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Join our free UCAT study group (plus tips on how to get started)

Study groups are very effective in enhancing learning. We created a UCAT study group on Facebook a few years ago and it has grown to over a thousand students helping each other to succeed. How to Join: Step 1: Read our study group rules. Step 2: Log in to Facebook and request to join. The secret word is MEDICWANNABEE That’s it! Here are some tips for getting started: Use the search bar to look for specific tips. Ask for resource recommendations or feedback on a course before buying it. Leave a post or comment if you have any preparation questions. Screenshot problems you have difficulty solving. Use the group in [Read More]

Medical Personal Statement with Simon Sinek
Application Guide

Medical Personal Statement: How I got FOUR interviews with this writing technique! (inspired by a TedTalk video)

When applying to study Medicine, you must include a short piece of writing with your UCAS application. The aim of your medical personal statement is to persuade whoever reads it that you are a great candidate to study Medicine. In this post I’ll be sharing the writing technique I used to stand out from the competition and secure 4 interviews for medicine. I used this approach to boost my medical personal statement and stand out in my interviews as well. What did I do? I started with WHY then REFLECTED WHY is the purpose, cause or belief that inspires you. REFLECT is carefully thinking about what you learned from the experience. For example, when [Read More]

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Guides

Helpful Annotating strategies when using our Study Guides

If you’ve picked up one of our study guides, thank you! If you stumbled across this article without downloading any of our books, you can find our collection at our store. Annotating involves highlighting or underlining key pieces of text and making notes in the margins of the book. If you’ve picked up any of our study guides you might have already noticed the extra space on the margin of most pages. This is intentional to encourage you to annotate. Write down the main points and record your thoughts as you read. Even if you regularly understand and remember what you read, annotating will help you summarise a text, draw [Read More]