How to develop a UCAT game plan

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Your UCAT Game plan is a list of techniques and strategies you intend to use on test day based on trial and error with a UCAT book or online UCAT Course. It should outline the techniques you intend to adopt based on what works in improving your error rate.

Use the checklist below construct your game plan:

Verbal Reasoning

  • What technique will I use to attempt True/False/Cant tell questions?
  • What technique will I use to attempt incomplete questions?
  • What technique will I use to attempt ‘According to the Passage’ questions
  • What technique will I use to attempt ‘Most likely’ questions?
  • What is my approach to making inference?
  • What is my technique for ensuring I read/skim passages quickly without losing comprehension?
  • What techniques will I adopt to ensure I finish the subtest in 21 minutes?

Quantitative Reasoning

  • What technique will I use to attempt text questions?
  • What technique will I adopt to attempt charts and graph questions?
  • What basic arithmetic takes me longer to process mentally, and how will I combat this?
  • What kind of operation will I use the onscreen calculator for?
  • what type of operation will I NOT use the onscreen calculator for?
  • What techniques will I adopt to ensure I finish the subtest in 24 minutes?

Decision Making

  • What technique will I use to attempt syllogism questions?
  • What technique will I use to attempt logical puzzles?
  • What technique will I use to attempt assumption questions?
  • What tips and techniques will I use to attempt probability questions?
  • What technique will I use to attempt venn diagram questions?
  • What techniques will I adopt to ensure I finish the subtest in 31 minutes?

Abstract Reasoning

  • What technique will I use to attempt type 1 questions?
  • What technique will i use to attempt type 2 questions?
  • what technique will I use to attempt Type 3 questions?
  • What technique will I use to attempt type 4 questions?
  • What approach will I use for patterns I do not see straight away?
  • What technique will I adopt to ensure I finish the subtest in 13 minutes?

Situational Judgement

  • What technique or approach will I use to attempt appropriateness questions?
  • What technique will I use to attempt importance questions?
  • What technique will I adopt if I’m torn between two answer options?
  • What technique will I adopt if I cannot identify the conflicting issue in the statement?
  • What technique will I adopt to ensure I finish the subtest in 26 minutes?

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