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UCAT Calculator Keypad Trainer Launched!

Using the UCAT Calculator quickly is an essential skill, particularly in the UCAT Quantitative Reasoning subtest. MedEntry has developed an interactive Calculator Keypad Trainer to help you use the UCAT Calculator quickly and accurately.The Trainer can be found on MedEntry’s Skills Trainers or Community pages, and contains 30 stages which test various calculator operations. In order to complete a stage, you must press each key within the 30 second time limit, and meet a particular accuracy target: As you complete each stage, the game becomes more difficult, testing more operations (such as division and multiplication), and requiring you to enter press more keys within...
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UCAT Speed Reading Trainer Launched!

When sitting the UCAT, you will have an average of less than 30 seconds to answer each question. Therefore, increasing your reading speed is an essential skill to develop, particularly in the Verbal Reasoning subtest. Two common causes of slow reading include subvocalization (or reading words aloud in your mind) and reading each word individually. To read quickly, you need to avoid subvocalization, and engage in ‘chunking’, which involves reading multiple words simultaneously. MedEntry has developed an exclusive UCAT Speed Reading trainer that helps you to reduce subvocalization, helps you ‘chunk’ and significantly increases your reading speed.You can set the number of words...
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Quantitative Reasoning Mental Arithmetic Trainer

Strong mental maths skills (the ability to make calculations quickly in your head) is a major advantage in the Quantitative Reasoning Subtest of the UCAT.MedEntry has developed an arithmetic training game to help you work on your mental arithmetic under timed conditions, and it available right within your online learning platform:The game consists of three levels – easy, medium and hard, and you have 30 seconds to solve each of the puzzles.You can also view the leaderboard to see how quickly you completed the arithmetic puzzles in comparison to other MedEntry students:Please also read our Top Tips for Quantitative Reasoning.MedEntry are...
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Community Portal

Community PortalWith purchase of an Online, Platinum or Diamond package, you join the MedEntry student community – one with shared goals and a history of success. To continue engagement and interaction between students in the community, MedEntry has developed a Community Portal, with new features being added regularly.Currently, the Community Portal includes the following features:Weekly QuestionEvery Monday, a sample question for one of the UCAT subtests will be displayed. MedEntry students can discuss their answer and reasoning. The worked solution will be displayed over the weekend.Social MediaMedEntry’s UCAT & Interview Study Space Facebook group is a great place for you to...
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New Theme Changes

Our IT engineers have been working hard to deliver the most intuitive, personalised and effective UCAT platform available. We are excited to have launched this platform for our students in 2020.Some of the LMS resources have moved around. Here is a summary of where they can now be found:Structured Learning CurriculumOur UCAT resources are now available on the Learn page (in the UCAT drop-down menu): Drills, Subtest Mocks, Practice Exams and Eureka Question TrainerDrills and Subtest Mocks can now be found on the Practice page (in the UCAT drop-down menu):Click on a subtest to view the available Drills and Subtest Mocks:Below the...
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Three Exciting UCAT Features Coming in 2020

MedEntry is excited to be launching new UCAT preparation features for our students in 2020. These features will ensure that MedEntry students continue to receive the highest quality UCAT preparation available.1. Online platform redesign with even more personalised featuresOur IT engineers are redesigning our online UCAT platform to make it even more intuitive and personalised.Key features include the ability to:See your UCAT strengths and weaknesses at a glanceObtain recommendations on where to focus your future UCAT preparationMonitor your UCAT performance and UCAT scoresConnect with other students and discuss UCAT questions via our online communityEasily navigate between UCAT resourcesTake a sneak peek...
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Medical Interview Preparation: My Achievements & Experience

MedEntry has developed a My Achievements and Experience module, allowing you to record all of your co-curricular activities, achievements/awards and work experience.This information will help you when writing a university application, preparing for medical interviews, or updating your CV.To access this module, click on My Achievements and Experience in the University Admissions course. From this page, you can submit co-curricular activity, award, and work experience entries:In the form, you can upload images if you wish (for example, photos of certificates): Once entries have been submitted, you can view them in the My Achievements and Experience module, and make any necessary adjustments: You can also...
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UCAT Timing Feature

Anyone who has sat a UCAT practice exam under timed conditions will know that the hardest part of UCAT is the timing. How is it possible to answer 233 challenging UCAT questions in 180 minutes?Well, it is possible to score highly in the UCAT despite the challenging time constraints. However, it is vital that you become familiar with the extreme time pressures faced in UCAT, and develop the skills required to cope.MedEntry makes this easy by giving you the option of completing each of your UCAT practice exams under strict timed conditions, just like the live UCAT. If you complete several...
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Timed Conditions Feedback toggle

When ­­­completing any Exam, Subtest Mock or Drill on the MedEntry LMS, you are presented with heaps of instant feedback, including the portion of students who chose each multiple choice option: MedEntry has added a new feature – allowing you to toggle the popularity by whether or not the Exam/Subtest Mock/Drill was completed under timed conditions: Note: these popularity bars only show the options chosen in your first attempt at a certain question. This is to prevent weighting towards correct answers due to subsequent attempts.
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IMPROVE YOUR UCAT TIMING WITH MEDENTRY’S UCAT TIMING TRAINER

Timing is of the essence in UCAT. If you were given sufficient time to answer UCAT questions, the majority of students would perform very well. However, the UCAT Consortium intentionally gives students insufficient time to answer UCAT questions, in order to distinguish the top UCAT candidates from the rest.Because timing is so important, MedEntry has developed a UCAT ‘Timing Trainer’ feature to help you improve your timing. This feature can be used in all UCAT Drills and UCAT Subtest Mocks.The Timing Trainer displays how long you have spent on a UCAT question (or unit of questions), in comparison to the recommended...
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PERSONALISED UCAT PREP: CONTINUE PRACTICING FEATURE

As part of our commitment to providing high quality, personalised UCAT prep, MedEntry is delighted to launch our ‘Continue Practicing’ feature.This feature uses LMS data collected from your UCAT preparation to date to suggest where to focus your future UCAT prep efforts. This will help you prepare for the UCAT effectively and efficiently.Once you have completed a UCAT drill, subtest mock or UCAT practice exam on the LMS, you will see a Continue Practicing area, with links to further UCAT questions, based on several metrics:Work on my weaknesses:The LMS analyses your performance on all UCAT question types, and identifies the UCAT...
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Remarking of Decision Making Yes/No Questions

In order to better simulate the grading of the UCAT, MedEntry has updated how certain Decision Making questions are graded in Practice Exams and Subtest Mocks.Decision Making questions with 5 drag and drop YES/NO options, are now graded out of 2 marks, which are awarded as follows:Correct Yes/No responses (out of 5)Mark (out of 2)0, 1, 2 or 304152Each MedEntry practice exam contains approximately 10 of these questions. Therefore, your total grade for the 29 Decision Making questions in MedEntry UCAT Practice Exams will be out of approximately 39 marks.Please note: if you completed any UCAT Practice Exams before April 2019,...
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UCAT Preparation: Bookmark feature

As part of MedEntry’s commitment to provide students with personalised and effective UCAT preparation, a bookmark feature has been added to the online learning platform. This will enable students to easily save UCAT questions, UCAT guides and other resources that they find particularly useful or difficult. Students can easily return to these UCAT resources at a later stage to review them in more detail. This blog outlines how the UCAT bookmark feature works.Drills and ExamsOnce a drill or exam attempt is completed and during the review process, a UCAT question can be bookmarked, as shown below: In the review screen, you will...
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New UCAT Feature To Help With Timing

Most students would agree: by far the hardest part of UCAT is the timing. Very few students are able to complete every UCAT question within the time limits. In fact, every year in some subtests of the live UCAT, 1/5 of students run out of time to even make a random guess!Understanding of time management in UCAT is therefore essential. MedEntry makes this easy with personalised UCAT data analytics. After completing a UCAT exam, you will be provided with the following information:The time you spent on each UCAT questionThe average time spent on the UCAT question for those students who answered...
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MedEntry’s UCAT Practice Exams are optimised for UCATSEN!

What is UCATSEN?UCATSEN (University Clinical Aptitude Test Special Educational Needs) provides certain students sitting UCAT with 25% extra time when sitting the test.UCATSEN is available to students with a medical condition that impacts upon their ability to perform in testing settings such as UCAT, for example, those with learning disabilities.How do I apply for UCATSEN?If you feel you are entitled to sit UCATSEN, you should submit an application for Access Arrangements before you make your UCAT booking. The deadline for access arrangements applications for UCAT is 10 May 2019 at 5pm AEST. Candidates should submit the online form and supporting documentation...
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UCAT Practice Exams Retry Feature

One of the most efficient and effective ways to prepare for UCAT is to identify and work on your weaknesses. MedEntry makes this easy using an innovative retry feature for UCAT practice exams.The retry feature gives you the opportunity to re-attempt questions you answered incorrectly on your first attempt at the UCAT practice exam. You can do this up to four times. This process will allow you to work on UCAT questions that you find difficult, thereby developing your skills. It allows you to get the most out of your UCAT practice exams.To retry an exam, go to the UCAT practice...
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MedEntry UCAT Exam Percentile Rankings

UCAT scores may look complicated, but essentially all they do is compare your performance against other UCAT candidates. Therefore, to understand how you are performing in UCAT, you need an indication of how your performance compares to others.MedEntry makes this easy by converting your raw UCAT practice exam results into percentile rankings. These percentiles compare your performance against other UCAT candidates who have completed the same UCAT practice exam.You will be provided with a UCAT percentile ranking for each of the five UCAT subtests, as well as an overall UCAT percentile ranking for the exam.Your percentile rankings are calculated by comparing...
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Monitoring Your UCAT Progress

 To effectively prepare for UCAT, it is essential that you understand your strengths and weaknesses, and that you track your progress as you work through UCAT resources. It is not enough to simply complete UCAT practice questions or practice exams; you also need feedback on how you have performed, and advice on where you should focus your future UCAT preparation efforts.MedEntry makes this easy with a tool that helps you view detailed information about your UCAT progress, including percentile rankings and a breakdown of which question types you should focus on to boost your performance. Accessing the Check Progress pageThe UCAT Check...
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New LMS Feature – Exam Review Progress Tracking

After completing a practice exam on the LMS, we strongly recommend that you spend considerable time reviewing your answers.Since this process can take a long time, and may need to be done over multiple sessions, the LMS will now keep track of you are up to in each of your exam reviews.For example, if you were reviewing Exam 5, Question 73, and you close the LMS – the system will remember which part of the Exam you are reviewing, and the next time you continue the exam review, you will be taken directly to this question.You can review an exam in...
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LMS Update – New Bookmarks Page features

MedEntry has updated the question/guides bookmarks page on the LMS to provide fast access to some helpful materials.It is now possible to view all of your bookmarked drill/exam/Eureka questions at a glance, by clicking on the bookmarks link on the top of every page: The new page now allows you to view the content of all bookmarked questions, and contains a simple navigation block to view questions by type: You can also see more details about any bookmarked guides, which have been grouped by question constructs: If you need any additional information about bookmarking questions/guides, the instructions pages have also been revamped: 
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