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Great GAMSAT Books to build Background Knowledge for Section 2

The list of books below were recommended by past candidates that took the exam to help broaden one’s knowledge in philosophy, morality, religion, social justice, economics and politics, among other prominent topics. Yes, there is a wealth of relevant information readily available on the internet. But for those her prefer paper-based literature, the following are a handful of GAMSAT books that are must-reads for the exam: We do not recommend buying every single one, just pick the most suitable for your GAMSAT revision: Philosophy #1. The Reason of things – A.C Grayling This book consists of a collection of Grayling’s regular ‘Last Word’ columns in the Guardian. This time topics include [Read More]

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Ultimate GAMSAT Essay topics List

Not sure where to begin in building your ‘knowledge bank’ for section 2? Here are some key GAMSAT essay topics to get you started: We created this GAMSAT essay topics list to help with building your knowledge for the GAMSAT writing task. There are a number of benefits in doing this, they are as follows: Allows you give better and more specific examples in essays Have better openers and closers Allows you write a more interesting and engaging essay So, how do you build on knowledge in such a short time? We recommend a combination of watching YouTube videos, podcasts and anything you can get your hands on that doesn’t feel [Read More]

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Use this technique to evaluate performance in GAMSAT practice papers

Attempting practice questions is a vital component of GAMSAT practice, we recommend attempting GAMSAT practice papers at almost every stage of the preparation for the exam. GAMSAT practice papers are particularly useful in evaluating progress and identifying strengths and weaknesses in the exam, if assessed properly. I recommend adopting  the SWOT framework when reviewing performance. I recommend completing a diagnostic test at initial stages of preparation to determine the best course of action to take. You need to identify your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) as soon as possible. SWOT analysis is a framework for identifying and analysing the internal and external factors that can  have an impact on [Read More]

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Two proven strategies to spot Weak Areas during GAMSAT practice

As part of the 30-day GAMSAT Challenge candidates are required to be critical when reviewing their GAMSAT practice tests results. In this article we will look at some of the proven strategies to help spot weak areas during GAMSAT practice. I believe one of the main reasons a lot of candidates do not see any improvement during GAMSAT practice is due to  not being critical enough. In this article I will share 2 proven strategies to help you successfully spot weak areas during GAMSAT practice: Strategy # 1 – Practice test Strategy This is where you do a series of diagnostic tests to identify weak areas and skills within a specific section. These diagnostic [Read More]

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Try these strategies during GAMSAT essay practice!

It may come to a surprise to some that there is no magic formula when it comes to GAMSAT essay practice. The official GAMSAT guide gives very broad guidelines about how essays are marked, but one thing we can deduce is that good quality writing is key, regardless of the writing approach.  When it comes to structure, the writing style used to present ideas isn’t important as long as it is in a logical and easy-to-follow way. We recommend during practice to switch things up and try different things to help mould your writing style. The following three strategies were recommended by top scoring candidates that took the GAMSAT in [Read More]

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Review – Most Recommended GAMSAT Quote Generator

We have reviewed and used every GAMSAT quote generator recommended to us by our readers. In this article we shortlist the most popular ones to help with preparation for section 2. A GAMSAT quote generator is great tool to practice essays and improve your ability at analysing quotes for different themes. In this article we share the most popular GAMSAT quote generators and how to use them. These quote generators are pretty much the same but have slightly differing functionality. Have a go at each and see which one works best for you #1. Fraser GAMSAT ( 8 out of 10) The Fraser GAMSAT quote generator was the most recommended, [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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GAMSAT September Sitting: Everything You Need to Know in 1 minute

The Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) is administered twice a year in March and September. This article is a quick summary of everything you need to know about the GAMSAT September sitting. Date: The GAMSAT September Sitting is normally held mid-late September of each year. Registration:  Registration for the GAMSAT September exam is from mid-May. Fee: The fee to sit the exam is $490 (including GST) in Australia, €325 in Ireland or £255 in the UK (subject to change) Additional Material: The registration fee includes a copy of the official online Practice Questions e-book provided by ACER. Registration Deadline: Registration for September sitting closes early August. Structure of the GAMSAT: The GAMSAT is made [Read More]

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GAMSAT March Sitting: Everything You Need to Know in 1 minute

The Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) is administered twice a year in March and September. This article is a quick summary of everything you need to know about the GAMSAT march sitting. Date: The GAMSAT March Sitting is normally held mid-late March of each year. Registration:  Registration for The GAMSAT MArch exam is from November the previous year. Fee: The fee to sit the exam is $490 (including GST) in Australia, €325 in Ireland or £255 in the UK. Additional Material: The registration fee includes a copy of the official online Practice Questions e-book provided by ACER. Registration Deadline: Registration for March sitting closes early February. Structure of the GAMSAT: [Read More]


GAMSAT Test: Everything You Need to Know

The Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) is the admission test required by some graduate medical school programmes to assist in the selection of students to participate in graduate-entry medical programs in Australia, Ireland and the UK. The GAMSAT test draws on a wide ranging number of skills and subject knowledge naturally aligned to problem-based learning in most medical programmes. It tests basic science concepts as well as general skills in problem solving, critical thinking and writing. If your degree is in a non-scientific field of study you can still sit the GAMSAT test and succeed  – a science degree is not always a requirement for graduate medicine, in fact [Read More]