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#### ed_saifa

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« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2008, 07:25:41 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.
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« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2008, 07:48:30 pm »
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LOL 43.

I got 38 or something.
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#### costargh

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« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2008, 07:50:12 pm »
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Yeh but I don't read too much into it. I'm very sure that with so many year 12's sitting midyears they could hardly give a F**K about writing like 2-3 essays or whatever it was.

#### Matt The Rat

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« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2008, 08:04:01 pm »
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Yeah, I ended up with a 45 for the written so I wouldn't put too much basis on the GAT either.

#### daniel99

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« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2008, 09:23:45 pm »
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So is the standardised score that you get the predicted study score that you will get for english...e.g. if your standardised score for written communitcation is 42, does that mean that they think you'll get 42?

#### Nick

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« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2008, 09:31:04 pm »
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If you achieve a score of 42 for written communication, they will compare the mark you obtained on the GAT with your english exam mark. If there is a considerable variance in the two scores (that is, your english exam mark is substantially lower than your GAT mark for written communication), they may decide to mark your english exam again in an attempt to investigate the inconsistency. Given that the english exam is already marked by two examiners though, I don't know how common this process would be. I think the written communication score is used mainly for calculating a derived exam score.
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#### elaine

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« Reply #21 on: April 17, 2008, 10:42:11 pm »
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So how much of the derived score comes from your GAT?
I know someone who didn't do the exam for Japanese, and got a derived score- she ended up  with a 48!
My friend probably would've got at least 45+ if she didn't do the exam- she basically got 100% for every SAC, but ended up with a 39 because of the exam
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#### jess3254

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« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2008, 11:21:02 pm »
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I'm confused, how does the GAT help if you are unable to attend an exam?

#### AppleThief

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« Reply #23 on: April 18, 2008, 04:46:12 pm »
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I'm confused, how does the GAT help if you are unable to attend an exam?
It is used to calculate a derived study score based on SACs and the GAT, I believe. For example, if you're comatose during the exam, a derived score will have to be used. But generally, I think people have to do the exams unless there are exceptional circumstances (e.g. comatose)

#### enwiabe

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« Reply #24 on: April 18, 2008, 11:28:58 pm »
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The GAT is fucking terrible re: Written Communication.

I got 32 as my standardised SS... compared with 44 in English. I'll give you a better example, a friend of mine got 24 as his written comms GAT SS and 46 in the real thing. It's a god damn joke.

#### Rietie

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« Reply #25 on: April 18, 2008, 11:44:27 pm »
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The GAT is fucking terrible re: Written Communication.

I got 32 as my standardised SS... compared with 44 in English. I'll give you a better example, a friend of mine got 24 as his written comms GAT SS and 46 in the real thing. It's a god damn joke.

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« Reply #26 on: April 19, 2008, 02:36:02 am »
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So say if you just flunked the GAT and didn't even try... would they investigate you if you got good exam marks at the end of the year?

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« Reply #27 on: April 19, 2008, 09:50:49 am »
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So say if you just flunked the GAT and didn't even try... would they investigate you if you got good exam marks at the end of the year?
no, GAT can only help your exam score (and help to calculate your derived score if you were unable to attend the exam), it cannot have any negative impact on your study-scores

however, some unis (monash and a few others) will be taking in account your GAT results if you do not meet the clearly-in ENTER, so it's worth doing well in.
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#### aidansteele

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« Reply #28 on: April 19, 2008, 11:53:35 am »
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The GAT serves as an accurate model of general academic ability, especially if you put no specific effort into any of your subjects. In Year 12, all my GAT marks dropped by 4-6 points and reflected my study scores +/- 2 points. It was nice to be able to quantify my downward spiral - at this rate, I won't even be able to string a sentence together by the end of my degree.
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« Reply #29 on: April 19, 2008, 11:55:25 am »
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I got 47 for written communication on the GAT, I wish I got that for Lit. I also got 43 for Maths, which was much much better than my Methods score.