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Results day 2021: Didn’t get a place for medicine? Here are your options

11th August 2021

Results day 2021: Didn’t get a place for medicine? Here are your options

With results day today it can feel the best of days but also the worst of days, whether you got the grades you wanted or you didn’t, it should be a day of celebration. Be proud of all of your hard work! If you didn’t get into medicine it can feel like the end of the world, but there are still ways to get into your dream course. In this blog we will discuss your options. You got the grades for ...

 

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7 TIPS FOR USING THE UCAT CALCULATOR

9th August 2021

7 TIPS FOR USING THE UCAT CALCULATOR

I managed to score 880 out of 900 in the UCAT Quantitative Reasoning section. A significant reason for this was my ability to use the UCAT Calculator quickly and effectively. In this blog, I discuss my top tips for using the UCAT Calculator. Learning to use the UCAT calculator took my mind off the time-consuming and seemingly never-ending calculations required to answer UCAT Quantitative Re ...

 

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UCAT 2021: A STUDENT’S EXPERIENCE

5th August 2021

UCAT 2021: A STUDENT’S EXPERIENCE

I have just completed UCAT 2021! What a relief to have it done. There were no surprises and I felt well prepared thanks to MedEntry’s UCAT preparation. Here’s how the day went:   Arrival and registration I sat UCAT in a morning session. My confirmation email from Pearson VUE said that I should arrive at least 30 minutes before my UCAT testing appointment, which I did. ...

 

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Top 5 Under-Rated UCAT Preparation Strategies

29th July 2021

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 do no ...

 

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TIPS FOR UCAT TEST DAY AND THE NIGHT BEFORE

23rd July 2021

TIPS FOR UCAT TEST DAY AND THE NIGHT BEFORE

The day before UCAT Ensure that you have everything you need for UCAT test day: importantly, a printout of your UCAT email confirmation from Pearson VUE and acceptable photographic identification (the name must match the one on your confirmation email, and it must be unexpired). Also ensure that you know where your UCAT testing centre is, and how you are going to get there. If you are ill or ...

 

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5 Tips for UCAT Abstract Reasoning

21st July 2021

5 Tips for UCAT Abstract Reasoning

Struggling with UCAT Abstract Reasoning questions? Check out this blog which outlines 5 top tips. 1. Identify the pattern first When you are first starting out with Abstract Reasoning UCAT questions, it can be tempting to focus on the test shape and try to ‘match’ it to the sets. This wastes valuable time and is unlikely to lead you to the correct answer. Instead, start by examining the s ...

 

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UCAT 2021: Top Tips for Quantitative Reasoning

7th July 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, che ...

 

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Why is UCAT (UKCAT) so hard

5th July 2021

Why is UCAT (UKCAT) so hard

UCAT is probably the single most important and hardest test that you will ever have to sit. Many students, especially those who do not prepare, are shocked by the difficulty of UCAT. Some who do prepare become disillusioned with the process, finding the questions difficult to complete within the time limits. So why is UCAT so hard? And what can you do about it? Read on! 1. UCAT is very diff ...

 

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UCAT 2021: Top tips for decision making

1st July 2021

UCAT 2021: 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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How important is UCAT?

24th June 2021

How important is UCAT?

You might have heard of the UCAT, you might have not, but chances are you will have to sit it to apply to medicine. But how important is the UCAT? The UCAT exam is an aptitude test used by many UK medical and density schools as part of their application process. It is an extremely important part of the application process and is not just a tick box exercise. The way it is used is very varia ...

 

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