If you're a business professional or a student planning to take the GMAT, you can find an excellent, professional Raleigh-Durham GMAT course with the help of Varsity Tutors. Although it's not always required, including a solid GMAT score with your application can have a positive impact on whether you get accepted into the graduate business program of your choice. Admissions boards for MBA programs use your score to gauge your skill level on the four test areas, each of which are important for successful completion of your graduate degree.
There are many benefits to attending an online class with an expert instructor and other students who are also preparing for the GMAT. By completing thorough GMAT test preparation, you can discover any skills you need to enhance and take the time to work on them. This could not only help you get your best potential score on the GMAT, but you might actually end up better prepared for success when you begin your MBA program.
What content does a Raleigh-Durham GMAT course cover?
You can expect your GMAT course instructor to conduct a comprehensive survey of all material that the four sections of the GMAT tests you on. They can spend time reviewing subjects and concepts in as much depth as you and the other students need. In addition, they can cover strategies and processes that could help you during the test, which we'll discuss below. For now, we can take a brief look at the four sections of the GMAT: the Analytical Writing Assessment, the Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning sections, and the Integrated Reasoning section.
The Analytical Writing Assessment provides you with a reading passage including an argument. You have to read this piece and evaluate the argument, plan out your response, and then write your clear and concise response. It's important that you quickly organize your thoughts into a few points and develop each of them fully using support from the text and relevant examples. Since you only have 30 minutes to complete the entire process, your Raleigh-Durham GMAT course instructor might assign practice passages as homework. Alternatively, you may work in small groups with your peers on this critical task. When it's scored, the quality of your writing, the thoughts you express, and your command of written English will be assessed.
The Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning sections are both taken in a computer-adaptive format. This affects how you study, because in many standardized exams, you're encouraged to skip questions you find difficult and return to answer them later. That's not possible with a computer-adaptive test. Instead, you're presented with one question at a time. Each time you answer correctly or incorrectly, the software chooses a more or less difficult question depending on your answer. There are 36 Verbal Reasoning questions that you have 65 minutes to answer, and 31 Quantitative Reasoning questions that you have 62 minutes to finish.
Verbal Reasoning questions cover reading comprehension, critical reasoning, and sentence correction. To do well on this section, you'll mostly answer questions that follow written passages. You'll need to demonstrate that you understand what words and statements are saying, the logical relationships developed in the piece, and the quality of an argument. You must also be able to draw inferences from the given text and form or assess an action plan based on the arguments made. Sentence correction is just what it says-you're given sentences that contain mistakes and you fix them using your understanding of the English language.
The Quantitative Reasoning questions focus on problem solving and data sufficiency. They require you to use your logical reasoning and analytical skills as you solve problems, choosing the best answer from those provided. To show your understanding of data sufficiency, you will analyze a problem, identify the key data, and note when there's enough information to solve the problem. This section allows you to showcase your math and reasoning skills as well as your general knowledge.
The Integrated Reasoning questions include multi-source reasoning, graphic interpretation, and two-part analysis. Not surprisingly, you need to integrate information given to you in multiple formats such as numerical data, graphic representations, prose text, and tables or charts. You then must discern how the data correlates and combine pertinent data to solve complex problems.
What are the advantages of signing up for Raleigh-Durham GMAT classes?
The GMAT classes Varsity Tutors can connect you with are conducted entirely online, so you have the convenience of attending from anyplace you like, whether you're home in your pajamas or studying with friends in the Tyronza Richmond Residence Hall common room at North Carolina Central University. There are multiple two- and four-week class sections offered at different times, and new classes begin each week. Varsity Tutors set the classes up this way to provide you as much convenience as possible and give you every possible chance to attend a class that fits into your busy college or work schedule. You can attend your Raleigh-Durham GMAT classes in the morning, afternoon, or evening, and on weekdays or weekends.
In addition to reviewing the material on the GMAT, your instructor may devote portions of your Raleigh-Durham GMAT class time to practice various test-taking strategies and techniques. Standardized exams like the GMAT are not the same as regular class tests. Because the same test is given to students throughout the U.S. and the world, there are important conventions that must be followed, such as the time limits mentioned above. Discussing different tactics to improve your time management, understanding of question wording, and anxiety management with your instructor and classmates could make all the difference on test day.
How do I enroll in a Raleigh-Durham GMAT prep course?
Signing up for a Raleigh-Durham GMAT course with the help of Varsity Tutors is as easy as attending one. Simply contact us today and speak with an educational advisor who can get you signed up for a course that's convenient and meets your academic needs. We look forwarding to helping you on your journey as you work to advance your business career.
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