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Tips for a 3000 score for ucat???

I’m getting 50%-40 in my ucat sub tests I want to sit late Aug and I’ve been using medentry and prepping since march to April. March has been learning the format and question types and April is heavily practice based. What am I doing wrong? I struggle with timing too and sometimes I get lucky and get 75% 100% but this is only rarely with vr ar

Is it possible to get a 3000?+ until my exam in August?? Please help me I’m struggling a lot and how can I ensure I learn well from my mistakes? I always think I choose the right answer in VR but then it ends up being wrong, how can I fix that
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Original post by imbambob
I’m getting 50%-40 in my ucat sub tests I want to sit late Aug and I’ve been using medentry and prepping since march to April. March has been learning the format and question types and April is heavily practice based. What am I doing wrong? I struggle with timing too and sometimes I get lucky and get 75% 100% but this is only rarely with vr ar
Is it possible to get a 3000?+ until my exam in August?? Please help me I’m struggling a lot and how can I ensure I learn well from my mistakes? I always think I choose the right answer in VR but then it ends up being wrong, how can I fix that

I ended up doing average in the UCAT, but a guy in my year got 3100, and he kept a log of every question he got wrong, and annotated with the key bits he struggled with, which I thought was a great way to learn from mistakes. For VR, i scored 700, which isnt too bad, but I did improve this from around 400 in my first attempts; I’d say you need to get good at skim reading the texts, and you can do this by skimming a newspaper every morning or just reading in general, as itll help you read faster. Another thing is to make sure that you understand what exactly the question asks you, which if I remember medentry does explain in the answers they give you. Not sure if this was incredibly helpful, but best of luck in the ucat!! Its a tough exam but I hope you get the score youre hoping for!
Original post by imbambob
I’m getting 50%-40 in my ucat sub tests I want to sit late Aug and I’ve been using medentry and prepping since march to April. March has been learning the format and question types and April is heavily practice based. What am I doing wrong? I struggle with timing too and sometimes I get lucky and get 75% 100% but this is only rarely with vr ar
Is it possible to get a 3000?+ until my exam in August?? Please help me I’m struggling a lot and how can I ensure I learn well from my mistakes? I always think I choose the right answer in VR but then it ends up being wrong, how can I fix that

Hey got exactly 3000 and revised for about one month only. I used Medify though. I think one important thing to consider is burnout. I especially noticed my average lowered nearing the test date (did more hours than I did before that). The pressure started getting to me and I realised that taking breaks from practice = just as important as practising.

Here are a few tips I can suggest though:
1) Firstly a 3000 in August is more than manageable. I too struggled with VR and never got close to a perfect score in it but my score was quite consistent (consistently average). So I stopped trying to find strategies for this but instead worked on sections I knew I could score well in (DM and QR). These 2 sections = given good strategy and time management = the easiest and you can easily know which answer = the right one. Plus they have single (part) questions.

2) One think I made sure to do was to utilise my working white board to the best of my ability. I tend to re-read questions and info given and summarising em just helps me a lot. + key info (specially in QR) can be used in later parts of the question (multiple part questions).

3) For VR I got only 600 but I know I made sure to get the true/false ones right so I did em first and flagged the rest. I was lucky to get passages on things I know (classical music/business) and very few history ones so that helped of course. But surveying key words help. Try doing em untuned first and build up. You gotta learn how to scan and pickup info the first time I think. Rereading again takes up time and in VR you always run out of time. And believe me, it’s usually everyone’s worse section.

4) For AR I got better by practising. The same patterns come up time and time again. Symmetry, colour, number of sides, number of right angles, position etc. You learn em over time.

Hope this helps!

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