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"3/17: Another productive, multi-topic session. We began by reviewing the remaining sections on the student's last practice test and discussing the questions he had trouble with. Again, he's getting very close to choosing the right answers, often stopping his calculations a step or two before the correct answer (math) or choosing the second-best answer (verbal). We discussed how to best get him through those final math calculations to the right answers, and concluded that lots more practice would be the best approach. For that reason, we then took some time to do several specific types of math problems: probability, least common multiples, and data interpretation. We ended the session with a brief vocabulary review, and we'll be writing practice sentences of all the words he didn't remember (belied, proclivity, venality, circumspect, frenetic, decorous, exigent, languish, auspicious, reprove, transient, sanctimonious, superficial, platitude, adulation, provincial, cogent, malaise, abject, vitriolic, discern, doctrinaire, vitiate, obtuse, transgress, noxious) in our next session. I think we're on a good track so far, and the student's going to let me know if there's additional material he wants to cover in our upcoming sessions."