How To Prepare For The Long Passages In Section 1

How To Prepare For The Long Passages In Section 1

  • Posted by Admin
  • On November 10, 2016


The GAMSAT has evolved over the past 9 years that I’ve been following it.

And every year it’s slightly different.

What’s been happening recently is that passages about doctors and written by doctors have been appearing in Section 1.

But these aren’t the interesting Buzzfeed-style articles you’re used to reading online.

We’re talking about long passages with complex, dry, boring language. In this exam, you don’t get much time to read, understand it all and answer the difficult questions. So the whole thing is a frantic mess.

Did I mention that they’re long? Over 1 page in some cases!

You have to be fast and comfortable reading this type of material.


You still have the poetry, the ancient plays, old literature, editorial cartoons and more.

So how do you get your head around all this AND everything you need to cover for the Science section? And the essay section?

Well, you don’t.

You have to be very efficient and effective in your S1 preparation.

Reading books about interpreting plays and poetry is a waste of time. ‘Reading widely’ is even worse! How do you know that what you’re reading is actually relevant, will come up on the GAMSAT or if you’re actually going to remember any of it on the day of the exam.

That’s why you have to be strategic and efficient with your S1 preparation.

I go into more detail about how to do this on my upcoming Section 1 online workshop.

It’s free but only a limited number of seats are available. You’ll learn how to prepare for S1 so that everything you read, every minute spent studying directly affects your S1 score.

THAT’S how to do your S1 study.

To hear more about that workshop and others, subscribe to our ebook here and look out for the emails about the online workshops.



Leave Reply