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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.

### 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
• Adding numbers 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
• Adding and subtracting fractions
• 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
• Quadratic identities
• Quadratic equations
• 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
• Quadrilaterals
• 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
9. GMAT Verbal: Reading Comprehension
• Introduction
• Reading critically
• Basic question technique
• Answer choice traps
• 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
• Resolve the paradox
• 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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