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Why Full Exam Mocks are the Best UCAT Preparation

5th June 2023

Why Full Exam Mocks are the Best UCAT Preparation

Be under no illusions: the UCAT is the single hardest and most important test you will ever sit. This is a scary (and for some maybe terrifying) thought. So, what can you do to make it less daunting? The answer may seem counter-intuitive: the best way to make UCAT seem do-able is to face it over, and over, and over again. How? By completing high-quality, full-length UCAT exam mocks under timed ...

 

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

25th May 2023

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

Year 12 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 on their wellbeing ...

 

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Is It Too Late To Start Preparing For UCAT 2023?

18th May 2023

Is It Too Late To Start Preparing For UCAT 2023?

Want to apply to study medicine / dentistry but worried that it’s too late to start preparing for UCAT? Then this blog is for you. So, is it, in fact, too late to start preparing for UCAT 2023? 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!). In fact, some past ...

 

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3 Steps to UCAT Success

17th May 2023

3 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. Sim ...

 

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4 Ways to Avoid Burnout in Your UCAT Prep

6th May 2023

4 Ways to Avoid Burnout in Your UCAT Prep

This is it. You are in the final months of your last year of high school. It is the last lap in the race to the finish line. It is time to grind… Or is it? What is burnout? It’s when you’re drowning in mountains of workload, overwhelmed with panic / exhaustion / a combination of both and it is usually caused by prolonged or excessive stress. Burnout is pretty much that ch ...

 

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Prepare for UCAT: Prepare for a Marathon

20th April 2023

Prepare for UCAT: Prepare for a Marathon

Many students who have scored 99th percentile in the UCAT have said that preparing for UCAT is like preparing for a marathon. There are many similarities: they both require significant motivation, consistent practice over a period of time and a clear head under pressure. Not to mention that for many people both a marathon and the UCAT are the hardest challenges they have faced so far in t ...

 

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Help! I got a poor UCAT Score for my last Mock Exam – What should I do?

19th April 2023

Help! I got a poor UCAT Score for my last Mock Exam – What should I do?

There will be a time in everybody’s UCAT preparation journey where scores may fluctuate or decrease. A single bad performance in a UCAT mock exam should not discourage you, but instead be a call to action. If you achieve a poor UCAT percentile or score, ask yourself, “How can I change my UCAT preparation so that this won’t happen in the live UCAT?” This blog outli ...

 

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6 Ways To Make UCAT Study More Effective

14th April 2023

6 Ways To Make UCAT Study More Effective

Fifty years of educational research shows that effective learners (for UCAT or other learning) have one - preferably all - of the following six characteristics.   1. Encounter challenging ideas or people Basically, this is Newton’s First Law of Motion in action in the academic, cognitive, psychosocial, attitudinal and career-preparation dimensions of your education: a body ...

 

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Persisting Through Underwhelming Marks

13th April 2023

Persisting Through Underwhelming Marks

Many of you may have started your preparation on MedEntry and found that you may not be achieving the scores you hoped for, and let me tell you, you’re not the only one! Many people lose confidence during their UCAT preparation and can’t see themselves achieving the scores they hope to attain. I know this for a fact because I was one of those people not too long ago. When I firs ...

 

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Why is Simulation During your UCAT Preparation so Important?

12th April 2023

Why is Simulation During your UCAT Preparation so Important?

Simulating every aspect of the UCAT, regardless of how small it may be, is the best way to prepare yourself for the UCAT test. It is important to simulate the testing conditions, the question timings, the software, and even the stress! By simulating your UCAT preparation you will give yourself the best chance at performing well on UCAT test day. This blog describes four ways that simulation ...

 

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