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1st July 2015

HPAT Section 2 Tips and Advice

Absorbing and recalling all of the information that you need from the passages you are given in HPAT section 2 can be quite difficult, however there are ways to tackle these long and dense passages so that you are able to process them and extract the important information more efficiently and effectively and thus improve your section 2 HPAT score. One of the best ways to process section 2 sti ...

 

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HPAT test tactics and preparation part 1: Avoiding multiple confusions in the multiple choice section of HPAT

1st July 2015

HPAT test tactics and preparation part 1: Avoiding multiple confusions in the multiple choice section of HPAT

A starting guide on how to tackle HPAT multi-choice from the team at MedEntry HPAT preparation   The '2 out of 4' rule in multi-choice In any multi-choice test, it is significantly harder to create a good but incorrect answer than it is to create the correct answer. For this reason usually only two attractive answer-choices are offered. One correct; the other either ...

 

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1st July 2015

HPAT test tactics and preparation part 2: Process of Elimination in HPAT multichoice

Process of Elimination or POE in HPAT: the best of a bad bunch.   Comprehensive advice from the team at MedEntry HPAT preparation. Once you have established what the HPAT question is asking you need to act efficiently and narrow down your options to reach the correct answer. Using the Process of Elimination or POE method can greatly improve your chances of scoring highly on ...

 

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1st July 2015

HPAT test tactics and preparation part 3: HPAT questions involving percentages

comprehensive UMAT advice from the team at MedEntry HPAT preparation. What you need to know about percentage % questions before starting your HPAT preparation:   Problems involving percent are common on the HPAT. The word percent means "divided by one hundred." When you see the word "percent," or the symbol %, remember it means 1/100. For example, &nb ...

 

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HPAT test tactics and preparation part 4: HPAT probability questions

1st July 2015

HPAT test tactics and preparation part 4: HPAT probability questions

Comprehensive UMAT advice from the team at MedEntry HPAT preparation   Probability questions in the HPAT: you're probably reading this sentence right now... We know what probability means, but what is its formal definition? Let's use our everyday logic to define it. If there is no chance that an event will occur, then its probability of occurring should be 0. On the othe ...

 

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1st July 2015

HPAT test tactics and preparation part 5: Counting Problems in HPAT

Counting problems in HPAT: an essential summary. Your HPAT questions explained by the team at MedEntry as part of our new section HPAT test tactics and preparation.   They may seem simple on paper, but counting problems contained within the HPAT exam can often cause much confusion among students. If you can understand the basic principles of counting problems and recognize when ...

 

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1st July 2015

HPAT results 2013: how your HPAT results will help you gain entry into Medicine or other health sciences courses in Ireland.

What HPAT results will I need to study for my course? The HPAT results of successful applicants ranged from 170 to 238. The highest HPAT result in 2013 was about 228, therefore even those with a HPAT result of about 160 may have a possibility of obtaining an offer. How are HPAT results calculated? The HPAT scaled score for the three sections of the test are added to obtain an overall ...

 

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1st July 2015

IMPORTANT: Changes to HPAT exam 2014

What are the changes for the HPAT exam in 2014? One of the most significant changes to the HPAT exam for 2014 will be a change in the weighting of the HPAT sections. The non-verbal reasoning section of the HPAT will have a reduced weighting of 20% down from 33.3%. Consequently, the weighting of section one: logical reasoning and problem solving and section two: interpersonal understanding ...

 

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1st July 2015

HPAT test tactics and preparation part 6: statistics problems on the HPAT exam

comprehensive HPAT advice from the team at MedEntry HPAT preparation. How to approach statistics problems on the HPAT exam: Frequently a feature of HPAT multi choice, understanding the language of statistics and how to answer those questions involving statistics on the HPAT exam is essential for HPAT success. Below, we have explained, as succinctly as possible, what you need to know in or ...

 

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1st July 2015

HPAT test tactics and preparation part 7: worded mathematical problems

Worded mathematical problems on the HPAT exam: translating worded problems into mathematical symbols. Comprehenisve HPAT advice from the team at MedEntry HPAT preparation. Possibly the most confusing questions on the HPAT exam, worded mathematical problems can actually be solved relatively easily if you understand how the question is written and what the words of the question really mean in ...

 

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