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Archive for June, 2014

50 GAMSAT Essay Titles

Below are 5 sets of ‘Task A’ essay titles, and 5 sets of ‘Task B’. Task A tend to relate more towards topical issues and encouraging an argumentative style of writing. Task B, you will notice, is more likely to contain interpersonal and intrapersonal issues, and often are more easily/effectively approached from a discursive, rather than argumentative perspective.

Instruction: Consider the following comments and develop a piece of writing in response to one or more of them. Your writing will be judged on the quality of your response to the theme, how well you organise and present your point of view and how effectively you express yourself. You will not be judged on the views or attitudes you express.

Hint: Practice as you intend to perform; handwrite your answers and restrict yourself to 30 minutes per essay. Then email finished essays to feedback@gamsatsamplequestions.co.uk if you would like them corrected (type or scan them in).

 

TASK A

A.01

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The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” – Sun Tzu

There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.” – Niccolo Machiavelli

I have never advocated war except as a means of peace.” – Ulysses S. Grant

You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.” – Jeanette Rankin

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” – Albert Einstein

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GAMSAT Section 2 – Reading List

There are a number of reasons why you should make reading non-GAMSAT material part of your study plan:

  • To enhance your ability to understand and critically appraise material you read.
  • To broaden your knowledge and understanding of different ideas
  • To excite your creativity or make allowance for a lack of it
  • To expand your emotional and self awareness
  • To improve your spelling and grammar and punctuation

Everybody has different strengths and weaknesses when it comes to the GAMSAT. Below I’ve suggested 4 different reading lists depending on which skills you feel you need to work on.

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Marking Scheme: GAMSAT Section 2

The following is based solely on information provided by ACER and analysis of ACER’s official GAMSAT preparation material. That material is available here(http://gamsat.acer.edu.au/prepare/preparation-materials) and also available via some references at the bottom of the page.

GAMSAT section 2 is Written Communication. In this section you have 1 hour to write two essays, annotated task A and task B. For each essay you will be provided with 5 quotes which share a common theme. You may use any number of these as the basis or inspiration for your essay.

The instruction is as follows:

Consider the following comments and develop a piece of writing in response to one or more of them. Your writing will be judged on the quality of your response to the theme; how well you organise and present your point of view. and how effectively you express yourself.
You will not be judged on the views or attitudes you express.
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Get Better At GAMSAT Section 2

Welcome to GAMSAT Sample Essays – partner website to Gamsat Sample Questions

This website contains a series of tutorials and exercises for anyone looking to improve their score on GAMSAT Section II.

I also provide 1-to-1 online GAMSAT tutoring on request at a rate of 40 euro per session (approx £30 / AU$60)

Any questions and feedback to:  feedback@gamsatsamplequestions.co.uk