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Lowering UMAT exam anxiety

Lowering your UMAT exam anxiety

Let’s face it. From here on in, we will be surrounded by exams, the UMAT, end of year 12 exams, not to mention all the University exams looming not so far into the future. So with all these exams, it is important to develop techniques to reduce and deal with UMAT anxiety. Below are some helpful techniques to help you deal with anxiety in the lead up to the UMAT.

Set up a UMAT study group

Studying with others is an effective way of lowering UMAT anxiety. However, the people you choose to be in your study group influence how effectively the study group will function. Be wary of choosing your friends to be part of your UMAT study group as you may get easily distracted and lose sight of your purpose. Instead, choose people with similar goals and aspirations as you.

Plan a revision schedule for school and UMAT

Make sure you include all your extra-curricular activities such as work commitments. You also need to allocate time for re-revision and going over any areas of the UMAT exam that you are unsure of. The key part of making a revision schedule work is ensuring that the goals you hope to achieve are manageable and realistic.

Planning a UMAT study sessions with breaks

Set a goal for each UMAT study session. Breaking down revision into more manageable goals makes revising less overwhelming. Most people can only concentrate for 20 minutes. Once you fail to absorb any more information, it’s time for a break. Short frequent study periods with breaks helps retention and recall.

Also, half hour time slots are useful for quick revision. If it takes a half hour train trip to get to school in the morning, why not try to work through some UMAT questions you have been having difficulty with or memorising techniques that will be useful for answering certain types of UMAT questions.

Find out the exam details

This will make you feel more comfortable before actually sitting down to do the UMAT. If you learn the details before hand, you won’t be thrown on the day.

Find out what to do if you get stuck on a UMAT question.

If you get stuck on a question during the UMAT, your anxiety level will rise. Fortunately, the UMAT consists of multiple choice questions. If you get stuck, choose an answer, mark the question and move on. If you have time at the end, go back and try to work through the question again. If you run out of time, at least you have a 1 in 4 or 1 in 5 chance of getting the right answer. Don’t let being unsure throw you, the answer is there, you just have to deduce which one it is.

 

UMAT Courses Hobart

UMAT preparation courses are run throughout Australia and New Zealand (as well as some regional cities) leading up to the UMAT. A typical Hobart UMAT Course will include: UMAT focused lectures, advice tips and strategies to ace the UMAT, a practice UMAT exam with results and feedback, one on one UMAT tuition as well as many additional resources for UMAT preparation such as trial UMAT papers, practice UMAT questions, UMAT guides and UMAT drills accessible for students in not only Hobart, but throughout Tasmania.

Studying Medicine in Hobart/Tasmania has become extremely competitive, particularly at an undergraduate level. Competition for entry into undergraduate Medicine courses is fierce which makes the UMAT score extremely important in addition to the other entry requirements such as the ATAR and interview scores. This means that success in the UMAT is a MUST if students wish to study at highly ranked institutions in Tasmania.

Hobart UMAT courses and lectures are facilitated by experienced UMAT educators with the assistance of students who aced the UMAT and will cover various techniques and skills required to answer questions in all three sections of the UMAT exam. In addition to an in depth analysis of past UMAT questions and examples from sections 1, 2 and 3, the  UMAT lectures in Hobart will provide students with the opportunity to ask questions as the sessions are very interactive. The additional resources provided through the Hobart UMAT courses allow students to implement the skills they have learned and practice them in the time leading up to the UMAT exam in July.

In general, The UMAT score consists of one third of the entry requirement for Medicine, there is also an interview component. The interview score is just as important as the UMAT score and the ATAR, which is why UMAT courses in Hobart will generally include some Medical Interview training strategies in their lectures and in their resources. Some Hobart UMAT courses even offer specific Medical Interview Training Sessions that focus solely on interview preparation, including a mock-interview and feedback specific to the university students are applying for.

The Hobart UMAT courses are offered at The Friends School and will generally be held on either weekends or school holidays and run for two full days (9am-5pm), so that they are accessible for all students. UMAT courses Hobart provides an example of and details regarding such UMAT courses in the Hobart area.