ucat productivity hack

How to achieve 3 months UCAT prep in 1 month (UCAT Productivity Hack)

Candidates often ask me how did I stay motivated and productive whilst preparing for the UCAT. I always recommend the pomodoro technique as it is something I still use today, breaking down revision into chunks has been proven to improve mental tenacity and reduce procrastination. The Pomodoro method is a time management system that encourages you to work with the time you have—rather than against it. Using this method, you break your work day into 25-minute chunks separated by five-minute breaks. These intervals are referred to as pomodoros. After about four pomodoros, you take a longer break of about 15 to 20 minutes. This method of studying is a great ucat productivity [Read More]


Key skills tested on the UCAT Situational Judgement subtest

When preparing for the UCAT Situational Judgement section it is a good idea to pay close attention to the skills that you are being tested. I propose when analysing questions, look beyond the scenario and the character’s role. Try to pinpoint the skills being tested. You may find a recurring theme with difficult questions. On the situational judgement, the skills being tested usually fall under two categories. 1. Competency skills This can be tested in many ways, but usually include hypothetical life and work scenarios from different perspectives that focus on: Conflict resolution Resilience Honesty and integrity Pressure and prioritisation Teamwork and leadership skills Communication skills Adaptability 2. Ethical reasoning [Read More]