# GMAT Test Preparation Courses in Hong Kong by Manhattan Review

## Efficient Test Prep

Manhattan Review's GMAT course is straightforward, thorough and designed to help students use their study time wisely. Our eight-week classic course adheres to a clear, easy-to-follow curriculum that covers all of the GMAT's academic content while also showing students important test-taking techniques. As students master different academic concepts, they put them into practice by applying problem-solving skills and test taking techniques to actual GMAT questions.

The course begins with fundamentals and increases in complexity each week. Students are only given work that is relevant to the GMAT and builds the skills that lead to high scores. Our course is structured to fit into busy lifestyles, with homework, class work and practice exercises that reinforce each other for the most impact per study hour.

## Simulated GMAT Test Practice

Manhattan Review's GMAT course prepares students using questions and problems from actual GMAT tests. Real GMAT exam questions are the basis for both homework and in-class coursework. Repeat practice solving real GMAT questions builds confidence and gives students accurate indicators of their performance on the GMAT exam. Questions from past GMAT exams are used in both timed and untimed exercises.

In class, instructors help students dissect and analyze questions to ensure they have a thorough understanding of the problems. Students are then taught the most streamlined and effective problem solving methods. As students master the concepts underlying each test section they are given timed exercises to measure their speed in simulated test conditions. To learn how to finish all questions within the set time limits of the test, students practice pacing themselves and solving problems using the most efficient techniques.

Manhattan Review's coursework challenges students in an easy-to-follow format. The class is structured to be familiar and comfortable for university students with lectures, question-and-answer sessions, collaborative projects, homework, and online office hours with course instructors for for extra individual help. Students study 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. Manhattan Review has used this structure to build a solid track record of GMAT success.

## Academic Curriculum

Manhattan Review's GMAT prep course is designed for students who want to master the academic concepts underpinning the GMAT. In our experience, when students have confidence in their understanding of the academic material covered in the GMAT, they are better poised for success. While working toward mastery of GMAT content, students are taught to recognize patterns in question types and given tips for solving problems quickly.

Our curriculum includes the following support material:

- Math and verbal primers that contain mathematical formulas and grammatical rules for all the academic subjects covered on the exam, as well as detailed instructions on how to apply formulas and rules to answer questions.
- GMAT strategy guides that identify different types of questions, explain strategies for best approaching different questions and demonstrate problem solving skills with hundreds of examples.
- An Official GMAT Review book that includes more than 1400 questions from actual GMAT exams.
- A detailed explanation of the Integrated Reasoning section and its unusual question types, with hundreds of practice questions.
- A sample of the GMAT's infamous laminated scratch paper pad – the only scratch paper available for use during the actual exam.
- Access to online workshops and question banks that further support the curriculum and build on these study materials.

## GMAT Course Structure

The Manhattan Review GMAT course is designed to simulate a condensed graduate-level university course. In other words, the course format will feel familiar for students preparing for the GMAT. The course includes lectures, question-and-answer sessions, collaborative student projects, homework that reviews and reinforces coursework, in-class reviews, and in-person and online instructor office hours for direct personal assistance. The main subject areas covered in the test – math, statistics and grammar – are comprehensively studied to ensure mastery of foundational concepts.

To learn to write a top-scoring essay for the Analytical Writing Assessment, the essay portion of the GMAT, the class is taught how to identify all the essential elements in an essay that earn high marks. The class then collaboratively writes a top-scoring essay incorporating all the elements they have learned. This collaborative 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. This section has unusual question formats, and for some, the questions in this section can initially appear misleading. As students grow to understand why the section was added and the type of reasoning skills test makers are looking to assess, the questions become clearer and easier to master.

## Drill-Down Instruction

Our instructors delve in depth into each test question to make sure students understand the question and know how to solve it. Instructors teach students the academic principles underlying the problems as well as the best strategies to use to ensure that problems are solved quickly and accurately, without wasting valuable time. Lectures, timed and untimed practice exercises, reviews and question-and-answer sessions are all employed to ensure that students fully grasp the problems and the best approach for solving them.

## Immersion Test Prep

For many students, during the eight week period they devote to studying for the GMAT the test is never far from their mind. Manhattan Review channels that energy by providing intensive test preparation on a schedule that students can easily fit into their busy lives. Students spend three hours in class each week and ideally devote seven to eight hours a week outside of class (as little as an hour a day) to homework and practice exercises. Weekly classes cover specific GMAT subjects, and the homework and practice tests following the class adhere to the subject of the lecture to reinforce the lessons learned in class. Classes cover foundational content in the beginning of the course, stepping up in complexity as the course progresses. The structure of focusing on one subject each week enables students to fully master each area before moving to the next one.

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