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How I scored 900 in UCAT Quantitative Reasoning

12th August 2022

How I scored 900 in UCAT Quantitative Reasoning

Eassen scored an incredible 900 in UCAT Quantitative Reasoning (the highest score possible). In this blog, he shares how he scored 900, including his five top Quantitative Reasoning tips.   Tip 1: Familiarise yourself with the UCAT keyboard shortcuts As we all know, the UCAT is infamous for its immense time restraints. One way students can help to ease the time pressure is by usi ...

 

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Is It Too Late To Start Preparing For UCAT 2022?

11th August 2022

Is It Too Late To Start Preparing For UCAT 2022?

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 2022? 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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Top Tips for UCAT Quantitative Reasoning

10th August 2022

Top Tips for UCAT 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 UCAT Quantitative Reasoning subtest is to approach it like you would approach a high school maths test – by calculating everything perfectly, ch ...

 

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UCAT Results: Common Questions Answered

9th August 2022

UCAT Results: Common Questions Answered

With the UCAT testing period underway, you may be asking questions such as: When and how will I get my UCAT results? How does scoring work in the UCAT? How will universities use my UCAT scores? This blog answers your questions about UCAT results.   When and how will I get my UCAT results? You will receive a copy of your UCAT score report before you leave the Pearson VUE t ...

 

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How I scored 900 in UCAT Decision Making

5th August 2022

How I scored 900 in UCAT Decision Making

The UCAT Decision Making subtest poses several challenges, including various question types, limited time, and difficult questions. However, I managed to score a perfect 900 on the Decision Making subtest. There were several strategies that allowed me to bring my score up from the 600 range to the 800-900s. Here are my top 5 tips.   Tip 1: Understand each UCAT Decision Making questi ...

 

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

4th August 2022

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

Imagine you’re a hardworking student. You have consistently studied for the UCAT for several months and you are feeling pretty well prepared for UCAT exam itself (hopefully this is not too hard for you to imagine?). Maybe you have a week before UCAT 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 hav ...

 

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Top Tips for UCAT Decision Making

3rd August 2022

Top Tips for UCAT Decision Making

In the UCAT Decision Making subtest 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 questions quickly and accurately. ...

 

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How I Scored 900 In UCAT Verbal Reasoning

2nd August 2022

How I Scored 900 In UCAT Verbal Reasoning

UCAT Verbal Reasoning is widely known as the hardest and lowest scoring UCAT subtest. The average UCAT Verbal Reasoning score over the past five years has been 570 out of 900. Sara scored an amazing 900 in UCAT Verbal Reasoning (the highest possible Verbal Reasoning score!). In this blog she shares her top 5 UCAT Verbal Reasoning tips.   Tip 1: Learn to Speed Read One of the bigg ...

 

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How to Study for the UCAT when you’re sick of Studying

29th July 2022

How to Study for the UCAT when you’re sick of Studying

Let’s set the scene – UCAT is fast approaching but you can’t stand the thought of sitting at your desk one more minute for UCAT prep. I’ve been there. The secret to igniting your motivation to study is variety – and lots of it. As someone who is change averse and largely a homebody – I always rolled my eyes at this advice, thinking that I already knew ...

 

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Why is UCAT so hard?

28th July 2022

Why is UCAT so hard?

Most current medical students and doctors would agree that UCAT is probably the hardest and single most important test that they ever sat in their career. Many students, especially those who do not prepare effectively, are shocked by the difficulty of UCAT. Some who do prepare become disillusioned by the difficulty of UCAT. So why is UCAT so hard? And what can you do about it? Read o ...

 

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