Free GMAT Sentence Correction Video Tutorial

Video 1 | 6-Step Approach for GMAT Sentence Correction Questions

In order to obfuscate grammatical errors, the GMAT will often hide simple mistakes within long, convoluted sentences. This video helps to break down these sentences by removing extraneous details from the sentence to help the test-taker identify the basic meaning of the sentence, the subject and verb to quickly identify agreement problems, etc. This approach helps to demystify the process of finding grammatical errors and also helps test-takers to efficiently use the time provided, therefore raising the probability of finishing all questions within the time provided. This benefit added to helping in accuracy is a helpful strategy for those looking to raise their verbal score on the GMAT.


Video 2 | Decoding GMAT Sentences

Step one of Manhattan Review's six-step approach to Sentence Correction problems on the GMAT is to read the sentence. Viewers may initially think that this is an overly simplistic step; however, it is important to also learn how to grasp the meaning of the sentence. In this video we break down identifying basic sentence-building pieces in a sentence, namely the subject and verb. This identification process helps the reader to breakdown the basic meaning of the sentence before addressing more complicated grammatical issues in the sentence. We end the video decoding a sentence which comes from a GMAT Sentence Correction practice problem. This sentence (and later, problem) will be used throughout the video series to examine how to execute each step of the process.


Video 3 | How to Simplify GMAT Sentence Correction Questions

In this video, we break down the second step, pre-processing, in our six-step system to approach Sentence Correction questions on the GMAT. This video helps to break down long, complex GMAT sentences by removing extraneous details from the sentence to help the test-taker identify the basic meaning of the sentence, the subject and verb to quickly identify agreement problems, etc. This approach helps to demystify the process of finding grammatical errors and also helps test-takers to efficiently use the time provided, therefore raising the probability of finishing all questions within the time provided. This benefit added to helping in accuracy is a helpful strategy for those looking to raise their verbal score on the GMAT.


Video 4 | Decision Points in GMAT Sentence Correction

Manhattan Review has developed a six-step approach to Sentence Correction questions on the GMAT to help test-takers systematically solve problems. This video breaks down how to identify Decision Points in potential answers, how to prioritize which ones to address, and how to solve the question quickly and efficiently. When identifying decision points, test-takers should look for differences in the answer choices and conclude what the differences represent. Though there is a lot of flexibility in the order one approaches these differences, Manhattan Review gives guidance on general best practices when choosing which decision point to address first. For example, we generally recommend that test-takers approach any subject/verb disagreements early on because they are easy to resolve and often remove multiple wrong answer choices at once. The audience has access to the other videos in the series for a comprehensive look at Manhattan Review's approach to Sentence Correction questions.


Video 5 | When to Go with Your Gut in GMAT Sentence Correction

While ideally a person taking the GMAT Verbal exam will be able to answer the Sentence Correction (SC) questions relying only on problem solving and grammar knowledge, there are times when a person has a hard time finding the error in an answer and has to guess between two answers. This video helps test-takers to prepare for this possibility arising on the exam and have a logical and sound way to approach the final two answer choices. This is the 7th video in an 8-video series.


Video 6 | Solving GMAT Sentences: Example 1

In this video, we combine the six-steps and show the audience how to take true-to-life GMAT Sentence Correction questions and apply the approach. First, we read the sentence with the audience and briefly discuss meaning, then we break down the sentence and simplify it, next we address decision points and eliminate incorrect answers, repeating until narrowing down our answers to one correct answer. Finally, we review the answer we have chosen and check for logic. We will do two such examples with viewers to help them fully understand Manhattan Review's method to approaching Sentence Correction questions. They can then use this method in their practice, and finally when they sit for the GMAT.


Video 7 | Solving GMAT Sentences: Example 2

In this video, we combine the six-steps and show the audience how to take true-to-life GMAT Sentence Correction questions and apply the approach. First, we read the sentence with the audience and briefly discuss meaning, then we break down the sentence and simplify it, next we address decision points, repeating until narrowing down our answers to one correct answer. Finally, we review the answer we have chosen and check for logic. We will do two such examples with viewers to help them fully understand Manhattan Review's method to approaching Sentence Correction questions. They can then use this method in their practice, and finally when they sit for the GMAT.


Video 8 | Solving GMAT Sentences: Example 3

In this video, we combine the six-steps and show the audience how to take true-to-life GMAT Sentence Correction questions and apply the approach. First, we read the sentence with the audience and briefly discuss meaning, then we break down the sentence and simplify it, next we address decision points, repeating until narrowing down our answers to one correct answer. Finally, we review the answer we have chosen and check for logic. We will do two such examples with viewers to help them fully understand Manhattan Review's method to approaching Sentence Correction questions. They can then use this method in their practice, and finally when they sit for the GMAT.


Video 9 | Solving GMAT Sentences: Example 4

In this video, we combine the six-steps and show the audience how to take true-to-life GMAT Sentence Correction questions and apply the approach. First, we read the sentence with the audience and briefly discuss meaning, then we break down the sentence and simplify it, next we address decision points and eliminate incorrect answers, repeating until narrowing down our answers to one correct answer. Finally, we review the answer we have chosen and check for logic. We will do two such examples with viewers to help them fully understand Manhattan Review's method to approaching Sentence Correction questions. They can then use this method in their practice, and finally when they sit for the GMAT.


Video 10 | Solving GMAT Sentences: Example 5

In this video, we combine the six-steps and show the audience how to take true-to-life GMAT Sentence Correction questions and apply the approach. First, we read the sentence with the audience and briefly discuss meaning, then we break down the sentence and simplify it, next we address decision points and eliminate incorrect answers, repeating until narrowing down our answers to one correct answer. Finally, we review the answer we have chosen and check for logic. We will do two such examples with viewers to help them fully understand Manhattan Review's method to approaching Sentence Correction questions. They can then use this method in their practice, and finally when they sit for the GMAT.