GAMSAT Preparation: Where to Start?
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Week 1

GAMSAT 3-month Study Schedule - Week 1

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." - Lao Tzu

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ACER's GAMSAT Information Booklet; Gold Standard (GS) GAMSAT book's section on Understanding the GAMSAT - GAMSAT Section 1 Resources GS Chapter Review for Section II - Writing the Introduction, Supporting Your Thesis, Organisation and Structure, WritingTask A, Writing Task B, Timing, The Five-Minute Five-Step Plan, Section 2 Vocabulary (book or ebook) GAMSAT Section 1 Resources View videos: GS GAMSAT Biology Graph Analysis Recorded Webinar - Parts 1, 2, 3 (online) Consolidation Sunday: review your Gold Notes from the beginning and consolidate what you learned from the beginning.
Practice Questions ACER's GAMSAT Practice Question eBook (Red Booklet) - Timed Practice Post-test analysis of ACER's GAMSAT Practice Question (Red Booklet) Section 3 questions GS Section 1 Mini Test: Cartoon Test 1 (book or online) + post-test analysis GS Section 2 Exercises on Generating Ideas (book or ebook) + Review of Sample Essays (online) GS Section 1 Mini Test: Cartoon Test 2 (online) + post-test analysis Chapter Review Practice Questions (online)
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GS Review for Section I; Review for Section II - Overview and General Pointers for Section 2, How to Generate a Response (book or ebook) - GS Math Chapter 1 - Numbers and Operations; Chapter 2 - Scientific Measurement (book or ebook) GS Math Chapter 3 - Algebra(book or ebook) GS Math Chapter 4- Geometry; Chapter 5 - Trigonometry; Chapter 6 - Probability and Statistics(book or ebook) GS Biology Chapter 1 - Generalized Eukaryotic Cell (book or ebook)
Practice Questions Post-test analysis of Section 1 and Section 2 questions* - GS Math Chapters 1 and 2 Warm-up Exercises
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GS Math Chapter 3 Warm-up Exercises
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GS Math Chapters 4, 5 & 6 Warm-up Exercises
(book or ebook)
Chapter Review Practice Questions (online)
Supplementary Review Overview of GAMSAT (Section by Section) - Gold Standard GAMSAT Recorded Webinar

YouTube Video on GAMSAT Section 1 Preparation and Tips: Reasoning in Humanities and Social Sciences

GAMSAT Section 2 essay writing resources: Gold Standard's GAMSAT Sample Marked Essays

Paid Section 2 marking services: ACER's Automatic Scoring for Written Communication

Gold Standard GAMSAT Essay Correction Service
YouTube Videos on Worked Solutions to ACER's GAMSAT Practice Questions - Red Booklet Prologue to GAMSAT Section 3 (book);

GS Advice for Those with Non-Science Or Little Science Background (online)
How to Prepare for GAMSAT Section 2 - Gold Standard Essay Guide Part 1

GAMSAT Preparation for Section 2 - Gold Standard Essay Guide Part 2

GAMSAT Section 2 Preparation: Writing Test A essay themes and plan

GAMSAT Writing Test B Designing your GAMSAT essay
Basic GAMSAT Math Review GS Online Science Review Videos
Gold Notes Compile brief notes from your post-test analysis Consolidate your post-test analyses of ACER Practice Questions Compile brief notes from your content review and chapter review solutions Compile brief notes from your content review, chapter review solutions and sample marked essays Compile brief notes from your content review and chapter review solutions Compile brief notes from your content review and chapter review solutions


*If you have registered for the Gold Standard GAMSAT Essay Correction Service and would like to have your essays from the ACER GAMSAT Practice Question Booklet marked, you may email your request to jeanne.tan@gold-standard.com.

Week 2

GAMSAT 3-month Study Schedule - Week 2

Focus on developing your reasoning skills. Do not simply study and regurgitate facts. Reasoning rules in the GAMSAT.

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GAMSAT Section 1 Resources The Meaning of Things by AC Grayling (book) - Moralising, Tolerance, Mercy, Civility, Compromise, Fear, Courage, Defeat, Sorrow, Death GAMSAT Section 1 Resources The Meaning of Things by AC Grayling (book) - Hope, Perseverance, Prudence, Frankness, Lying, Perjury, Betrayal, Loyalty, Blame, Punishment GAMSAT Section 1 Resources The Meaning of Things by AC Grayling(book) - Delusion, Love, Happiness, Nationalism, Racism, Speciesism, Hate, Revenge Consolidation Sunday: review your Gold Notes from the beginning and consolidate what you learned from the beginning of each subject.
Practice Questions GS Section 1 Mini Test: Poetry Test 1 (book or online) + post-test analysis GS Section 2 Exercises on Generating Ideas (book or ebook) + Review of Sample Essays (online) GS Section 1 Mini Test: Poetry Test 2 (online) + post-test analysis GS Section 2 Untimed Practice Essay 1 and Practice Essay 2 (online) - GS GAMSAT Essay Correction Service GS Section 1 Mini Test: Graphs and Tables Test 1 (book or online) + post-test analysis GS Section 2 Exercises on Developing a Logical Response (book or ebook) + Review of Sample Essays (online)

Refinement of your practice essays*

*If you have registered for the GS GAMSAT Essay Correction Service, we suggest refining your practice essays based on our markers' comments.
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GS Physics Chapter 1 - Translational Motion; Chapter 2 - Force, Motion & Gravitation (book or ebook) GS General Chemistry Chapter 1 - Stoichiometry (book or ebook) GS Organic Chemistry Chapter 1 - Molecular Structure of Organic Compounds; Chapter 2 - Stereochemistry (book or ebook) GS Biology Chapter 2 - Microbiology; Chapter 3 - Protein Synthesis (book or ebook) GS Physics Chapter 3 - Particle Dynamics; Chapter 4 - Equilibrium; Chapter 5 - Work & Energy (book or ebook) GS General Chemistry Chapter 2 - Eletronic Structure and the Periodic Table (book or ebook)
Practice Questions Chapter Review Practice Questions (online) Chapter Review Practice Questions (online) Chapter Review Practice Questions (online) Chapter Review Practice Questions (online) Chapter Review Practice Questions (online) Chapter Review Practice Questions (online)
Supplementary Review - GS Online Science Review Videos

PagingDr.net's Discussion Board on Section 2: Essay Writing

PagingDr.net's Discussion Board on Section 1: Reasoning in Humanities and Social Sciences
GS Online Science Review Videos Ted.com (helps for Section 2)

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GS Online Science Review Videos GS Online Science Review Videos
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Week 3

GAMSAT 3-month Study Schedule - Week 3

"The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today's work extremely well." - Jeff Ribman

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GAMSAT Section 1 Resources The Meaning of Things by AC Grayling (book) - Intemperance, Depression, Christianity*, Sin, Repentance

*While AC Grayling discusses this subject in his book with great insight, please note that religion is a very unlikely theme in GAMSAT Section 2. Over the years, ACER has made it a point to select topics that are neither offensive nor would put anyone at a disadvantage.
GAMSAT Section 1 Resources The Meaning of Things by AC Grayling (book) - Faith, Miracles, Prophecy, Virginity, Paganism, Blasphemy, Obscenity

NOTE: While many of these topics are interesting, they are hardly typical themes in GAMSAT Section 2. ACER has always been very careful in choosing subjects that are not morally and culturally offensive to candidates.
GAMSAT Section 1 Resources GAMSAT Section 1 Resources Consolidation Sunday: review your Gold Notes from the beginning and consolidate what you learned from the beginning of each subject.
Practice Questions GS Section 1 Mini Test: Graphs and Tables Test 2 (online) + post-test analysis GS Section 2 Exercises: Practice Quotes for Generating Ideas (book or ebook) + Review of Sample Essays (online)

GS Section 2 Timed Practice Essay 3 and Practice Essay 4 (online) - GS GAMSAT Essay Correction Service
GS Section 1 Mini Test: Graphs and Tables Test 3 (online) + post-test analysis GS Section 2 Exercises on Developing a Logical Response (book or ebook) + Review of Sample Essays (online)

Refinement of your previous practice essays*

*If you have registered for the GS GAMSAT Essay Correction Service, we suggest refining your practice essays based on our markers' comments.
GS Section 1 Mini Test: Graphs and Tables Test 4 (online) + post-test analysis GS Section 1 Mini Test: Graphs and Tables Test 4 (online) + post-test analysis
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GS Organic Chemistry Chapter 3 - Alkanes; Chapter 4 - Alkenes
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GS Biology Chapter 4 - Enzymes and Cellular Metabolism
(book or ebook)
GS Physics Chapter 6 - Fluids & Solids; Chapter 7 - Wave Characteristics and Periodic Motion
(book or ebook)
GS General Chemistry Chapter 3 - Bonding
(book or ebook)
GS Organic Chemistry Chapter 5 - Aromatics; Chapter 6 - Alcohols
(book or ebook)
GS Biology Chapter 5 - Specialized Eukaryotic Cells & Tissues; Chapter 6 - Nervous and Endocrine Systems
(book or ebook)
Practice Questions Chapter Review Practice Questions (online) Chapter Review Practice Questions (online) Chapter Review Practice Questions (online) Chapter Review Practice Questions (online) Chapter Review Practice Questions (online) Chapter Review Practice Questions (online)
Supplementary Review GS Online Science Review Videos Ted.com

GS GAMSAT Sample Essays (available to those registered for Complete GAMSAT courses and GS Essay Correction Service)

GS Online Science Review Videos
GS Online Science Review Videos Ted.com

GS GAMSAT Sample Essays (available to those registered for Complete GAMSAT courses and GS Essay Correction Service)

GS Online Science Review Videos
GS Online Science Review Videos GS Online Science Review Videos
Gold Notes Compile brief notes from your content review and chapter review solutions Compile brief notes from your content review, chapter review solutions and sample essay responses Compile brief notes from your content review and chapter review solutions Compile brief notes from your content review, chapter review solutions and sample essay responses Compile brief notes from your content review and chapter review solutions Compile brief notes from your content review and post-test analysis

Week 4

GAMSAT 3-month Study Schedule - Week 4

Exercise regularly. Take short breaks in between your study. A fit body keeps the mind fit.

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GAMSAT Section 1 Resources The Meaning of Things by AC Grayling (book) - Poverty, Capitalism, Reason, Education, Excellence, Ambition GAMSAT Section 1 Resources The Meaning of Things by AC Grayling (book) - Acting, Art, Health, Leisure, Peace, Reading, Memory GAMSAT Section 1 Resources GAMSAT Section 1 Resources Consolidation Sunday: review your Gold Notes from the beginning and consolidate what you learned from the beginning of each subject.
Practice Questions GS Section 1 Mini Test: Verbal Reasoning Test 1 (book or online) + post-test analysis GS Section 2 Exercises: Practice Quotes for Generating Ideas (book or ebook) + Review of Sample Essays (online)

GS Section 2 Timed Practice Essay 5 and Practice Essay 6 (online) - GS GAMSAT Essay Correction Service
GS Section 1 Mini Test: Verbal Reasoning Test 2 (book or online) + post-test analysis GS Section 2 Exercises on Developing a Logical Response (book or ebook) + Review of Sample Essays (online)

Refinement of your previous practice essays*

*If you have registered for the GS GAMSAT Essay Correction Service, we suggest refining your practice essays based on our markers' comments.
GS Section 1 Mini Test: Verbal Reasoning Test 3 (online) + post-test analysis GS Section 1 Mini Test: Verbal Reasoning Test 4 (online) + post-test analysis
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GS Physics Chapter 8 - Sound; Chapter 9 - Electrostatics & Electromagnetism
(book or ebook)
GS General Chemistry Chapter 4 - Phases & Phase Equilibria
(book or ebook)
GS Organic Chemistry Chapter 7 - Aldehydes & Ketones; Chapter 8 - Carboxylic Acids
(book or ebook)
GS Biology Chapter 7 - The Circulatory System; Chapter 8 - The Immune System
(book or ebook)
GS Physics ; Chapter 10 - Electric Circuits
(book or ebook)
GS General Chemistry Chapter 5 - Solution Chemistry; Chapter 6 - Acids & Bases
(book or ebook)
Practice Questions Chapter Review Practice Questions (online) Chapter Review Practice Questions (online) Chapter Review Practice Questions (online) Chapter Review Practice Questions (online) Chapter Review Practice Questions (online) Chapter Review Practice Questions (online)
Supplementary Review GS Online Science Review Videos Ted.com

GS GAMSAT Sample Essays (available to those registered for Complete GAMSAT courses and GS Essay Correction Service)

GS Online Science Review Videos
GS Online Science Review Videos Ted.com

GS GAMSAT Sample Essays (available to those registered for Complete GAMSAT courses and GS Essay Correction Service)

GS Online Science Review Videos
GS Online Science Review Videos GS Online Science Review Videos
Gold Notes Compile brief notes from your content review and chapter review solutions Compile brief notes from your content review, chapter review solutions and sample essay responses Compile brief notes from your content review and chapter review solutions Compile brief notes from your content review, chapter review solutions and sample essay responses Compile brief notes from your content review and chapter review solutions Compile brief notes from your content review and post-test analysis

Week 5

GAMSAT 3-month Study Schedule - Week 5

When you feel like quitting, remind yourself that you'll have to return to this later anyway but from the very beginning.

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GAMSAT Section 1 Resources The Meaning of Things by AC Grayling (book) - History, Leadership, Travel, Privacy, Family, Age, Gifts, Trifles GAMSAT Section 1 Resources - GAMSAT Section 1 Resources GAMSAT Section 1 Resources Consolidation Sunday: review your Gold Notes from the beginning and consolidate what you learned from the beginning of each subject.
Practice Questions GS Section 1 Mini Test: Verbal Reasoning Test 5 (book or online) + post-test analysis GS Section 2 Exercises: Practice Quotes for Generating Ideas (book or ebook) + Review of Sample Essays (online)

GS Section 2 Timed Practice Essay 7 and Practice Essay 8 (online) - GS GAMSAT Essay Correction Service
GS Section 1 Mini Test: Verbal Reasoning Test 6 (book or online) + post-test analysis GS Section 2 Exercises on Developing a Logical Response (book or ebook) + Review of Sample Essays (online)

Refinement of your previous practice essays*

*If you have registered for the GS GAMSAT Essay Correction Service, we suggest refining your practice essays based on our markers' comments.
GS Section 1 Mini Test: Verbal Reasoning Test 7 (online) + post-test analysis GS Section 1 Mini Test: Verbal Reasoning Test 8 (online) + post-test analysis
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GS Organic Chemistry Chapter 9 - Carboxylic Acids Derivatives; Chapter 10 - Ethers and Phenols; Chapter 11 - Amines
(book or ebook)
GS Biology Chapter 9 - The Digestive System; Chapter 10 - The Excretory System
(book or ebook)
GS Physics Chapter 11 - Light & Geometrical Optics
(book or ebook)
GS General Chemistry Chapter 7 - Thermodynamics; Chapter 8 - Enthalpy & Thermochemistry
(book or ebook)
GS Organic Chemistry Chapter 12 - Biological Molecules
(book or ebook)
GS Biology Chapter 11 - The Musculoskeletal System; Chapter 12 - The Respiratory System; Chapter 13 - The Skin as an Organ System
(book or ebook)
Practice Questions Chapter Review Practice Questions (Online) Chapter Review Practice Questions (Online) Chapter Review Practice Questions (Online) Chapter Review Practice Questions (Online) Chapter Review Practice Questions (Online) Chapter Review Practice Questions (Online)
Supplementary Review GS Online Science Review Videos Ted.com

GS GAMSAT Sample Essays (available to those registered for Complete GAMSAT courses and GS Essay Correction Service)

GS Online Science Review Videos
GS Online Science Review Videos Ted.com

GS GAMSAT Sample Essays (available to those registered for Complete GAMSAT courses and GS Essay Correction Service)

GS Online Science Review Videos
GS Online Science Review Videos GS Online Science Review Videos
Gold Notes Compile brief notes from your content review and chapter review solutions Compile brief notes from your content review, chapter review solutions and sample essay responses Compile brief notes from your content review and chapter review solutions Compile brief notes from your content review, chapter review solutions and sample essay responses Compile brief notes from your content review and chapter review solutions Compile brief notes from your content review and chapter review solutions

Week 6

GAMSAT 3-month Study Schedule - Week 6

"Never consider the possibility of failure; as long as you persist, you will be successful." – Brian Tracy

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GAMSAT Section 1 Resources GAMSAT Section 1 Resources GAMSAT Section 1 Resources GAMSAT Section 1 Resources GAMSAT Section 1 Resources - Consolidation Sunday: review your Gold Notes from the beginning and consolidate what you learned from the beginning of each subject.
Practice Questions GS Section 1 Mini Test: Verbal Reasoning Test 9 (book or online) + post-test analysis GS Section 1 Mini Test: Verbal Reasoning Test 10 (online) + post-test analysis GS GAMSAT-style Section 1 Mini Test 1 GS GAMSAT-style Section 1 Mini Test 2 GS GAMSAT-style Section 1 Mini Test 3 Gold Standard (GS) Free GAMSAT Sample Test* + Review of Worked Solutions
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GS Physics Chapter 12 - Atomic and Nuclear Structure
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GS General Chemistry Chapter 9 - Rate Processes in Chemical Reactions
(book or ebook)
GS Biology Chapter 14 - Reproduction & Development
(book or ebook)
GS Organic Chemistry Chapter 13 - Separations & Purifications; Chapter 14 - Spectroscopy
(book or ebook)
GS Biology Chapter 15 - Genetics; Chapter 16 - Evolution
(book or ebook)
GS General Chemistry Chapter 10 - Electrochemistry
(book or ebook)
Practice Questions Chapter Review Practice Questions (online) Chapter Review Practice Questions (online) Chapter Review Practice Questions (online) Chapter Review Practice Questions (online) Chapter Review Practice Questions (online) Chapter Review Practice Questions (online)
Supplementary Review GAMSAT Physics Formula List GS Online Science Review Videos GS Online Science Review Videos GAMSAT Organic Chemistry Mechanism Summary GS Online Science Review Videos GS Online Science Review Videos
Gold Notes Compile brief notes from your content review and chapter review solutions Compile brief notes from your content review and chapter review solutions Compile brief notes from your content review and chapter review solutions Compile brief notes from your content review and chapter review solutions Compile brief notes from your content review and chapter review solutions Compile brief notes from your content review, chapter review solutions and post-test analysis of the GS Free GAMSAT Practice Test

*If you have registered for the Gold Standard GAMSAT Essay Correction Service and would like to have your essays from the GS Free GAMSAT Practice Test marked, you may email your request to jeanne.tan@gold-standard.com.

Week 7

GAMSAT 3-month Study Schedule - Week 7

"Never consider the possibility of failure; as long as you persist, you will be successful." – Brian Tracy

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Practice Test ACER's GAMSAT Sample Questions eBook (Blue Booklet) - Timed Practice Post-test analysis* GS-1 Full-length GAMSAT Practice Test Post-test analysis* Gold Notes consolidation and review GS-2 Full-length GAMSAT Practice Test Post-test analysis*
Supplementary Review - YouTube Videos on ACER's GAMSAT Sample Questions - Blue Booklet Worked Solutions - - - - -

* Options for Section 2 essay marking service:

ACER's Automatic Scoring for Written Communication

Gold Standard GAMSAT Essay Correction Service - If you have registered for the Gold Standard GAMSAT Essay Correction Service, you have the option to have your practice essays marked from the ACER GAMSAT practice booklet, the GS GAMSAT Practice Test or from the practice quotations provided in your programme. For further enquiries, you may email jeanne.tan@gold-standard.com.

Week 8

GAMSAT 3-month Study Schedule - Week 8

A healthy mind is maintained by a healthy body. Go out and exercise. All those endorphins released at the gym are guaranteed to make you feel and think better!

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Practice Test Day 50 Day 51 Day 52 Day 53 Day 54 Day 55 Day 56
Gold Notes consolidation and review GS-3 Full-length GAMSAT Practice Test Post-test analysis* Gold Notes consolidation and review GS-4 Full-length GAMSAT Practice Test Post-test analysis* Gold Notes consolidation and review

*If you have registered for the Gold Standard GAMSAT Essay Correction Service, you have the option to have your practice essays marked either from the GS GAMSAT Practice Test or from the practice quotations provided in your programme. For further enquiries, you may email jeanne.tan@gold-standard.com.

Week 9

GAMSAT 3-month Study Schedule - Week 9

"In case of doubt, push on just a little further and then keep on pushing." – General George S Patton, Jr.

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Practice Test Day 57 Day 58 Day 59 Day 60 Day 61 Day 62 Day 63
GS-5 Full-length GAMSAT Practice Test Post-test analysis* Gold Notes consolidation and review PrepGenie GAMSAT Full-length Test 11206** Post-test analysis* Gold Notes consolidation and review PrepGenie GAMSAT Full-length Test 11207**

*If you have registered for the Gold Standard GAMSAT Essay Correction Service, you have the option to have your essays marked from any practice test or from the practice quotations provided in your programme. For further enquiries, you may email jeanne.tan@gold-standard.com.

** If you prefer to use other tests that you have access to, you can substitute them in here.

Week 10

GAMSAT 3-month Study Schedule - Week 10

You are almost done. Keep going! You don't want to look back later and know you could've done better.

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Practice Test Day 64 Day 65 Day 66 Day 67 Day 68 Day 69 Day 70
Post-test analysis Gold Notes consolidation and review PrepGenie GAMSAT Full-length Test 11208* Post-test analysis Gold Notes consolidation and review PrepGenie GAMSAT Full-length Test 11209* Post-test analysis

*If you have registered for the Gold Standard GAMSAT Essay Correction Service, you have the option to have your essays marked from any practice test or from the practice quotations provided in your programme. For further enquiries, you may email jeanne.tan@gold-standard.com.

** If you prefer to use other tests that you have access to, you can substitute them in here.

Week 11

GAMSAT 3-month Study Schedule - Week 11

"One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation." – Arthur Ashe

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Practice Test Day 71 Day 72 Day 73 Day 74 Day 75 Day 76 Day 77
Gold Notes consolidation and review PrepGenie GAMSAT Full-length Test 11210** Post-test analysis* Gold Notes consolidation and review ACER's GAMSAT Practice Test (Green Booklet) - Timed Practice Post-test analysis* Gold Notes consolidation and review
Supplementary Review - - - - - YouTube Videos on ACER's GAMSAT Practice Test - Green Booklet Worked Solutions -

*If you have registered for the Gold Standard GAMSAT Essay Correction Service, you have the option to have your essays marked from any practice test or from the practice quotations provided in your programme. For further enquiries, you may email jeanne.tan@gold-standard.com.

** If you prefer to use other tests that you have access to, you can substitute them in here.

Week 12

GAMSAT 3-month Study Schedule - Week 12

You have persevered. You have dedicated yourself to GAMSAT preparation. Be ready to give your best in the real exam!

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Day 78 Day 79 Day 80 Day 81 Day 82 Day 83 Rest Day
ACER's GAMSAT Practice Test 2 (Purple Booklet) - Timed Practice Post-test Analysis* Gold Notes Consolidation and Review Gold Notes Consolidation and Review Gold Notes Consolidation and Review GAMSAT
Supplementary Review - YouTube Videos on ACER's GAMSAT Practice Test 2 - Purple Booklet Solutions - - - - -

*If you have registered for the Gold Standard GAMSAT Essay Correction Service, you have the option to have your essays marked from any practice test or from the practice quotations provided in your programme. For further enquiries, you may email jeanne.tan@gold-standard.com.

Gold Standard 3-month GAMSAT Study Schedule

The Gold Standard 3-month GAMSAT Study Schedule starts with a careful review of the most recent GAMSAT Information Booklet published by ACER and one of their abbreviated practice tests, ACER's ‘GAMSAT Practice Questions’ eBook (a.k.a. the Red Booklet), which is included when you register for GAMSAT. Starting at Week 7, your GAMSAT review will consist of reviewing daily and full-length testing every 3 days. Be sure to take the necessary time with the post-test analyses to begin consolidating your reasoning skills.

If you do not own any of our Gold Standard materials, don't worry! This study schedule will remain helpful as each day specifies the subject and topics which should be your main focus. You can use that information as your guide regardless of which prep material you're using.

Make sure to also read our GAMSAT study tips for creating personal notes. Keeping study notes (Gold Notes) and reviewing them on a daily basis is quite important. It is always best to allot one full day of consolidation of your Gold Notes weekly.

The path is clear to optimise your GAMSAT score: Let’s get started!

How Much Time Should I Study for the GAMSAT?

If you have always been an avid reader of novels and newspapers, who picks up new information in class quickly (irrespective of your actual grades) and you have or are completing a science degree, you might be one of the rare students who study for 1 - 3 weeks - or not at all - and still end up with a great GAMSAT score!

For the great majority of students, an average study time or GAMSAT revision timetable would be 3 to 6 hours/day for 3 to 6 months. If you have absolutely no science background (not even in high school) then you will likely need at least the equivalence of 3 more months of full-time studies to learn the basics. Whatever your background, be sure to spend at least half of your study time sitting and carefully reviewing practice exams (post-test analysis) covering all 3 GAMSAT sections.

Let's underline the essential components: Study, practice questions followed by exams, and finally, careful post-test analysis. These make up your formula for a smart GAMSAT study schedule.

Here’s a free GOLD STANDARD tool to help you design your own personal GAMSAT study schedule:

The Gold Standard GAMSAT Study Schedule: How to Use It Effectively

The first step to an effective study preparation is to identify your strengths and weaknesses. Would Physics be your strongest, followed by Biology, then General Chemistry with Organic Chemistry and Humanities as the weakest? Do you even need some guidance in the Section 2 writing tasks?

Now remember that the basis of your assessment should be GAMSAT-specific and there are three ways for you to find out:

  1. Consider your undergraduate background. If you have a science background, starting with the Section 1 review (Reasoning in Humanities and the Social Sciences) could be your best move. On the other hand, candidates without a science background are recommended to prioritise their science review. As we always say at the Gold Standard, "If you are wondering which subject to review first, start with the subject you 'hate' most (or know least about)!"

  2. Get to know the GAMSAT. We have always emphasised the importance of understanding the skills being tested and the level of knowledge required in the GAMSAT. In this recorded session with Dr. Brett Ferdinand, the author of the Gold Standard GAMSAT textbook, he explains what each GAMSAT test section is all about, what materials are appropriate to read, and which approach would be efficient to tackle the exam: Overview of the GAMSAT (Section by Section).

    Of course, your best source remains the ACER material itself. As soon as the GAMSAT Information Booklet is available, download it and carefully read the details. Alternatively, you can get an overview of the GAMSAT, how it is scored, and the testing locations on our GAMSAT 2018 page.

  3. Sit a diagnostic test. ACER offers four practice tests, one is free with registration and 3 are available for purchase. When you register for the GAMSAT, you will get one of the ACER booklets for free. Another free alternative is the Gold Standard Free GAMSAT Practice Test.

Your GAMSAT revision timetable must include post-test analysis. Ideally, you would use worked solutions to review the explanations for each question, thoroughly understanding why you got certain answers wrong. For ACER's GAMSAT Sample Questions ('blue booklet'), GAMSAT Practice Questions ('red booklet'), Practice Test 1 ('green booklet') and Practice Test 2 ('purple booklet'), Gold Standard has uploaded more than 15 hours of worked solutions to YouTube covering the 300+ multiple-choice Section 3 questions, for free: Gold Standard GAMSAT YouTube Channel. However, before sitting full-length practice GAMSAT tests, you should complete your content review so that you can use practice tests as trial runs. We have constructed an additional 5 full-length simulated exams should you require the extra practice.

After assessing your strengths and weaknesses using the three methods described above, you may now rank the subjects according to how you deem each in terms of difficulty. You can then determine how often in a week you would need to study your weakest subject (ranked as number 1, i.e., your top priority) down to your strongest (ranked as number 5).

Our recommendation is that you study your most and second most difficult subjects, as well as your easiest subject, twice a week.

As to the number of hours per day that you need for revision, an average of 3-6 hours would be ideal. Nevertheless, this should be realistically determined relevant to your university classes and/or working hours.

Your academic grades also spell a difference. GAMSAT prep can take as long as 4 to 6 months if you averaged a C or if you have not taken two or more of the science courses at the undergraduate level. Granting you have taken all science sections and averaged an A, three months or less may be all you need.

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Last year around this time, I completed the GAMSAT Prep course in Perth and realized the other day...

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