**First phase:**Reading comprehension

Extensive reading of various topical articles-

Science, economics, literary reviews, philosophy, and topics of contemporary debate.( double the reading of topics that you have not been in the habit of reading)

**Second phase**

How to actively read texts for tone and bias

How to read quickly and efficiently

How to analyze organization and structure

How to draw inferences from a reading text

The major question types and how to approach them

Practice with all types of passages and questions

Analyse extensively – questions, solutions, wrong answers, right answers.

**critical reasoning**

Phase 1

Lessons in formal logic, types of arguments, components of arguments, weak and strong arguments, inductive and deductive arguments, types of logic, common fallacies in argument, criteria of strong arguments

Phase 2

How to analyze arguments

How to spot weaknesses in arguments

15 Critical Reasoning question types and transferable strategies

Practice with quality questions.

**Sentence correction**

Phase 1

Parts of speech, grammar rules, diction, common idioms, grammar drills

Common errors in writing – agreement between parts of sentence.

Effective expressions: avoiding redundancy, wordy structures, awkwardness, ambiguity, unnecessary separation of elements, inappropriate diction, inconsistency

Phase 2

Typical sentence correction questions

How to identify trick sentence correction questions

Observe how options are constructed

Elimination method

Practicing with a wide variety of sentence correction questions

**Problem solving**

Phase 1

review of fundamentals of math

In arithmetic - Percentage, Interest, discount, Progressions, Uniform motion, Ratio and proportion, Grouping and counting, Data Interpretation, symbols, Progressions,

In algebra - study quadratic equations, linear/ bi-linear equations, trigonometry.

In Geometry - lines, quadrilateral, circles, polygons, trapezium and mensuration.

Phase 2

Learn how to interpret data graphs, pie charts, bar graphs and caselets and how to apply statistics concepts such as mode, mean, standard deviation and median.

Solve word problems, data sufficiency problems and reasoning in a quantitative setting. Work with a wide variety of problems –concept application, formula based, puzzles.

Analyse extensively

Work with higher order problems –caselets, data analysis, develop creative problem solving strategies- hypothesizing and verifying, working backward using option indicators, devising spot strategies

Build speed, work with timed tests

**Essays:**

brain storm and write at least 10 issue and 10 argument sample practice essays on original topics.

Brainstorm on a lot of topics from the real topics.

Have your essay evaluated by tutors or qualified friends

**Mock exams and remedial work**

5- 10 mock exams – do all sections at one sitting( you have to build stamina for a nearly 4 hr exam, no kid’s play) adjust time management . revise chapters, work on weak areas

Recommended concept resource: e-books www. semanticslearning.com

Recommended test practice: official guide

Recommended mock exams: powerprep test

With all these mastered, you will know exactly what to expect in the test.

*Open your skills. Succeed.*

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