GMAT Course Curriculum

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    Analytical Writing

    The Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) measures your ability to think critically and to communicate your ideas. During the AWA, you are asked to analyze the reasoning behind a given argument and write a critique of that argument.

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    Integrated Reasoning

    The Integrated Reasoning section measures your ability to evaluate information presented in multiple formats from multiple sources – skills you need to succeed in our technologically advanced, data-driven world.

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    Quantitative Reasoning

    The Quantitative section measures your ability to analyze data and draw conclusions using reasoning skills. The mathematics needed to understand and solve the questions in this section of the GMAT exam are no greater than what is generally taught in secondary school classes.

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    Verbal Reasoning

    The GMAT exam showcases all of your skills – not just math. The Verbal section measures your ability to read and understand written material, to evaluate arguments, and to correct written material to conform to standard written English.

Analysis of an Argument
In this section, you will be asked to write a critique of the argument presented. You are NOT being asked to present your own views on the subject.

Sample Question

The following appeared in the editorial section of a monthly business news magazine:

“Most companies would agree that as the risk of physical injury occurring on the job increases, the wages paid to employees should also increase. Hence it makes financial sense for employers to make the workplace safer: they could thus reduce their payroll expenses and save money.”

Discuss how well reasoned you find this argument. In your discussion be sure to analyze the line of reasoning and the use of evidence in the argument. For example, you may need to consider what questionable assumptions underlie the thinking and what alternative explanations or counterexamples might weaken the conclusion.

You can also discuss what sort of evidence would strengthen or refute the argument, what changes in the argument would make it more logically sound, and what, if anything, would help you better evaluate its conclusion.

Download all AWA topics.

Graphics Interpretation
Interpret the graph or graphical image and select the option from a drop-down list to make the answer statements accurate.
Two-Part Analysis
Select one answer from each column to solve a problem with a two-part solution. Possible answers will be presented in a table with a column for each part.
Table Analysis
Sort the table to organize the data so you can determine whether certain conditions are met. Each question will have statements with opposing answers (e.g., yes/no, true/false, inferable/not inferable); select one answer for each statement.
Multi-Source Reasoning
Click on the page to reveal different data and discern which data you need to answer the question.
Number Properties
  • Factors
  • Multiples
  • Divisibility
  • Factorisation
  • Prime Factorisation
  • LCM
  • GCD
  • Roots & Exponents
  • Digit Behaviour
  • Simplifying Expressions
  • Linear Equations
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Basic Identities
  • Inequalities
  • Absolute Value
Word Problems
  • Percentages
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Money Problems
  • Time and Rate
  • Time and Work
  • Age Problems
  • Miscellaneous Word problems
  • Mean
  • Weighted Averages
  • Median
  • Mode
  • Range
  • Standard Deviation
  • Sequences
2-Dimensional Geometry
  • Lines and Angles
  • Triangles
  • Special Triangles
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Polygons
  • Circles
3-Dimensional Geometry
  • Spheres
  • Cylinders
  • Cones
  • Rectangular Solids
Coordinate Geometry
  • Cartesian Coordinates & Distances
  • Gradient
  • Equations & Equivalent Equation Representations
  • Reflections
Sets and Grids
  • Overlapping Sets
  • Grids
  • Counting
  • Combinations
  • Permutations
  • Probability
  • Substitutions
  • Symbols
Data Sufficiency
  • Concept
  • Strategy
Sentence Correction
  • Meaning and Concision
  • Grammar: Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Grammar: Pronouns
  • Grammar: Parallelism
  • Grammar: Comparisons
  • Grammar: Modifiers
  • Grammar: Idioms
  • Grammar: Verb Form and Tense
  • Grammar: Sentence Structure and Punctuation
  • Grammar: Advanced Concepts
Critical Reasoning
  • Components of an Argument
  • Weaken the Argument Questions
  • Strengthen the Argument Questions
  • Draw the Conclusion
  • Assumptions & Assumption-based Questions
  • Inference and Inference-based Questions
  • Resolve the Paradox Questions
  • Fill in the Blank Questions
  • Double Boldface Questions
  • Advanced Critical Reasoning Concepts
Reading Comprehension
  • Introduction to Reading Strategies
  • Passage Evaluation Techniques
  • General Question Approaches
  • Specific Question Approaches