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The GAT
« on: April 08, 2008, 04:00:05 pm »
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Is there any possible way to prepare yourself for the GAT other than just doing the practice GATS??

Also, an examiner told me that regardless if i got A+'s on my SAC's all year, if i didnt recieve a high GAT result, the SAC results would be downgraded. Is this true?

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Re: The GAT
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2008, 04:05:01 pm »
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I heard that as well. But I thought that sac marks will be scaled down to match the marks achieved on the exam of that subject.
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Re: The GAT
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2008, 04:07:24 pm »
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The Gat is just General Knowledge based. So i don't really think one would have to go to the extent of even doing past Gat questions, however if you feel you have to then its probably the best indication of how it will look like. And yeh i am pretty confused as well of how it actually affects sacs, exams etc.

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Re: The GAT
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2008, 04:10:48 pm »
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Re: The GAT
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2008, 04:13:16 pm »
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I'm sure the Gat only affects the derived scores.
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Re: The GAT
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2008, 04:22:24 pm »
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Yeah well i hope they dont change my scores too much. I dont want my hard work to have gone to waste if i bum out on the GAT.


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Re: The GAT
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2008, 04:28:36 pm »
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There are definitely some bizarre myths that surround the GAT and its purpose.
Firstly, the GAT does NOT directly impact on your SAC scores. VCAA vaguely claim that the GAT is used for statistical moderation in some subjects but generally speaking, it isn't used unless GAT scores are deemed more reliable than examination scores.

The GAT is also used to determine which students' VCE exams will be marked a second time (this is only applicable to subjects in which exams are only marked once- accounting, maths and sciences). VCAA states that, "a studentís GAT score is used to calculate their predicted examination score. If a studentís examination score is significantly different from this predicted score, their paper will be marked again" (VCAA website)

The GAT is also used for the calculation of a derived exam score.

Essentially the GAT is something that you shouldn't really lose any sleep over, as it can only impact on you positively. It's simply used as a predictive tool which has the capacity to improve the validity of your VCE results. 

You can read more on how the GAT is used at the following link:
http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/vce/exams/gat/relates.html
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Re: The GAT
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2008, 05:08:54 pm »
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GAT cannot negatively impact your scores. nothing will be moderated down because of bad marks on your GAT.
It can only serve to help you for your ENTER

however, it is recommended to do well, since it removes some risk if you were unable to attend an exam, and also that some unis are now taking its scores into consideration in the selection process.
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Re: The GAT
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2008, 05:44:40 pm »
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I think the GAT is worth taking seriously. Stay for the whole 3 hours and do your best. I wouldn't bother studying for it though, maybe just look at past papers to get an idea of what you'll be doing.

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Re: The GAT
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2008, 06:39:44 pm »
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I tried and got mediocre scores. In the written task i think i got a sore of like 35. My friend, who can bearly string a sentence together mananaged to get a 40. I dont think it is an accurate representation of your ability.
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Re: The GAT
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2008, 06:54:18 pm »
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lol practise GATS?!!? hahaha. I loled.

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Re: The GAT
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2008, 06:55:45 pm »
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lol practise GATS?!!? hahaha. I loled.

I dont think it is funny? It's good to go over past GAT's and get an idea of how they are structured and what type of questions are asked.
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Re: The GAT
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2008, 07:10:29 pm »
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Thanks for the advice everyone. Now im a bit clear about it all :)

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Re: The GAT
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2008, 07:13:59 pm »
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A lot of the Gat questions are literature type questions >.<
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Re: The GAT
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2008, 07:24:10 pm »
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I got 43 for Written and am confident I will get a score less than that for English because I don't think half the state tries in it.