## What we cover in class

The PowerScore Accelerated GMAT Course consists of four sessions of four hours each. Sessions I and II are taught on Saturday, and Sessions III and IV are taught on Sunday. The total in-class instruction time is sixteen hours. Your seminar booklet contains extensive discussions of GMAT questions, drills, and analyses, and all attendees at the course receive The Official Guide for GMAT Review, which contains more than 1400 actual GMAT questions.

The following syllabus is used in the PowerScore Accelerated GMAT Course:

## SESSION I: Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

• GMAT CAT Format and Scoring Reviewed
• The Format of the GMAT
Guessing Strategy
Pacing
The CAT Environment

• Quantitative Section - General
• Section Overview and Mathematical Principles Covered
Problem Solving Questions
Backplugging™ by Supplying Numbers
Numerical Approximation™
The Importance of Analyzing the Answer Choices
Data Sufficiency Questions
The Data SufficienTree™
Know, Don't Solve™
Backplugging™ Revisited

• Quantitative Section - Algebra
• Creating Expressions
Creating Expressions--Mini-Challenge
Equations
Simplifying Equations
Solving Equations
Classic GMAT Equation Forms
Equation Traps
Sample Equation Problems
Inequalities
Sample Inequality Problems
Functions
Sample Function Problems

## SESSION II: Saturday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

• Verbal Section - Critical Reasoning
• Attacking the Stimulus
When to Read the Question Stem
The Elements of Argumentation
Identifying Premises and Conclusions
Analyzing the Question Stem
Critical Reasoning Question Types
Must Be True Questions
The Fact Test™
Weaken Questions
GMAT Causality
Assumption and Strengthen Questions
The Supporter/Defender Assumption Model™
The Assumption Negation Technique™
Method/Flaw Questions
Fallacious Methods of Reasoning

• Analytical Writing - Analysis of an Argument
• Sample Topics
Scoring Criteria
Classic Errors of Reasoning
Analysis of an Argument Sample Responses
Analysis of an Argument Review
Final AWA Thoughts

## SESSION III: Sunday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

• Quantitative Section - Geometry
• Lines - Intersecting, Perpendicular, and Parallel
Polygons
Triangles
Classic GMAT Triangles
Circles
Solids and Volume
Coordinate Geometry
Attacking Problems and Technique Application
Formula List

• Quantitative Section - Word Problems
• Rate Problems
Work Problems
Mixture Problems
Interest, Discount, and Profit Problems
Sets and Groups Problems
Probability - Single and Multiple Event
Data Interpretation Problems
Formula List and Endnotes

## SESSION IV: Sunday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

• Verbal Section - Reading Comprehension
• Approaching the Passages - 6 Critical Steps
Passage Context
Question Types
Prephrasing
Contenders and Losers
Final Notes

• Verbal Section - Sentence Correction
• Principles of Sentence Correction
Classic Sentence Correction Errors