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    Hey, I'm really struggling with my UKCAT prep and I don't know what to do. Solely revising from the 1000Q book at the moment. Will get medify later. I am AWFUL at abstract reasoning (takes me so long to spot a pattern and if I do turns out there are like two more necessary patterns as well) and struggling with timing in quantitive and verbal (when I manage to do the ISC questions in the right timed conditions I only get like 5/8 or 6). Only been practising two days but I'm already so scared about it as I don't know how to improve. What should I do
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    (Original post by isabella1999)
    Hey, I'm really struggling with my UKCAT prep and I don't know what to do. Solely revising from the 1000Q book at the moment. Will get medify later. I am AWFUL at abstract reasoning (takes me so long to spot a pattern and if I do turns out there are like two more necessary patterns as well) and struggling with timing in quantitive and verbal (when I manage to do the ISC questions in the right timed conditions I only get like 5/8 or 6). Only been practising two days but I'm already so scared about it as I don't know how to improve. What should I do
    Getting 5/8 is actually really good, if only two days in.
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    idk about last year but this year it definitely counts

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    (Original post by 123chem)
    Getting 5/8 is actually really good, if only two days in.
    Really? I didn't think it was but then tbh I don't know too much about it. Like do you have to attempt every question or do suuuupwr well to get 700+? I don't understand how the scoring works
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    (Original post by isabella1999)
    Really? I didn't think it was but then tbh I don't know too much about it. Like do you have to attempt every question or do suuuupwr well to get 700+? I don't understand how the scoring works
    idk how scoring works either, but pretty sure you dont need as high as you would think to get the high marks (above 700)
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    Guys, when ideally should I start planning and drafting my personal statement? I was thinking about now would be good but most of my work experience is still yet to come (Mid August time). Should I wait until then or just leave gaps and come back to them later?
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    Hi, just wondering if anyone has any tips on how they're revising. I have the 1000Q books, and generally getting 70% right - but when I go to the practice questions on the UKCAT website I drop to about 60% which is slightly worrying. I was thinking of buying a Medify subscription; however, KAPLAN is far too expensive.

    Thanks.
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    Hello,
    Just wondering what's the best way to revise for the UKCAT and if anyone who has previously taken the UKCAT could offer me any tips/tricks. I currently have the 1000Q book, however I'm only scoring about 70% on the questions. Really considering buying a Medify subscription, however, if it's not worth it - then I'd rather save the money.

    Thanks in advance
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    Medify is worth it, would recommend


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    medify is worth it. But you don't need a long subscription in my opinion. Its better to plough through the questions quickly
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    Does anyone know exactly how many VR questions are statement type and how many are True False Can't tell type?
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    One of my friends went to the kaplan one and said that it was very good. I've booked myself for the MedPortal one cause it's associated with the RSM and I heard they were alright as well.

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    Question for those who have done their ukcat this year: is the marker given to you during the test is erasable? And how big is the whiteboard? A4 or bigger?
    Thanks!!
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    Hey I'm an Italian student and I'm going to apply for medicine in Scotland and probably in the UK as well; I'm taking the UKCAT towards the end of September, although I still have to book it. I've only been practising for a few days using the UKCAT practice tests but it's been a horrible experience so far! I still have to improve and practise obviously, I bought the 1000Q book yesterday and I may be getting Medify one week before the actual exam, but I'm still very lost for the moment..
    The timing makes everything incredibly difficult, but in my opinion the most difficult part is QR Is it only me or do you also have problems with that part?
    Or if you don't, do you have some kind of strategy to solve the questions?
    Thank you :/
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    (Original post by aurora.di.nicola)
    Hey I'm an Italian student and I'm going to apply for medicine in Scotland and probably in the UK as well; I'm taking the UKCAT towards the end of September, although I still have to book it. I've only been practising for a few days using the UKCAT practice tests but it's been a horrible experience so far! I still have to improve and practise obviously, I bought the 1000Q book yesterday and I may be getting Medify one week before the actual exam, but I'm still very lost for the moment..
    The timing makes everything incredibly difficult, but in my opinion the most difficult part is QR Is it only me or do you also have problems with that part?
    Or if you don't, do you have some kind of strategy to solve the questions?
    Thank you :/
    With the timing, just remember that it is better to answer 80% of the questions well rather than 100% of the questions poorly

    It will get somewhat better with practice, so don't worry too much about it
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    is three weeks before the exam enough time to get a good grade?
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    (Original post by Gogregg)
    With the timing, just remember that it is better to answer 80% of the questions well rather than 100% of the questions poorly

    It will get somewhat better with practice, so don't worry too much about it

    Thank you for replying! I really hope so cause I'm very desperate right now, I didn't think this would be so difficult honestly
    What's more, I think your Maths programme is probably different from mine, that's why I'm kind of disorientated whenever I try the QR. Do you know any good resources you think could be useful?
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    (Original post by 123chem)
    idk how scoring works either, but pretty sure you dont need as high as you would think to get the high marks (above 700)
    Hopefully 👍🏼 for now I'm going to keep practicing from the 1000Q until I improve loads (I can hope) and hopefully the actually exam will be easier
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    (Original post by studentsixth)
    Guys, when ideally should I start planning and drafting my personal statement? I was thinking about now would be good but most of my work experience is still yet to come (Mid August time). Should I wait until then or just leave gaps and come back to them later?
    You'll probably end up re-writing your PS again and again, so you might as well start brainstorming for ideas. You can write about your medicine-related interests, extracurriculars, and why you want to study medicine etc etc already. I'd say you don't even have to write a "whole" PS with gaps: just write blocks of text about the topics you can write about and then start combining them to a unified text when you have done your work experience.
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    (Original post by Lilly1234567890)
    is three weeks before the exam enough time to get a good grade?
    Different people will have differing opinions but I'd say it should be just about enough, yes.
 
 
 
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