCAT Decision Making

In the UCAT Decision Making subtest 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 questions quickly and accurately. ...

 

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What is the Highest UCAT Score Ever Achieved?

14th June 2022

What is the Highest UCAT Score Ever Achieved?

The highest UCAT score ever achieved worldwide was by a MedEntry student in 2019, who scored an incredible 3530. The highest performers in UCAT prepare with MedEntry.   Is 3530 a high UCAT score? Yes! 3530 is an incredibly high score, and is the highest score achieved ever in UCAT. Here is the student’s statement of results:     This table from the UC ...

 

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ATTENTION PARENTS: 5 Ways to Help your Son or Daughter in the Lead up to the UCAT

12th June 2022

ATTENTION PARENTS: 5 Ways to Help your Son or Daughter in the Lead up to the UCAT

First year of university is a stressful time. Add in UCAT and the pressures of getting into medicine, and stress levels can rapidly sky rocket. As a parent it is easy to succumb to feelings of powerless as you watch your son or daughter struggle to prepare for such an important and difficult exam. However, there are many things you can do to boost their performance and have a positive impact o ...

 

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