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GMAT Test Preparation Courses in Singapore by Manhattan Review

Content-Based Test Preparation

Manhattan Review's GMAT course is efficient, straightforward and designed to help students use their study time wisely. Our eight-week classic course includes comprehensive easy-to-follow materials that cover all academic topics included in the GMAT as well as test taking techniques that show students how to identify and approach different question types.

The course begins with fundamentals and steps up in difficulty. Students are only given work that will be relevant to the test and will build the skills that lead to higher scores. Our course is structured to fit into busy lifestyles, with homework, class work and practice exercises that reinforce each other to deliver the most impact per study hour.

Realistic GMAT Practice

Manhattan Review's GMAT course prepares students using actual GMAT test questions. Solving repeat practice real GMAT questions gives students accurate indicators of their performance on the GMAT exam. Actual GMAT exam questions are the basis for both the homework and in-class coursework. Question from past GMAT exams are used in both timed and untimed settings. In class, questions are dissected, analyzed and studied to ensure thorough understanding of the problems. Instructors demonstrate the most streamlined and effective problem solving methods. Students are then given timed exercises to measure their speed in simulated test conditions. As time management can be critical in standardized tests, students practice pacing themselves and solving problems using the most efficient, to-the-point techniques.

Manhattan Review's coursework is designed to challenge students in an easy-to-follow manner. The format of the class is structured to be both familiar and comfortable for university students with lectures, question-and-answer sessions, collaborative projects, supporting homework, and online office hours with course instructors for for extra individual help. Students master the concepts and techniques that lead to GMAT success and continue to practice what they learn until they have full confidence in their mastery of the material. Using this structure, Manhattan Review has built a solid track record of GMAT success.

Academic Curriculum

Manhattan Review's curriculum is designed for students who want to master the academic concepts underpinning the GMAT. In our experience, students who have confidence in their understanding of the academic material covered in the GMAT are best poised for success. While working toward a high level of mastery of GMAT content, students also receive instruction in recognizing patterns in question types and tips for solving problems quickly.

The following material supports our curriculum:

  • Math and verbal primers that include detailed instructions and essential formulas for all the academic concepts covered in the exam.
  • GMAT Strategy guides that identify different question types, explain strategies for approaching different questions and demonstrate problem solving strategies with hundreds of examples.
  • An Official GMAT Review guide that includes more than 1400 questions from actual GMAT exams.
  • A detailed overview of the Integrated Reasoning section with hundreds of practice questions.
  • Online workshops and question banks that further build on these study materials.

GMAT Course Format

The Manhattan Review GMAT course is designed to feel like a condensed graduate-level university course. In other words, the course follows a format that is familiar for students preparing for the GMAT. It includes, lectures, question-and-answer sessions, collaborative student projects, homework problems that reinforce coursework, reviews, and in-person and online office hours for direct personal assistance from instructors. The primary content areas – math, statistics and grammar – are comprehensively studied to ensure mastery of foundational concepts.

For the essay portion of the GMAT, the Analytical Writing Assessment, the class identifies all the essential elements that earn top scores for an AWA essay and then writes a top-scoring essay collaboratively. This method allows students to identify essay strengths and weaknesses in an interactive setting and share ideas as they build a successful essay. The Integrated Reasoning Section, the newest section of the test, is thoroughly reviewed to prepare students for this section's unusual question formats.

In-Depth Instruction on the GMAT Content

Our instructors drill down into each test question to make sure students understand the question, know how to solve it and can identify the best time-saving techniques to use. Students learn the academic principles underlying the problems and they also learn the best strategy to use to ensure that problems are solved efficiently, without wasting valuable time. Lectures, practice exercises and question-and-answer sessions are employed to ensure that students fully grasp the problem and the best approach for solving it.

Intensive GMAT Test Preparation

Manhattan Review's GMAT course provides intensive test preparation on a schedule that students can fit into their busy lives. Students spend three hours in class each week and ideally devote seven to eight hours a week (as little as an hour a day) to homework and practice exercises. Each weekly class covers specific GMAT subjects, and the homework and practice tests following the class reinforce the lessons learned during the class lecture. Classes will cover more foundational content in the beginning of the course, stepping up to the most complex work as the course progresses. This structure of allowing students to focus on one subject each week helps students to fully master each area before moving to the next one.

The classroom is interactive and students are encouraged to ask questions and work out problems in class with the help of the instructor and their peers. In addition, instructors are available for one-on-one help through in-person office hours before and after class or online office hours at other times during the week. Students can also email questions to their instructors anytime. The interactive and collaborative portion of the class helps students network with each other and fosters a sense of community among classmates.