80_20 principle during gamsat prep
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Achieve 3 months GAMSAT prep in 1 month

At some point during your GAMSAT prep it might feel like you’re spending countless hours “studying” without getting much productive work done. This can be incredibly frustrating, and a drain on time and energy. It’s not easy preparing for the GAMSAT, and the truth of the matter is that for most students they will never ever feel “fully ready” to take the actual test. Nonetheless, imagine if you could accomplish 3 months worth of “studying” within a month? It sounds too good to be true but think about it for a second. Is it possible to design an efficient study plan where you spend less time studying but still get more done? that’s [Read More]

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podcasts for gamsat
GAMSAT

Free Podcasts for GAMSAT Preparation

We encourage students taking the GAMSAT to understand the most common theories in ethics, politics, philosophy and psychology, among other prominent topics, that could prove useful for section 2. A great and convenient way to broaden your knowledge on such theory is by listening to Podcasts. They are entertaining and feel less like work – so are a great option to supplement GAMSAT study. We have compiled a list of free podcasts that have been recommended by students for GAMSAT preparation. They include: #1. StarTalk StarTalk is a podcast on space, science, and popular culture hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, with various comic and celebrity co-hosts and frequent guests [Read More]

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gamsat feynman technique
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Feynman Technique: Best way to learn anything for the GAMSAT

Named after the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman – who, in addition to being a brilliant scientist, was great at relaying complex ideas to others in simple, intuitive ways – the Feynman technique is a method for learning or reviewing a concept quickly that can be used to prepare for GAMSAT section II and III.  Richard Feynman created a formula for learning that ensured he understood a concept better than everyone else. It’s called the Feynman Technique and it will help you learn anything faster and with greater understanding. Best of all, it’s incredibly easy to implement. There are four steps to the Feynman Technique. Step 1: Teach it to a child Take [Read More]

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GAMSAT

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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GAMSAT

The GAMSAT Study Plan Adopted by High Scoring Medics!

We’ve spent the last 18 months working on the GAMSAT Virtual Tutor and interviewed over 100 high scoring candidates to get some insight into their study plan for the exam. The GAMSAT study plan I share in this article is the exact approach I used to prepare for the exam and it’s amazing to discover its a similar approach used by many of the top scoring  students I had the pleasure to speak with during the research of the book. So what is this GAMSAT study plan then? Step 1: Recognise This is the first step and It involves recognising your strongest and weakest areas in the GAMSAT. It is [Read More]

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gamsat questions
GAMSAT

1000+ Free GAMSAT Questions (2020 updated)

Sorry for the clickbait LOL! The truth of the matter is, there is NO such thing as Free GAMSAT questions that are to the same standard as what you will find in the real test! So why bother? You can scour the internet as much as you like but you’ll eventually realise that they are no such thing as good quality GAMSAT questions that are free. Best to come to this realisation now rather than months into your GAMSAT preparation. We spent hours reviewing websites that offer free GAMSAT questions to prepare for section 1 and 3, though they can be helpful for conceptual understanding, they are not to the same standard.  [Read More]

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acer gamsat booklets
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How to use the official ACER GAMSAT Booklets

The ACER GAMSAT booklets are the only official practice materials.  The sample questions and practice tests best simulate the scope of the real exam. In this article we will look at each one and give an overview on how to use them. The purpose of the ACER GAMSAT booklets is to give you an idea as to what to expect in each section and monitor improvements over time. In order to explain how to use them, lets first look at the GAMSAT study plan recommended by many of the top scoring students we had the pleasure of interviewing when researching the GAMSAT Virtual Tutor.  So what’s the study plan? It includes [Read More]

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KPIs assessing gamsat results
GAMSAT

Key Performance indicators to assess GAMSAT results during Revision

Success in an exam like the GAMSAT relies upon a good understanding of what is important to pass the exam. Monitoring GAMSAT results during practice is crucial but focussing on the wrong indicators can result in a low score. A key performance indicator (KPI) is a type of measurement that evaluates progression over time. It is widely used by organizations to monitor and analyse factors deemed crucial to the success of the company. During preparation for the exam we will use GAMSAT key performance indicators (GKPIS) to increase productivity and study-efficacy. By setting GKPIs you are adopting an evidence-based approach to studying where you make smarter decision based on the [Read More]

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How to use a GAMSAT Question Log Spreadsheet

In this article we explore the benefits of a GAMSAT question log and how to use it to effectively prepare for the exam. GAMSAT question logs are hugely underrated when preparing for the exam. They can be an absolute asset if used properly. A question log is basically an excel spreadsheet that lets you track your GAMSAT study. This ensures you adopt a reflective and evidence approach to preparing for the exam, proven to be significantly more effective in improving ones’ performance in the test. Benefits of a GAMSAT Question Log How many of these situations sound familiar to you?… Practising loads of GAMSAT questions and not seeing any improvement. [Read More]

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gamsat course
GAMSAT

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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