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    (Original post by dr_2b)
    Since when is the US English the "standard"
    Hahaha I know 🙄
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    2 weeks until my UKCAT test date...
    I've worked pretty much through the 600 questions book and a Kaplan study book and attempted my first official UKCAT mock today and go extremely low scores

    Anyone have some advice on especially abstract and quantitative reasoning? Is 2 weeks too late to fix everything?
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    I'm finding that with medify there isn't enough questions for me to do more than 1.5 hours or so a day for 2 weeks. How do people do 3-4 hours a day?
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    And how long are the medify mini mocks?
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    Subscribe to medify. its supposed to be really good. For AR I've found it useful to identify the type of relationships that are likely to come up based on the stuff they've given you, if that makes sense. For QR I never attempt all of the questions, usually I do 80% of them correctly and then guess the rest.
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    Hey guys how's revision going?

    I have a huge dilemma:

    I finished the 600q book (I know it's outdated but my brother used it last year so I thought I'd use it instead of buying the 1000q book) and then I bought medify to start practicing. I've spent about 4 days doing abstract reasoning and situational judgement. I'm okay with SJT but after doing so well in AR in the practice questions I decided to do the mock and got a shocking score of 530!!!! I'm so upset because I've spent so long on it and it was actually going pretty good. My exam is in two weeks so I don't know if I can afford to spend any more time practicing for AR, what do you guys think I should do?
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    (Original post by TianaEsther)
    Hey guys how's revision going?

    I have a huge dilemma:

    Not sure what your dilemma is. It seems quite simple to me. Either you have time to do more AR and you should continue practising or you don't, in which case you don't have much of a choice.

    If you can make some time, then make it and continue practising on Medify.
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    (Original post by TianaEsther)
    Hey guys how's revision going?

    I have a huge dilemma:

    I finished the 600q book (I know it's outdated but my brother used it last year so I thought I'd use it instead of buying the 1000q book) and then I bought medify to start practicing. I've spent about 4 days doing abstract reasoning and situational judgement. I'm okay with SJT but after doing so well in AR in the practice questions I decided to do the mock and got a shocking score of 530!!!! I'm so upset because I've spent so long on it and it was actually going pretty good. My exam is in two weeks so I don't know if I can afford to spend any more time practicing for AR, what do you guys think I should do?
    Don't worry too much about some mock scores. Try MEDIFY for the last two weeks.


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    (Original post by NoMSGplease)
    Not sure what your dilemma is. It seems quite simple to me. Either you have time to do more AR and you should continue practising or you don't, in which case you don't have much of a choice.

    If you can make some time, then make it and continue practising on Medify.
    I've already done all the questions on medify for AR and so I'm wondering if I should go over them all again, although I don't know how useful that would be, or if I should just continue onto the other sections since I feel like I've already wasted too much time
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    (Original post by mliela)
    Don't worry too much about some mock scores. Try MEDIFY for the last two weeks.


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    Thanks haha I was so distraught i couldn't believe that I'd done so badly
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    I started revising for UKCAT a few weeks ago and feel like I have not made any progress. I do the questions and get them right but they just take so long to do and I have no idea how to improve and be quicker! Anyone got any advice on how to speed up? I have 5 weeks left 😁
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    In the real test, would it be better to just skip the decision making section since its score isnt going to be counted?
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    (Original post by Bella909)
    I started revising for UKCAT a few weeks ago and feel like I have not made any progress. I do the questions and get them right but they just take so long to do and I have no idea how to improve and be quicker! Anyone got any advice on how to speed up? I have 5 weeks left 😁
    Hi Bella909

    Firstly don't panic! 5 weeks is plenty of time to improve before your test date.

    Can I ask what resources your are using?

    You could consider a course, either online or in an intensive one day. This would obviously cost you money but you would learn time saving techniques and strategies so it would potentially be worth the investment for you to go in to your test feeling confident under timed conditions. Let me know if you would like some more information about the courses we offer.

    If you feel a course is not for you, then my advice is to make sure that the resources you have are the most up to date and comprehensive available. Then really you just need to keep practising. You should ideally be setting aside a few hours per day in the weeks leading up to your course and if you can do this, I'm sure you will see improvements.

    I hope that is helpful to you... do let me know if you have any questions.

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    (Original post by DaVinciGirl)
    I did the same

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    Don't worry, today I found that the is in US English we cannot take UK english.
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    A restaurant owner calculates the amounts he should charge his customer for each dish or bottle using the following formula.

    1) Menu price for food
    =3 x Cost of the ingredient for the dish excluding VAT x (1 +VAT rate)

    2) Menu Price for a bottle of wine
    = 4 x Purchased price of the bottle excluding VAT x(1+VAT rate)

    VAT is charged at 20%.

    Q. A lone customer has a total bill in which the drinks represent 60% of the total price. The restaurant spent £32 excluding VAT on the ingredient. What was the total Bill ?
    a. 115.20 b.160 c.192 d. 240 e. 288

    Okay i managed to get the cost of the food including VAT( 3 x 32 x1.2= 115.20)
    But I'm failing to understand why the answer is not 192. Can you help me shed some light to this answer so I can apply it to other similar questions.
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    (Original post by MF12345)
    Hi,
    I am in the exact same situation as you and I emailed Pearson for help, they replied with this email:
    Attachment 566722
    Seems like there's nothing to worry about!

    Thank you.
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    Bit out there as a question but with regards to a fourth option, and then post grad medicine, are there any courses you cant use as your first degree ie. medical sciences or does it have to be biomed? if it needs to be specific can someone outline the suitable courses thanks
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    (Original post by Paida-kays)
    A restaurant owner calculates the amounts he should charge his customer for each dish or bottle using the following formula.

    1) Menu price for food
    =3 x Cost of the ingredient for the dish excluding VAT x (1 +VAT rate)

    2) Menu Price for a bottle of wine
    = 4 x Purchased price of the bottle excluding VAT x(1+VAT rate)

    VAT is charged at 20%.

    Q. A lone customer has a total bill in which the drinks represent 60% of the total price. The restaurant spent £32 excluding VAT on the ingredient. What was the total Bill ?
    a. 115.20 b.160 c.192 d. 240 e. 288

    Okay i managed to get the cost of the food including VAT( 3 x 32 x1.2= 115.20)
    But I'm failing to understand why the answer is not 192. Can you help me shed some light to this answer so I can apply it to other similar questions.
    Because the DRINKS represent 60 % and so the FOOD represents 40. If you wrongly divide by 0.6 then you will get 192. You should divide by 0.4
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    (Original post by esmegardiner1997)
    hey guys, I did the UKCAT in 2015 and 2014.
    Got 650 average in 2014 (having gone on a course)
    and 712.5 average last year.
    VR - 560
    QR- 830
    AR - 740
    DA - 720
    I started using medify 2 weeks before my test date and it saved me. It's reasonably priced (£30 ish for 3 weeks i seem to remember) so would 100% advise to use that to help prepare. I'm more than happy to answer any ukcat questions people have. I have an unconditional offer for medicine now for a UKCAT uni
    Hi, what uni did you apply for and what were your GCSEs like if you don't mind me asking. I got 630 average on ukcat and 5A*s 4As and 2Bs. I feel like a failure even though I got a averagish score.


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    (Original post by rugose)
    Set B always ahs 3 black shapes. Set A has only 2
    Same difference
 
 
 
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