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HPAT Practice Exam with Solutions and Guide

Our HPAT guide and practice exam with brand new, unseen questions are made by a team of Irish-trained doctors with specialist input for various sections.

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Contents: I. Concise tips and tricks for Section I, II and III  Section I: Logical Reasoning and Problem-Solving     Approaching the 3 main types of questions (abstraction of data, dependencies, graph, multiple graphics, scientific method, pure logic principles, common pitfalls, etc)
  Section II: Interpersonal Understanding     Dealing with words you don’t fully understand, choosing between two similar answers     Unwritten rules, beliefs and assumptions of empathetic behaviour
  Section III: Non-verbal Reasoning     Discussion of the main rules (various types of series)   Tricks to do better in all sections of the HPAT     An unsafe and controversial guide to acing multiple choice questions
II. Full practice exam - with elaborate explanations

Please note  the questions are mostly hard, some are very hard, but all are designe…

Leaving Cert French opinion pieces: tips and tricks

Opinion questions can examine a wide range of topics such as racism, the environment, the government, technology, terrorism, the media, immigration, homelessness or drug and alcohol abuse 

  • Prepare some answers but be ready to tackle any kind of subject
  • The most important thing to remember when writing opinion pieces is to structure answers well
  • When reading the question, highlight the key words to keep your focus 
  • Make a very quick plan which includes an introduction, three short but strong argumentative points and a conclusion 
  • Express opinions, ideas and arguments using clear and concise vocabulary 
  • Leave some time at the end for spell and grammar checking 

Useful phrases: 

De nos jours – these days 
À mon avis – in my opinion 
Je pense – I think 
C’est vrai que – it’s true that 
Pour dire la vérité – to tell the truth 
Il faut – It is necessary 
Il est nécessaire – it is necessary 
Tout d’abord – firstly 
Puis – then 
Enfin – finally 
Malheureusement – unfortunately 
Cependant – however 
C’est un sujet brûlant – it’s a burning topic 
D’un autre coté – on the other hand 
En suite – then 
En conclusion – in conclusion 
Pour conclure – to conclude

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