Although the GAMSAT ® exam is incredibly challenging, figuring out how and where to start studying can seem overwhelming in itself. This is partly because there are so many diverse strategies and factors that you can and should consider when starting your preparation. However, as with anything, the key is to have a plan. A well thought out GAMSAT ® Study Schedule will simplify, structure and direct your GAMSAT ® exam preparation so that you can be ready when exam day comes around. Here at GradReady, we’ve decided to help by providing you with a sample GAMSAT ® Study Planner and some tips on how to best manage your study plan.
Our GAMSAT ® Study Planner sets out what you should be doing from 6 months out before the GAMSAT ® exam, right up to the date of the exam. You can either use this plan all the way through your GAMSAT ® preparation, or use it as a skeleton to prepare your own GAMSAT ® Study Timetable.
Our GAMSAT ® Study Schedule can be accessed for free through the below link. Print it out and use it to check off the main topics of the course, note down difficult topics, and ensure that your preparation is going according to plan.
You can also access our more detailed week-by-week GAMSAT ® Study Guide by signing up for our free trial here: GAMSAT ® Free Trial. Our Free Trial includes a complete breakdown of the GAMSAT ® Syllabus, 50 free MCQs as well as a wealth of other preparation materials to help you kickstart your preparation.
The GradReady GAMSAT ® Study Schedule provides the following tools :
The GradReady GAMSAT ® Study Schedule is a useful tool in planning your GAMSAT ® Preparation. However, you also need to ensure you know yourself and the GAMSAT ® exam thoroughly before you can make the best use of it.
Everyone is different, and you need to be able to assess your background, skills and current knowledge. If you are particularly strong in humanities and essay writing, you may need to focus more on the sciences. Conversely, if you are a science whiz, you may be better off spending more time on reading media and practicing your essays. Knowing what to study can often be the hardest part of studying for the GAMSAT ® exam, but it is the first step to effectively using the GAMSAT ® Study Schedule. A great way to analyse your current preparation level is to use a GradReady diagnostics assessment. All of our GAMSAT ® Preparation Courses include a diagnostic assessment to quickly identify your strengths and weaknesses. With the most advanced learning technology on the market, our performance tracking systems allow you to constantly assess your progress and identify the areas you need to work on. To learn more about our courses you can click here: GradReady GAMSAT ® Preparation Courses.
The GAMSAT ® exam tests many different skills, so it is important to have a thorough knowledge of what exactly you will be assessed on. You should keep in mind that it is an exam that tests reasoning and problem solving skills, rather than knowledge, meaning it may be different from exams you have sat in the past. To learn more about the GAMSAT ® exam, you can read our comprehensive guides for each Section:
Planning ahead and sticking to your plan are the most important tips for achieving success in the GAMSAT ® exam, as well as in many other aspects of life. Below are some key reasons why:
This is really the main point of having a plan. Everyone has a mental image of what they want in life and for their GAMSAT ® results, but it often seems overwhelming to start such big tasks when you first look at them. Having a GAMSAT ® Study Planner allows you to break these huge projects into smaller chunks, making them easier to approach and complete. This then gives you a framework and strategy on how you can complete and achieve all these smaller pieces to reach your overall goal.
Having a plan gives you direction and reduces confusion over what you are doing. Each day you can sit down to study knowing exactly what you should be doing, when you should be doing it, and how long it will take you. This helps avoid covering areas you have already learnt, and on trying to work it out as you go along, which inevitably leads to chopping and changing, and wasted time. This also means you are productive in your study, leaving you with more time to do other things in your life.
Creating a GAMSAT ® Study Timetable helps you be more organised and in command because the planning process involves understanding yourself and the syllabus as discussed in the Where to start section of this guide.
Having a plan has many psychological benefits - it reduces the chance you will wake up in the middle of the night panicking that you don’t have a handle on your study. Having a clear routine will help you manage your mental health when balancing personal commitments, work, university, and GAMSAT ® study. For more tips on this, read about Balancing GAMSAT ® study and work here.
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An overview of what to expect in Section 3 of the GAMSAT ® Exam and how to prepare for each of the topics - Biology, Chemistry, & Physics.