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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 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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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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10 Great Alternatives to GAMSAT Khan Academy

The following are alternatives for the GAMSAT Khan Academy resource that have been recommended by students that took the exam, we encourage you to check them out during preparation for the GAMSAT. Khan academy is a great resource to prepare for the GAMSAT. However, we recommend also using multiple sources to learn concepts inorder to develop a well rounded understanding. 1. BBC Bitesize The BBC Bitesize is a great tool to to help with revision and learning for all the sciences. Find free videos, step-by-step guides, activities and quizzes in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. It is a really good introductory resources for non-science students looking to build their foundation in [Read More]

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How to prepare for GAMSAT Section 3

The GAMSAT Section 3 is the ‘Reasoning in Biological and Physical science’ section,  it consists of 110 multiple choice questions to be completed in 170 mins. GAMSAT section 3 tests a candidate’s reasoning and understanding of key scientific concepts. The examiners can use different kinds of stimuli including text, tables or graphical displays of data. According to the official GAMSAT booklet students can expect questions to test scientific understanding in the following disciplines – Biology (40%), Chemistry (40%) and Physics (20%). The level of subject knowledge required generally corresponds to the first year of university studies in biology and chemistry, and A-level/Leaving Certificate/Year 12 in physics. The test however focuses [Read More]

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GAMSAT Section 3 Syllabus: Most Commonly tested topics

Not sure where to begin with GAMSAT section 3 revision? Here are a list of the most commonly tested topics in recent exams. According to the official booklet…” the level of knowledge required for the GAMSAT section 3 corresponds to the first year of university studies in biology and chemistry, and A-level/ Leaving Certificate/Year 12 in physics”. Unfortunately, that’s all the information we are given! There is no official GAMSAT section 3 syllabus or knowledge guide. But not to worry, we ‘kinda’ got you covered 🙂 We spoke with a few candidates that took the exam recently (Sept 2017, March 2018 and Sept 2018) to create the list below based [Read More]