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Not Seeing any improvement in GAMSAT Section 1 practice? Try This!

It is a common problem for students to notice  no improvement in GAMSAT section 1 practice. In this article we share a helpful preparation strategy to help identify the problem. It is a very common issue during GAMSAT section 1 practice to attempt loads of questions without much in-depth assessment of their process. However,  the key to improving is by going into as much detail as you can about each answer option and reflecting on your train of thought; you can find underlying causes and recognise patterns in performance. This isn’t easy to say the least, and its best done supervised with an experienced tutor or diverse study group of more than [Read More]

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GAMSAT Section 1 tips From experienced GAMSAT tutors

During the creation of the GAMSAT Virtual Tutor we spoke with a lot of GAMSAT tutors to get some additional GAMSAT section 1 tips. We asked them to recommend 1 tip every student should adopt during prep for a 70+ score. In this article we will share the most common GAMSAT section 1 tips shared by experienced tutors to help with your preparation. We have narrowed down 8 of the most practical tips, they are as follows: Tip #1. Expose yourself to different texts or materials i.e. articles, journals, opinion articles, poems. After reading an article try to summarise it in your own words, refer back to sentences or pieces of text to [Read More]

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GAMSAT Essay Marking Guide (2020 updated)

There is a lot of misinformation online about how to write GAMSAT essays. This article dispels a lot of the poor advice online and offers a proven GAMSAT essay marking guide. GAMSAT candidates are required to write two thirty-minute essays for  the written communications section. Each writing task (Task A and Task B) is in response to a statement, quote, or idea relating to a common theme. The theme will be general rather than specific in nature. The first task (Task A) usually deals with socio-cultural issues while the second (Task B) usually deals with issues that are more based more on one’s perspective and belief. According to the ACER [Read More]

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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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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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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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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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Is this the Best GAMSAT Prep Material?

We get a lot of emails from students asking us to recommend  the best GAMSAT prep material for the exam, but the truth of the matter is that you have to pick what’s right for you. The key thing we hope you take from this article is that there is not such thing as an optimal resource, in other words no GAMSAT prep material is perfect, mainly due to the fact that the GAMSAT requires varying degree of understanding and skill. Secondly, the exam board doesn’t provide any specifics on what you need to prepare for the exam. If you have been looking into GAMSAT preparation materials you most likely might have [Read More]

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GAMSAT Biology: Study plan, key topics, Resources and more

In this article we explore how to prepare for the GAMSAT biology. All the tools and information you’ll need to improve your performance. According to the official information booklet, the GAMSAT biology accounts for 40% of the questions in section 3. That is a lot! especially when you think about how much weight section 3 has on your overall gamsat score. It is important to note that biology questions in the exam test application and reasoning, not your ability to regurgitate facts. Rather, they tend to be in a problem-solving context where you’ll be exposed to some mathematical aspects, such as analysing and interpreting graphs. If your degree is in [Read More]

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