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    Hi!!!!! I am a student came from Italy few months ago, and I m going to do my UKCAT test next week. Im quite good with the other section but the Verbal Reasoning isn't very easy for me. When I did some mock test I answered correctly only for 50% of questions in this section and I don't know what I have to do ..... HELP 😭😭😭😭😭
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    Hi!!!!! I am a student came from Italy few months ago, and I m going to do my UKCAT test next week. Im quite good with the other section but the Verbal Reasoning isn't very easy for me. When I did some mock test I answered correctly only for 50% of questions in this section and I don't know what I have to do ..... HELP 😭😭😭😭😭
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    Well, you are not alone because the average score for VR at the UKCAT is usually around 580. Bearing in mind that the exam is marked between 300 and 900, that suggests that your average candidate doesn't get more than half the questions right.

    VR is mostly about trying to understand arguments so instead of practising like a madman until you get a strong score, it may be worth going through the questions you got wrong at a slow pace to see where your logic failed. That way you will develop a stronger approach.

    Personally I first practised with the ISC 1000Q which has loads of explanations for VR and then I did the online questions with Medify to get used to doing it on a timed basis on a computer.
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    Well, you are not alone because the average score for VR at the UKCAT is usually around 580. Bearing in mind that the exam is marked between 300 and 900, that suggests that your average candidate doesn't get more than half the questions right.

    VR is mostly about trying to understand arguments so instead of practising like a madman until you get a strong score, it may be worth going through the questions you got wrong at a slow pace to see where your logic failed. That way you will develop a stronger approach.

    Personally I first practised with the ISC 1000Q which has loads of explanations for VR and then I did the online questions with Medify to get used to doing it on a timed basis on a computer.
    Thank you very much for your help. Now I m more confident than before 😍😍😍😍
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    (Original post by Ammu.kutty)
    Hi!!!!! I am a student came from Italy few months ago, and I m going to do my UKCAT test next week. Im quite good with the other section but the Verbal Reasoning isn't very easy for me. When I did some mock test I answered correctly only for 50% of questions in this section and I don't know what I have to do ..... HELP 😭😭😭😭😭
    Hi Ammu.kutty

    How are you feeling about your UKCAT now? I imagine you are spending the next few days leading up to your test date doing more preparation. I hope you are feeling more confident about the Verbal Reasoning section.

    With just a few days to go before your test date, I thought that this extract from our UKCAT Blog might be of use to you. There are a few tips in there to help you out on the day.

    Getting Stuck on One Question

    This is the most commonly reported mistake among test takers. Not just those taking the UKCAT, but for all exams, everywhere. When it comes to times testing, it is important to keep moving and to look at the big picture, rather than fixating on one small piece. While you certainly want to answer questions correctly, it is much more important that you answer the questions that you know than it is to get that one tricky question solved correctly. If you can’t get it, move on and come back to it later, if time allows.

    Going Above and Beyond Requirements

    This might be a celebrated trait in the real world, but when it comes to the UKCAT, you should be focusing on answering the questions asked, not getting caught up in making sense of data that may or may not be important later on in the exam. Answer the questions as they come, ignoring the provided data until you need it.

    Not Skipping Questions

    As mentioned in number one, this test is all about answering as many questions right as possible in the allotted time. So, just keep moving. Answer the questions that you know the answers to first, skipping those that don’t make immediate sense, or those that will take longer to solve. Don’t be afraid to skip over questions!

    Failing to Properly Read the Directions

    We cannot even begin to guess at the percentage of test-takers who make this very major mistake. Be sure that you read each set of directions and each question carefully. Though time is of the essence, misreading can be very costly, and the folks designing these tests are not above tripping you up by providing answers that would make sense only if the question is not read fully.

    Becoming Over Stressed

    Remember, stress is normal. There are few people who can enter the testing environment without some level of fear or anxiety. However, don’t let it consume you. Stress is not your friend, so what you can – meditate, sip a warm beverage, listen to your favorite song — to calm yourself before sitting down to take the UKCats.

    I hope that helps for the day! Please do get in touch if you would like any specific advice.

    UniAdmissions
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    Hi Ammu.kutty

    How are you feeling about your UKCAT now? I imagine you are spending the next few days leading up to your test date doing more preparation. I hope you are feeling more confident about the Verbal Reasoning section.

    With just a few days to go before your test date, I thought that this extract from our UKCAT Blog might be of use to you. There are a few tips in there to help you out on the day.

    Getting Stuck on One Question

    This is the most commonly reported mistake among test takers. Not just those taking the UKCAT, but for all exams, everywhere. When it comes to times testing, it is important to keep moving and to look at the big picture, rather than fixating on one small piece. While you certainly want to answer questions correctly, it is much more important that you answer the questions that you know than it is to get that one tricky question solved correctly. If you can’t get it, move on and come back to it later, if time allows.

    Going Above and Beyond Requirements

    This might be a celebrated trait in the real world, but when it comes to the UKCAT, you should be focusing on answering the questions asked, not getting caught up in making sense of data that may or may not be important later on in the exam. Answer the questions as they come, ignoring the provided data until you need it.

    Not Skipping Questions

    As mentioned in number one, this test is all about answering as many questions right as possible in the allotted time. So, just keep moving. Answer the questions that you know the answers to first, skipping those that don’t make immediate sense, or those that will take longer to solve. Don’t be afraid to skip over questions!

    Failing to Properly Read the Directions

    We cannot even begin to guess at the percentage of test-takers who make this very major mistake. Be sure that you read each set of directions and each question carefully. Though time is of the essence, misreading can be very costly, and the folks designing these tests are not above tripping you up by providing answers that would make sense only if the question is not read fully.

    Becoming Over Stressed

    Remember, stress is normal. There are few people who can enter the testing environment without some level of fear or anxiety. However, don’t let it consume you. Stress is not your friend, so what you can – meditate, sip a warm beverage, listen to your favorite song — to calm yourself before sitting down to take the UKCats.

    I hope that helps for the day! Please do get in touch if you would like any specific advice.
    Thank you 😍😍😍 Those tips are very helpful
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    Thank you 😍😍😍 Those tips are very helpful
    You're very welcome. Do let me know if you have any more questions we can help with.

    Good luck with your test!

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