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Resilience and UCAT

7th October 2020

Resilience and UCAT

To be mentally tough is to resist the urge to give up in the face of failure, to maintain focus and determination in pursuit of your UCAT goals, and to emerge from adversity even stronger than before. Everyone can benefit from strengthening their resilience skills. Mental toughness comes from thinking like an optimist. People who don’t give up have a habit of interpreting setbacks as ...

 

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WHAT TO DO IF YOU COME ACROSS SOMETHING UNEXPECTED IN THE UCAT

7th October 2020

WHAT TO DO IF YOU COME ACROSS SOMETHING UNEXPECTED IN THE UCAT

Life isn’t the only thing full of surprises. The upcoming UCAT exam could hold a range of new, never-before-seen questions and it is important to know how to deal with these in an exam situation. When the test begins, start doing the questions you’re confident with and leave these “new” questions behind for now. There is a high probability that many of the new questi ...

 

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UCAT Countdown: Musings from an experienced tutor

7th October 2020

UCAT Countdown: Musings from an experienced tutor

This impending UCAT test day is without a doubt one of the most terrifying – yet unusual days of the year. Throughout the past seven years, I have uttered the phrase “The UCAT is a game” innumerous times, and now, on the brink of becoming an actual doctor (finally!) and exiting the world of UCAT, I thought I’d pass on my suggestions for this game. Suggestion 1: Y ...

 

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3 tips to improve your score in Logical Reasoning and Problem Solving questions

7th October 2020

3 tips to improve your score in Logical Reasoning and Problem Solving questions

Looking for some tips on how to improve your score in Logical reasoning and Problem solving? Terrified by long passages with scientific jargon and perplexing puzzles? Worried about running out of time? Remember the following advice and you’ll be well on your way to maximising your score. 1. Read the question stem first This construct can often be time-consuming due to lengthy p ...

 

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Keeping Command over your UCAT

7th October 2020

Keeping Command over your UCAT

When you walk into the test centre on the day of the UCAT, you shed all responsibilities of day-to-day life, and for two hours it is just you, and the computer in front of you. For those 2 hours, it is vital that you stay in control of the things you can control and understand that there are some things that you can’t. It is very easy to let you mind drift when you get into the second ...

 

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Five tips for how to survive when you arrive in the UCAT Exam Venue

7th October 2020

Five tips for how to survive when you arrive in the UCAT Exam Venue

So with all things going well you’ve arrived at the UCAT exam venue with plenty of time and well rested, ready to put all the knowledge you’ve gained from MedEntry to use. However, now you have to make it through the last short while before you sit down and start the UCAT test. Here’s five tips to help you survive. Go to the bathroom. Make sure you head to the loo not l ...

 

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Top ten UCAT tips for the last 24 hours

7th October 2020

Top ten UCAT tips for the last 24 hours

So the big day is nearly here and you’ve been working up to it consistently for the best part of a year. Now it’s time to put everything MedEntry has taught you into practice. Here’s some advice to help you be at your prime in the last 24 hours leading up to the UCAT. Spend the day before doing something you enjoy, something relaxing, something fun and something that ...

 

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My UCAT Experience: A Candidate who scored >3000 in UCAT Shares his Tips

14th July 2020

My UCAT Experience: A Candidate who scored >3000 in UCAT Shares his Tips

My UCAT exam was at 8am, and so I had to wake up at 5:30am to comfortably get ready and travel to the UCAT testing centre, accounting for the 30 minutes waiting time. However, I woke up feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the UCAT exam, and my mental energy was in no way compromised. How? It was simply due to the fact that I had already been waking at 5:30am sharp every morning for the 2-3 w ...

 

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Earplugs Update for UCAT ANZ

27th June 2020

Earplugs Update for UCAT ANZ

Candidates can request earplugs at the test centre if they wish to use them. At test centres where earplugs are available, candidates must use the earplugs provided and cannot use their own. Not all test centres can provide earplugs. If you are taking the test at one of the test centres below, you will be allowed to bring your own earplugs. If you bring your own earplugs to one of these cen ...

 

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