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# Preparing for the GMAT

### Overview

Prepare to take the GMAT business school entrance exam. Get study tips and sample questions to increase your GMAT score.

Prepare to take the GMAT business school entrance exam. In this course, Vince Kotchian offers an in-depth exploration of the GMAT to give you the most effective tools to maximize your score. Vince reviews all GMAT question types, offers detailed strategies, and provides tips for studying and taking the test. Learn how the exam is structured and scored and try sample questions from each of the GMAT's four sections: Quantitative, Verbal, Integrated Reasoning, and Writing. While preparing for the GMAT can feel overwhelming, this test prep course will break the test down and explain it simply and clearlyâwhich will help you build your confidence and skill and increase your score.

### Syllabus

Introduction
• Welcome
1. Welcome to the GMAT
• GMAT basics and structure
• Understanding the exam's difficulty adaptation
• Understanding GMAT scoring
• Understanding GMAT registration and score policies
• Deciding between the GMAT and the GRE
2. GMAT Preparation and Strategies
• Choosing GMAT study materials
• Establishing a baseline GMAT score and setting your goals
• Creating a GMAT study plan
• Sample GMAT study plans
• Reviewing questions
• Test-taking strategies
3. GMAT Quantitative
• GMAT Quantitative overview
• Data sufficiency basics
• Data sufficiency testing numbers
• Elimination technique
• Estimation technique
• Backsolving technique
• Translation technique
• Variables in choices technique
4. GMAT Arithmetic Concepts
• Integers: Factors, multiples, and remainders
• Integers: Even, odd, and primes
• Order of operations
• Number properties
• Fraction basics
• Multiplying and dividing fractions
• Decimals
• Mental percents
• Taking percents and increasing by percents
• Percent change
• Ratios and proportions
• Exponent rules
• Fake exponent rules
• Roots
• Scientific notation
5. GMAT Algebra Concepts
• Multiplying expressions
• Linear equations
• Linear equations with two variables
• Linear inequalities
• Absolute value inequalities
• Functions
• Function graphs
• Coordinate geometry
• Distance between points
• Equation of a line
• Solving incomplete points and equations
• Parabolas
• Sequences
6. GMAT Word Problems
• Systems of equations
• Mixtures
• Rate problems
• Work problems
• Interest problems
• Discount problems
• Profit problems
• Overlapping set problems
• Conversion problems
7. GMAT Geometry Concepts
• Point, lines, segments, and planes
• Angles
• Parallel lines
• Polygons
• Triangles
• Pythagorean theorem
• Special right triangles
• Area of a triangle
• Congruent triangles
• Similar triangles
• Circles
• Circle proportions
• Boxes and cylinders
8. GMAT Data Analysis Concepts
• Median, mean, mode, and range
• Standard deviation
• Permutations
• Combinations
• Basic probability
• Either/or probability
• Simultaneous events probability
• Probability word problem example
• Introduction
• Basic question technique
• Primary purpose questions
• Main idea questions
• Detail questions
• Critical reasoning questions
• Function questions
• Analogy questions
10. GMAT Verbal: Critical Reasoning
• Critical reasoning basics
• Strengthen the argument
• Weaken the argument
• Find the assumption
• Draw a conclusion
• Bolded phrases questions
• Find the flaw
• Evaluate the conclusion
11. GMAT Verbal: Sentence Correction
• Sentence correction basics
• Sentence correction technique
• Sentence components
• Agreement
• Sentence fitness
• Modification
• Word pairs and parallelism
• Comparisons
• Verb tense
• Diction and idiom
12. GMAT Analytical Writing Assessment
• Essay basics
• Reviewing a sample GMAT essay prompt
• Understanding essay scoring criteria
• Identifying assumptions
• Intros, conclusions, and body paragraphs
• Language, grammar, and writing mechanics
13. GMAT Integrated Reasoning
• Integrated reasoning basics
• Graphical interpretation questions
• Table analysis questions
• Two-part analysis questions
• Multi-source reasoning questions
Conclusion
• Next steps

Vince Kotchian

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