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    (Original post by Loulibelle)
    How do you do AR? Do you actually sit and work it out, or just go with your instinct? x
    Hmmmm sorry know you were asking him but hey thought I'd butt in

    errmmm when I was practicing I just tended to identify the most common sorts of patterns i.e. number of sides or colours, and then made sure I checked for them first before anything else
    apart from that it was all instinct... and remember if it seems obvious.. thats probably because it is

    Just did my UKCAT about a week ago :P ... hope it helps
    anymore tips just ask
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    (Original post by Godin_D)
    Hmmmm sorry know you were asking him but hey thought I'd butt in

    errmmm when I was practicing I just tended to identify the most common sorts of patterns i.e. number of sides or colours, and then made sure I checked for them first before anything else
    apart from that it was all instinct... and remember if it seems obvious.. thats probably because it is

    Just did my UKCAT about a week ago :P ... hope it helps
    anymore tips just ask
    How did you do? x
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    (Original post by Loulibelle)
    How did you do? x
    Hey sorry errrmm I got average 770 .... believe me I nearly fainted.

    VR: 780
    QR: 700
    AR:790
    DA: 810
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    (Original post by Godin_D)
    Hey sorry errrmm I got average 770 .... believe me I nearly fainted.

    VR: 780
    QR: 700
    AR:790
    DA: 810
    That's Amazing!! Well done!! I would CRY with joy if I got that!!!

    I should be so lucky

    Anyway... I don't think there's much more I can do. I'll do a QR mock tomorrow but apart from that I think I'm going to call it quits.

    I think I will perform better if I'm relaxed
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    (Original post by Loulibelle)
    How do you do AR? Do you actually sit and work it out, or just go with your instinct? x
    I just sit and see if any obvious pattern is there, if I can get it, good, if not or if I only get fractions of it, like one side has more black than the other, then I flag it up, and work it out or guess it at the end of the 15 minutes.
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    I cant do medicine now can I?

    For my AS results i got:

    2E's (in Chemistry and Maths) and 2C's (in Biology and Psychology)

    what else can i do?
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    (Original post by Godin_D)
    Hey sorry errrmm I got average 770 .... believe me I nearly fainted.

    VR: 780
    QR: 700
    AR:790
    DA: 810
    OMG. That's amazing, well done you! Have you got any tips for QR? I spent most of yesterday crying as am averaging 370 on this section (others in mid 700s). I've got the UPO online stuff and the 600Q book but the book is too hard for me to do. Any help at all would be SO gladly received. And well done again!! Where u applying? Did you do math A level? x
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    (Original post by joeypanic)
    OMG. That's amazing, well done you! Have you got any tips for QR? I spent most of yesterday crying as am averaging 370 on this section (others in mid 700s). I've got the UPO online stuff and the 600Q book but the book is too hard for me to do. Any help at all would be SO gladly received. And well done again!! Where u applying? Did you do math A level? x
    Hello! I hear you about QR, I am massively failing it too- and I got 97% in maths As exam in June!! Maths A level isn't the same thing at all though... unfortunately!

    I'm also suffering the wrath of AR

    I'm becoming a panicky mess... so retiring from studying to try and relax!!

    When's your test? Did you pay for the entire UPO question bank?

    xxx
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    (Original post by Loulibelle)
    Hello! I hear you about QR, I am massively failing it too- and I got 97% in maths As exam in June!! Maths A level isn't the same thing at all though... unfortunately!

    I'm also suffering the wrath of AR

    I'm becoming a panicky mess... so retiring from studying to try and relax!!

    When's your test? Did you pay for the entire UPO question bank?

    xxx
    Hey, I'm a graduate - haven't done maths in a decade, I'm so out of my depth! Sorry to hear you're struggling too but what an amazing As result - well done!!! With AR, I literally just pounded on it and got better because of practice. I was in such a state yesterday - couldn't calm down so with you on the panicky mess part. I'm not sure how to get better at this QR stuff - I'm running out of practice questions that I don't remember the answers too lol! I paid for the AR UPO and got the whole bank...weird. My test is a week tomorrow *pukes* Feel better hun xx
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    (Original post by joeypanic)
    Hey, I'm a graduate - haven't done maths in a decade, I'm so out of my depth! Sorry to hear you're struggling too but what an amazing As result - well done!!! With AR, I literally just pounded on it and got better because of practice. I was in such a state yesterday - couldn't calm down so with you on the panicky mess part. I'm not sure how to get better at this QR stuff - I'm running out of practice questions that I don't remember the answers too lol! I paid for the AR UPO and got the whole bank...weird. My test is a week tomorrow *pukes* Feel better hun xx
    Yay, someone else with a career change I was a professional dancer/singer/actress... well, I didn't work for long, I decided to switch careers as soon as I graduated from training... not my cup of tea!!

    I've run out of AR questions to do now and the individual sections aren't available in UPO any longer

    My test is THURSDAY!!!

    Hence, now it's time to relax and quit the stress!!

    xxx
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    (Original post by Loulibelle)
    Yay, someone else with a career change I was a professional dancer/singer/actress... well, I didn't work for long, I decided to switch careers as soon as I graduated from training... not my cup of tea!!

    I've run out of AR questions to do now and the individual sections aren't available in UPO any longer

    My test is THURSDAY!!!

    Hence, now it's time to relax and quit the stress!!

    xxx
    lol i was an actor before i started my first degree and found it wasn't my cuppa tea either! Have you tried these others for the AR http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=621992 ? Not that there's a lot. I also got some from the library. Enjoy relaxing x
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    (Original post by Loulibelle)
    I got aaab, but there's a query with one of my chem papers (which was the B), so that's being reassessed...

    Can you tell me how you found the QR sections compared to the practice material you've used? x
    Well done
    what practice material are you using?
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    (Original post by raman1)
    I cant do medicine now can I?

    For my AS results i got:

    2E's (in Chemistry and Maths) and 2C's (in Biology and Psychology)

    what else can i do?
    Who says you can't?
    Granted you will have to work hard to pull those grades up to A's but its not impossible. Just do a few retakes in Year 13 maybe?
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    QR is waaay easier than in the books - but ar and vr is harder :sadnod: (da is roughly the same)
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    Just did the Kaplan Practice Test and got 672.5 ... how does this score relate to the real UKCAT one?
    is it roughly the same or better or worse?

    AR IS HORRIBLEEEEEEEE, I got 550 or something crap like that, and it just pulls your average down >
    anyone got any tips for AR... and QR while youre at it..

    also any tips for pacing? :|

    any help appreciated! xx
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    (Original post by itsrayray:))
    Who says you can't?
    Granted you will have to work hard to pull those grades up to A's but its not impossible. Just do a few retakes in Year 13 maybe?
    but dont unis look at predicted grades n they would be expecting AAA
    i got the relevant work experience n volunteering in a care home its sad its ended this way
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    (Original post by raman1)
    but dont unis look at predicted grades n they would be expecting AAA
    i got the relevant work experience n volunteering in a care home its sad its ended this way
    Well yes they do but do you think there is no chance you'll be predicted that? If you explain and show how much harder you'll work to your teachers
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    (Original post by itsrayray:))
    Well done
    what practice material are you using?
    (Original post by itsrayray:))
    Well done
    what practice material are you using?
    thanks

    I've used several books, the best one has been a small green one called "Succeeding in the UKCAT". I've got the 600Q book and another two... whose titles escape me now for they're all so similar!

    I've used the Kaplan and UKCAT practice tests, as well as some other random ones I've found on google!!

    xxx
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    (Original post by Loulibelle)
    thanks

    I've used several books, the best one has been a small green one called "Succeeding in the UKCAT". I've got the 600Q book and another two... whose titles escape me now for they're all so similar!

    I've used the Kaplan and UKCAT practice tests, as well as some other random ones I've found on google!!

    xxx
    I used the 600Q book and I personally found that the QR section in the actual test was easier than in the book, however, that is just me
    xx
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    (Original post by eemooz)
    Just did the Kaplan Practice Test and got 672.5 ... how does this score relate to the real UKCAT one?
    is it roughly the same or better or worse?

    AR IS HORRIBLEEEEEEEE, I got 550 or something crap like that, and it just pulls your average down >
    anyone got any tips for AR... and QR while youre at it..

    also any tips for pacing? :|

    any help appreciated! xx
    I got 40/65 on the Kaplan AR, not sure what score out of 900 that is but I think you could compare?
 
 
 
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