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Title: GAT Recap + Discussion: 12 June, 2019
Post by: Joseph41 on June 11, 2019, 09:13:12 am
Hi all!

Once the GAT has finished on Wednesday, feel free to use this thread to compare answers, to ask any questions you have, and for any other post-GAT discussion. :)

Good luck, everybody!
Title: Re: GAT Recap + Discussion: 12 June, 2019
Post by: NickN on June 12, 2019, 02:38:19 pm
Eccentric
Title: Re: GAT Recap + Discussion: 12 June, 2019
Post by: rani_b on June 12, 2019, 02:53:28 pm
I found it much easier than last years, and kind of weirdly fun hahaha - I mean I couldnít leave, so I decided to enjoy the  logical puzzles :P
Title: Re: GAT Recap + Discussion: 12 June, 2019
Post by: lleeea on June 12, 2019, 03:08:29 pm
It was pretty hard, found it similar as last years one in terms of difficulty. I dont do any math subject so i had to like guess most of the math questions. English section was good though. I did pretty crap but whateves lol.
Title: Re: GAT Recap + Discussion: 12 June, 2019
Post by: whys on June 12, 2019, 03:35:56 pm
I honestly couldn't be bothered checking my answers so I slept for an hour.
Title: Re: GAT Recap + Discussion: 12 June, 2019
Post by: AR1472 on June 12, 2019, 03:36:33 pm
Since this is my first time doingt the GAT I guess I kinda underestimated how hard/vague it is and I don't think I did that well... loved the maths questions but hated everything else lol
Title: Re: GAT Recap + Discussion: 12 June, 2019
Post by: Joseph41 on June 12, 2019, 03:38:16 pm
Since this is my first time doingt the GAT I guess I kinda underestimated how hard/vague it is and I don't think I did that well... loved the maths questions but hated everything else lol

Yeah, it honestly can be pretty frustrating for that reason.
Title: Re: GAT Recap + Discussion: 12 June, 2019
Post by: Little Miss Cocopops on June 12, 2019, 04:16:28 pm
I am really freaking out.
For task 1 I used all the information in a creative way- like it was a bunch of people about NASA talking about mars.
But people are saying you couldn't do a creatiev piece.
Title: Re: GAT Recap + Discussion: 12 June, 2019
Post by: galaxy21 on June 12, 2019, 04:20:05 pm
I am really freaking out.
For task 1 I used all the information in a creative way- like it was a bunch of people about NASA talking about mars.
But people are saying you couldn't do a creatiev piece.
I did a creative piece both this year and last year, you are fine to do this and I have heard a lot of people say that they favour this approach to the information. Don't worry, I'm sure everything that you did was great!
Title: Re: GAT Recap + Discussion: 12 June, 2019
Post by: geek123456 on June 12, 2019, 04:26:22 pm
same and I was pretty happy with my score last year
don't worry about it
you will be fine

P.s could someone please upload the answers that they think were correct for mcqs

cheers
Title: Re: GAT Recap + Discussion: 12 June, 2019
Post by: Sai Ramishetty on June 12, 2019, 04:34:03 pm
Hey guys,
For question 1 MCQ, did you guys get option D:Veterinary medicine?
Title: Re: GAT Recap + Discussion: 12 June, 2019
Post by: Macrophagee on June 12, 2019, 04:34:47 pm
I am really freaking out.
For task 1 I used all the information in a creative way- like it was a bunch of people about NASA talking about mars.
But people are saying you couldn't do a creatiev piece.
Don't worry. You simply had to develop a piece of writing that conveys the information given to you. You can write in any form you want as long as you don't present an argument.
I'm sure you will be fine. I wrote creatively too, it certainly makes it more fun. :)
Title: Re: GAT Recap + Discussion: 12 June, 2019
Post by: brothanathan on June 12, 2019, 04:35:51 pm
Hey guys,
For question 1 MCQ, did you guys get option D:Veterinary medicine?

Bruh it was dog's owners for sure
Title: Re: GAT Recap + Discussion: 12 June, 2019
Post by: brothanathan on June 12, 2019, 04:39:19 pm
I am really freaking out.
For task 1 I used all the information in a creative way- like it was a bunch of people about NASA talking about mars.
But people are saying you couldn't do a creatiev piece.

I wrote mine as if I were a presenter for NASA at a exhibition. So f*ckin satisfied. #EccentricSal
Title: Re: GAT Recap + Discussion: 12 June, 2019
Post by: Sai Ramishetty on June 12, 2019, 04:40:39 pm
Crap, I got it wrong :'(
Title: Re: GAT Recap + Discussion: 12 June, 2019
Post by: Sai Ramishetty on June 12, 2019, 04:41:52 pm
I wrote mine as if I were a presenter for NASA at a exhibition. So f*ckin satisfied. #EccentricSal
Same, except I wrote an interview with an Astronaut working at NASA.
Title: Re: GAT Recap + Discussion: 12 June, 2019
Post by: whys on June 12, 2019, 04:46:12 pm
Hey guys,
For question 1 MCQ, did you guys get option D:Veterinary medicine?

I got the dog's owners. I assumed they meant the owners weren't looking after the dog well (therefore the dog wasn't happy) and so the dog never wagged his tail. He physically could, but didn't want to.

EDIT: for the first writing piece I wrote about a man who was going to coordinate an expedition to Mars. I'm not sure if I did it 'correctly', I feel mine was on the more creative side than informative, although I tried to include majority of the information they gave explicitly.
Title: Re: GAT Recap + Discussion: 12 June, 2019
Post by: Owlbird83 on June 12, 2019, 05:09:39 pm
Some of those questions were really fun! I liked the chemical one and the shape simultaneous equation one.
These were what I thought:
Spoiler
1c
2b
3d
4c
5c
6b
7d
8b
9d
10c
11a
12a
13b
14b
15c
16d
17a
18c
19b
20c
21d
22d
24a
25d
26c
27a
28a
29b
30d
31b
32c
33d
34d
35a
36b
37a
38d
39d
40a
41a
42a
43b
44b?
45c
46b
47c
48a
49b
50a
51b
52a
53c
54b
55c
56a
57d
58d
59d
60b
61a
62a
63c
64d
65c
66b
67b
68b
69d
70a
Please contest them if you got different answers! This is just what I thought!

Title: Re: GAT Recap + Discussion: 12 June, 2019
Post by: BAH0003 on June 12, 2019, 05:15:21 pm
I wrote mine as if I were a presenter for NASA at a exhibition. So f*ckin satisfied. #EccentricSal

Whoa, "eccentric" was that a reference to something (possibly a multiple choice question) lol, yeah I did the same I said I was presenting at an event called the "National Space Conference 2019" and I was telling people why they should get excited about Mars exploration for the future.
Title: Re: GAT Recap + Discussion: 12 June, 2019
Post by: Sai Ramishetty on June 12, 2019, 05:34:19 pm
Some of those questions were really fun! I liked the chemical one and the shape simultaneous equation one.
These were what I thought:
Spoiler
1c
2b
3d
4c
5c
6b
7d
8b
9d
10c
11a
12a
13b
14b
15c
16d
17a
18c
19b
20c
21d
22d
24a
25d
26c
27a
28a
29b
30d
31b
32c
33d
34d
35a
36b
37a
38d
39d
40a
41a
42a
43b
44b?
45c
46b
47c
48a
49b
50a
51b
52a
53c
54b
55c
56a
57d
58d
59d
60b
61a
62a
63c
64d
65c
66b
67b
68b
69d
70a
Please contest them if you got different answers! This is just what I thought!
For the proverb question, did you choose ďDelay is the antidote of anger.Ē I felt that was the odd one out. I canít remember the question number lol.
Title: Re: GAT Recap + Discussion: 12 June, 2019
Post by: Owlbird83 on June 12, 2019, 05:42:21 pm
For the proverb question, did you choose ďDelay is the antidote of anger.Ē I felt that was the odd one out. I canít remember the question number lol.

No, I did the first one but I reckon i'm wrong, my friend did the delay anger one and that seems more right.
Title: Re: GAT Recap + Discussion: 12 June, 2019
Post by: Ionic Doc on June 12, 2019, 06:06:21 pm
For the proverb question, did you choose ďDelay is the antidote of anger.Ē I felt that was the odd one out. I canít remember the question number lol.

yes I did

everything was about time and how there's no tomorrow or something yeah?

Same, except I wrote an interview with an Astronaut working at NASA.

oh no I did that whole thing wrong . . . I just explained in an informative tone everything that was on the two pages

fuK
Title: Re: GAT Recap + Discussion: 12 June, 2019
Post by: Matthew_Whelan on June 12, 2019, 06:11:31 pm
Some of those questions were really fun! I liked the chemical one and the shape simultaneous equation one.
These were what I thought:
Spoiler
1c
2b
3d
4c
5c
6b
7d
8b
9d
10c
11a
12a
13b
14b
15c
16d
17a
18c
19b
20c
21d
22d
24a
25d
26c
27a
28a
29b
30d
31b
32c
33d
34d
35a
36b
37a
38d
39d
40a
41a
42a
43b
44b?
45c
46b
47c
48a
49b
50a
51b
52a
53c
54b
55c
56a
57d
58d
59d
60b
61a
62a
63c
64d
65c
66b
67b
68b
69d
70a
Please contest them if you got different answers! This is just what I thought!


Solid answers! Most of mine were the same except for a few.
Title: Re: GAT Recap + Discussion: 12 June, 2019
Post by: Zappi on June 12, 2019, 06:12:55 pm
This was a lot tougher than I anticipated :'( Rest breaks helped a bit but it was still killer.

For Text 1 I explained Mars from the perspective of a primary school teacher and text 2 from the perspective of those Las Vegas "I'll make you a millionaire entrepreneur"-ish people about why new ideas are essential to avoid going stagnant lol

My answers:
Spoiler
1 - d
2 - b
3 - d
4 - c
5 - b
6 - c
7 - b
8 - a
9 - c
10 - c
11 - a
12 - a
13 - b
14 - b
15 - c
16 - d
17 - a
18 - c
19 - b
20 - c
21 - d
22 - d
23 - b
24 - a
25 - d
26 - c
27 - c
28 - a
29 - c
30 - c
31 - b
32 - c
33 - d
34 - b
35 - c
36 - b
37 - a
38 - a
39 - a
40 - a
41 - a
42 - a
43 - b
44 - b
45 - c
46 - b
47 - d
48 - a
49 - b
50 - a
51 - b
52 - c
53 - b
54 - a
55 - c
56 - d
57 - d
58 - d
59 - a
60 - b
61 - c
62 - c
63 - c
64 - b
65 - b
66 - c
67 - a
68 - b
69 - d
70 - d

If anyone wants to quickly type up their answers I wrote a little crappy Python code just to save myself the hassle:
Code: [Select]
GAT_LENGTH  = 70

answers     = []

for i in range(GAT_LENGTH):
    answers.append(input(str(i + 1) + " - "))

for i in range(GAT_LENGTH):
    print(str(i + 1) + " - " + (answers[i]))
It's not great but it was enough to save me 10 or so minutes
Title: Re: GAT Recap + Discussion: 12 June, 2019
Post by: Macrophagee on June 12, 2019, 06:13:50 pm
yes I did

everything was about time and how there's no tomorrow or something yeah?

oh no I did that whole thing wrong . . . I just explained in an informative tone everything that was on the two pages

fuK

You don't have to write creatively, as long as you didn't present an argument it should be fine.
Title: Re: GAT Recap + Discussion: 12 June, 2019
Post by: undefined on June 12, 2019, 06:35:52 pm
Some of those questions were really fun! I liked the chemical one and the shape simultaneous equation one.
These were what I thought:
Spoiler
1c
2b
3d
4c
5c
6b
7d
8b
9d
10c
11a
12a
13b
14b
15c
16d
17a
18c
19b
20c
21d
22d
24a
25d
26c
27a
28a
29b
30d
31b
32c
33d
34d
35a
36b
37a
38d
39d
40a
41a
42a
43b
44b?
45c
46b
47c
48a
49b
50a
51b
52a
53c
54b
55c
56a
57d
58d
59d
60b
61a
62a
63c
64d
65c
66b
67b
68b
69d
70a
Please contest them if you got different answers! This is just what I thought!


I put 34 as b because I subbed in x=1 into all the simultaneous equations and the square=3, circle=5 and triangle=-2
Title: Re: GAT Recap + Discussion: 12 June, 2019
Post by: brothanathan on June 12, 2019, 06:47:35 pm
I got the dog's owners. I assumed they meant the owners weren't looking after the dog well (therefore the dog wasn't happy) and so the dog never wagged his tail. He physically could, but didn't want to.

EDIT: for the first writing piece I wrote about a man who was going to coordinate an expedition to Mars. I'm not sure if I did it 'correctly', I feel mine was on the more creative side than informative, although I tried to include majority of the information they gave explicitly.

It was even more simple than that, the doc looked at the dog's owners while conducting on the dog so... You only had to rely on your 10 year old brain (nothing against primary school kids).
Title: Re: GAT Recap + Discussion: 12 June, 2019
Post by: brothanathan on June 12, 2019, 06:48:42 pm
I put 34 as b because I subbed in x=1 into all the simultaneous equations and the square=3, circle=5 and triangle=-2

70 was defo B. How can that be conventional?
Title: Re: GAT Recap + Discussion: 12 June, 2019
Post by: brothanathan on June 12, 2019, 07:00:48 pm
Whoa, "eccentric" was that a reference to something (possibly a multiple choice question) lol, yeah I did the same I said I was presenting at an event called the "National Space Conference 2019" and I was telling people why they should get excited about Mars exploration for the future.

I didn't even give a name to my presentation lmao.
Title: Re: GAT Recap + Discussion: 12 June, 2019
Post by: Ionic Doc on June 12, 2019, 08:25:55 pm
You don't have to write creatively, as long as you didn't present an argument it should be fine.

sweet thnx

ust got stressed out cause everyone wrote in a creative format which is the opposite of what I did

thnx for clearing that up tho
Title: Re: GAT Recap + Discussion: 12 June, 2019
Post by: AR1472 on June 12, 2019, 08:50:35 pm
Just to confirm for writing task 1 you were supposed to present all / as much of the info as possible in ur writing? Bc someone I know presented none of the info and said u donít need to and Iím,, confusion
Title: Re: GAT Recap + Discussion: 12 June, 2019
Post by: Bri MT on June 12, 2019, 09:00:06 pm
Just to confirm for writing task 1 you were supposed to present all / as much of the info as possible in ur writing? Bc someone I know presented none of the info and said u don’t need to and I’m,, confusion

You were supposed to present the info - it says so in the instructions
Title: Re: GAT Recap + Discussion: 12 June, 2019
Post by: AR1472 on June 12, 2019, 09:05:52 pm
You were supposed to present the info - it says so in the instructions

Ok cool thanks I thought I was going crazy lol
Title: Re: GAT Recap + Discussion: 12 June, 2019
Post by: Sconey on June 12, 2019, 09:11:07 pm
What did you guys do for Writing Question 2? I just wrote a piece discussing one of the topics, I dunno if that is what we are supposed to do though.
Title: Re: GAT Recap + Discussion: 12 June, 2019
Post by: Tatlidil on June 12, 2019, 10:05:53 pm
WTH how do you guys remember every single answer you gave for each MCQ!?
Title: Re: GAT Recap + Discussion: 12 June, 2019
Post by: BAH0003 on June 12, 2019, 10:09:39 pm
WTH how do you guys remember every single answer you gave for each MCQ!?

I got to take my booklet home (one with all the questions), every student is allowed to, did you get yours?
Title: Re: GAT Recap + Discussion: 12 June, 2019
Post by: Carlamaker on June 12, 2019, 10:20:16 pm
Bro I had no idea what I was doing and I'm not really great at eng... I wrote a really terrible creative piece about Elon Musk trying to convince Abigail Allwood to help him colonize Mars. For the second I wrote about superhero movies all being the same.  They were both very short and messy as I am an extremely slow writer. Was writing something like that for the first piece even allowed ? Whoops
Title: Re: GAT Recap + Discussion: 12 June, 2019
Post by: AR1472 on June 12, 2019, 10:21:37 pm
What did you guys do for Writing Question 2? I just wrote a piece discussing one of the topics, I dunno if that is what we are supposed to do though.

I wrote a persuasive piece about the 3rd topic (smth about progression and new ideas). It was basic persuasive structure but I kinda ran out of time and tried to rush myself so it didnít rly come out well

I think u just had to give your opinion on one or more of the topics so if u did that then u should be all good
Title: Re: GAT Recap + Discussion: 12 June, 2019
Post by: whys on June 12, 2019, 11:29:19 pm
At least now I know what I need to do for next yearís GAT: remember to mark my answers on the question book, not just the answer book. I still remember majority of my answers when I was looking st my booklet, but still... haha next time. I also need to not chill out too much and perhaps add a better dynamic to my writing pieces. They werenít the most original but hey, I learnt something ;)

Aside from that, weíve already been getting a ton of GAT memes lmao. All my friends have been sending me them and Iíve been seeing them on peopleís stories. I didnít know GAT memes were an actual thing thing, but Iím glad they are because tbh - they made me laugh.
Title: Re: GAT Recap + Discussion: 12 June, 2019
Post by: edwardtremethick on June 13, 2019, 09:57:26 am
For some of the English MC questions, I pretty much just gave up reading the pieces and just guessed a few of the answers.  Same with the maths, I am good at maths, but I just did not have enough time to go through everything properly, read it all fully, and work it out.  I found some of it almost impossible to do (at least do it quickly without a calculator, just cause there is so much to it, it's easy to do without a calculator, just takes too much time)
Title: Re: GAT Recap + Discussion: 12 June, 2019
Post by: Tatlidil on June 13, 2019, 10:05:27 am
I got to take my booklet home (one with all the questions), every student is allowed to, did you get yours?
What? I didn't know, how can I get it now?
Title: Re: GAT Recap + Discussion: 12 June, 2019
Post by: Zappi on June 13, 2019, 10:07:18 am
What? I didn't know, how can I get it now?

Too late to get it unfortunately :'(
Title: Re: GAT Recap + Discussion: 12 June, 2019
Post by: milanander on June 13, 2019, 10:36:09 am
I didnít do any of the writing or reading questions cos my 3/4s are maths/science ó did I screw myself or will my results be unaffected?

I left all the writing completely blank and just guessed Ďcí for the English MCQs 
Title: Re: GAT Recap + Discussion: 12 June, 2019
Post by: brothanathan on June 13, 2019, 07:02:44 pm
I didnít do any of the writing or reading questions cos my 3/4s are maths/science ó did I screw myself or will my results be unaffected?

I left all the writing completely blank and just guessed Ďcí for the English MCQs

50/50 situation here.
Title: Re: GAT Recap + Discussion: 12 June, 2019
Post by: colline on June 14, 2019, 12:35:16 am
I didnít do any of the writing or reading questions cos my 3/4s are maths/science ó did I screw myself or will my results be unaffected?

I left all the writing completely blank and just guessed Ďcí for the English MCQs

Hey, I did that too, and Iím pretty sure itís perfectly fine and wonít effect your results in any way. Last year when literature and dance were my only 3/4s I just did the reading comprehension and writing tasks, and my scores werenít effected at all. Donít stress, youíll be fine! :)