UCAT Day: Get psyched up, not psyched out
2 years ago by Rob
Your UCAT scores depend on how much you know, but they also depend on how well you can apply what you know. If you are nervous, distracted, or in a bad mood during the UCAT, you may have a hard time concentrating and harnessing your knowledge and skills. Here are some basic tips to help you control your nerves on the day of the UCAT.
This tip cannot be emphasized enough. Getting down on yourself during the test does more than make you feel bad during the UCAT! In fact, it is taking away your body's support system. If you are busy worrying about how well or how bad you are doing on the UCAT, then you are not busy thinking about the question in front of you. All that preparation has prepared you to do a great job on the UCAT.
Remember, you are ready for the UCAT. Just concentrate and keep moving. You'll do fine.
Keep Yourself Focused.
Try not to think about anything except the question in front of you on the UCAT. If you catch yourself thinking about something else, take a deep breath and bring your focus back to the UCAT.
Concentrate on Your Own Work.
The first thing some students do when they get stuck on a question, or find themselves running into a batch of tough questions in the UCAT, is to look around to see how everyone is doing. Remember those around you may be doing a totally different test!
Remember, You're in Control.
Developing a plan for tackling the UCAT will help you feel more in control during the UCAT itself. Even if the UCAT is tomorrow, there is still time to familiarise yourself with the UCAT test directions You should also review the different question types so there are no surprises during the UCAT.
If you are planning ahead, then there are many resources you can use to prepare for the UCAT provided by MedEntry UCAT prep.
If you're in control, you'll have the best chance of getting the best UCAT score that you deserve.
More UCAT-related Exam tips are offered during the UCAT workshop.