Who Should Take the JMU GMAT Test Prep Class?

The JMU GMAT Prep class is ideal for anyone looking to pursue a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or other business-related advanced degree within the next five years. This course is ideal for anyone who has been out of school for a few years and for current undergraduate students looking for assistance with the complex quantitative and verbal skills needed to succeed on the GMAT. In addition to MBA programs, those pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees in business, economics, accounting, or other related fields of study may be required to sit for the GMAT. 

Session Information

Quantitative Topics:

  • Strategies for handling math questions in the confusing data sufficiency format
  • Approaches to math questions presented in abstract form
  • Tactics for translating difficult real-world word problems into algebraic expressions or equations
  • Review of the mathematical concepts tested in each of the GMAT quantitative formats

Verbal Topics:

  • Spotting correct idiomatic speech in sentence completion problems
  • Understanding the key components of arguments in critical reasoning problems
  • Answering reading comprehension questions quickly, without reading the entire passage

Integrated Reasoning Topics:

  • Interpreting data from tables, graphs, text, and other sources
  • Dealing with multiple questions about the same data
  • Analyzing data from multiple columns for Two-Part Analysis questions

General Topics:

  • Utilizing the process of elimination
  • Mastering time management skills
  • Minimizing test anxiety
  • Identifying common distracters
Course Plan

Session 1 Overview; Equations and Inequalities

Session 2 Picking Numbers; Data Sufficiency; Reading Comprehension—Global Items

Session 3 Number Properties; Critical Reasoning — Role, Weakener, Strengthener

Session 4 DS—Counting Variables; Exponents and Roots; Sentence Correction — Agreement, Verb Forms, Parallelism

Session 5 Fractions; Percents; Reading Comprehension — Local Items

Session 6 Rates and Ratios; Geometry; Critical Reasoning — Assumption, Inference, Explanation, Evaluation

Session 7 Integrated Reasoning; Sentence Correction — Logical Predication, Diction, Grammatical and Rhetorical Construction 

Session 8 Integrated Reasoning; Coordinate Geometry; Statistics; Probability and Counting; Analytical Writing

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