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Read Faster in the UCAT Verbal Reasoning with this Technique

I used to think that speed reading wasn’t really possible and you were either born with the ability to read fast or not. However, I’ve come to realise that with the right technique you can improve your reading speed without compromising much comprehension.  I began exploring speed reading during my preparation for the UCAT, I am a natural slow reader so it is no surprise that I found the UCAT verbal reasoning section the most difficult. I dedicated a lot of time working on my speed at reading passages and statements. However, I noticed that it came at the expense of comprehension and retention. Even though I was able to [Read More]

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Dissecting the UCAT Verbal Reasoning Subtest

The Verbal Reasoning subtest is the first section of the UCAT.  It includes 44 questions and is scored out of 900. In this article, we will look at the subtest in more detail. What to Expect The subtest tests your ability to evaluate information in written form. You’ll be given 11 passages with four accompanying questions. For some items you’ll need to answer either ‘true’, ‘false’ or ‘can’t tell’, and for others, you’ll need to select one correct option out of four choices. Question-types The VR questions can be split into five broad categories. True/False/Can’t Tell: These are questions where you are given a statement and must decide, based on [Read More]