UCAT Verbal Reasoning Online Workshop
The UCAT Verbal Reasoning Workshop is a specialised UCAT preparation course. The workshop is a two-hour session where UCAT candidates learn how to critically appraise and analyse information presented in various passages. This workshop specifically prepares candidates for the verbal reasoning section of the UCAT exam.
By attending the workshop, students learn core skills in critical evaluation of information presented in a written form. Such skills are vital for both qualified and training health professionals as they are regularly required to demonstrate high-level verbal reasoning skills both inter-professionally, and among their patients.
The workshop is delivered via the METC Institute online classroom by a member of the METC Institute Academic Faculty. Sessions are available in the months of April, May, and June prior to the official UCAT exam. See the Location & Dates tab for more information. Students may also access a recording of their workshop. Workshops are designed to be completed in conjunction with official UCAT preparation materials (which includes 3 official full-length online UCAT exams and another 400 official UCAT questions available in a question bank) to facilitate a complete preparation that will confer a distinct advantage to students.
The UCAT Verbal Reasoning Workshop is one of five workshops that students may attend in preparation for the UCAT. The other workshops may be completed in conjunction with this course. Students may also elect to maximise their preparation by completing all five workshops via a formal UCAT preparation program.
Aims of the UCAT Verbal Reasoning Workshop
The UCAT Verbal Reasoning Workshop aims to assist students in maximising their UCAT verbal reasoning section score via the following:
- Assisting candidates to develop a general understanding of the rationale of the verbal reasoning section
- Teaching candidates specific techniques for working through verbal reasoning questions of different types
- Enabling candidates to recognise both explicit and implicit information in passages, and use of that information to draw conclusions
- Building candidate ability to recognise implications within passages, and the importance of these in efficiently answering questions
- Ensuring candidates minimise the habit of making assumptions when drawing conclusions, and focusing on evidence-based rationale
- Refining candidate verbal reasoning practice methods
- Providing candidates with an efficacious plan of study in the lead up to their examination
About the UCAT Verbal Reasoning section
The UCAT Verbal Reasoning section of the exam:
- Is completed over 21 minutes
- Contains 11 passages
- Requires completion of 44 multiple choice questions (4 questions for each passage)
Questions are of five different types including
- True/False/Can’t tell questions
- Incomplete statements
- According to the passage questions
- Except questions
- Most likely questions
Candidates must ensure they critically appraise the passages prior to answering the questions. This skill is central to the Verbal Reasoning Workshop. Additionally, when answering the questions, candidates must use only the information provided in the passage and avoid reliance on prior knowledge. These are further skills emphasised in the workshop.
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