Now thats the bad stuff out of the way, what is the best way to prepare in passing the GAMSAT. First of all realize that the GAMSAT is made to root out out the unready from the strong. It is made to eliminate you. Preparation is all. Unless you are one of the lucky minority that has very fast quantitative and qualitative analysis, you need to set aside a period to prepare to study.
Now before you start buying every study guide in English, Biology and Physics, you need to think about the thinking behind the GAMSAT. Most of the time the formula and concepts you need for the GAMSAT, will be GIVEN to you in the exam. Therefore do not treat the GAMSAT like a test of memorization.
However, the GAMSAT does have patterns of questions and understanding this can help you prepare.
There are four types of questions, that if you recognize, can eliminate unnecessary study time.
There will be three topics to do with Biology. Gettign ready for these for these unexpected questions can increase your chance of success in
Hidden Physics ideas that are hidden as Biology questions
There will be at least one question in organic chemistry. (This is missed by most candidates).
Preparation Is Everything
The first thing to study is the essential concepts, that every candidate must learn, to increase your chance of passing by 50%. These concepts will help you answer questions, even when you have no idea of the answer.
Another important way to study is to understand the tailored strategies to tackle the two question types and five passage types you will receive in Section I that will put you ahead of the vast majority of GAMSAT students that run out of time.
Section II for example, consists of essay writing. A good study strategy is vital to getting passing marks in this part of the exam. Studying correctly will help you replicate you strategy for gaining total available marks regardless of what 'Quotes' the GAMSAT gives
If study guides Wont Help What Will
The most effective way to succeed in the GAMSAT is through private study material. Choosing the best method depends on your preparation style. For example, there are intensive lectures. These cram the GAMSAT information held over several days. The problem with this that tying to stuff months of study into a week is not for the faint hearted. An different way to study, is to purchase a comprehensive home study. This allows you the flexibility of studying, and the ability to study at your own pace.
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