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Optimising your performance in UCAT: 5 Lessons from Sports Psychology

16th September 2021

Optimising your performance in UCAT: 5 Lessons from Sports Psychology

Preparing for the UCAT is like preparing for a marathon: it requires training, persistence and strategies to optimise your performance on UCAT test day. Just as an athlete prepares for a major sporting event, so you must prepare yourself to sit UCAT, which is one of the most important exams that you will face in your career. We can learn much from athletes about optimising performance in UCAT ...

 

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

15th September 2021

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 get rid of UC ...

 

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Is It Too Late To Start Preparing For UCAT 2021?

15th September 2021

Is It Too Late To Start Preparing For UCAT 2021?

The short answer is: no. Improving your performance in UCAT is possible, no matter how late you start (unless you start preparing the night before UCAT, of course!). The long answer is: it depends on how you prepare for UCAT. At this stage, it’s important to study smart. This involves being focussed, and preparing in ways that will make a difference to your UCAT performance. Trying to do as m ...

 

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5 Tips For UCAT Timing

14th September 2021

5 Tips For UCAT Timing

If you ask any candidate sitting UCAT what the hardest part of the UCAT is, they will inevitably say one thing: timing. All questions in the UCAT are do-able if you are given unlimited time. If sufficient time is given, most students would be able to score very highly in UCAT. However, UCAT is designed intentionally to give you less time than is required to answer UCAT questions. This is the o ...

 

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5 Tips for UCAT Exam Day

12th September 2021

5 Tips for UCAT Exam Day

Huiyi scored 99th percentile in UCAT (overall cognitive score 3160 / average 790). In this blog, she describes her top 5 tips for UCAT test 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 ...

 

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Optimising your Health for UCAT: What I Learned from getting the Flu two days before my UCAT Exam and other Lessons

12th September 2021

Optimising your Health for UCAT: What I Learned from getting the Flu two days before my UCAT Exam and other Lessons

Imagine you’re a hardworking student. You have consistently studied for the UCAT for several months and you are feeling pretty well prepared for your UCAT exam itself (hopefully this is not too hard for you to imagine ?). Maybe you have a week before exam day and while you are beginning to feel the nerves of the situation, you are really not too worried. Because why should you be? You ha ...

 

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Nutrition is Important for UCAT Test Day

10th September 2021

Nutrition is Important for UCAT Test Day

Napoleon Bonaparte once famously said “an army marches on its stomach”, and that is as relevant for UCAT as it was for the French Armies that Bonaparte commanded. Those who are about to participate in an important event, be it sports or social, make sure that they eat right to perform at their best. Making sure you put the right things into your body in the lead up to UCAT is vital to making ...

 

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

9th September 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 ...

 

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How I Scored 900 in Abstract Reasoning

8th September 2021

How I Scored 900 in Abstract Reasoning

The Abstract Reasoning UCAT subtest is one that candidates often find extremely difficult. Not only is it extremely time pressured, but it is unlike any other test you’ve ever taken. Candidates are often unsure how to prepare for and do well in the Abstract Reasoning section of the UCAT. To succeed in this subtest, you need to develop effective strategies to tackle any Abstract Reason ...

 

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How to Interpret Your UCAT Scores

2nd September 2021

How to Interpret Your UCAT Scores

So you’ve completed a UCAT practice exam and are unsure how to interpret your results and feedback. This blog has some tips to help you gain a better grasp of your UCAT progress. 1. Look at percentile, not the number of UCAT questions you got right. The UCAT is a test designed to compare students against each other, thereby giving the universities a clearer indication of the stronger candida ...

 

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