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How to Interpret your HPAT Results

25th June 2022

How to Interpret your HPAT Results

HPAT results have been released! You will have received an email from ACER with details on how to access your results. This blog contains information for how to interpret your HPAT statement of results.   What do the numbers on the HPAT Statement of Results mean? Your HPAT Statement of Results will display two measures of your performance: HPAT score and HPAT percentile.  ...

 

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A Student’s Experience Sitting HPAT Online 2022 (Plus Some Tips!)

19th February 2022

A Student’s Experience Sitting HPAT Online 2022 (Plus Some Tips!)

I just sat HPAT 2022 online – and what a relief to have it over with! Overall it was as I expected with no major surprises, having done practice exams on MedEntry’s online platform.   Check in process The check in process was similar to what was outlined in the ProctorU video emailed to us by ACER. I logged into the ProctorU site, and when the countdown reached 0, I w ...

 

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HPAT Nutrition

16th February 2022

HPAT Nutrition

Napoleon Bonaparte once famously said “an army marches on its stomach”, and that is as relevant for HPAT as it was for the French Armies that Bonaparte commanded. Making sure you put the right things into your body in the lead up to HPAT is vital to making sure that you perform well on the day of the test. I’m sure you are well aware of what a quality diet consists, so in this post I’ll serve ...

 

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Top Tips for Non-Verbal Reasoning

8th February 2022

Top Tips for Non-Verbal Reasoning

Students often find non-verbal reasoning questions the most difficult initially, especially if they have never encountered them before. Here are a few tips to help tackle these questions from an experienced HPAT tutor. Tip 1: Keep it Simple Non-verbal reasoning questions will require you to find the most simple and logical answer. It may feel like the questions are out to trick you, and ...

 

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Five Tips to Improve Your Score in Interpersonal Understanding Questions

6th February 2022

Five Tips to Improve Your Score in Interpersonal Understanding Questions

To some lucky people it comes easy, but for many this is the section with some of the most difficult questions in the exam. Whether you are just starting your HPAT preparation or are deep in your practice so far, the following tips from an experienced tutor who scored highly in this section should help you maximize your score:   Firstly, read the introductory text included in the pa ...

 

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3 tips to Improve your Score in Logical Reasoning and Problem Solving questions

4th February 2022

3 tips to Improve your Score in Logical Reasoning and Problem Solving questions

Looking for some tips on how to improve your score in Logical reasoning and Problem solving? Terrified by long passages with scientific jargon and perplexing puzzles? Worried about running out of time? Remember the following advice and you’ll be well on your way to maximising your score.   1. Read the question stem first This construct can often be time-consuming due to len ...

 

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The HPAT – A Test of Endurance

21st December 2021

The HPAT – A Test of Endurance

Mental endurance can be defined as, ‘the ability to endure an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way.’ The HPAT is so commonly viewed as a test of intelligence and aptitude, that we forget how crucial it is to also improve our mental endurance for this exam. In fact, the endurance required for the HPAT is much greater than that required for any end of year school e ...

 

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HPAT 2022 TEST SESSION BOOKINGS NOW OPEN! HERE ARE THREE TIPS

22nd November 2021

HPAT 2022 TEST SESSION BOOKINGS NOW OPEN! HERE ARE THREE TIPS

Test session bookings for HPAT 2022 are now open! To book, visit the ProctorU website. Full instructions on how to book a HPAT 2022 test session are available on pages 15 and 16 of the 2022 HPAT Information Booklet. HPAT 2022 will take place online, for the second time ever, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. HPAT 2022 will be administered from Friday 18th February to Monday 21st Febr ...

 

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6 Ways to Make HPAT study more effective

23rd April 2021

6 Ways to Make HPAT study more effective

Fifty years of educational research shows that effective learners (for HPAT or other learning) have one - preferably all - of the following six characteristics.   1. Encounter challenging ideas or people Basically, this is Newton’s First Law of Motion in action in the academic, cognitive, psychosocial, attitudinal and career-preparation dimensions of your education: a body ...

 

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Is The HPAT Stressing You Out? How To Use Stress To Your Advantage

17th February 2021

Is The HPAT Stressing You Out? How To Use Stress To Your Advantage

You may have heard that stress negatively impacts on performance. You may have been told that if you are too stressed in the lead up to an important exam such as HPAT, you won’t do well. You may have been advised to look for ways to relieve your stress. While this may be true, in some cases trying to get rid of stress can actually cause you to become more stressed. A different approach, which ...

 

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