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Title: How much time will you spend on each writing task in the Gat?
Post by: Snow Leopard on September 28, 2020, 11:07:54 pm
Curious about this.

From a lecture i went to i was advised that 30 mins wasnt enough and to put aside 45 mins for each writing section.
Title: Re: How much time will you spend on each writing task in the Gat?
Post by: ArtyDreams on September 28, 2020, 11:16:27 pm
I usually keep 30 minutes for each - in both trials I've done I found 30 minutes was enough (with a bit of leniency to go over if needed) - plus, I personally found the 2 hours left over the perfect time for MCQ. I found that planning a decent amount during reading time helped me finish the writing tasks in time.  :D

Title: Re: How much time will you spend on each writing task in the Gat?
Post by: eloisegrace on September 28, 2020, 11:28:24 pm
I found during my trial GAT that 30 minutes was enough so I am going to allocate 45 for each plus planning in reading time. I am pretty quick at MCQ and my weakness is definitely writing. However, I may during the actual GAT complete the maths related MCQs first and dedicate most of my time and energy into them as they are the questions that will matter the most to me (doing 2 maths 3/4s).

All in all, do what is best for you and your strengths :)
Title: Re: How much time will you spend on each writing task in the Gat?
Post by: Massimo1 on September 28, 2020, 11:47:40 pm
Probably 35-40 minutes. If I'm running out of time for multiple choice, I can just guess questions I'm unsure of.

But my main goal is just to finish both writing pieces.
Title: Re: How much time will you spend on each writing task in the Gat?
Post by: tiredandstressed on September 28, 2020, 11:53:55 pm
30-40 mins for each writing tasks
Would leave you plenty of time for the MCQs :)
Title: Re: How much time will you spend on each writing task in the Gat?
Post by: ErnieTheBirdi on October 01, 2020, 02:12:48 pm
Hey Y'all, I'm currently shitting bricks right now about the GAT, It's my first GAT and I'm doing 3/4 Bio and Chinese as acceleration as I'm in Y11. I don't know how to go about the writing tasks and just doing the questions in general, please help!