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Top Tips for Acing Your CASPer Test

Getting into medical school at the university of your choice has never been an easy thing. Typically, the process has involved reference letters, an interview, and even a personal essay. Well now it has taken on a whole new look thanks to the CASPer test, which is being used by a number of top Canadian universities.

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This online screening tool is now working to find applicants that would make for the best students and graduates in the medical school program. The test is so you unique that those who are grading/rating the test have had to go through intense training so they know what to look for.

If you’re faced with CASPer preparation and you’re wondering what you can do on your end to ace the test and be accepted into the school, you’re going to want to check out these top tips.

Tip #1 - Become an Expert on CASPer

Before you actually take the test, it's a good idea to brush up on what CASPer is, what it aims to do, how it is structured, and how long the test takes. The more you can educate yourself on the test itself, the better you will fare.

Tip #2 - Be Mindful of Time

The CASPer test is 90 minutes in length with 12 different stations. It's important to be aware of this because you need to work fairly quickly if you are to complete all the sections. Many find that increasing their typing speed can help them on the test. The last thing you want is to waste away time on the clock while you are slowly clicking away on the keys trying to find the letters.

One of the best ways to increase your words per minute speed is to practice typing often.

Tip #3 – Make Sure Your Hardware is in Order

Because you never know when the unexpected can happen, you want to make sure your hardware is in good working order before you start the test. This is an online test, which means you should have a reliable, strong, and fast Internet signal.

If you are working on a laptop computer, it’s a good idea to plug it in while you take the test so you aren’t worrying about your battery level.

At the same time, you want to be sure you are taking the test somewhere that provides you with a comfortable and quiet working space. There should be no interruptions to worry about.

Tip #4 - Don't Speed Through Your Answers

Your answers will be scrutinized quite heavily so it's a wise idea to think about the question and your response before you start to type. Even if this means you need to take a couple of seconds to think, breathe, and relax, then you should go ahead and do that. Your responses should show that you understand the topic/issue that is being discussed and help you to stand apart from other applicants.

Stay Positive and Professional

Even with all the preparation in the world, going into the test with a positive and professional attitude can often be the number one technique in acing the test.

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