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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, select the number...
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BREAKING: GAMSAT 2020 WILL BE REMOTELY SUPERVISED AND HELD ONLINE

GAMSAT (Graduate Medical School Admissions Test) will be held online via remote supervision this year, for the first time ever. GAMSAT is used for admission into postgraduate medical programs at some universities, mainly in Australia, Ireland and the United Kingdom. GAMSAT is normally a written test that takes place in large testing halls. With the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, this is not currently considered safe. Therefore, GAMSAT 2020 will instead take place online. Candidates will be able to sit the test at home, or at a private location of their choosing. Candidates will be required to have a stable internet connection and a...
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COVID-19 & UCAT 2020: We are with you, every step of the way

If you are aiming to enter medicine in 2021, we understand you might be feeling anxious. And for good reason: year 12, UCAT and medical interviews are stressful enough without having to deal with a worldwide pandemic. Furthermore, there is a lot of uncertainty regarding assessments, including school exams and UCAT: will they be deferred? What will that mean for me? What should I be doing now?We wish to reassure students that we are here to support you throughout your medical entry journey. Here’s how:1. Providing regular updates and tips MedEntry is closely monitoring COVID-19 developments and how they may impact...
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The 5 Biggest UCAT Myths

Myth #1: You can’t study for itPeople call the UCAT many different things. Is it an IQ test? A personality test? In reality, it is about applying skills you have developed to solve problems. People say: “you’ve either got it or you don’t,” but like any skill, UCAT technique can be practiced and honed. One of my close friends is one of the naturally brightest people I know. He believed that you couldn’t really get better at the UCAT. Unfortunately, this had consequences when he did not study and thus failed to meet the threshold for his desired course. My point...
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COVID-19 AND UCAT 2020

We understand many students will be concerned about the COVID-19 pandemic and are closely following the situation as it continues to evolve in Australia, New Zealand and around the world.At this stage, indications from Pearson VUE and the UCAT Consortium is that UCAT 2020 will be proceeding as planned. This may change depending on how the situation unfolds. Any updates will be posted on the UCAT Official and Pearson VUE websites (see https://home.pearsonvue.com/coronavirus-update) and communicated to students.We wish to reassure students that MedEntry has done extensive planning for all contingencies, and our numerous staff members across the world are continuing to...
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5 Things to know before beginning your UCAT preparation

So you want to get into medicine and you have realised that the UCAT is pretty important. And by pretty important I mean absolutely crucial. You need to do extremely well in UCAT to get into Medicine. The key to that success is to know what you are up against and to prepare well and in a more intelligent way than everyone else. So keep reading, and consider implementing these tips into your UCAT preparation. I did, and they helped me score in the 98th percentile.1. START NOW! Time is your key to successIt doesn’t matter if you’re starting a year...
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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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Everything you need to know about UCAT 2020

Do you want to study medicine or dentistry in 2021? If so, you will need to sit UCAT 2020. This blog describes everything you need to know about UCAT 2020.What is UCAT 2020?UCAT 2020 is a 2 hour long, computer-based test. It measures a range of aptitudes and skills considered to be important as a medical student and doctor.UCAT 2020 is very different to traditional knowledge-based tests encountered in school and university. It is also highly time pressured. Therefore, quality UCAT 2020 courses, such as what MedEntry provides, are essential to succeed.What are the UCAT 2020 subtests?UCAT 2020 is comprised of...
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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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Why You Should Start Preparing For UCAT Now

For those in year 11, UCAT may seem like a distant hurdle. However, if you want to be a doctor, UCAT is vitally important. In many cases it is as important, if not more important, than your high school score in determining entry into medicine! Furthermore, UCAT is very different to standard knowledge-based exams that you have encountered at school or university. UCAT is an aptitude test which assesses your skills. Skills are best developed over time, with a little bit of practice on a regular basis. In fact, it is very difficult to learn a skill by cramming. For example, could...
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Planning time for UCAT preparation

A very common question asked by aspiring medical students is “How do you balance your school work and UCAT practice?” Given that UCAT can be equally or even more important than ATAR in the medical school selection process, it is crucial that students devote sufficient time in preparing for the UCAT, without neglecting their high school or university.The key to finding this balance is planning your time. Many students attempt to fit in UCAT study in their ‘spare time’, which is hard to find the final year of schooling. It is more productive to set aside blocks of time which are specifically...
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What's the Best UCAT Preparation Course?

If you wish to study medicine or dentistry, chances are you need to sit UCAT. UCAT is an important component of entry into most medical and dental degrees across Australia and New Zealand. UCAT is a very difficult, time-pressured test, very unlike school or university exams. Quality UCAT preparation, and choosing the best UCAT preparation course, is therefore essential.It can be difficult to choose the best UCAT preparation course, when there are so many available. Here are some factors to consider:1.  Who runs the UCAT preparation course?Unfortunately almost all UCAT preparation courses are run by individuals with few or no relevant...
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UCAT 2020 Workshop Dates

MedEntry is pleased to release our 2020 UCAT Preparation Workshop dates. We are offering 40 two-day UCAT workshops across Australia and 5 in New Zealand.We are offering 2020 UCAT workshops in the following cities:Melbourne UCAT preparation workshopsSydney UCAT preparation workshopsBrisbane UCAT preparation workshopsAdelaide UCAT preparation workshopsCanberra UCAT preparation workshopsPerth UCAT preparation workshopsAuckland UCAT preparation workshopsOtago UCAT preparation workshopsArmidale UCAT preparation workshopsHobart UCAT preparation workshopsGold Coast UCAT preparation workshopsToowoomba UCAT preparation workshopsMildura UCAT preparation workshopsNewcastle UCAT preparation workshopsDarwin UCAT preparation workshopsLaunceston UCAT preparation workshopsMedEntry workshops have become famous over the years because they are fun, engaging, effective and powerful. Enrol now and get a head start on your UCAT 2020 preparation.For full details of dates and locations, please...
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5 UCAT Subtest Mocks for Each UCAT Section!

MedEntry’s UCAT preparation program really is comprehensive. It covers everything you need for UCAT success.All students obtain access to the following UCAT preparation resources:10 full length UCAT practice exams (with an option to add a further 5 UCAT exams)5 subtest mocks for each of the UCAT subtests (Verbal Reasoning, Decision Making, Quantitative Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning and Situational Judgement)Drills covering each question typeSubtest mocks allow you to practice answering questions within UCAT time limits, without having to commit a full 2 hours to complete a UCAT practice exam.They can be used to hone your skills, work on your weakest UCAT subtests, and...
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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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Three Steps for UCAT Success

Preparing for UCAT can seem overwhelming. It can be difficult to know how to best prepare for UCAT and how to utilise your precious study time.Over the last two decades, MedEntry has developed an unrivalled understanding of the strategies used by the highest performers to tackle aptitude tests and get into medicine. This blog describes the top strategies. 1.  SimulateIt is vital in your UCAT preparation that you simulate the live UCAT as closely as possible. Most importantly, this involves completing full length UCAT exams under timed conditions. UCAT is one of the toughest, most time-pressured tests you will ever sit. The...
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Is It Too Late To Start Preparing For UCAT 2020

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!).The long answer is: it depends on how you prepare for UCAT. At this stage, it’s important to study smart. This involves being focussed, and preparing in ways that will make a difference to your UCAT performance. Trying to do as many UCAT practice exams as you can will take up a lot of your time, and may not be the most efficient way to prepare. You are also likely to be busy balancing...
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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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