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# GMAT Syllabus

Our GMAT syllabus contains thirteen study sessions and an introductory session, which teaches how to organize your GMAT prep and how to approach effectively GMAT questions of different type. Our GMAT syllabus is unique in that it does not concentrate solely on strategies and approaches, but contains all the theoretical GMAT prep material you need for effective GMAT prep. Of course, all the useful tricks and shortcuts that can help you deduce the correct answer or save time are also included in our GMAT syllabus, but the emphasis is made on the theoretical GMAT prep material and practice questions, because no set of strategies and tricks ensures high GMAT score if you do not know the material tested on the GMAT.

## Session 1 #### Number Properties.

The first math lesson covers the basics of number theory, starting with integers. It explains all you need to know about the properties of integers and the main operations with them, and highlights the tricky points that are often tested on the GMAT, and thus are an important part of your GMAT prep. #### SC1. Introduction to Sentence Correction. Subject-Verb Agreement.

This lesson provides general information about Sentence Correction questions and gives several tips on how to approach these questions. This section of our GMAT syllabus provides detailed information on how to spot and how to correct subject-verb agreement errors.

###### Math

Properties of integers, Consecutive integers Factors and Multiples (GCF,LCM), Prime factorization

###### Verbal

General info about sentence correction questions, General principle of subject-verb agreement, Plural and singular subjects, Simple and compound subjects

## Session 2 #### Rational Numbers.

This lesson continues the Number Theory part of your GMAT prep, looking into fractions, decimals, ratios and percentages, their properties and operations with them. #### CR1. Introduction to Critical Reasoning. Assumption Questions.

This part of our GMAT syllabus provides general information about Critical Reasoning questions and the structure of GMAT arguments and explains how to approach these questions. It also includes a detailed explanation of Assumption questions and points out the main types of assumptions used in GMAT arguments.

###### Math

Fractions, Decimals, Percents, Ratio and proportion

###### Verbal

General info about GMAT critical reasoning questions, Structural parts of GMAT arguments, Assumption questions, Types of assumptions used in GMAT questions

## Session 3 #### Real Numbers, Powers, and Roots.

This lesson covers properties and operations with real numbers, absolute value, and theory of exponents and roots, in a scope that is relevant for the GMAT. #### RC1. Introduction to Reading Comprehension. Main Idea, Purpose and Title Questions.

This is the first section of our GMAT syllabus that provides general information about Reading Comprehension questions and gives advice on how to approach GMAT Reading Comprehension passages and questions. It also provides a detailed explanation of Main Point, Purpose, and Title questions.

###### Math

Properties of real numbers, Absolute value, Exponents (properties, operations), Roots (properties, operations)

###### Verbal

General info about reading comprehension questions, Main idea questions, Purpose questions, Title questions

## Session 4 #### Descriptive Statistics.

This lesson consists of the theory and application of the key concepts of descriptive statistics: the arithmetic mean, median, mode, standard deviation and range of a set. #### SC2. Pronouns and Modifiers.

This part of our GMAT syllabus provides information on correct and idiomatic pronoun use and points out major pronoun use errors that come up in Sentence Correction questions. It also deals with possible modification errors and the correct use of adverbs and adjectives—topics that should be an important part of your GMAT prep.

###### Math

Arithmetic mean, Median, Mode, Range, Standard Deviation (properties)

###### Verbal

Pronoun-antecedent agreement, Pronoun reference, Modification errors, Correct usage of adjectives and adverbs

## Session 5 #### Linear Equations.

This lesson teaches the essential methods of solving the linear equations (substitution, combination). It also touches upon the equations with absolute values, and closes on the most common watch-outs in solving linear equations on the GMAT. #### CR2. Main Question Types: Conclusion, Inference, Weaken, Strengthen Questions

This part of our GMAT syllabus deals with the most common types of Critical Reasoning questions. It explains how to find a correct inference or conclusion of an argument and explains the correct way of weakening or strengthening GMAT arguments.

###### Math

SLinear equations, Systems of linear equations, Dependent and independent equations, Equations with absolute value

###### Verbal

Inference and conclusion questions, Tips for inference and conclusion questions, Weaken and strengthen questions, Most common methods of weakening or strengthening GMAT arguments

## Session 6 #### Nonlinear Equations

This lesson provides the necessary tools and skills to efficiently solve the types of equations that are most common on the GMAT − quadratic and exponential equations. #### RC2. General Questions: Structure and Attitude Questions

This section of our GMAT syllabus continues providing GMAT prep material on general question types and provides a detailed explanation of Logical Structure, and Tone or Attitude questions. It explains how to identify correct answers to these questions and how to eliminate incorrect ones.

###### Math

Solving quadratic equations: quadratic formula, factoring, Viète’s formulas, Formulas of short multiplication, Exponential equations, Equations with radicals

###### Verbal

Authors attitude and tone questions, Evaluating the logical structure of the passage

## Session 7 #### Inequalities. Functions. Sequences

This lesson teaches to solve the different kinds of inequalities and covers functions and sequences, including arithmetic and geometric progressions. #### SC3. Diction and Idioms

This lesson deals with diction and idioms and explains the correct use of the most common idioms and idiomatic expressions which are often tested in GMAT Sentence Correction questions.

###### Math

Linear inequalities, Inequalities with absolute value, Quadratic inequalities, Functions, Sequences: arithmetic progression, geometric progression, recurrent sequences

###### Verbal

Pairs of words that are often confused, Idiomatic expression of causal relationship, Other common idioms frequently tested on the GMAT

## Session 8 #### Word Problems 1

This part of our GMAT syllabus equips you with necessary knowledge to solve the most common types of word problems: motion, work, and mixture problems. It teaches how to transform word problems into algebraic equations and reveals the tricky points. #### CR3. Strategy, Paradox, and Flaw Questions

This lesson explains Strategy and Paradox questions and provides information about the best approach to these questions. This section of our GMAT syllabus also helps you gain a better understanding of the main flaws contained in GMAT arguments and how to recognize these flaws.

###### Math

Motion problems, Work problems, Mixture problems

###### Verbal

Strategy questions, Paradox questions, Flaw questions, Typical flaws in GMAT arguments

## Session 9 #### Word Problems 2

This lesson continues the topic of word problems. You will learn to express interest, profit, and discount problems in simple equations and solve them. You will also learn about sets problems, unions and intersection of sets, and learn to apply the theory in real GMAT problems. #### RC3. Specific Questions: Detail, Inference, and Argument Questions

This section of our GMAT syllabus introduces Specific questions, which refer to a particular part of the passage, as well as provides a detailed explanation of According to... or Detail questions, Inference questions, and Argument questions.

###### Math

Simple and compound interest, Profit problems, Discount problems, Sets problems Age and coin problems

###### Verbal

According to…and detail questions, Inference questions, Argument questions

## Session 10 #### Geometry 1. Lines, Angles, Triangles

This lesson introduces the fundamental geometry concepts – lines, angles and triangles. Special attention is given to the kinds of triangles and their properties that are tested most often on the GMAT. #### SC4. Verb Tense and Form

This lesson explains the formation and use of verbals (infinitives, gerunds, participles) and teaches verb tense, mood, and voice. You will also learn about the verb tense in complex sentences (sequence of tenses) and about the correct use of conditional sentences.

###### Math

Lines and angles, Triangles and their properties, Right triangle, Isosceles triangle, Equilateral triangles

###### Verbal

Infinitive, gerund, participle, Verb tenses: formation and usage, Sequence of tenses, Verb voice and mood, Conditional sentences

## Session 11 #### Geometry 2. Quadrilaterals, Circles, Polygons. Three-Dimensional Figures

This lesson provides an overview of more complex geometric concepts: quadrilaterals, circles, polygons, their properties, and relevant formulae. You also will learn about three-dimensional figures (spheres, cubes, cylinders, and rectangular solids) and about how these figures appear on the GMAT. #### CR4. Evaluate the Argument, Parallel Reasoning, and Structure Questions

This lesson explains less common types of Critical Reasoning questions, such as Evaluate the Argument questions, Parallel Reasoning questions, and Method of Reasoning or Structure (Boldface) questions. It also explains errors that are usually contained in statistical arguments and deals with non-standard question stems, for example: complete the argument and NOT, LEAST, EXCEPT questions.

###### Math

General properties of quadrilaterals, Parallelogram, rectangle, rhombus, square, trapezoid, Circumference, circle, 3D Geometry: sphere, cube, right cylinder, rectangular solid

###### Verbal

Evaluate the argument questions, Parallel reasoning questions, Argument structure and method of reasoning questions, Non-standard question stems, Percentages, numbers and statistics in GMAT arguments

## Session 12 #### Coordinate Geometry

This lesson provides GMAT prep material about the coordinate plane and lines, distances, and figures on it. #### SC5. Grammatical Sentence Construction and Efficiency

This part of our GMAT syllabus is about clear and concise sentence structure and explains parallelism and comparison errors that can appear in Sentence Correction questions.

###### Math

Quadrants, Distance between two points, midpoint, Line: equation of a line, slope, parallel and perpendicular lines, Triangles on the coordinate plane

###### Verbal

Parallelism errors, Comparison errors, Sentence structure, Correlative constructions

## Session 13 #### Combinatorics and Probability

This lesson covers the topics of combinatorics (combinations, permutations with and without repetitions, circular and constrained permutations) and probability. It will equip you with all the necessary theoretical knowledge on the topic, and show how it is applied in GMAT problems.

###### Math

Combinations, Permutations: circular, with repeated elements, constrained, Probability, Combinatorics and probability

## IR Session 1 #### Graphics Interpretation

This lesson explains GMAT Graphics Interpretation questions. It explains the best approach to this type of questions and defines types of charts and diagrams that are most common on the GMAT. #### Two-Part Analysis

This lessons deals with GMAT Two-Part Analysis questions. It explains different types of Two-Part Analysis questions and teaches you to approach each of these types effectively.

###### Graphics Interpretation Covered:

Structure of GI problems, Approach to GI problems, Types of charts

###### Two-Part Analysis Covered

Structure of TPA problems, Approach to TPA problems, Types of TPA problems

## IR Session 2 #### Table Analysis

This lesson explains GMAT Table Analysis questions. It explains how they are structured and teaches to approach them effectively. #### Multi-Source Reasoning

This lesson deals with Multi-Source Reasoning questions. It defines main types of Multi-Source Reasoning questions and teaches how to approach each of these types.

###### Table Analysis Covered:

Structure of TA problems, Approach to TA problems

###### Multi-Source Reasoning Covered

Structure of MSR problems, Approach to MSR problems, Types of MSR problems

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This lesson provides information on correct and idiomatic pronoun use and points out major pronoun use errors that come up in Sentence Correction questions. It also deals with possible modification errors and the correct use of adverbs and adjectives.