Verbal Live Prep

APPLICATION SESSION

PURPOSE

Acing Sentence Correction on the GMAT requires a combination of knowledge of grammatical rules and cohesive approach to apply these rules. No wonder they say that it takes Two To Tango. This session is aimed at providing that essential approach – also called the e-GMAT 3 step process that can make all the difference.

What can you aim to achieve?

1. Understand why SC needs to be approached from the meaning standpoint and not just from grammar.

2. How understanding sentence structure leads to better understanding of the intended meaning.

PRE- REQUISITES

Since this is the first SC session of every batch, we invite students to come with a clean slate so that they understand the significance of a scientific approach to attempt SC. Hence, the primary requirement is that students come with an open mind. Secondly, we do require a basic understand of grammatical concepts listed below. All these concepts are covered in our Article: “Foundations of GMAT Grammar”.

Pre-Requisite Concepts

Pre-requisite Articles

We do require that our students possess basic knowledge of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, other parts of speech, clauses and phrases,
articles, Conjunctions etc. All these topics are covered in the article
1. Foundations of GMAT Grammar

Session Details

The session delves into understanding the sentence structure and the importance of meaning, the two main pillars of the correct approach to solving SC problems. Thorough analysis of sentence structure helps in understanding the role of every word in the sentence, making it easier to understand the intended meaning of the sentence. Understanding the intended meaning of the sentence, along with the grammatical knowledge, helps in quickly identifying the errors and run the POE effectively by confidently eliminating incorrect answer choices and selecting the correct one for correct reasons.

SAMPLE QUESTION

During the industrial revolution, most of the government stimulus money was spent on mining industrial metals that were needed to build heavy machinery and on building the infrastructure needed to carry large pieces of machinery across the country.

POST-SESSION COURSE WORK

1. E-GMAT SC course: Complete Sentence Structure Part 1, Part 2 and Importance of Meaning concepts from e-GMAT SC course.

2. OG questions: Do the first 15 questions either from OG Verbal 2 or from OG 13. Apply the process outlined in session 1. The purpose of this exercise is to make you apply the tools learned in SC1 to actual OG questions. You may not be able to answer all the questions correctly. However, it’s important that you make an honest attempt.