Selection Test Advice

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psychdoodles
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Selection Test Advice

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Now that all selection tests are over for 2024, what general advice would you give future applicants? Nothing content specific (!!!), as to keep it fair and follow both selection test and forum rules. Just general tips that you would have found helpful ♡


Here are mine:

- Deductive Reasoning (Lancaster/Manchester): For context, you can't skip questions, and have to put an answer but the time limit is very short. If you get stuck, just put in your best educated guess and move to the next question, it's better to get one wrong than miss a few, because missed questions get penalised. Give the practice test (available on the SHL website) a good shot to practice your time skills! You won't get feedback on either the practice or real test regarding what questions you got write/wrong so just use it as a practice in terms of getting as many questions as possible answered in the available time.

- Trent Written Test: You don't get much information on the content of this and it can be quite stressful (please don't ask what is on it, it's not allowed), but remember everyone doing it the first time is on the same boat as you. Just do your best, you'll surprise yourself with how much you know. The university reccomends "Greenhalgh, T. (2014). How to read a paper: The basics of evidence-based medicine" as a helpful read. They are able to accommodate for accessibility needs, the exam is at Lincoln University campus rather than online but the venue is accessible and has a lift. The test is on a computer, and they provide a pen in case it that's helpful. It's useful to remember your Clearing House Number off by heart but they'll write it down for you if needed.
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