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New UCAT Exam Review Page

MedEntry has developed an innovative new UCAT Exam Review Page that displays detailed feedback in a series of interactive graphs. This blog outlines the key features. Overall UCAT Percentile Ranking  This graph shows your UCAT percentile ranking (compared to other MedEntry students who attempted the UCAT exam) as well as an estimated UCAT scaled score. This information is displayed on a curve, which graphically depicts your UCAT ranking in comparison to other students:   % Answered Correctly These horizontal bars show how many UCAT questions you answered correctly in each UCAT subtest, in comparison to the average.   Individual Subtest Feedback...
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Medentry UCAT Question Bank Launched!

MedEntry is delighted to have launched our new UCAT QBank: the most advanced, personalised and comprehensive UCAT question bank available. The MedEntry QBank has three key sections: Get Practicing: where you can generate UCAT quizzes or drillsPerformance: where you can easily review your performance in each UCAT subtest and each UCAT question typeHistory: where you can review all your past UCAT QBank attempts We will go through each of these sections in detail. GET PRACTICING With MedEntry’s QBank, practicing for UCAT is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Generate a UCAT quiz or drill in three easy steps:  Step 1: choose...
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Tracking Your UCAT Progress: Graphs and Statistics

MedEntry has developed a sophisticated series of graphs enabling you to see how your performance in full-length UCAT practice exams has changed over time. You can access them on the Simulate page of the online UCAT platform: The graph has two modes: UCAT Percentile Rankings: This graph displays your overall cognitive percentile ranking for each UCAT exam you have completed. There is an option to hide/show your percentile rankings for each individual UCAT subtest: UCAT Scaled Scores: The graph can be switched to Scaled Scores mode by clicking the switch in the top right: Like the percentile rankings graph, you can...
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UCAT CALCULATOR: HOW DO THE UCAT PRACTICE EXAMS DIFFER FROM THE LIVE UCAT?

The calculator in the live UCAT (i.e the calculator in the testing centre for the actual UCAT) has several differences to the calculator available on the official UCAT practice exams. These changes range from cosmetic (e.g. colour, style) to functional differences. MedEntry’s Simulated UCAT Exam Platform is the most accurate representation of the live UCAT calculator. You may therefore notice some differences between MedEntry’s UCAT calculator (and the live UCAT calculator) compared to the official UCAT practice exams. Difference 1: Backspace and Escape buttons In the live UCAT, the backspace and escape buttons behave differently to the official UCAT practice exam calculator:...
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NEW UCAT FEATURE: MEME OF THE WEEK!

Want 5 extra exams free? Make a meme related to UCAT – and the best entry each week will receive 5 extra UCAT exams free! Each week has a theme which is related to UCAT and UCAT preparation. This week’s theme is: Difficulty of UCAT MedEntry students can access the Meme of the Week feature and submit memes on the Community page of the online platform. Students can also like and comment on memes submitted by other students. We encourage students to generate and submit a meme, and the student with the best submission each week will be provided with 5...
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NEW UCAT VIDEO GUIDES AVAILABLE FOR YOUR UCAT 2020 REVISION!

UCAT ANZ 2020 will be proceeding in July! To help you revise, MedEntry is delighted to launch our brand new, interactive video guides which cover each of the five UCAT subtests. MedEntry students have access to 25 UCAT video guides created with state of the art learning technology. These video guides will cover key strategies to help you answer each type of UCAT question quickly and accurately. This table lists details of the video guides available for MedEntry students: UCAT Subtest UCAT Video Guides UCAT Verbal Reasoning Introduction to UCAT Verbal Reasoning UCAT Verbal Reasoning Question Types UCAT Verbal Reasoning Strategies...
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NEW UCAT ABSTRACT REASONING TRAINER LAUNCHED!

MedEntry is delighted to announce that we have launched our brand new, state-of-the-art UCAT Abstract Reasoning skills trainer. Our team of expert UCAT lecturers, tutors, and IT engineers have worked together to create this innovative trainer, which will help you practice your approach to UCAT Abstract Reasoning questions by identifying possible rules and distractors. This trainer provides unlimited practice for you to improve your UCAT Abstract Reasoning abilities. How does the UCAT Abstract Reasoning trainer work? Two Abstract Reasoning Sets (Set A and Set B) will be displayed, along with a series of questions: When you open the Abstract Reasoning trainer,...
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New difficulty levels added to MedEntry’s Venn Diagram Trainer!

MedEntry’s exclusive Venn Diagram Trainer makes it easy for you to master Venn diagram questions in the UCAT Decision Making subtest. The trainer displays a Venn diagram and 5 timed questions (each to be completed within 30 seconds). Afterwards, the answers are displayed, along with explanations showing the appropriate shaded Venn diagram regions. To use the trainer, select the difficulty level you would like to attempt: Difficulty level Maximum value in regions Shapes Easy 25 Circle, square, triangle, rectangle Medium 45 Circle, square, triangle, rectangle Hard 90 Circle, square, triangle, rectangle, octagon Five questions will then appear relating to a Venn...
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Keyword Scanning Trainer

  Most students find UCAT Verbal Reasoning to be the most time pressured subtest. You will have less than 30 seconds to answer each question! An effective strategy to answer UCAT Verbal Reasoning questions correctly is keyword scanning. This involves identifying keywords that appear in the question stem, and scanning the text for them. Reading around the keywords can help you to quickly locate the information required to answer the UCAT question. MedEntry has developed an exclusive Keyword Scanning Trainer, which will help you to train your brain to quickly identify keywords in a passage of text. To use the trainer,...
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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...
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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...
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Personalised UCAT Study Planner Launched!

What do almost all students who achieve 99th centile in UCAT have in common? They plan their UCAT study. If you are sitting UCAT this year, chances are you are busy. You have school commitments, exams and extra-curricular activities to balance. With the added pressure of UCAT, it can all feel overwhelming. The best way to manage all of these activities is to make a plan. In fact, almost every student who achieves a high score in UCAT plans their preparation in advance. MedEntry makes this easy with our new, interactive, personalised study planner. The Study Planner allows you to create...
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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...
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Community Portal

Community Portal With 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 Question Every 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 Media MedEntry’s UCAT & Interview Study Space Facebook group is...
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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 Curriculum Our UCAT resources are now available on the Learn page (in the UCAT drop-down menu):  Drills, Subtest Mocks, Practice Exams and Eureka Question Trainer Drills and Subtest Mocks can now be found on the Practice page (in the UCAT drop-down menu): Click on a subtest to view 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 features Our 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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