28th June 2023
Checklist: Are you UCAT Ready? 10 Essentials for UCAT Success
With UCAT rapidly approaching, many students begin to madly grind out UCAT questions, without pausing to consider their overall plan of attack for UCAT. It is important that you take a few moments to reflect and check that you are indeed UCAT ready. This blog outlines a checklist of 10 essential tasks to complete before your UCAT test day. 1. Check your ID Acceptable identifica ...
14th June 2023
UCAT Intensive Classes Starting Soon!
Do you feel you a need for additional guidance for the upcoming UCAT? Did you miss the MedEntry 12-week UCAT Weekly Classes? Don’t despair! MedEntry is running a set of four UCAT Intensive Classes, running on both Saturday and Sunday across two weekends at the end of June and start of July. Who teaches the UCAT Intensive Classes? UCAT Intensive Classes will be run by an ...
31st May 2023
5 Key UCAT Tips
There are a wealth of strategies and techniques that are useful in boosting your UCAT performance. Each UCAT section and question type requires a slightly different approach. Relevant techniques are discussed in detail in the MedEntry UCAT courses. Here are five important tips that will help you in preparing for and sitting UCAT. 1. Work on your UCAT weaknesses Each of the f ...
28th May 2023
Why Group Study is Effective for UCAT
There is a fundamental difference in how you need to study for exams which test knowledge (such as school and university exams) and for high stakes tests such as UCAT which assesses generic thinking skills. For the former, a lot of memorisation and recall are involved so studying alone can be effective, and even preferred by motivated students who do not want to be distracted by less moti ...
26th May 2023
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 ...
27th April 2023
Equipment you need to get UCAT ready!
The saying goes, ‘A bad workman blames his tools’, but it’s also true that having the right tools plays an important role in the successful completion of any task, including UCAT. For example, imagine trying to chop down a tree with a kitchen knife! Not only is it important to select the right tools, you also need to use them efficiently and effectively. So, what equipm ...
26th April 2023
How I scored 99th Percentile in the UCAT
I am now a medical student at Monash University, but I remember being in exactly your position, desperate for tips that would help me perform well in the UCAT. So, here you are – the five most important practices that helped me score 99th percentile in the UCAT. Found my ‘Zone of Excellence’ Finding my ‘zone of excellence’ was life changing fo ...
14th March 2023
Top 5 Under-Rated UCAT Preparation Strategies
There are hundreds of UCAT strategies out there, but not all are created equal. There are some UCAT strategies that are very important, but also completely under-rated by most UCAT candidates. Familiarising yourself with them will help you boost your UCAT performance. Ready? Here they are: 1. Learn how to speed-read Not enough students are working on improving their speed readi ...
22nd February 2023
When Should I sit my First UCAT Practice Exam?
Whether you’ve already begun to prepare for the UCAT or are just setting up a UCAT study plan, you’ve probably asked yourself the question: when should I sit my first UCAT full length practice exam? Unfortunately, there’s no straight forward, cookie-cutter answer. The answer to this question can vary. However, it should be noted that there’s not necessarily a “wro ...
10th February 2023
Top tips for each type of Question in UCAT Verbal Reasoning
There are two main types of questions in UCAT Verbal Reasoning: reading comprehension and True/False/Can’t Tell. UCAT reading comprehension questions involve “making inferences and drawing conclusions from information”, whilst True/False/Can’t Tell questions involve “determining whether the statement follows logically”. True/False/Can’t Tell UCAT ...