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This program prepares students to perform well on the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) by providing up to 30 hours of one-on-one coaching over the course of a year. The instructor will work directly with each student by phone and video conferencing to provide assignments and progress reviews. Students will learn intuitive strategies for approaching the Quantitative, Verbal and Integrated Reasoning sections of the GMAT. They will also learn how to overcome test anxiety, avoid common test-taking pitfalls and use time effectively on the exam.

Learning Outcomes: 

  • For the Quantitative section, students will learn how to interpret the instructions for the Data Sufficiency questions, how to analyze and organize math information, how to apply intuitive math problem-solving strategies and how to recognize the patterns of GMAT math questions. Students will learn to solve math problems with intuitive tools that are accessible even to people who are not strong in math. They will learn how to make decisions about using their time on the Quantitative section, including how to choose which questions to work on and how much time to spend on a question.
  • For the Verbal section, students will learn how to skim Reading Comprehension passages for structure and how to distinguish between two very close answer choices. They will learn the fundamental patterns of the Sentence Correction questions and tools for discerning which answer is correct. Students will learn about the logic patterns of the Critical Reasoning questions. They will gain an understanding of how to make decisions about using their time on the Verbal section, including how to choose which questions to work on and how much time to spend on a question.
  • For the Integrated Reasoning section, students will learn how to integrate mathematical and verbal information; analyze charts, graphs, and tables; and apply advanced problem-solving techniques.
  • Students will learn the underlying agendas for the Analytical Writing tasks and specific steps for creating an essay that will earn a passing score.
  • Students will learn specific strategies for overcoming test anxiety, poor performance on standardized tests and math anxiety. They will learn how to maximize their use of time on the test, how to avoid the most common timing pitfalls and how to gain significant extra points through timing strategy.

Course Number: EDUC-90048
Credit: 0.00 unit(s)