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1st July 2015

HPAT test tactics and preparation part 10: coping with HPAT stress and anxiety on HPAT test day

Pressure, pressure: coping with nerves and stress on the actual HPAT test day. Having done HPAT practice exam, after practice exam, after practice exam, most HPAT candidates will be raring to go come July 31st. Whilst HPAT preparation is key to your HPAT success, it is not the only factor that will affect your HPAT performance on the actual HPAT test day. Being able to cope with the nerves a ...

 

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1st July 2015

HPAT test tactics and preparation: an overview

HPAT test tactics and preparation: HPAT test tactics and preparation part 1: Avoiding multiple confusions in the multiple choice section of HPAT HPAT test tactics and preparation part 2: Process of Elimination in HPAT multichoice HPAT test tactics and preparation part 3: HPAT questions involving percentages HPAT test tactics and preparation part 4: HPAT probability questions ...

 

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Should I do a HPAT preparation course?

1st July 2015

Should I do a HPAT preparation course?

Isn't the HPAT an aptitude test, so what's the point in preparing? The HPAT may be an 'aptitude' test, but there can be no doubt that having seen HPAT style questions before, and understanding how to answer them, will increase your chances of succeeding in the HPAT. While practice may not always make perfect, practice does increase your ability to perform in the HPAT exam be ...

 

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1st July 2015

What is the HPAT exam?

The HPAT-Ireland (Health Professions Admission Test-Ireland) is an admissions test used by Irish Medical Schools for undergraduate entry into medicine. The HPAT-Ireland test measures a candidate’s logical reasoning and problem solving skills as well as non-verbal reasoning and the ability to understand the thoughts, behaviour and/or the intentions of people. HPAT test results are combined wit ...

 

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1st July 2015

Easy HPAT questions have obvious and popular answers: how to avoid falling into HPAT answer traps!

As you complete more and more practice HPAT exams you may start to notice the following HPAT trend: Easy HPAT questions have obvious and popular answers, whilst hard HPAT questions have unexpected and unpopular answers. It helps to think of HPAT questions as popularity contests. The answer to an easy question is the most popular choice. The answer to a difficult question is the least popula ...

 

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10 Tips for During the HPAT

1st July 2015

10 Tips for During the HPAT

You have rehearsed for this day for the past few months, so here are a few final tips that you have no doubt heard before. Here at MedEntry, we want to make sure that you have as smooth a HPAT experience as possible. Please share this article with your friends or family if you think they need some final tips as well. 1. Read and Think carefully. Consider all the choices in each question on ...

 

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Tips for Multiple Choice on HPAT

1st July 2015

Tips for Multiple Choice on HPAT

The HPAT consists of only multiple choice questions. While multiple choice means they give you the correct answer as one of the options, choosing it is not as easy as it seems. Here are some useful tips for answering multiple choice questions for the HPAT Answer all questions. For Logical reasoning, problem solving and understanding people questions in the HPAT you have a 1 in 4 chance o ...

 

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1st July 2015

Simplifying HPAT passages

The passages that you are required to read and understand in the HPAT can be long and dense. Absorbing enough information from the passages to answer the questions can be difficult and your brain will not be able to recall all the information that you read from a passage. However, passages can be broken down into simpler forms to help you better process and recall the passages when it comes to ...

 

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Improving your Critical Thinking Skills

1st July 2015

Improving your Critical Thinking Skills

Everyone has their own concept of the world, of how they interpret and predict stimuli. This “concept” is underpinned by their philosophical approach to life. Whilst philosophy may seem to be a branch of knowledge best left for academics, the truth is we all utilize some form of it. It surprises some people when they are told they use philosophy in just about everything they do ...

 

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1st July 2015

HPAT stress – friend or foe?

So you have bought a package and started your practise. Well done! You are on your way to improving your HPAT score already. Now it is time to develop effective revisions skills that prepares you mentally and physically. Practise is no good if your nerves let you down. Even elite athletes at the Olympics who practise for years crumple due to nerves. Don’t let that be you! Don’t save your exam ...

 

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