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UMAT test tactics and preparation part 10: coping with UMAT stress and anxiety on UMAT test day

Pressure, pressure: coping with nerves and stress on the actual UMAT test day. Having done UMAT practice exam, after practice exam, after practice exam, most UMAT candidates will be raring to go come July 30th. Whilst UMAT preparation  is key to your UMAT success, it is not the only factor that will affect your UMAT performance on the actual UMAT test day. Being able to cope with the nerves and anxiety that inevitably appear on the day of the UMAT exam will be the key strength that will help you out-perform your fellow UMAT candidates. Perhaps the only thing separating two equally...
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UMAT test tactics and preparation part 9: coping with UMAT stress and UMAT anixety prior to the UMAT exam

Coping with UMAT stress and UMAT nerves prior to the UMAT exam: We all know that sick feeling in the bottom of our stomachs just prior to walking into a big exam; we’re jittery, shaking and generally thinking that we’d rather be anywhere else but here. Nerves can be debilitating in the most terrible way for even the brightest of students. Thus, it is crucially important that your learn to overcome these UMAT nerves before the actual day of the UMAT test so that you can perform at your peak and ultimately succeed in the UMAT.   How do I know...
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UMAT test tactics and preparation part 8: practical tips for staying cool under pressure in the UMAT exam

With UMAT 2013 just around the corner, and UMAT preparation of most students well and truly under way, we thought we would address the issue of nerves and anxiety that can happen on UMAT test day. Below is a simple check list of UMAT test tactics that you can utilise to overcome this UMAT pressure and tips on how to tackle the actual UMAT exam itself.   Firstly, don’t doubt yourself! Just because you don’t feel like you’ll be at the top, doesn’t mean you’ll be at the bottom either. Assuming you have sufficiently prepared for the UMAT, you are at no disadvantage...
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UMAT test tactics and preparation part 5: Counting Problems in UMAT

Counting problems in UMAT: an essential summary. Your UMAT questions explained by the  team at MedEntry  as part of our new section  UMAT test tactics and preparation. They may seem simple on paper, but counting problems contained within the UMAT exam can often cause much confusion among students. If you can understand the basic principles of counting problems and recognize when to apply them, you will be able to master many of the typical counting problem question types presented in the UMAT exam.   When counting elements that are in overlapping sets, the total number will equal the number in one group plus the number in the...
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UMAT test tactics and preparation part 3: UMAT questions involving percentages

What you need to know about percentage % questions before starting your UMAT preparation:     Problems involving percent are common on the UMAT. The word  percent  means “divided by one hundred.” When you see the word “percent,” or the symbol %, remember it means 1/100. For example,   25 Percent   25 x 1/100 = 1/4   To convert a decimal into a percent, move the decimal point two places to the right. For example,   0.25 = 25% 0.023 = 2.3% 1.3 = 130%   Conversely, to convert a percent into a decimal, move the decimal point two places...
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What is the UMAT test?

UMAT stands for Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test.  It is an exam administered by ACER (The Australian Council for Educational Research), and is a prerequisite for selection into undergraduate medicine, dentistry and health science courses at most Australian universities. The UMAT aims to test your suitability as a medical professional by testing your ability in three areas: logical reasoning and problem solving, understanding people, and non-verbal reasoning. The UMAT is an annual three hour test, with multiple choice answers. Your UMAT results together with your high school score and your performance at an interview are the three criteria used...
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FREE UMAT PRACTICE EXAM

As you probably know ACER has changed the format of the UMAT test for 2013. It will no longer be three separate sections each with their own time limit. Sections 1, 2 and 3 type questions will now all be mixed up together in one big exam of 134 questions and 3 hours duration. It would be a good idea to start practising with such type of questions, because that is exactly what you will now have to do in the UMAT test. The most efficient and effective approach to use in tackling such questions will also be discussed during the ...
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UMAT Tip: Educated Guessing

UMAT Tip: Educated Guessing in the UMAT exam. When sitting the UMAT students may face a difficult question that they can’t quite get their head around or they are running out of time and still have some questions they haven’t answered yet. Some people choose to leave the UMAT question blank.  This is a problem because there is very little time in the UMAT exam to return to previous UMAT questions  and UMAT candidates will often leave a UMAT question so that they can go back to it later but then run out of time. Also, a blank UMAT question on...
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UMAT Tutoring Melbourne

Personal UMAT tutoring Melbourne will allow you to build on your strengths and improve your areas of weakness in a one-on-one environment. You will be coached by an experienced tutor who has performed exceptionally well in the UMAT, interviews and school. Each Melbourne UMAT tutoring session is tailored specifically to your needs as students are able to direct the sessions towards the areas they wish to focus on (no set curriculum for the tutors) so that they are able to get the most out of each session. In turn, this will help students with their self-directed learning when they are studying...
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UMAT Sample question 4

Question: Find the missing segment Solution: The squares in the left column add with the middle column to give the squares in the right column. When a pattern piece is repeated in both the left and middle column they cancel each other out so don’t appear in the right column. The missing piece must add to the second piece down in the left column to give the second one down in the right column. Therefore A is correct. Therefore the correct answer is A.  

UMAT 2012 ACER survey question about preparation

On the Answer Sheet during the UMAT test in 2012 it had an ‘optional’ question asking students whether you did any form of preparation for UMAT other than the 2 papers supplied by ACER themselves and claims it is “for research purposes only”. Many students wonder what the purpose of it was. One possible explanation for this, is that ACER is trying to do some ‘research’ to prove that UMAT Preparation does not help. ACER does not like UMAT courses because they provide an advantage to students. Most students who have done preparation are not going to admit that they had...
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If this is Your UMAT test day, Get Excited!

If this is Your UMAT day, Get Excited! It’s natural to feel nervous the day before the test, maybe even a bit panicked, but let’s try to get some perspective on your situation. Try to think of your UMAT as an audition for university, but as an audition that counts. Naturally you hope that your audition goes well, but it’s not a big deal if it doesn’t go quite as well as you’d like. Some UMAT students wind up re-taking the test in the following year. So don’t think that all your university hopes rest on how you do on the...
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UMAT Courses New Zealand

MedEntry New Zealand UMAT Preparation course is the trusted UMAT educational institution with unparalleled success and satisfaction rates. MedEntry is the UMAT test specialists, and its reputation is based on results for UMAT.  Every year, MedEntry UMAT preparation gets more students into the course of their choice than all the other UMAT courses combined. Over 95% of MedEntry’s UMAT students come through word-of-mouth referrals. MedEntry is the only UMAT preparation institution with an extensive and unparalleled bank of questions, resources and course techniques developed for UMAT over a period of over thirty years. MedEntry offers UMAT preparation materials, thousands of forum...
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How to do UMAT Practice

How to take a UMAT  practice  test With that fateful UMAT day looming, no doubt you will have already done many UMAT practice exams. You may have done these tests to check the skills you still need to learn, to see if you’ve improved or simply to help you feel more comfortable performing under test conditions. Whatever the reason, there are few simple measures that you can follow to ensure that you can get the most out of your practice tests. When doing a UMAT practice test try to imitate what it will be like to actually sit the test. Start...
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UMAT test tips

Ignore these Two Voices in Your Head We want to warn you that during the test, two tiny invisible fairies will be sitting on your shoulders, whispering in your ears. You’ll hear only one of the fairies, and you won’t be sure which one it is until the test starts. One of the fairies whispers gleefully, “I can’t believe how easy this test is.” The other fairy whispers ominously, “This is by far the hardest test I’ve ever taken.” There aren’t really fairies whispering in your ears, of course, but we promise you that you will hear one of those two...
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UMAT test tips: Entering the Exam Room

Entering the UMAT Exam Room Don’t just wander into your UMAT exam room casually. Try to be one of the first students into the exam room so that you can choose a good seat (assuming seating is not assigned, as it sometimes is). A good seat is one that gives you a clear view of the supervisor and of the central clock in the room and where you are least likely to be faced with distractions. When I took exams I always preferred seats in the very back of the room because I didn’t like the feeling that something was going...
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UMAT: Arriving at the UMAT Test Site

UMAT:  Arriving at the  UMAT Test Site There will probably be hundreds of nervous students milling around at the entrance to the UMAT test site, reviewing notes, or muttering to themselves. You should avoid congregating near those who appear nervous so you can remain focused, but that’s up to you and your state of mind that morning. If you find your friends there, get together and talk about things to get into a positive mindset. If you arrived super early, you can hang out in the car or find a place to sit and read a book or listen to some...
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The Night before the UMAT Test

<p The Night before the UMAT Test   It’s fine if you want to see a movie or hang out with your friends until the early evening, but then get home. Before you get too tired, lay out everything you’re going to need tomorrow morning: a photo ID, your digital watch, your pencils, maybe a sharpener and your water bottle. You will not be allowed to use scrap paper during the exam, so you won’t need to bring that. Set out the clothes you’ll wear for tomorrow, including any good luck items. It’s a good idea to dress in layers so...
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UMAT : The morning of the UMAT test

Waking Up on the UMAT Test Morning   When you wake up, consider taking a shower or doing some brief calisthenics or other exercise to get the blood flowing—especially to your groggy brain! If someone is taking you to the test site, make sure he or she is up, too. Eat a normal breakfast, but not too much or you’ll be groggy. If you’re used to consuming some form of caffeine—tea, coffee, cola—then doing so is probably a good idea this morning. But only if you’re used to caffeine; if you’re not, now is not the morning to start. Make sure...
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The Day before the UMAT Test

The day before the UMAT   If you haven’t already, make sure you know the location of your test centre. If you don’t know how to get to the centre, print out directions from Google Maps. If you haven’t taken a test before at your test centre, ask around among the seniors you know or go and check it out before, to see whether there’s anything you need to know about the place. If someone is supposed to drive you to the test centre, make sure you have a back-up plan in case the person oversleeps, gets sick, or otherwise fails...
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