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## Course Syllabus

The first thing you should do is to download your course syllabus.

**Click this link to access your syllabus: Description and Study Guide (Full Course)_v4.1
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Your syllabus will walk you step-by-step through an ideal study plan and instruct you as to when you should watch each of the video lessons below. There is a specifically-designed flow to the curriculum to equip you for maximum success in preparing for the GMAT, so it will serve you well to stick as closely as possible to the prescribed order on the syllabus.

As part of your curriculum, you will be receiving two textbooks that accompany the course: GMAT Review Official Guide, 13th Ed. and Game Plan for the GMAT. They should arrive within 2-3 business days.

## Practice Exams

Five (5) full-length GMAT practice tests are included with your course.

- In Week 1 you will take the diagnostic test found at the front of the GMAT Review Official Guide, 13th Ed.
- In Weeks 2 & 5 you will take the GMATPrep exams provided by the GMAC.
**To download the free GMATPrep software,**CLICK HERE. Note: You will need to create an account at www.mba.com before you can download the PowerPrep software. - In Weeks 3 & 7 you will take
*Dominate the GMAT*‘s proprietary computer-adaptive GMAT Simulator Exams. You will be receiving personal access codes via e-mail for those two exams. Note: Up to 3 additional GMAT simulator exams can be purchased at a discount from our website (click HERE).

## Worksheets

**ANSWER EXPLANATIONS:** The worksheets contain answer keys. If you would like to view solution videos for each of the worksheets to better understand how to solve questions you’re having particular difficulty with, **click HERE.**

## Concept Lessons

As a supplement to your instructional video lessons, worksheets, and textbooks, we have compiled additional articles, blog posts, and videos that explain some of the most important, foundational GMAT Concepts that you should know for the GMAT. This is a great resource where you can look up any topics that you’d like more information on. Be sure to check back regularly, as we’ll continually be adding to these GMAT Concept Lessons!

## GMAT Overview (Video)

Intro, Overview and Scoring

Introduction to the GMAT; format of the exam; detailed overview of how the test is scored with strategies for how to capitalize on that understanding.

## Instructional Video Lessons: GMAT Verbal Section

Sentence Correction – Part 1

Sentence correction overview; plan of attack for how to systematically work through sentence correction questions; effectiveness rules; common wrong answers; and more!

Sentence Correction – Part 2

Detailed grammar instruction on the most commonly-tested points of English grammar including subject-verb agreement, pronouns, parallel construction, misplaced modifiers, idioms, and more!

Reading Comprehension

Reading comprehension overview; the anatomy of Reading Comprehension questions; how to read passages for maximum effectiveness on all question types; outlining techniques; common question types and passage patterns; common wrong answers; and more!

Critical Reasoning – Part 1

Critical reasoning overview; plan of attack for reading the argument prompts reductively; parts of an argument; how to isolate the key to finding right answers on the most common questions.

Critical Reasoning – Part 2

The three most common GMAT argument patterns, how to identify them, and how to use that knowledge to zero in on the assumptions that will lead correct answers.

## Instructional Video Lessons: GMAT Quantitative Section

Data Sufficiency – Part 1

Data sufficiency overview; how to systematically work through data sufficiency questions; understanding the answer choices including sample questions for each one; a “cheat sheet” for helping you to eliminate wrong answers after certain determinations have been made.

Data Sufficiency – Part 2:

Solidifying your understanding of data sufficiency methodology; the most common data sufficiency question patters with examples; how to easily handle “yes/no” question types; a fool-proof strategy for handling variables; and more!

Problem Solving – Overview and Non-Standard Math Techniques

Introduction to GMAT problem solving, common question types, and the mental approach for systematically working each problem; detailed explanation of several non-traditional math techniques that will enable you to quickly and easily turn difficult problems into run-of-the-mill ones, and instantly improve your math abilities; lots of examples; and more!

Percents, Fractions, Decimals, Ratios, Averages, Statistics, and Prime Factorization

Just what it sounds like — an overview of percents, fraction, decimals, ratios, averages, and prime factorization (including Least Common Multiples and Greatest Common Factors) with an emphasis on common GMAT questions and shortcuts for solving them!

Problem Solving – Common GMAT Word Problems

“A train leaves Chicago heading west at 85mph. Another train leaves the station 30 minutes later heading east at 90mph….” Did you instantly get a headache reading that question? Have bad 10th grade flashbacks? Then this lesson is for you. It covers the most common word problem types on the GMAT, and the most effective strategies for handling each one.

Quadratic Equations, Simultaneous Equations, and Inequalities

Overview of the algebra concepts students often have the most difficulty with. Focus is on the most common quadratic equations tested on the GMAT, and the easiest and quickest ways to solve simultaneous equations and inequalities. Lots of examples and direct application.

Exponents, Roots and Radicals, and Simplifying Algebraic Expressions

How to multiply and divide polynomials with different exponents; how to quickly and easily simplify algebraic expressions involving roots and radicals; algebraic functions; practice examples; tricks for handling harder questions.

Probability and Combinatorics

This lesson takes the hardest math concepts tested on the GMAT and makes them easy to understand and accessible. No complex formula memorization here! Learn how to get right answers on even the hardest counting (“How many ways…?”) and probability questions.

Geometry – Overview, Figures, and Non-Standard Geometry Techniques

Learn how to get right answers of geometry questions even if you don’t know how to do the math; characteristics of problem solving figures; manipulating figures on data sufficiencies to determine sufficiency; drawing figures to scale; and more useful tricks!

Geometry – Triangles

Triangles are the most commonly-tested geometry topic on the GMAT. This less covers: Review of pertinent triangle rules; 4 common right triangles; Pythagorean Theorem; equilateral triangles; example problems from Problem Solving and Data Sufficiency.

Geometry – Circles

Review of important circle formulas and concepts; finding the area of sectors of a circle; calculating arcs and chords; central angles and inscribed angles; shaded regions; tangents; surface area and volume of cylinders and boxes.

Solid Geometry (3-D Shapes)

Overview of 3-D shapes as they’re tested on the GMAT, with a focus on cylinders and boxes; finding the surface area and volume of cylinders and boxes; “longest rod” problems; application examples; and more!

Coordinate Geometry

Understanding the xy-coordinate plane; finding the distance between two points; slopes; calculating the equation of a line; finding points on a line; midpoints and bisectors; and more!

## Instructional Video Lesson: Integrated Reasoning

GMAT Integrated Reasoning

In-depth exploration of the GMAT’s new Integrated Reasoning section. Overview of the skills and concepts tested in the Integrated Reasoning section as well as an exploration of I.R. scoring. General and specific strategies and detailed explanation of each of the four question formats: Table Analysis; Graphics Interpretation; Multi-Source Reasoning; and Two-Part Analysis. Examples of each with explanations and miscellaneous test-taking strategies.

## Instructional Video Lesson: The GMAT Essay

Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA)

Overview of the GMAT essay, including scoring criteria, time management, how to structure your essay, and how to write an effective “Analysis of an Argument” essay in the time provided; detailed look at the GMAT “Analysis of an Argument” essay, including instruction on how to properly analyze an argument, with a guided discussion of an actual essay topic; and more!