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Somachi
are medicine students focusing on HPAT or mocks????
Somachi Leaving Cert Biology24

I don't know if I should just stop studying for mocks altogether. I'm so stressed out. Help :((((


24 Comments
louisaliu
louisaliu
My mocks are next week and i've a hpat mock in the middle of it too, i haven't done Hpat study last week but ill be doing my 2 hours this week and so on. Id have a balance
Somachi
Somachi
my mocks start the 4th but im really worried about the HPAT so im thinking ill just not study for the mocks and work with what ive done so far :/
louisaliu
louisaliu
i think that you should be considering hpat as like an extra subject for the next month. So for however long youre spending on Biology a week, you should do the same for the hpat
obinjoku
obinjoku
Id say study for the Hpat because mocks is just a trial Hpat is the real thing
Adam_5445
Adam_5445
Don't be an idiot - study for the HPAT. The mocks is a trap that many medicine applicants fall into
Somachi
Somachi
so zero study for the mocks??
Adam_5445
Adam_5445
No - do your regular study as you would on any other week, and focus spare time on the HPAT
paulwhelan1
I would definitley focus on the hpat that is a big decider on wether you get in or not
HaneenM
HaneenM
I'm in the same situation so I'm actually balancing between both. Just consider the HPAT as one of your important subjects.
Adam_5445
Adam_5445
Its not even balancing, If you dont do well in the HPAT the LC wont matter, Mocks mean literally nothing and HPAT is everything for a direct entry candiate. Especially with the adjusted points scale
John_171
John_171
I totally agree with Adam, focus on HPAT and spend the time after the mocks to kunckle down and study for the LC. Mocks aren't important the HPAT is
Inconnu
Inconnu
"studying" for the hpat is evidently a waste of time; at the end of the day it's an aptitude test. For christs sake familiarise yourself with the types of questions they can ask of course, but you definitely shouldn't be studying the hpat as you would biology for instance. well that's what I think !
Somachi
Somachi
i don't think it's a waste of time anymore, there are now much more resources than before (grinds, medentry) so lots of people have been actively preparing which obviously affects the scoring, whereas before it was really just a test of aptitude it now is somewhat related to time spent preparing. coming in unprepared isn't really an option if you're serious :/ i thought so too but now that ive started studying for it its obvious that with time your score does improve!
bridgetown1
Your Mock/Pre exams are just as important as a practice match 4 days before a final. Is it important if you won or lost the practice match? Obviously no. What IS important is what you LEARN from the practice match, what parts of your play need improving. It is the same with the Pre/Mock exams. Whether you get a grade 1, 2, 3 or 4 depends on the topics you have studied AND if they come up or not. If you study Photosynthesis and Mendelian Genetics but then Respiration and DNA come up then, obviously, you won't do very well! There is a HUGE amount of luck involved in the Pre/Mock exams. So aim for June, not February, because by then you will hopefully have Photosynthesis, Respiration, Mendelian Genetics and DNA all covered and revised.
maryam_bhad
I'm focusing on the hpat, because the lc wont matter if you do bad on the hpat, and the mocks isnt the real lc exam
alexburke166
focusing on hpat mocks are hyped up hpat very important don't let it be overshadowed
sheesa2002
the HPAT mock is just a trial run . Its not the real thing . Focus mainly on the pres. There is only so much preparation u can do for it anyways
sheesa2002
the HPAT mock is just a trial run . Its not the real thing . Focus mainly on the pres. There is only so much preparation u can do for it anyways
aelabassy
aelabassy
yo bro mocks arent your lc for now focus on your hpat mainly but also do some other study
Yebbaxx
Yebbaxx
the mocks arent what get you into college. Most of my friends who are doing the HPAT are just doing some study for the mocks and their spare time studying the HPAT
Sarahxtewogbade
nike?
Kezi_m
Kezi_m
think about it at the end of the day you basically have one shot at your hpat, and youll still have four months after that to focus on the lc, for now, hpat is number one! best of luck tho whatever you choose
Ranga_2501
how would you study for the hpat
Shaunaleydon24
cool beans
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