Day One: Introductions and Critical Reasoning
After refreshments, you'll be taken through your syllabus, course expectations, and course-success tips. Next, your instructors will take you through the fundamentals of the Critical Reasoning section, explaining arguments, conclusions, premises, concessions, Critical Reasoning question types, common incorrect answer choice types, conditional logic, diagramming, and tangible methods for answering every single question type. CR is the most frequently-tested section on the GMAT, and is a section that lots of people struggle to either fundamentally grasp, or finish timed, so make sure you're here for Day One! When class ends, get home fast (or stay on campus), and get back online! Follow your personalized next steps. Your instructors will be available online to answer your questions and encourage you. Make sure you sleep by twelve so you can focus well in tomorrow's class.
Day Two: Reading Comprehension
Where other courses just teach you how to skip hard passages and extract main ideas, we'll do our best to revolutionize how you read! We'll take you through tangible tips about passage-reading and question-answering, addressing everything from punctuation, grammar, and logical structure to vocabulary and how to pick up on subtle subtexts. We'll also go through all the question types that normally show up on the Reading Comprehension section, introduce you to timing tactics, get you to apply our tips directly through reading out loud in class, and help you implement science-based reading tactics to better your ability to search for specific words and phrases. When class ends, as always, get home fast (or stay on campus), and get back online! Follow your personalized next steps. Your instructors will be available online to answer your questions and encourage you. Make sure to sleep early in preparation for tomorrow!
Day Three: Sentence Correction and Analytical Writing
Say "Hello" to a perfect score on Sentence Correction! While many people find themselves fearful of SC, this component of GMAT Verbal is actually one of the easiest parts of the GMAT once you know all there is to know about the grammar and punctuation that the test involves. We'll go through grammar and punctuation rules, teaching you to intuit why they actually hold. For the remainder of the day, we'll tackle Analytical Writing, teaching you how to write with the right vocabulary, structure, and argumentative technique. As usual, after class, you'll have personalized next steps and one-on-one help.
Day Four: Quantitative Reasoning (Fundamentals)
On the first day of Quantitative Reasoning, we'll cover all the arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and data analysis that the GMAT tests, including tricks for performing stereotypically-difficult calculations. We'll look at specific, unorthodox cases, and we'll also discuss tricks that you can use to ameliorate your calculator-less math. As usual, after class, you'll have personalized next steps and one-on-one help.
Day Five: Quantitative Reasoning (Data Sufficiency and Integrated Reasoning)
Today, we'll focus on taking what we've learned about math fundamentals and using it to solve data sufficiency problems. We'll also take a look at the Integrated Reasoning section, which - though comparatively minor - is still critical to your score. As usual, after class, you'll have personalized next steps and one-on-one help.
Day Six: Test Strategy
We'll start looking at full tests, doing passages and questions in class in both untimed and timed contexts! Over the course of the next two days, you'll develop the stamina, meticulousness, and out-of-the-box thinking necessary to scoring in the high 700s! As usual, after class, you'll have personalized next steps and one-on-one help.
Day Seven: More Test Strategy!
More testing tips, as well as a discussion of any topics that your particular cohort finds problematic. As usual, after class, you'll have personalized next steps and one-on-one help.