MedEntry

Trusted UCAT prep.

Set your mind on your mindset

mindset_422678236720x480

Preparation is key for any exam, and UMAT preparation is no different. But we’ve all had that horrible experience when the nerves hit, and all that preparation is thrown out the window because your brain is more interested in stressing itself out than answering the exam questions. But you can, of course, prepare for that too.

1.  Practice

Since I’m supposed to be telling you what to do when it feels like preparation isn’t working, you might not expect a synonym for “preparation” to be the top tip. But it is, so hear me out. Nothing is as reassuring as the safety blanket of feeling like one of the most prepared people in the room. Carry the swagger of someone who knows that if there are questions you can’t do, then there aren’t many people around you who can. There’s no shortcut to reaching this level of confidence – you will need to put in the hours and use the UMAT practice material to get yourself as fast, accurate, and problem-solvey as possible.

2.  Routine

      Do your best to make sitting the UMAT seem like an everyday task that you just do. For me, that meant waking up at 6am on Saturdays and starting a UMAT Practice exam at 8am so my body clock became used to the abuse. Sure, waking up at 6am every weekend for a few months isn’t fun… but it isn’t as bad as waking up at 6am on the day of UMAT and being groggy for what is most likely the single most important exam you will sit this year. Those in an afternoon session, make sure you’ve practiced fighting off the postprandial somnolence (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postprandial_somnolence), more commonly known as food coma.

 Do your best to make sitting the UMAT seem like an everyday task that you just do. For me, that meant waking up at 6am on Saturdays and starting a UMAT Practice exam at 8am so my body clock became used to the abuse. Sure, waking up at 6am every weekend for a few months isn’t fun… but it isn’t as bad as waking up at 6am on the day of UMAT and being groggy for what is most likely the single most important exam you will sit this year. Those in an afternoon session, make sure you’ve practiced fighting off the postprandial somnolence (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postprandial_somnolence), more commonly known as food coma.

It’s also important know where you’re going on the day. Make sure you (or the person driving you) has driven as practice run and knows where the test centre is, and where to get out of the car. Don’t get lost - it can be a little annoying if you’re trying to get to an exam. On that note, it’s ideal to get a lift because parking will often be non-existent. For those flying in to a test centre, it’s worth staying overnight if you can – I’ve seen people fly in on the day for interstate medical admission interviews, and it’s just that much harder to stay stress free if you were just at an airport.

Finally, if you’ve found a pre-game routine, stick with it. I like to listen to Muse, and they haven’t failed me yet. 

3. Exercise

      Exercise is one of the best things you can do for concentration. Do it regularly. Trust me, I’m a med student.

… No, don’t do that. Your critical thinking skills should be telling you that I should be backing that up with evidence. Your critical thinking skills are on point. Here’s some evidence for you:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21417955

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3768113/

4.  Make future-you proud

      When future-you gets to that exam room, I want future-you to breathe in, say “I could not realistically have prepared any more for the UMAT without ruining my work/life balance,” and breathe out. The aim for present-you now is to make sure that future-you is telling the truth. Present-you can do it!

How to Stay Organised at School/University (and Li...
Behind the Scrubs, Part 2: Student’s views of Unde...
UMAT Results UCAT Test Tips Medicine UCAT Situational Judgement Test UMAT Problems Study Tips UMAT Test tactics UMAT compared to school UCAT Date UCAT UCAT Preparation Courses University Entrance HPAT Preparation Probability LMS Update mmi sample question Interview Questions Process of Elimination Situational Judgement Test UMAT Section 1 Logical Reasoning & Problem Solving UCAT 2019 UMAT Courses Medical Interview Speed Reading in UCAT Which Uni? UCAT Preparation mmi scoring Discrimination UCAT Exam Sample Interview Questions Medicine at Melbourne UCAT Course University fees UMAT Section 3 Non Verbal Reasoning UCAT advice UMAT tips UMAT Courses New Zealand UMAT Test Tips UCAT Registration UMAT Training UMAT resources UMAT Preparation UCAT Stress Percentage questions UMAT Courses Darwin UCAT Scores UCAT Study UMAT vs ATAR Sample UMAT Questions UMAT Practice UMAT questions Active learning UMAT Forums UCAT Tips UCAT Practice Test UMAT Preparation Courses UMAT Prep MMI UCAT Coaching UMAT Tuition Applications UCAT Prep UMAT anxiety UMAT Queensland UCATSEN MedEntry LMS Update UCAT Practice Speed Reading in UMAT UMAT Study UCAT App Medical Entrance UCAT workshop Multistation Mini Interviews English mmi ethical dilemma Time Management Studying Medicine Resilience UCAT Timing UMAT scores ACER UCAT Training Ethical Dilemma Questions Sample MMI Video Blog UMAT UCAT Test UMAT Coaching Careers Teachers UNSW UCAT Test Date Medicine at Monash University Rankings Psychometric tests Online UMAT Prep UMAT Courses Toowoomba UCAT Abstract Reasoning UMAT Workshops UMAT Coaching Sydney Counting Problems UMAT Test Pearson VUE UMAT Section 2 Understanding People UCAT Results UMAT Practice questions LMS Updates USyd UMAT Stress Multiple Choice HPAT UCAT exam UMAT advice Free UMAT questions UMAT Skills UCAT Anxiety UMAT Exam 2019 UCAT Registrations umat 2019 UMAT Tutoring UMAT Motivation GAMSAT Interview mmi sample answer Year 12 UCAT Booking

trhdtre tre



Get our new Free UCAT Practice Exam!