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jiye
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:58 pm    Post subject: section 1 and 2 Reply with quote

Hi, everyone.

I can see a lot of people without science background, concentrating of section 3. For myself, with science background(pharmacist), but seriously needing some improvement for section 1 and 2- I have read all the advices listed in this forum! To read and to read and to read lots.
With alot of reading, what else can you do? I am going to try Des O'Neil's essay course as well. Could this magically improve my comprehension/essay skills? Has anyone from science background, whose first language is not English tried des o'neil and got what they want?

I personally think absorbing science topics needed in 4 months is much easier than mastering Shakespear (man dont i hate that guy...) Rolling Eyes
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jiye
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

noone to give me an advice??
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Lovebite
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mate,

Section 1 - is about being able to read and interpret... so the easy way to learn is to do that.

I did all of the practice papers, but I guess given that I have an English background, I didn't need much, besides timing practice.

I would look for comprehension study books, which give you similar style read then answer MCQ style passages. They might not be quite as difficult, but they will help you gain a better methodology for the way to process the passages and the subsequent questions.

Section 2 - If you're planning to do a GAMSAT prep course, make sure it includes marked essays.

I did Med Prep, and while I found the 'online' style of questioning a little disjointed and the Section 1 and 3 stuff was a little poor (a waste to be honest), The essay feedback was absolutely priceless.

I think they marked 6 or 7 essays in total... I can't remember. Everyone who does a program like this reports improved marks, and better style and formatting as a result.

If you can't afford that, just make sure you look into the different style of essay for essay 1 and essay 2, and write plenty of practice essays and give them to someone you trust for feedback..... something is better than nothing.
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alestar
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:06 pm    Post subject: Re: section 1 and 2 Reply with quote

jiye wrote:
Hi, everyone.

I can see a lot of people without science background, concentrating of section 3. For myself, with science background(pharmacist), but seriously needing some improvement for section 1 and 2- I have read all the advices listed in this forum! To read and to read and to read lots.
With alot of reading, what else can you do? I am going to try Des O'Neil's essay course as well. Could this magically improve my comprehension/essay skills? Has anyone from science background, whose first language is not English tried des o'neil and got what they want?

I personally think absorbing science topics needed in 4 months is much easier than mastering Shakespear (man dont i hate that guy...) Rolling Eyes

Hey I am from a non-English speaking country and I did GAMSAT Des O Neil prep course last year, Frankly the good things I see about this course are focused in the Science part of the course, more specifically Organic and General Chemistry. If you studied pharmacy, dont go there... really, the MCQ attendance and home study courses are a bit unorganized and is hard to know how to start with them. I felt i improved much more by reading, and trying to develop my text analysis skills.

I've seen that Medired focuses more in section I and II than in Section III, and is one of the cheapest prep courses out there. Ill give it a go... and let you know
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Kavomatovljem
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:56 pm    Post subject: Tue Oct 13 2009 3 Reply with quote

Apart from the Judge obviously, does anyone else honestly believe that Oscar Pistorius thought there was an "intruder" in his bathroom?
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