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Dominate GMAT Verbal – Comprehensive GMAT Verbal Prep Course

A comprehensive prep course giving you all of the strategies, content, and tips to master the verbal section of the GMAT
Instructor:
Brett Ethridge
6,858 students enrolled
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By the end of this course, you will know everything covered on the verbal section of the GMAT and be equipped with the knowledge base and test-taking strategies to dominate the verbal section of the GMAT
In this course, you will learn the six most commonly-tested points of English grammar tested on the GMAT: Subject-verb agreement; Pronouns; Modifiers; Parallelism; Idioms; and Verb tenses
In this course, you will also learn the parts of an argument, common patterns of arguments, how to find assumptions, and overall how to answer every kind of question tested in GMAT Critical Reasoning questions
Finally, in this course you will learn how to effectively read GMAT Reading Comprehension passages, identify common wrong answer types, determine the author's main point, and overall put yourself in a position to get right answers on even the most challenging reading comprehension passages

        Did you have trouble comprehending War and Peace? Are you just as likely to misplace your modifiers as you are to misplace your car keys? Does the idea of dissecting a logical argument make you break out in a cold sweat? Fear not! This comprehensive GMAT Verbal Course teaches all of the most relevant content and test-taking strategies for the three types of GMAT verbal questions: Sentence Corrections; Reading Comprehension; and Critical Reasoning. 

  “After taking Brett’s course, my GMAT score rose nearly 100 points and I was accepted into both graduate programs that I applied to. I highly recommend this course to anyone looking to increase their score!” — Nick Rodriguez, Denver, CO 

        Here’s what’s included with the course and what makes it unique: 

  • Over six (6) hours of cutting-edge instructional videos, accessible on demand, that cover every major content area and question type tested on the verbal section of the GMAT

  • Six (6) Sentence Correction worksheets + a Critical Reasoning worksheet containing dozens of additional practice problems to cement what you’ve learned in the video lessons

  • Supplemental concept lessons providing nuanced content and strategies for each of the major GMAT verbal question types

  • BONUS VIDEOS #1: Instruction on the new GMAT Integrated Reasoning section (Over two hours of additional videos!)

  • BONUS VIDEOS #2: Instruction on the GMAT Essay (Analytical Writing Assessment) – 35 minutes of additional video content!

  Note: For additional practice questions and instructional material, we recommend that you purchase Brandon Royal’s Ace the GMAT Verbal and/or the GMAT Official Guide 2020. Additionally, the GMAC offers two free full-length GMAT practice tests via their website. You will be prompted as to when you should take those two tests in the “Supplemental Materials” sections throughout the course. 

Welcome! GMAT Overview, Format, and Scoring

1
Introduction to the GMAT

This video will provide you with your first look at what you're in store for on the GMAT! Specifically, you'll learn the proper mindset -- the test psychology, if you will -- for adequately preparing to dominate the GMAT as well as tips to make the most of your course and put yourself in the best position to succeed on test day. For additional GMAT tips, content, and strategies tested on all sections of the GMAT, check out our Blog and be sure to interact with your colleagues by leaving comments and questions in the "comments" area below each video in this course.

2
Format of the GMAT

This video will provide you with a detailed look at the format of the GMAT including the question types covered, the layout of each section, and timing of the exam. It also provides recommendations for which section order to select to put yourself in the best position for success.

3
GMAT Scoring

Understanding how the GMAT is scored can be worth a lot of points on test day, as it lends itself to a few test-taking strategies to help you boost your score right off the bat. This video gives you those strategies and explains GMAT scoring in detail.

GMAT Sentence Correction

1
Overview of GMAT Sentence Correction

This video contains an overview of the entire GMAT Verbal section, including question types and scoring, and then provides a look at Sentence Correction questions with some miscellaneous tips and strategies as you begin diving into these all-important question types. Be sure to check out additional GMAT Verbal resources, tips, and strategies at the link provided in the Supplementary Material section!

2
Methodology for Answering Sentence Correction Questions

This video provides a detailed, step-by-step methodology for how you should attack GMAT Sentence Correction questions when they pop up on your screen on test day.

3
Effectiveness Rules

GMAT Sentence Corrections test correct AND effective English expression. A lot of students focus solely on the English grammar tested in these question types. But EFFECTIVE English expression is equally important and can help you get more right answers as well. This video covers the most important "Effectiveness Rules" you should know.

4
Miscellaneous Considerations for S.C.'s

There are a few common traps that the test makers like to throw at you on GMAT Sentence Corrections, and this video teaches you what to be on the lookout for. You'll learn how to spot some common wrong answer types as well.

5
The Bracketing Technique

The Bracketing Technique may just be the most important strategy you learn for Sentence Corrections. What is it and how do you use it? This video will teach you.

6
Subject-Verb Agreement

This video teaches you everything you need to know about how Subject-Verb Agreement is tested on the GMAT, with examples. After watching the video, practice what you've learned with the supplemental worksheet included with this lecture.

* Note: You can get detailed video answer explanations for this worksheet and all other worksheets included with your course at https://www.dominatetestprep.com/offers/YiaeSMTz.

7
Pronouns

This video teaches you everything you need to know about how Pronouns are tested on the GMAT, with examples. After watching the video, practice what you've learned with the supplemental worksheet included with this lecture.

8
Modifiers

This video teaches you everything you need to know about how Modifiers are tested on the GMAT, with examples. After watching the video, practice what you've learned with the supplemental worksheet included with this lecture.

9
Which vs. That vs. Present Participle

This video dives deeper into an important modifier rule tested on GMAT Sentence Correction questions -- specifically the difference between which and that and, more importantly, an advanced 700+ level understanding of when to use the present participle instead of the word "which" to resolve modifier errors in certain circumstances.

10
Parallelism

This video teaches you everything you need to know about how Parallelism is tested on the GMAT, with examples. After watching the video, practice what you've learned with the supplemental worksheet included with this lecture.

11
Idioms

This video teaches you everything you need to know about how Idioms are tested on the GMAT, with examples. After watching the video, practice what you've learned with the supplemental worksheet included with this lecture.

12
Verb Tenses

This video teaches you everything you need to know about how Verb Tenses are tested on the GMAT, with examples. After watching the video, practice what you've learned with the supplemental worksheet included with this lecture.

Also, now that you've concluded the "Sentence Correction" portion of the course, take your first full-length computer-adaptive GMAT practice test to see how you're progressing. Click here to download the FREE GMATPRep software from mba.com and take the first of the two available practice tests.

GMAT Critical Reasoning

1
Overview of GMAT Critical Reasoning

What is GMAT Critical Reasoning, what do these questions test, and how can you put yourself in the best position to answer them correctly? This video will explain it all...and more!

After watching all of the subsequent videos in Section 3, practice what you've learned with the supplemental "GMAT Critical Reasoning" worksheet included with this lecture.

* Note: You can get detailed video answer explanations for the questions in this worksheet and all other worksheets included with your course at https://www.dominatetestprep.com/offers/YiaeSMTz.

2
Parts of a Logical Argument

A big part of getting right answers on GMAT critical reasoning questions is being able to correctly identify the parts of the author's argument. In fact, some questions test that outright. It's not rocket science, but there are some logic basics that you should know. This video will teach them to you.

3
Methodology for Answering Critical Reasoning Questions

How should you proceed when you see a GMAT Critical Reasoning question pop up on your screen on test day? There's a set methodology that will put you in the best position to get right answers. This video discusses it.

4
Finding Assumptions

Most Critical Reasoning questions come down to your ability to accurately identify the author's assumption(s) in the argument. There are some good tricks to doing so more effectively and efficiently, which this video will explain in detail.

5
Types of Critical Reasoning Questions

GMAT Critical Reasoning questions generally fall into one of several types. This video discusses those types, shows examples of each, and gives you the best mindsets and strategies for correctly answering each question type.

6
Generalization Arguments

One of the most commonly-tested patterns of arguments tested in GMAT Critical Reasoning questions is Generalization Arguments. Learn how these arguments are structured, what the author's necessary assumption(s) is when presenting this type of argument, and how you can get right answers on these types of questions.

7
Analogy Arguments

One of the most commonly-tested patterns of arguments tested in GMAT Critical Reasoning questions is Analogy Arguments. Learn how these arguments are structured, what the author's necessary assumption(s) is when presenting this type of argument, and how you can get right answers on these types of questions.

8
Causal Arguments

One of the most commonly-tested patterns of arguments tested in GMAT Critical Reasoning questions is Causal Arguments. Learn how these arguments are structured, what the author's necessary assumption(s) is when presenting this type of argument, and how you can get right answers on these types of questions.

GMAT Reading Comprehension

1
Overview of GMAT Reading Comprehension

What are you in store for on GMAT Reading Comprehension questions? This video will explain it all and lay a solid groundwork to help you master these types of questions. Be sure to check out the recommended reading list in the Supplementary Material section.

2
Reading the Passages

GMAT Reading Comprehension passages can be difficult. Learning to read them effectively is half the battle. This video will teach you how.

3
Reading Comprehension Question Types - Pt.1

This video teaches common GMAT Reading Comprehension question types and gives you the best strategies and approaches to attack them and get right answers.

4
Reading Comprehension Question Types - Pt.2

This video teaches common GMAT Reading Comprehension question types and gives you the best strategies and approaches to attack them and get right answers.

5
Reading Comprehension Question Types - Pt.3

This video teaches common GMAT Reading Comprehension question types and gives you the best strategies and approaches to attack them and get right answers.

6
Common Wrong Answers

Sometimes being able to quickly identify wrong answers is as useful as being able to spot the right answer. In fact, the two often go hand-in-hand. This video will teach you the most common wrong answers you're see on GMAT Reading Comprehension questions, which at the very least will enable you to improve your guessing odds, and at best it will help you zero in on the RIGHT answer more often!

Also, now that you've concluded the major components of the of the course that are tested on the verbal section of the GMAT, take your second full-length computer-adaptive GMAT practice test to see how you're progressing. Click here to download the FREE GMATPRep software from mba.com and take the second of the two available practice tests.

BONUS #1: Integrated Reasoning

1
Overview of GMAT Integrated Reasoning

This video provides an overview of the GMAT Integrated Reasoning section, the question types you'll see, and how it's scored. Subsequent videos will go into more detail about each of the four major question types. For sample I.R. questions that you have practice in an interactive online environment that mirrors the real GMAT testing experience, go to the website listed in the "Supplementary Material" section and enter the unique access code you received when you bought the GMAT Review Official Guide. If you don't own that book, you should. You can purchase it here.

2
Table Analysis

Table Analysis is one of the four major question types you'll encounter on the GMAT Integrated Reasoning section. This video explains these question types in details, provides you with the best strategy for attacking them, and goes through an illustrative example to show you how to solve them.

3
Graphics Interpretation

Graphics Interpretation is one of the four major question types you'll encounter on the GMAT Integrated Reasoning section. This video explains these question types in details, provides you with the best strategy for attacking them, and goes through an illustrative example to show you how to solve them.

4
Multi-Source Reasoning

Multi-Source Reasoning is one of the four major question types you'll encounter on the GMAT Integrated Reasoning section. This video explains these question types in details, provides you with the best strategy for attacking them, and goes through an illustrative example to show you how to solve them.

5
Two-Part Analysis

Two-Part Analysis is one of the four major question types you'll encounter on the GMAT Integrated Reasoning section. This video explains these question types in details, provides you with the best strategy for attacking them, and goes through an illustrative example to show you how to solve them.

BONUS #2: Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA)

1
Overview and AWA Scoring

This video provides an overview of the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) portion of the GMAT. It explains what the GMAT test makers are looking for in an effective argument essay, how to plan for and structure your essay, and overall how to write a winning essay in the 30-minute allotted time frame.

2
Analyzing Arguments and Writing an Effective Essay in 30 Minutes

In this video you'll learn how to effectively analyze an argument and structure your points into an effective essay along the lines of the what the GMAT test makers are looking for.

Now that you've completed all of the material in this comprehensive GMAT verbal course, if you'd like to take additional GMAT practice tests, you can find some here.

Best of luck, and may you dominate the GMAT!

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