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    (Original post by ASTK98)
    Attachment 580892 Just finished making this AR mind map so I thought I'd share it. Think it's more useful than the other one I made; there might be a few grammatical errors though because there wouldn't have been enough space to write otherwise. Hope it helps tho.


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    Whoah!

    (Original post by michaela__)
    Thank you so much!! Hopefully it'll help me with AR too, I've tried to make my own but it's no where near as detailed as yours!😽


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    Haha.

    I just make a list of all the patterns I see. Ngl, I do sometimes as a result get a few but not many. Plus I have already taken down 3 full pages (double sided) worth of patterns :/

    One of the books I read said pick the two simplest boxes from each set and compare them. (eg the box which looks 'easiest' or has fewest items from A+B and compare them). Hopefully that should help out a bit?
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    1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, ...

    u(n) = (u(n-1)) + (u(n-2)) is the pattern I think,

    But yes agreed if you got this on test day you might as well go and open an umbrella inside, couldn't really get any more bad luck than you already have hahahaha.

    What kind of mad student will think, after everything else, all in 30s, "Damn I forgot the Fibonacci sequence."?

    Don't think this is equivalent of the day anyone as on the day for me it was very simple patterns mainly, so if you find a basic pattern, go with the damn thing!!
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    (Original post by .......Jeff458)


    650 is an amazing VR score! If I got that I would be buzzing on the day!
    I'm 16 because I am in my last year of academy? Normal is it not?

    That's so unfair, the online calculator basically just annoys me. Best of luck with your test especially since it's exactly a week before mine! I really hope you get what you are looking for
    idk i just kind of assume everyone on here is 17/18/19 or a mature student lol sorry. Thank you! Good luck with yours too!
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    (Original post by .......Jeff458)

    I just make a list of all the patterns I see. Ngl, I do sometimes as a result get a few but not many. Plus I have already taken down 3 full pages (double sided) worth of patterns :/

    One of the books I read said pick the two simplest boxes from each set and compare them. (eg the box which looks 'easiest' or has fewest items from A+B and compare them). Hopefully that should help out a bit?
    I make a list too and i have recently converted that into a mind map. and yes i recently felt really down about my AR so i wouldn't even have a technique i would just stare at the sets lol but ive started looking at simple boxes and its really helped so im gonna carry on fingers crossed i would love 700 for AR, maybe 900 is asking for a bit much but i watched this guy on youtube who literally got 900 in his AR like how?????
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    Jeff458 you complete the practice questions and after you're still able to do all the questions, some sort of glitch they have not fixed
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    (Original post by michaela__)
    I make a list too and i have recently converted that into a mind map. and yes i recently felt really down about my AR so i wouldn't even have a technique i would just stare at the sets lol but ive started looking at simple boxes and its really helped so im gonna carry on fingers crossed i would love 700 for AR, maybe 900 is asking for a bit much but i watched this guy on youtube who literally got 900 in his AR like how?????
    My advice would be to also try to not focus too much on documenting patterns – you will automatically begin to remember those reoccurring patterns/obscure ones that come up with practice.

    I started documenting them vigorously for a while and made a big mind map, but I realised I was perhaps doing this simply to make it feel like I was doing something when revising.

    However, if you have a while to go till test day then keep doing what you're doing if you feel personally it will be a good help. If your test is within the next two weeks I'd probably say to use all time just practicing questions (highly recommend Medify if you're not already using it).

    I scored 860 on AR and it was quite a surprise, but I suppose I had practiced so much that the patterns I thought I was taking a bad guess at were being almost subconsciously observed and had been noticed only through experience. Everyone learns differently and if you feel like a mind map of everything is a good idea, do it, but if you're running out of time, avoid it, forget human life outside of your computer screen exists, and practice like your life depends on it.

    I know that sounds like hell, but, it's temporary hell I guess.

    Hope this helps anyone who's currently practicing for UKCAT!
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    (Original post by karimsabry953)
    Hi guys I am international student (gap year) applying this year to med schools in the uk. I did IB and i got a great score (40 points) which really opens a lot of med school choices for me in the uk however, I have been practising the ukcat for about a month and i started doing practice mocks today from the ukcat website, i used kaplan and modify as my main resources and they had helped me a lot in my preparation for the ukcat nevertheless i have been getting low scores on the official mock exams, especially on ar and qr which are my best of modify and kaplan, so is the ukcat mock a good represntative of the real thing? cause its just horrible for me
    I used Kaplan and the practice exams on the UKCAT website only. Fellow Canadian. Good luck. I scored 2270. Congrats on the ib points
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    (Original post by michaela__)
    I make a list too and i have recently converted that into a mind map. and yes i recently felt really down about my AR so i wouldn't even have a technique i would just stare at the sets lol but ive started looking at simple boxes and its really helped so im gonna carry on fingers crossed i would love 700 for AR, maybe 900 is asking for a bit much but i watched this guy on youtube who literally got 900 in his AR like how?????
    SAME! He makes me jealous so I try not to think about it haha

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    Jeff458 you complete the practice questions and after you're still able to do all the questions, some sort of glitch they have not fixed
    OMG! DOES THIS HAPPEN IN THE EXAM! I HAVE FOUND THIS TO BE THE CASE ON MEDIFY ALREADY!
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    (Original post by .......Jeff458)
    SAME! He makes me jealous so I try not to think about it haha



    OMG! DOES THIS HAPPEN IN THE EXAM! I HAVE FOUND THIS TO BE THE CASE ON MEDIFY ALREADY!
    Sorry, wait, what actually is the glitch you're saying exists?
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    (Original post by BFCBP)
    My advice would be to also try to not focus too much on documenting patterns – you will automatically begin to remember those reoccurring patterns/obscure ones that come up with practice.

    I started documenting them vigorously for a while and made a big mind map, but I realised I was perhaps doing this simply to make it feel like I was doing something when revising.

    However, if you have a while to go till test day then keep doing what you're doing if you feel personally it will be a good help. If your test is within the next two weeks I'd probably say to use all time just practicing questions (highly recommend Medify if you're not already using it).

    I scored 860 on AR and it was quite a surprise, but I suppose I had practiced so much that the patterns I thought I was taking a bad guess at were being almost subconsciously observed and had been noticed only through experience. Everyone learns differently and if you feel like a mind map of everything is a good idea, do it, but if you're running out of time, avoid it, forget human life outside of your computer screen exists, and practice like your life depends on it.

    I know that sounds like hell, but, it's temporary hell I guess.

    Hope this helps anyone who's currently practicing for UKCAT!
    Aw well done and yeah my exam is next Thursday but I've been practicing for like 3-4 weeks now and I'm still practicing loads but for me writing Patterns out is the only way to remember them haha I'm trying to do that but it's so horrible especially on top of college 😂 if only I had common sense and took it in summer.


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    Guys i got avaerage 630-650 on medify mocks 2 and 3. I done medify mock 1 and it killed me to see i done so bad. Got 500 570 and 600(AR). AR was my favorite i got 700 on both medify( 2 &3) and ukcat ninja mocks previosuly. I am actually worried now since my exam is tomorrow. I really wanted to end my medify mocks with a bang..... its got me feeling really low now. I did make lots silly mistakes cause i wasnt feeling fresh due to slightly less sleep than usual but again i cant blame it on that everyone would be sleepy slightly at 7AM in the morning. I have 2 official ukcat mock tests left and rest of today. Any ideas or advice on what to do now? Any help would be appreciated

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    (Original post by jayeshforce1)
    Guys i got avaerage 630-650 on medify mocks 2 and 3. I done medify mock 1 and it killed me to see i done so bad. Got 500 570 and 600(AR). AR was my favorite i got 700 on both medify( 2 &3) and ukcat ninja mocks previosuly. I am actually worried now since my exam is tomorrow. I really wanted to end my medify mocks with a bang..... its got me feeling really low now. I did make lots silly mistakes cause i wasnt feeling fresh due to slightly less sleep than usual but again i cant blame it on that everyone would be sleepy slightly at 7AM in the morning. I have 2 official ukcat mock tests left and rest of today. Any ideas or advice on what to do now? Any help would be appreciated

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    From what I've seen on here, people seem to get better in their actual exam. I'd say attempt those practice tests because the only thing you go do now is make sure your techniques are up to scratch before the exam, and when you go in tomorrow make sure you're feeling confident and don't think about any of your mock scores


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    guys i've seen loads of people post about how they do a mock the day before their real exam and then get stressed out

    therefore, take my advice - DON'T do mocks the day before your real exam
    do a mock maybe 2 days before and use that day to properly go through your answers to learn from your mistakes
    then use your last day to only do practice questions - a few from each section to keep your brain warmed up and re-familiarise yourself with the style of questions that can come up

    taking a mock the day before and getting a low result can really stress you out and cause you to panic which isn't a great mindset for the actual exam
    if you do a mock 2 days before then you will feel calmer even if you get a low score as you still have time to keep practising, even if it's just an extra day

    feeling calmer on the day of your actual test is such an advantage as it'll help you think clearly especially during the first section (VR) which can be very pressurised
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    (Original post by Sniperdon227)
    all the patterns I know are from;
    medify
    uckat practice mocks
    ukcat ninja
    600 ukcat book

    I learnt the acronym SSSPN, Size, Shape, Shade, Position, Number and then remember an extra few such as rotations, angles and the list goes on but its the ones you dont remember which is what you should write down!
    thanks cookie Ive been writing them down and it really helps
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    To those guys that used medify QR was that similar to that of the exam,its just those questions are really long and do require alot of time
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    Are the UKCAT mocks on the website anything like the real thing?! I have done terribly on the two that I have done on there. Please tell me they're way harder!
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    (Original post by Archie2004)
    Are the UKCAT mocks on the website anything like the real thing?! I have done terribly on the two that I have done on there. Please tell me they're way harder!
    I feel this too but haven't sat exam yet so can't comment unfortunately
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    (Original post by michaela__)
    Aw well done and yeah my exam is next Thursday but I've been practicing for like 3-4 weeks now and I'm still practicing loads but for me writing Patterns out is the only way to remember them haha I'm trying to do that but it's so horrible especially on top of college 😂 if only I had common sense and took it in summer.


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    Thank you!! Yeah just make sure that it doesn't take too much time out of practicing, writing down patterns. A lot of the patterns in the test will be much more basic than the ones you have practiced so just remember to look for those first! Having complex patterns up your sleeve can be of great advantage too, however! Yeah hahaha I was coming home from being at school for 6.5 hours to then do 3-4 hours of practice without any breaks, it hurt... hmm I think it's good to do it now tbh, a lot of people I've seen do it in summer haven't done as well as those around the last few weeks!!
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    (Original post by Fishhy34)
    To those guys that used medify QR was that similar to that of the exam,its just those questions are really long and do require alot of time
    QR is way easier in the actual exam. I was getting low 600s sometimes in the 500s for QR when using medify and was by far my worst section. On the day I got 750 and ended up my best. I wouldn't worry too much about QR just brush up on percentages and if you do come across a really time consuming one then just guess, flag it and move on
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    (Original post by BFCBP)
    My advice would be to also try to not focus too much on documenting patterns – you will automatically begin to remember those reoccurring patterns/obscure ones that come up with practice.

    I started documenting them vigorously for a while and made a big mind map, but I realised I was perhaps doing this simply to make it feel like I was doing something when revising.

    However, if you have a while to go till test day then keep doing what you're doing if you feel personally it will be a good help. If your test is within the next two weeks I'd probably say to use all time just practicing questions (highly recommend Medify if you're not already using it).

    I scored 860 on AR and it was quite a surprise, but I suppose I had practiced so much that the patterns I thought I was taking a bad guess at were being almost subconsciously observed and had been noticed only through experience. Everyone learns differently and if you feel like a mind map of everything is a good idea, do it, but if you're running out of time, avoid it, forget human life outside of your computer screen exists, and practice like your life depends on it.

    I know that sounds like hell, but, it's temporary hell I guess.

    Hope this helps anyone who's currently practicing for UKCAT!
    This is one of the best responses with regards to AR. I wanted to write patterns down too but realised that I actually am getting better because I'm remembering them now. I feel like some of them come to me subconsciously.
 
 
 
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