Each set of five quotes is based around a common theme, as in GAMSAT. To practise for Section II, give yourself five minutes thinking time and then allow 30 minutes writing time for an essay based on the quotations. Want feedback? Submit your essay to our professional Essay Marking Service.
Common Theme: Negotiation
1: "Conflict is good in a negotiation process... it's the clash of two ideas, which then, all being well, produces a third idea. "
2: "The single and most dangerous word to be spoken in business is no. The second most dangerous word is yes. It is possible to avoid saying either."
3: "Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate."
4: "What is negotiation but the accumulation of small lies leading to advantage? "
5: "Anger can be an effective negotiating tool, but only as a calculated act, never as a reaction."