I thought the lessons were very helpful. They provided a good basis as a GMAT prep course. They also provided terrific strategies and approaches to the questions.
It was a good course to get started with studying for the GMAT. It gave good ideas on how to study for the test. And the grammar review was very helpful.
I was hesitant to take this course since it was on the Internet, but it turned out to be a very useful course and the Internet allowed me to be able to take the course when I had time to work with the material.
I just took the actual GMAT for the second time yesterday and I scored 170 points higher since taking this course! The first time to take it, I got lost finding the actual test center INSIDE the building, and was very stressed. This time around I did much better and was a lot less stressed and felt much more confident in myself. This course helped so much! Thanks and good luck to everyone!!
I just returned after finishing the GMAT - I got a 590! I'm very pleased with the result since I only had 5 weeks of preparation. Thank you to the Instructors for your help and guidance. Thanks to all my "classmates" and for posting your feedback and answers.
Course Code: gma
In this first lesson, you will learn about the general makeup of GMAT. You will learn how to relax when you start feeling panicky, how to eliminate the wrong answers, how to guess when you are not sure of the right answer, and how much time to spend on each question. Then you will learn the format of reading comprehension, sentence correction, and critical reasoning question, and well as the analytical writing section. You will examine problem solving and data sufficiency questions in the quantitative section and be introduced to the question types found in the integrated reasoning section.
In this lesson, you will discover the tools you need to develop your own reading strategy. You will learn to focus on what is important and what is not. You will discover how to eliminate answers that hook unprepared test takers. You will examine GMAT reading comprehension passages that have appeared on past tests and learn to get the most information from the passages in the least amount of time. Then you will discover a detailed strategy for tackling multiple-choice question types that test your grammar and English usage skills. You will review grammar rules that are most commonly tested on the GMAT.
In this lesson, you will become familiar with critical reasoning questions. You will review the elements of a logical argument and the major types of inductive arguments you will see on the GMAT. You will be given step-by-step instructions on how to examine each type of argument and pick the best answer to each question. Then you will go over a specific writing plan for making the most of your time and learn to put your thoughts together in a cohesive and interesting essay. You will compose sample essays and share them with your instructor and classmates for review.
This lesson will review all the essentials of basic math from multiplication to exponents and fractions. You will review standard algebra such as variables, factoring, etc. Then you will examine linear geometry, geometric shapes and measurements, coordinate geometry, statistics, and more. You will also review (or learn for the first time) the difference between mean, median, and mode.
In this lesson, you will focus on the most common type of GMAT math question---the multiple-choice question. Then you will go through a step-by-step chart to help you with the data sufficiency questions on the test. These types of questions require you to determine whether the information provided is sufficient to figure out the answer to the math problem rather than actual figuring out the answer. You will be given plenty of practice on prior GMAT data sufficiency test questions.
In this final lesson, you will go back over all the tips and strategies you need to know for the math questions. You will also take a practice test. Then you will examine the integrated reasoning and discover test-taking techniques so you will do well on the test
Benjamin N. Gialloreto graduated from Drexel University (BS, Computer Science) and Loyola (New Orleans) School of Law. He has been practicing law since 1990 and is a former Deputy City Solicitor for the City of Philadelphia Major Trials and Civil Rights Units. He is currently Independent Counsel to the School Reform Commission in the Philadelphia School District and is a partner in the Philadelphia-based law firm Gallagher & Rowan, P.C. Professor Gialloreto has been proctoring this GMAT preparation course since July 1999 and has helped more than 6,000 GMAT test takers over the years. He also teaches online Paralegal Certificate courses for the Center for Legal Studies in Golden, Colorado. He conducted Civil Rights Seminars at the Philadelphia Police Academy and Philadelphia Prison Academy as part of recruit training and annual education for Police and Prison Supervisors. Finally, Professor Gialloreto proctors our test prep course for the LSAT, SAT, and ACT, and has assisted with the GRE test prep courses.
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.