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The “Best” GAMSAT Preparation Materials (2020 Updated)

I achieved 74/75/81 in the GAMSAT and this article I’ll be sharing the “best” preparation materials to prepare for the GAMSAT, I’ve rated each type of material according to their “usefulness”, offer tips on picking the right ones and share mistakes to avoid when using them. If you are new to the blog, my name is Raman, and I’m a 4-year GAMSAT tutor and one of the latest members of THE MEDIC BLOG team. We have just wrapped up our free 30-day GAMSAT preparation challenge, and I wanted to share my tips on picking the right GAMSAT preparation materials. From my tutoring experience, the most significant factor in determining the [Read More]

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How to prepare for GAMSAT Section 3

The GAMSAT Section 3 is the ‘Reasoning in Biological and Physical science’ section,  it consists of 110 multiple choice questions to be completed in 170 mins. GAMSAT section 3 tests a candidate’s reasoning and understanding of key scientific concepts. The examiners can use different kinds of stimuli including text, tables or graphical displays of data. According to the official GAMSAT booklet students can expect questions to test scientific understanding in the following disciplines – Biology (40%), Chemistry (40%) and Physics (20%). The level of subject knowledge required generally corresponds to the first year of university studies in biology and chemistry, and A-level/Leaving Certificate/Year 12 in physics. The test however focuses [Read More]

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Read this before booking a GAMSAT course!

Investing in a GAMSAT course is not cheap. With  a lot of mixed reviews online on the usefulness of these programs we have provided a quick guide on how to pick the right one. If you are looking to book a GAMSAT course then you have come to the right place. They can be an asset when preparing for the exam. The key thing we want you to recognise is that no GAMSAT course is good enough that is has helped every single student that as enrolled on them and no course is so bad that it has failed every student who has used it. That being said, the key [Read More]

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GAMSAT speed reading techniques to save time in the exam

In this article we will explore some GAMSAT speed reading techniques for exam day. These are proven GAMSAT speed reading techniques recommended by past students that took the exam. They are as follows: 1. Skimming This is a basic process where your eyes skip over a few words at a time. For a beginner level you only focus on one word in every four or five. As you practice, and when you can safely scan over content less carefully, you may only focus on one or two words per line. You will be amazed at how your eyes and brain fill the gaps. To do this effectively you need to [Read More]

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How to Construct a GAMSAT Essay Thesis

We recommend learning how to construct a GAMSAT essay thesis statement when preparing for section 2. Forming a good GAMSAT essay thesis comes with practice, in this article we will explore how to construct one: What is a thesis statement?  Every practice essay you write should have a main point, a main idea, or central message. The point(s) you make in your essay should reflect this main idea. The sentence that captures your position on this main idea is what we call a thesis statement.  How long does it need to be?  A thesis statement focuses your ideas into one or two sentences. It should present the topic of your [Read More]

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Proven Strategies to Improve Your GAMSAT Essay Plan

The goal in section 2 is to present a logical, reasoned response to a specific question. An effective structure helps your idea unfold clearly to the reader. You want your response to be focussed and progressive, rather than all over the place. Ideas don’t make much sense if they aren’t arranged in some way. Something has to come first, something has to go last, and several things usually end up in the middle, one after another, in a logical sequence. Developing a GAMSAT essay plan will help determine that sequence, think of a piece as being divided into parts, one for each group of ideas the writer is working with. [Read More]

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Best Online UCAT Courses (2020 updated)

The UCAT is a computer-based exam so using an online  course during preparation is absolutely critical. After buying all the popular courses out there, we’ve shortlisted our final picks to prepare for the exam. In this guide, you’ll learn which online UCAT courses are the best to prepare for the exam, how to pick the right course for you and how to use them for effective studying. This article is pretty detailed, so here are reference links you can use to jump directly to different parts of the guide. That said, I recommend reading the whole article if you can! Best All-in-One Online UCAT CoursesBest Online UCAT Course for Practice QuestionsBest [Read More]

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