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Archive for July, 2012


Tutorial: Learning the right words for Section 1

There is a subset of questions on GAMSAT Section 1 which specifically test vocabulary.

These questions are structured in relation to the passages in such a way that it is very difficult to infer an unambiguous meaning of the key words without having a prior understanding of them.

Examples of how these questions might look:

  • According to X, Y has a tendency to be:
  • In comparison with X, Y is:
  • This diagram represents X as:
  • The word/phrase ‘X’ suggests/connotes:
  • The word X (line p) is closest in meaning to:
  • Which of the following descriptions best fits X:
  • X is portrayed as:
  • X treats Y with: