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Planning GAMSAT ® Study: GAMSAT ® Study Schedule

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.

  1. GAMSAT ® Study Schedule
  2. Using the GAMSAT ® Study Planner
  3. Further Preparation Materials

GAMSAT ® Study Schedule

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 day-by-day study planner, broken down by subject as part of our comprehensive GAMSAT ® Study Guide, by signing up here: Free GAMSAT ® Study Guide. Our GAMSAT ® Study Guide also includes a detailed 14p essay writing guide, and a complete breakdown of the GAMSAT ® Syllabus. In addition, we also provide free GAMSAT ® Practice MCQs and free GAMSAT ® example essays to kickstart your preparation.

Using the GAMSAT ® Study Planner

The GradReady GAMSAT ® Study Schedule provides the following tools :

  1. A simple outline of the steps you should be taking at each milestone in your GAMSAT ® journey, which you can check off to ensure you are staying on track
  2. A space to note down difficult topics that you encounter so that you remember to come back and address them
  3. A checklist of Section 3 topics to check off as you progress through the course
  4. Time management tips to ensure you are staying on top of the study load.

Where to start in creating a GAMSAT ® Study Timetable

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.

  1. Understand your Strengths, Weaknesses, and Goals

    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.

  2. Thoroughly understand the GAMSAT ® exam and each of the sections

    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:

    1. GAMSAT ® Section 1: How to Prepare
    2. GAMSAT ® Section 2: How to Prepare
    3. GAMSAT ® Section 3: How to Prepare

Why is having a GAMSAT ® Study Schedule so important?

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:

  1. A Schedule allows you to Convert your Goals into Achievements

    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.

  2. Direction and Time Management

    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.

  3. Organisation and Control of your Study

    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.

  4. Avoid Stress and Confusion

    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.

GAMSAT ® Tips on Planning and Time Management

  1. When starting the planning process, goal setting is incredibly helpful. Read more about setting yourself SMART goals here.
  2. It is generally better to study efficiently in 45 minute chunks, rather than spending hours and hours sitting down at your desk. You can learn more about this concept on our blog.
  3. While everyone has different backgrounds that affect how long they need to prepare for the GAMSAT ® exam, it is generally wise to start studying as early as possible. Even starting with one or two hours a week early on can make a huge difference to your preparation later down the line as the exam draws nearer.To learn more, read our comprehensive guide to preparing for the GAMSAT ® exam.

Further Preparation Materials

  1. What is the GAMSAT ® ?

    Everything you need to know about the GAMSAT ® Exam from structure and overview to which universities require the GAMSAT ® .

  2. Understanding your GAMSAT ® Results

    Covers everything you need to know about your GAMSAT ® Results - How the scoring works, result release dates and even GAMSAT ® score cutoffs.

  3. How to study for the GAMSAT ® Exam

    A breakdown of how to approach study effectively and how to set up a GAMSAT ® study schedule

  4. How to prepare for GAMSAT ® Section 1

    An overview of what to expect in Section 1 of the GAMSAT ® Exam, how to prepare for the Reasoning and Humanities questions.

  5. How to prepare for GAMSAT ® Section 2

    An overview of what to expect in Section 2 of the GAMSAT ® Exam, how to prepare and how to perfect your essay technique.

  6. How to prepare for GAMSAT ® Section 3

    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.

  7. GradReady Free GAMSAT ® Study Guide

    Get access to the most comprehensive study guide out there:

    • Separate week-by-week study schedules for GAMSAT ® Humanities, Biology, Chemistry and Physics to help you focus on your areas of need
    • 14 pg Essay Writing Guide to help you ace your Section 2 Essays
    • Key Excerpts from our 1200+pg Textbook with an extensive breakdown of what you need to know for each section.