Verbal 600 is an entry-level course, appropriate for students aiming at the 550-600 overall score. It is an essential step on the way to 550, for those with a verbal section score below the 50th percentile. This course is also the most efficient way to hit 600, for those who already have a quant score at or above the 50th percentile.
The Verbal 600 course meets twice each week, for four consecutive weeks. For the latest schedule, see here.
This course covers the basics of Sentence Correction, Critical Reasoning, and Reading Comprehension. The fundamental concepts of American grammar are covered extensively. It includes a comprehensive introduction to GMAT arguments and logic. We also discuss strategies for reading, elimination, and smart skipping. You'll exit with command of the skills tested at the 50th percentile verbal score. With a similar percentile score for quant, you will have a combined score a bit above 600.
THE DOJO DIFFERENCE
There are two differences between this course and any other verbal course in the Netherlands. First, all our classes are taught by GMAT experts. They have taken the official exam and reached the 99th percentile. It is not uncommon for teachers to be hired without having taken the test. This is a scam, which continues because students usually blame themselves for their poor results, rather than ask around and compare courses. We say it straight: an MSc in English Literature is not ready to teach GMAT English - not remotely ready. Often they have not taken the test, so there is no reason to expect them to know how to beat it. But even when they have, can they teach you to be a master of English, in just a few weeks, when it took them years? It takes a dedicated subject-matter expert to put you in the fast lane in only a few weeks. That's a Dojo difference.
And there's a second difference: the 600-series are designed for Premaster students. That means you start your training at the level that's appropriate for your target score. You do not need to waste time learning the things that won't be tested at the 600 level. Our competition feels that everyone should study the same topics at the same time, and in the same room - even though the GMAT is an adaptive test that adjusts the topics to its estimate of your ability. It is clearly more rational to focus your study on what you personally need to know. But it is no so good for the school's own bottom line.