If you’ve already enrolled on the UCAT Virtual Tutor or bought the UCAT Study Guide, thank you! If you stumbled upon this article without getting either resources, I highly recommend you enrol on the programme or grab the new UCAT Study Guide to make sense of the information provided. The key to improving in the UCAT is by being self-critical and understanding your intuitive approach to dealing with questions, then spotting areas of weakness to improve. On Day 13, we review your 2nd weakest subtest and look at how to improve your accuracy. There may be cases where you are not improving and a finding it difficult to pinpoint your weakness when dealing with [Read More]
If you’ve already enrolled on the UCAT Virtual Tutor or bought the UCAT Study Guide, thank you! If you stumbled upon this article without getting either resources, I highly recommend you enrol on the programme or grab the new UCAT Study Guide to make sense of the information provided. On Day 12 of the virtual tutor I introduced the concept of micro and macro timing issues to assess speed in your weakest subtest. This process is how you will evaluate your pace throughout the duration of your prep. In this article I provide some common examples, use it as a rough guide to help you identify the micro and macro issues you encounter during [Read More]
If you’ve already picked my book, thank you! If you stumbled upon this page without getting the book first, the multiplication table below is for those of you who need to shake the cobweb loose before diving into some of the mental math tricks taught in the guide.
As part of the preparation strategy in the UCAT Study Guide, you are required to do a lot of analysis. For example, after UCAT practice tests you must analyze your results to help identify weak and strong areas. However, I do not provide much information on the framework of how analysis must be done. One framework of analysis is the SWOT Method where you assess UCAT practice tests into the following: S – Strengths: Describes what subtest, skill or technique you are good at. It can also include learned tips or techniques that work well for you. W – Weakness: Describes skills, subtests and techniques that are limiting or holding [Read More]
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]