GAMSAT Prep Books
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We have mastered every aspect of the GAMSAT and have learnt the most effective tips and strategies for each section of the exam. Click below to view our complete package of GAMSAT preparation books.
GAMSAT Prep Books
An in-depth understanding of the basic fundamentals of chemistry, physics, and biology; strong problem solving and reasoning skills; the ability to understand complex texts and write essays are all important to your GAMSAT success.
We recommend that students begin their prep at least 90 days for the exam and spend 4-6 hours a day on their prep. We have released the best GAMSAT material on the market as we cover everything you need to know for all three sections of the exam (in great detail) and we have thousands of questions which are just like the real exam.
If you’re looking for some free helpful advice for the GAMSAT, check out our GAMSAT study tips post below:
How Can I Best Prepare For The GAMSAT ?
Preparing for the GAMSAT is easier broken down in three sections to understand it as easy as possible.
When it comes to section 1 one of the GAMSAT, it would be best advised that you prepare for the following texts thoroughly as these texts are very likely to be in the exam : essays, poems, cartoons, dramas, editorials, graphs, figures, short stories, essays, letters, journals, and biographies
All of these types of stimulus material can be categorised into the following 4 categories:
- Prose (in all diverse types)
- Poetry (including Drama)
- Social and/or Behavioural Sciences
- Editorial Cartoon and/or Graphic Representations
Regular practice in writing and reading is the best and most effective means for preparing for this section of the GAMSAT. An E-Book reader would be a worthwhile investment for this. You can download unfamiliar words through Amazon and if you are not familiar with some words, you can learn their meaning through the inbuilt dictionary. It’s one of the best ways that we can recommend to improve your vocabulary.
Suggested Readings For GAMSAT Preparation
Following are some readings that will help prepare you for the texts you will find in section 1
- The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Defying Hitler – Sebastian Haffner
- English Passengers – Matthew Kneale
- Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
- The Penguin Book of Twentieth Century Essays – Ian Hamilton
- A Short History of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson
- The Story of My Life – Helen Keller
It should be of primary importance to improve vocabulary through the use of such online tools such as www.vocabulary.com. You should practice questions from the MCAT word list.
Section-I-like questions can also be found on readtheory.org.
Our team has released a Full Length GAMSAT Practice Test, which is identical to the actual GAMSAT exam. Students should complete all of the Section I practice questions in this test. Students should then check all answers and go back and see where they went wrong. This is the most effective and fastest way to improve your score in Section I.
The 4 ACER booklets are also a must-have resource to practice your Section I comprehension skills.
- In the exam, students are to complete two essays – both Task A and Task B.
- Essays should be at least 350 – 400 words.
- Five quotes are provided for each essay task and all of the quotes surround a common theme.
- Task A deals with socio-cultural issues and Task B deals with social and personal issues.
- A title is recommended for each essay. Be creative! The markers are looking for the best ideas. Ideas are more important than spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
- The best ideas get the best marks, so planning your essay in the first 5 minutes is the key to success.
When planning your essay, read the series of 5 quotes carefully and determine the overall theme. The theme is quite obvious. Some examples of themes include: freedom, crime, poverty, wealth, punishment, science, technology, love, friendship, humour, suffering, youth, beauty, ageing, conformity, originality.
What Is Task A Of The GAMSAT ?
S2 – Task A
Task A is an argumentative essay. Each paragraph should be planned out.
Paragraph 1: Introduction – explanation and interpretation of a chosen quote or standpoint you have concerning the overall theme.
Students should aim for three body paragraphs. They should be Thesis, Thesis, Antithesis (or Thesis, Antithesis, Antithesis).
A concluding paragraph should then sum up and reconcile between the Thesis’ and Antithesis. Common themes that students could expect in the GAMSAT Task A include:
What Is Task B Of The GAMSAT ?
S2 – Task B
Task B is a personal essay. It should be written with feeling. Students need to be able to explain and visualise how other people may be feeling in different life situations.
The quotes that students receive have a personal theme, which allows students to relate the themes to their own experiences in life.
Paragraph 1: Acquaint the reader with the topic/theme and state your specific point of view.
There should be 3 body paragraphs. Each paragraph should focus on a different idea that supports your specific point of view.
A concluding paragraph should summarise the main points, then support the main view and end with a great impact on the reader.
What Are Some Common Topics That Students Can Expect In Task B Of The GAMSAT ?
What Does Section 3 Of The GAMSAT Include ?
This section of the GAMSAT includes physics at year 12 level and biology, general chemistry, and organic chemistry all at university level. The exam consists of 20% organic chemistry, 20% physics, 20% general chemistry, and 40% biology.
Candidates are required to use their knowledge and the understanding of concepts in order to answer questions. This section involves the analysis of tables, charts, scientific information, and graphs.
It is important that students practise questions under timed conditions. The ACER booklets are a great start for practice questions.
The Ace GAMSAT team have released a ‘Full-Length GAMSAT Practice Test’ which contains 110 questions that are just like the real exam, so this is definitely a valuable resource.
If you want to know how to study for GAMSAT, then the following Section 3 topic list below is extremely valuable.
These refined topic points are covered in great detail in the respective Ace GAMSAT study guides.
Above all, the best way to prepare for the GAMSAT is pretty simple actually: practice, practice, practice!