Dominate GMAT Verbal - Comprehensive GMAT Verbal Prep Course
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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
4.6 (80 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
851 students enrolled
Created by Brett Ethridge
Last updated 5/2017
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Includes:
  • 8.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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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.
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 Ace the GMAT Verbal and/or the Official Guide for GMAT Review 2017. Additionally, the GMAC 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.

Who 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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Welcome! GMAT Overview, Format, and Scoring
2 Lectures 34:28

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.

Preview 14:50

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 Scoring
19:38
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GMAT Sentence Correction
12 Lectures 02:27:28

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!

Overview of GMAT Sentence Correction
14:45

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.

Methodology for Answering Sentence Correction Questions
12:44

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.

Effectiveness Rules
10:57

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.

Preview 07:45

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.

The Bracketing Technique
09:41

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.

Subject-Verb Agreement
18:41

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.

Pronouns
17:46

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.

Modifiers
12:28

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.

Which vs. That vs. Present Participle
16:53

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.

Parallelism
12:24

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.

Idioms
07:10

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.

Verb Tenses
06:14
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GMAT Critical Reasoning
8 Lectures 01:33:57

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!

Overview of GMAT Critical Reasoning
07:42

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.

Parts of a Logical Argument
13:10

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.

Methodology for Answering Critical Reasoning Questions
13:44

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.

Preview 09:33

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.

Types of Critical Reasoning Questions
17:29

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.

Generalization Arguments
09:41

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.

Analogy Arguments
05:16

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.

Causal Arguments
17:22
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GMAT Reading Comprehension
6 Lectures 01:08:51

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.

Overview of GMAT Reading Comprehension
09:56

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

Preview 10:54

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

Reading Comprehension Question Types - Pt.1
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.

Reading Comprehension Question Types - Pt.2
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.

Reading Comprehension Question Types - Pt.3
09:56

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.

Common Wrong Answers
10:18
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BONUS #1: Integrated Reasoning
5 Lectures 01:54:19

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.

Overview of GMAT Integrated Reasoning
18:16

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.

Table Analysis
24:15

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.

Graphics Interpretation
28:05

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.

Multi-Source Reasoning
23:15

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.

Two-Part Analysis
20:28
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BONUS #2: Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA)
2 Lectures 36:09

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.

Overview and AWA Scoring
14:11

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!

Analyzing Arguments and Writing an Effective Essay in 30 Minutes
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About the Instructor
Brett Ethridge
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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.