Tag Archives: GMAT SC Lesson 1

Video: Idioms 101

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We recently a released a new and improved on-demand video player in our GMAT course, and to spread the word we’re releasing the first Sentence Correction lesson in nine handy installments. If you’re looking improve your score in SC, be sure to watch all the videos for expert advice on this tricky section.

The final installment of the lesson, shown above, is all about idioms. Idioms are constructions that must be worded in a certain way. For many of our GMAT students, idioms are extremely frustrating because there’s no logical explanation for why they are correct or incorrect. It’s just the way it is!

Often, the GMAT tests which certain preposition must be paired with a noun or verb to express the proper meaning. In this video, expert instructors Jen Rugani and Dave Ingber will provide a primer on spotting idiom errors and figuring out the right answer. There’s also a practice problem built into the video; when you get to the practice question, just pause the video, take about 90 seconds to try it out on your own, and then play the video again for a full explanation.

Check out the video for more details, and if you missed any of the previous installments of SC Lesson 1, be sure to check them all out here!

Video: Intro to Pronouns on the GMAT

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We recently a released a new and improved on-demand video player in our GMAT course, and to spread the word we’re releasing the first Sentence Correction lesson in nine handy installments. If you’re looking improve your score in SC, be sure to watch all the videos for expert advice on this tricky section.

The eighth installment of the lesson, shown above, is all about pronoun errors on GMAT SC. As expert instructors Jen Rugani and Dave Ingber explain, once you understand pronoun errors, they’re pretty easy to spot.

You just need to be sure that every underlined pronoun on the GMAT SC section a) has a clear and logical antecedent and b) agrees with its antecedent in number. Watch out for pronoun/antecedent agreement when the sentence contains an unusual antecedent (ex. a collective noun, noun clause, or indefinite pronoun).

Watch the video to learn more, and be sure to stay tuned for the final SC lesson installment!

Video: Understanding Verb Tense Errors on the GMAT

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We recently a released a new and improved on-demand video player in our GMAT course, and to spread the word we’re releasing the first Sentence Correction lesson in nine handy installments. If you’re looking to improve your score in SC, be sure to watch all the GMAT videos for expert advice on this tricky section.

The seventh installment of the lesson, shown above, provides a primer on verb tense errors on GMAT SC. Even if you’re a native English speaker, it’s important to know the grammatical rules of verb tense — in the case of these errors, simply “trusting your ear” will often get into trouble.

Verb tense errors occur when:

  • Verbs are not in the same tense, even though no indication of a shift is present.
  • Verbs don’t correctly reflect time shifts indicated by the sentence.

The video also includes a practice problem to help you test your understanding of the concept; when you get to that part of the video, simply pause the lesson, take about 90 seconds to answer the question, and then press play to hear the explanation.

Watch the video for more details from our expert instructors–and be sure to stay tuned for the next SC lesson installment!

Video: Identifying Comparison Errors on the GMAT

We recently a released a new and improved on-demand video player in our GMAT course, and to spread the word we’re releasing the first Sentence Correction lesson in nine handy installments. If you’re looking improve your score in SC, be sure to watch all the videos for expert advice on this tricky section.

The sixth installment of the video, shown above, is all about spotting and understanding comparison errors. Comparison errors occur when:

  • The items being compared are not parallel (i.e. are not in the same part of speech).
  • The items are parallel but are not being logically compared.
  • The comparison is improperly formed.

Watch the video for more details; expert instructors Jen Rugani and Dave Ingber will teach you how to spot comparison errors on the GMAT Sentence Correction section every time.

Stay tuned for the next installment of SC Lesson 1!

Video: Parallelism Errors on the GMAT

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We recently a released a new and improved on-demand video player in our GMAT course, and to spread the word we’re releasing the first Sentence Correction lesson in nine handy installments. If you’re looking improve your score in SC, be sure to watch all the videos for expert advice on this tricky section.

The fifth installment of the lesson, shown above, is all about parallelism. Grammatical items must be parallel if they are:

  • In a list
  • Linked by a pair of correlative conjunctions
  • Being compared

Expert instructors Jen Rugani and Dave Ingber will teach you how to spot parallelism errors on the GMAT Sentence Correction section every time.

Watch the video for more, and be sure to stay tuned for the next SC lesson installment!

Video: Understanding Modifiers on the GMAT

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We recently a released a new and improved on-demand video player in our GMAT course, and to spread the word we’re releasing the first Sentence Correction lesson in nine handy installments. If you’re looking improve your score in SC, be sure to watch all the videos for expert advice on this tricky section.

The fourth installment of the lesson, shown above, is all about the different types of modifiers that will appear on the SC section of the GMAT. Expert instructors Jen Rugani and Dave Ingber will show you how to identify adjectives, adjectival clauses, adverbs, adverbial clauses, and more.

This lesson also contains a practice problem to help ensure you understand the concept; when you get to this section, just pause the video, take about 90 seconds to solve the practice problem, and then press play again to get the explanation.

Watch the video to learn how to spot modifier errors, and be sure to stay tuned for the next SC lesson installment!

Video: Subject-Verb Agreement 101

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We recently a released a new and improved on-demand video player in our GMAT course, and to spread the word we’re releasing the first Sentence Correction lesson in nine handy installments. If you’re looking improve your score in SC, be sure to watch all the videos for expert advice on this tricky section.

The third installment of the lesson, shown above, is all about how to identify subject-verb agreement errors. As expert instructors Jen Rugani and Dave Ingber explain, watch out if:

  • The sentence is full of intervening clauses and phrases between the subject and the verb.
  • The sentence contains an unusual subject.

This lesson also contains practice problems to help ensure you understand the concept; when you get to a problem, just pause the video, take about 90 seconds to solve it, and then press play again to get the explanation.

Watch the video to learn how to spot, and fix, all of the above errors, and be sure to stay tuned for the next SC lesson installment!

Video: Identifying Sentence Structure Errors

We recently a released a new and improved on-demand video player in our GMAT course, and to spread the word we’re releasing the first Sentence Correction lesson in nine handy installments. If you’re looking to improve your score in SC, be sure to watch all the videos for expert advice on this tricky section.

The second installment of the lesson, shown above, is all about how to identify sentence structure errors on the GMAT SC section.  As expert teachers Dave Ingber and Jen Rugani illustrate, sentence structure errors most often occur when:
  • There is no main subject or main verb.
  • No verbs correspond with the main subject.
  • Clauses are not connected correctly.

Watch the video to learn how to spot, and fix, all of the above errors, and be sure to stay tuned for the next SC lesson installment!

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Video: The Most Commonly Tested Errors on GMAT Sentence Correction

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We recently a released a new and improved on-demand video player in our GMAT course, and to spread the word we’re sharing the first Sentence Correction lesson in nine handy installments. If you’re looking improve your score in SC, be sure to watch all the videos for expert advice on this tricky section.

The first installment of the lesson, shown above, covers the most commonly tested errors on the GMAT Sentence Correction section. As expert teachers Dave Ingber and Jen Rugani explain, there are a finite number of grammatical errors that appear on the GMAT:
  • Sentence structure
  • Subject-verb agreement
  • Modifiers
  • Parallelism
  • Comparisons
  • Verb tense
  • Pronouns
  • Idiomatic constructions
Check out the video to learn how to spot these errors on test day, and be sure to stay tuned for the next lesson!