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GAMSAT Physics: Study plan, key topics, Resources, Equations and more

If you are wondering the best way to prepare for the GAMSAT physics we have got you covered. In this article we look at an effective study plan, topics, resources, equations and more. Basically, all the tools and information you’ll need to improve your performance. GAMSAT physics is weird one because in the official information booklet it states that physics accounts for 20% of the questions in section 3. However, in recent sittings, at least 30- 40% of questions have elements of physics in them. Yes, they may not be pure physics question but there require some application of physics knowledge. This crossover is why we recommend you take it [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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GAMSAT Chemistry: Study plan, Key topics, Resources and more

In this article we explore how to prepare for the GAMSAT chemistry. All the tools and information you’ll need to improve your performance. The GAMSAT chemistry accounts for 40% of the questions in section 3 and are made up of two types: general chemistry (i.e study of atoms, bonds and key concepts) and organic chemistry (i.e the study of carbon-containing compounds). Chemistry in the GAMSAT is about the application of certain principles to specific problems and requires a smaller knowledge base than the Biology component of the test. Thus, it is vital to learn key chemistry principles then refine their application in the context of the GAMSAT exam.  GAMSAT Chemistry Study Plan We recommend adopting the 5-step preparation [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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How to make effective GAMSAT flash cards

Creating and studying with GAMSAT flash cards is hands-down one of the most effective ways to quickly learn and retain knowledge, especially when preparing for section two and three. In this article, we will discuss how to make effective GAMSAT flash cards to prepare for the exam. It is difficult to pin point the origin of flash cards as it has been a method of studying for centuries. However, it is essentially a note card with a question on one side and the corresponding answer on the other side. You retain information by repeatedly reading the question and trying to recall the answer. Why traditional Flash cards don’t work for [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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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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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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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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Read this before hiring a GAMSAT tutor!

At the MEDIC BLOG, we take great pride in creating the first ever virtual GAMSAT tutor in the form of the GAMSAT prep challenge, an affordable email course designed to act as both a study schedule and virtual tutor. Our GAMSAT challenge is designed to structure preparation and includes over a hundred exam tips and strategies from past candidates that took and scored highly in the test. However, you may still want to hire a GAMSAT tutor where you get one-on-one teaching tailored to you to give maximum improvement.  The following are key factors to consider when picking a GAMSAT tutor, they are as follows: #1. Teaching Method The principles [Read More]