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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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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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How to prepare for GAMSAT Section 2

We spoke with Rebecca Stiles, a former GAMSAT candidate that scored 88 in GAMSAT Section 2, she shares her tips on how to prepare for it:  #1. Don’t worry about time Write as many essays as possible during preparation, at one point Rebecca was writing 1 essay per day at one point. She recommends using a GAMSAT Quote Generator during practice. “Take however long you need to write 2 essays. Eventually you’ll get faster, and that’s when you try to get it within the 1 hour time frame“. #2. Get good at Essay Planning & Structuring Rebecca admits that her essay writing skills were not amazing, however she did focus [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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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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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]