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    (Original post by Pra99)
    55Q in 13 mins same as real thing
    oh, that's crap
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    Guy, in your opinion which is the best ukcat online resource ?
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    (Original post by greys-anatomy)
    Everyone seems to be getting high 700's - low 800's this year - is this normal? :confused:
    Please bear in mind that this is TSR, it's not the most representative
    Also, people are more likely to share their site if they did well. I know for a fact that it i scored 587 average, if be a lot more hesitant about uploading my result then i did for what i got.

    (Original post by Pra99)
    Is the abstract mini mock on medify representative? I got 630 which is disappointing.
    630 is a good score! Don't let the TSR attitude get to you!
    Also, after you do it, there is a disclaimer saying that it is not necessarily accurate. I personally found the medify AR to be slightly harder than the real thing, so you may do better, buy then again, you may do worse.
    It can be representative if you let it be. I'd you want to improve, then look where you went wrong and go out of your way to improve on that

    (Original post by Banana ice-cream)
    Guy, in your opinion which is the best ukcat online resource ?
    I personally found Medify to be very good if you have the funds to get it. I don't know about other resources though, sorry.
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    I'm normally quite good at maths, but finding it hard to score consistently good marks in QR- any tips for improvement?
    Also what are the general trends for QR in the real thing, is there as much info to process like the qs on Medify?

    Any feedback much appreciated
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    (Original post by AMC98)
    I'm normally quite good at maths, but finding it hard to score consistently good marks in QR- any tips for improvement?
    Also what are the general trends for QR in the real thing, is there as much info to process like the qs on Medify?

    Any feedback much appreciated
    So in QR aim for accuracy, not speed. Try to get as many right answers than finishing the section. I've been doing medify, just read the question carefully, and ask yourself what does it require me to do. Spot the information, ignore useless information. Practice it, and be calm. I'm not great at math, but it isn't complicated math. Just read the question carefully. Use approximations! Remember Guess, flag and skip. Don't waste time on hard questions.
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    (Original post by Chikku_7)
    So in QR aim for accuracy, not speed. Try to get as many right answers than finishing the section. I've been doing medify, just read the question carefully, and ask yourself what does it require me to do. Spot the information, ignore useless information. Practice it, and be calm. I'm not great at math, but it isn't complicated math. Just read the question carefully. Use approximations! Remember Guess, flag and skip. Don't waste time on hard questions.
    Thank you very much for your advice!
    I think sometimes it tempting to just want to finish the questions, but that is probably not very effective. Just a little demoralising when you can do A-level maths but can't do this, but there is obviously the ridiculous time factor :/
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    okay so during practice i used to really struggle with QR but with practice i can get 650 on kaplan tests which i know isnt good but they seem to be a lot harder than real thing and i am improving here and so i am being postitive about this and for AR i can get 700 fairly easily in most resources as i have a brain for patterns but when i do VR i find i someimes cant even get 600 in practice and i have done a lot of practice of looking for key words and scanning, plus i hear the real thing is harder!! anyone got any strategies they use like a quick skiim read of long passages for example or slow down and only do 90%? need some help! got 2 weeks till test and i feel like im failing every time i come on TSR
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    How do the medify and kaplan mocks compare to the real thing.
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    Is 2 weeks medify long enough?
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    (Original post by clairebear101)
    okay so during practice i used to really struggle with QR but with practice i can get 650 on kaplan tests which i know isnt good but they seem to be a lot harder than real thing and i am improving here and so i am being postitive about this and for AR i can get 700 fairly easily in most resources as i have a brain for patterns but when i do VR i find i someimes cant even get 600 in practice and i have done a lot of practice of looking for key words and scanning, plus i hear the real thing is harder!! anyone got any strategies they use like a quick skiim read of long passages for example or slow down and only do 90%? need some help! got 2 weeks till test and i feel like im failing every time i come on TSR
    Hi clairebear101

    Firstly don't panic, two weeks is plenty of time, I'm sure you'll be fine.

    It is important that you read the question before the passage as this focuses your reading. Make sure that you work through at a steady, pace (30 seconds per question).

    Look out for "extreme" words (always, never, extremely, proven etc) as these words will often give you the answer. Also, remember that 'true' and 'false' don't have to be exact word-for-word matches. If the meaning is the same, that is enough.

    I hope that is useful. Do give me a shout if you have any questions... always happy to help.

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    (Original post by Jitesh)
    Is 2 weeks medify long enough?
    That should be enough, depends how early you have started. But for intense practise that should more than okay!
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    what is meant by a score in the 3rd decile ?
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    hey anyone who's done the test ( i know we dont do the same test) but did you find QR and AR easier in the test than the practice mocks on ukcat website? thanks
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    (Original post by nihil_nimis)
    what is meant by a score in the 3rd decile ?
    It means a score in the lowest 30% of all scores (and that about 70% of scores are higher).

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    Is the QR, AR in the Medify and Kaplan mocks more difficult than in the actual test??
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    (Original post by Pra99)
    Is the QR, AR in the Medify and Kaplan mocks more difficult than in the actual test??
    Personally I would say the QR is about the same but the AR is probably easier in Medify. The standard of AR in Kaplan is much more similar to the actual test
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    (Original post by Pra99)
    Is the QR, AR in the Medify and Kaplan mocks more difficult than in the actual test??
    Personally I would say the QR is about the same but the AR is probably easier in Medify. The standard of AR in Kaplan is much more similar to the actual test
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    (Original post by pandaronium)
    Personally I would say the QR is about the same but the AR is probably easier in Medify. The standard of AR in Kaplan is much more similar to the actual test
    what about compared to the 1000/600 questions book ?
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    (Original post by nihil_nimis)
    what about compared to the 1000/600 questions book ?
    AR is ridiculous in those books and when I practiced with it it made me think that every pattern had something to do with numbers and algebra. The other stuff in the book however is good
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    (Original post by riyaaaaa)
    When you do the mock test the website calculates it for you!

    Ok, thank you
 
 
 
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