Schools back on and students have begun studying hard to get the best ATAR / ENTER / HSC etc they can, also knowing that if they want to do undergraduate medicine, they have to sit and pass the UMAT.
There are many UMAT study / preparation courses and practice tests around – the best thing to do first though is register with ACER for an account and do one of their online practice tests – ACER practice test 3 is best – it comes with answers AND explanations. ACER practice test 1 comes with your UMAT test registration – you must register by June 5th 2015, and you must watch the ACER registration tutorial first!
The 2014 UMAT is just over a month away; how is the study going? Remember not to stress, regular study, and depending on how you study / learn – dont do too much at once. Try and do a few questions at breakfast, morning break, lunch etc. Make sure you pick up on silly mistakes, a not instead of not will often be ignored by the brain the same as ‘what is not likely to happen if Brazil win the next game’ – the brain likes to answer affirmatively and is quick to skim over bold text. Revise the questions you guessed and got right- if its instinct youre on the right track if you have no idea, keep going.
If you’ve been studying for a while and still need help, with ACER, Medentry, umat456 or questions from wherever there is still time to book a umat tutorial. Call (0414156866) or email email@example.com to make a time then email me screenshots of the questions you are having trouble and I will prepare for the tutorial.
Made a new youtube video explaining one of the hard (yet simple) middle of the sequence UMAT questions – elucidated here with the colouring of the squares to be watching: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDvFzQfdxTg umat123 is currently in stock and the 2014 print of umat456 is just back from the printers…
medstudentsonline have an interesting post for all you medicine hopefuls. They have graphs of section and overall scores for the past 6 years percentile ranked to give you an idea of what people are scoring and what you kind of need.
Still determine what Universities you want to get into and what their UMAT requirements are. With this years shakeups, there can’t really be any more section favouritism so how will they change their use of UMAT as an entrance requirement? Make sure you check up. I will post anything I find out here and or on umattutor.com and nonverbalreasoning.net
Still very useful information, but dont slack off when you see them!
Well it seems confirmed, ACER have decided to scramble the sections this year. Harder or easier? Think that depends on the student. The pacing will certainly be off, you could spend time going through the test and doing all the section 3 questions together (this is now allowed) but will this waste time or be of benefit? Also without section restrictions, you can answer in any order you want. Good for the scatterbrains and for students to do their best section first (or save it till last). Maybe not so good if you were used to the sections being in order?.
Main thing as always, don’t panic or stress, just take it in your stride. This is the way it is now. You can do it!
Added some new questions to umatTutor.com Try this one first, fairly easy: then try a harder one:
Why is the second one harder?
If you are struggling with any of the questions found on the UMAT Tutor Questions page, well this is the place to question them. Post your question and you’ll get a response in a very short space of time.