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
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  • Lectures 34
  • Contents Video: 8 hours
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  • Languages English
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Published 4/2014 English

Course Description

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 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 Game Plan for GMAT Verbal and/or the GMAT Review Official Guide, 13th ed. Additionally offers two free full-length GMAT practice tests via their GMATPrep software. You will be prompted as to when you should take those two tests in the "Supplemental Materials" sections throughout the course.

What are the requirements?

  • There are no pre-requisites or required course materials. As suggested in the course description, you might consider purchasing Brandon Royal's Game Plan for GMAT Verbal.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

What is the target audience?

  • This course is appropriate for all levels of prospective business school students, including students with a high level of verbal proficiency who are shooting to score in the 700's on the GMAT, as well as non-native English speakers who really need to zero in on the most important aspects of GMAT verbal to improve their chances of getting as many right answers as possible.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Welcome! GMAT Overview, Format, and Scoring
14:50

This video will provide you with an overview of the GMAT, the question types covered, and the format and timing of the exam. For some great free GMAT tips, content, and strategies tested on all sections of the GMAT, check out our Blog and Additional Resources in the link provided in the Supplementary Material section.

19:38

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.

Section 2: GMAT Sentence Correction
14:45

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!

12:44

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.

10:57

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.

07:45

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.

09:41

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.

18:41

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.

17:46

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.

12:28

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.

12:24

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.

07:10

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.

06:14

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.

Section 3: GMAT Critical Reasoning
07:42

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!

13:10

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.

13:44

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.

09:33

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.

17:29

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.

09:41

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.

05:16

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.

17:22

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.

Section 4: GMAT Reading Comprehension
09:56

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.

10:54

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

14:52

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

12:55

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

09:56

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

10:18

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.

Section 5: BONUS #1: Integrated Reasoning
18:16

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.

24:15

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.

28:05

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.

23:15

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.

20:28

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.

Section 6: BONUS #2: Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA)
14:11

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 essay, how to plan for and structure your essay, and overall how to write a winning essay in the 30-minute alotted time frame.

21:58

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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Instructor Biography

Brett Ethridge, Master GMAT Instructor

After graduating from Duke University with a degree in Public Policy, Brett Ethridge spent two years in Madagascar doing community health education with the U.S. Peace Corps. Upon his return to the States, he helped launch a PR/marketing firm in Washington, D.C. before heading to business school where he earned a MA in International Finance from the University of Denver. While in school he caught the entrepreneurship bug: In addition to founding Dominate the GMAT, Brett also operates successful nutrition and stock trading businesses. He is a huge Duke basketball fan, an avid tennis players, and an outdoor sports enthusiast.

Brett is also proud to be an Associate Member of AIGAC, the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants.

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