Re: GAMSAT Study Plan
GAMSAT Study Plan
Don’t have a GAMSAT study plan and feeling overwhelmed by the quantity of study you need to get done before the looming GAMSAT? Or don’t know where to start? Well, no matter where you are in your GAMSAT journey, the best thing you can do to maximize the effectiveness of your study and ensure that you achieve all of your goals before the exam date, is to actually MAKE A GAMSAT STUDY PLAN!
It’s easy to just launch yourself into study without proper consideration of the topics you need to cover and the skills you need to practice. But have no fear! These simple suggestions will help you to make a solid plan that will ensure you tick all the boxes and feel confident to smash the GAMSAT!
GAMSAT Study Plan – Step 1. Familiarise yourself with the content of GAMSAT
The first thing you should do is to understand the structure of the GAMSAT, and the key topic areas that they can test. This can be achieved by using online resources or compiling a list of topic areas that you notice continually crop up on the practice papers! Once you have a list of the GAMSAT ‘syllabus’, you can then go through it and highlight the areas that you are, and aren’t familiar with! Which brings us to our next point!
GAMSAT Study Plan – Step 2. Honour your Weaknesses!
Don’t overlook your weaknesses, give them the time they deserve!! A lot of people fall into the trap of practising what they enjoy and are good at, whilst neglecting the areas they find more challenging! Whilst it is important to practice ALL sections of the GAMSAT, make sure you allocate an appropriate amount of time to strengthening your weaknesses! Your background will dictate what you need to focus on when making your GAMSAT study plan, and for everyone sitting the GAMSAT, this will be different! For those literary geniuses out there who spend every waking minute of their spare time chewing through books and poems, you will probably need to have a more science-heavy study plan! On the other hand, for all you science lovers, rather than heavily revising the intricate details of your science degrees, you might want to have a more strategy based study plan or a plan that gives more time to essay improvement!
GAMSAT Study Plan – Step 3. Make the Plan!
Everyone will have their own preferred way of making their GAMSAT study plan! For some, it might be a diary, and for others, it might be sticky notes all over your mirror! It doesn’t matter what you do, as long as you have some direction to your study within a specified time frame. If you haven’t already found something that works for you, we suggest to make a table and stick it on your desk. Draw up a table that has dimensions that account for 7 days of the week multiplied by the number of weeks that you have left before the exam. In the days that you are available to study for the GAMSAT, allocate your selected topic areas into each box. This way, you will be held accountable for your study time and will be able to make sure that you hit all the areas you need to. In the month leading up to the exam, try and schedule a timed, full-length practice paper once a week so your body gets used to doing the GAMSAT marathon!
GAMSAT Study Plan – Step 4. It’s not all bad!
It’s really important that you schedule in time for yourself into your plan. It’s hard to balance study, work, uni and social life, but it’s important!! Make sure you don’t pack your plan so full of study that you overwhelm yourself. Schedule in regular exercise and social time so that you don’t go stir crazy!
Before you go, don’t forget to get your free Section 3 Gamsat Practice Test.