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October 30, 2020, 06:45:23 pm

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Re: GAT Questions and Discussion
« Reply #210 on: October 01, 2020, 02:10:59 pm »
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PLEASE HELP!!!! It's my first GAT and I have no idea how to go about doing it? How do I study for it? How do I go about doing the writing tasks? PLEASE HELP!

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Re: GAT Questions and Discussion
« Reply #211 on: October 03, 2020, 10:33:10 pm »
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Hi for the writing tasts, is there a word limit

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Re: GAT Questions and Discussion
« Reply #212 on: October 03, 2020, 10:35:01 pm »
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Hi for the writing tasts, is there a word limit
No :)
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Re: GAT Questions and Discussion
« Reply #213 on: October 03, 2020, 10:54:13 pm »
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PLEASE HELP!!!! It's my first GAT and I have no idea how to go about doing it? How do I study for it? How do I go about doing the writing tasks? PLEASE HELP!

Hey there :)

The best thing you can do to prepare for the GAT (just to reiterate there isn't a set way to study for the GAT) is to go over past exams and become familiar with the format and types of questions which can be found here. Attempting a  few questions can also be quite beneficial to understand what is asked in the multiple-choice section. With the writing tasks, task 1 is to reiterate or sum up the stimuli were given which can be done in a creative way or an essay like structure whilst task 2 is to present a point of view with the given statements. I suggest trying to write each task in timed conditions :)

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Re: GAT Questions and Discussion
« Reply #214 on: October 05, 2020, 04:32:07 pm »
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Could anyone please explain why this C is the correct answer for this question

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Re: GAT Questions and Discussion
« Reply #215 on: October 05, 2020, 05:00:38 pm »
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Could anyone please explain why this C is the correct answer for this question

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Ooh, this question! I got it wrong (did the GAT last year) but figured out why since.
So the vet is talking to the owners of the dog, thus the quoted dialogue is directed at the owners. It's clearly not directed at the dog itself, since the dog is able to move itself. Instead, the underlying message is to the owners, which is that he can wag his tail but usually doesn't want to, something that probably implies the owners are not being kind enough to the dog, and thus is an accusation against the owners, warning them to be kind to their dog.
I hope this helps! Since I haven't seen it since probably a year ago I can't really remember how it got explained to me (I marked what answers I did, took the question booklet, and then worked through it with others).
Anyone else, is this a fair description?
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Re: GAT Questions and Discussion
« Reply #216 on: October 05, 2020, 05:36:11 pm »
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Is it okay to write a short story/conversation surrounding writing task 1?

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Re: GAT Questions and Discussion
« Reply #217 on: October 05, 2020, 06:18:39 pm »
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Is it okay to write a short story/conversation surrounding writing task 1?

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Hey! My english teacher who is a GAT assessor said that it's best to do an information report or brochure. Anything outside the information such as character names, descriptions of the appearances, etc. is considered as not addressing the task instructions :)
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« Reply #219 on: October 05, 2020, 10:27:01 pm »
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Hey everyone,
Just like what @riyaxxs said, I found that some people suggested to write a creative piece that includes the information given for the first written task of the GAT, namely Lisa from Lisa's Study Guides on YouTube. Are we encouraged to do this and how should we go about writing this creatively?

Actually, for me, the main part I am worried about is the two written tasks. Are there any past student examples that we can access just to get a sense of how to structure our essay or what to work for?

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Re: GAT Questions and Discussion
« Reply #220 on: October 06, 2020, 10:47:02 am »
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Need help with the question below thanks !!
Which question? This seems to be just the stem.

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Re: GAT Questions and Discussion
« Reply #221 on: October 06, 2020, 10:56:33 am »
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Sorry here is the question below

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Re: GAT Questions and Discussion
« Reply #222 on: October 06, 2020, 11:09:26 am »
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Sorry here is the question below
Your working out on the first page is correct.
You can sell the grade 2 rocks for $1200 so at $80/cubic metre that is 15 cubic metres of rocks

You then need to look at the split. The 15 cubic metres is 25% whilst the third run is 75% of it. So it is a 1:3 ratio thus the amount of rocks crushed to 10mm is 45 cubic metres.

Once again there is another split this time 40% of the rocks go to become grade 3 rocks. So the total amount is 0.4 x 45 = 18 cubic metres.
To see how much you can sell it for you use the "dollars per cubic metre" from the stem which is $90/cubic metre for grade 3 rocks. So 90 x 18 = $1620 which is A.
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Re: GAT Questions and Discussion
« Reply #223 on: October 06, 2020, 02:13:02 pm »
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Can anyone please help me? I know the GAT doesn't really 'matter' but I can't help stressing and getting nervous over it. Is there any chance someone can help me understand how to write the two writing tasks? Are there any previous written task responses, sample essays, anything? I haven't done a test like this since selective exams and that was Y8. I've seen the videos but they don't really help, anything would help at this point. My GAT is tomorrow so... help asap would be appreciated. Thanks, y'all!!

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Re: GAT Questions and Discussion
« Reply #224 on: October 06, 2020, 02:14:06 pm »
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Your working out on the first page is correct.
You can sell the grade 2 rocks for $1200 so at $80/cubic metre that is 15 cubic metres of rocks

You then need to look at the split. The 15 cubic metres is 25% whilst the third run is 75% of it. So it is a 1:3 ratio thus the amount of rocks crushed to 10mm is 45 cubic metres.

Once again there is another split this time 40% of the rocks go to become grade 3 rocks. So the total amount is 0.4 x 45 = 18 cubic metres.
To see how much you can sell it for you use the "dollars per cubic metre" from the stem which is $90/cubic metre for grade 3 rocks. So 90 x 18 = $1620 which is A.

Thanks could you please help me out with this question as well as the notation for coordinates puts me off
« Last Edit: October 06, 2020, 02:19:02 pm by rozmaaate »