Learn test-taking strategies geared toward the verbal, quantitative, analytical, and the integrated reasoning sections of the GMAT. Discuss proven methods for dealing with each of the question types and work with test-simulation exercises. This course is well suited to students who seek a structured learning environment.


The GMAT exam consists of four sections: An analytical writing assessment, integrated reasoning, the quantitative section, and the verbal section. Course materials include three texts, a web tool that simulates test environment and scoring, and supplemental handouts. Tuition includes cost of materials.

Week 1: Take paper exam given by proctor to help determine readiness for the exam and pinpoint areas on which to focus study. Receive materials.

Week 2: Learn about basic parts of the test and standardized test-taking strategies. Logical/Critical Reasoning: Review basics of inductive and deductive logic to help identify assumptions, isolate conclusions, and avoid logical fallacies.

Week 3: Reading Comprehension: Learn how to evaluate the structure and details of the text and how to select the correct answers for the various question types. Sentence Correction: Review aspects of grammar and usage most often tested. Receive a timed writing assignment to help prepare for essay writing (essay must be e-mailed to the instructor in order to receive comments via return e-mail).

Week 4: Analytical Writing: Analyze the argument essay format and learn how to interrogate an argument, focus on relevant information, and use proper grammar and punctuation to prepare to write a well-structured response. Integrated Reasoning: Overview of this new section that will contain four, multi-step question types.

Week 5: Cover concepts such as compound interest, weighted averages, retail markups, factoring polynomials, principles of all triangles, quadrilaterals, special ratios and identities, and problem solving strategies used to solve discrete quantitative questions. Learn to apply test taking strategies to solve complex problems as well as time-efficient approaches.

Week 6: Quantitative section measures ability to reason quantitatively, solve quantitative problems, and interpret graphic data. Review the two types of multiple-choice questions: problem solving and data sufficiency.

Week 7: Cover integrated reasoning section which includes analyzing a compilation of data presented in various forms, including word, charts, and tables; pull out key insights to answer multiple questions about the data.

Course Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellations are subject to a ten-percent processing fee if received 5 or fewer working days before the program start. Refunds are not granted if you cancel on or after the first day of the program. Notice may be faxed to 612-624-5359.
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