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# Archive | Exam Strategies

## Exam Lifehacks Infographic

Magoosh is happy to present a life hacks blog post to help you maximize your GMAT performance. These GMAT hacks work– and they can be surprisingly easy! Sometimes the simplest, smallest study tricks make the biggest difference. They can boost your confidence, improve your focus, and dissipate your exam anxiety. They can even open your eyes […]

## What is the GMAT format?

Wondering about the format of the GMAT?  Well here are some rough-and-ready facts about the GMAT exam format and common GMAT topics.  The current incarnation of the GMAT has four sections, with assorted breaks. Here’s the layout of the overall GMAT format. GMAT Sections Overview Intro = check in a Pearson VUE, surrender all your […]

## 5 Essential GMAT Study Tips

If you’re headed for an MBA, the first thing you’ll need to do is bet the GMAT. This is a challenging hoop to jump through. But the GMAT can be beat. And studying well for the GMAT will not only help you get a top score—it’ll also help you build valuable skills for your future […]

## [Webinar] 5 Killer GMAT Prep Tips

Did you miss this webinar? Watch it here! This Wednesday, our GMAT guru, Mike McGarry, will be doing a live webinar on preparing for the GMAT in partnership with Accepted.com! Maybe you’ve been following a Magoosh GMAT study schedule for months, or maybe you’re still deciding if you want to take the test. Either way, this webinar will […]

## GMAT Tuesdays: Last Minute Tips Before Your Test

As the test quickly approaches, you need to know what to spend your time doing, and more importantly, you need to know what to not do! Here are all my tips for your final week before the exam. And if you’d like to read more, there’s an entire article I wrote on the last minute […]

## GMAT Tuesdays: Problem Solving – Figures Drawn as Accurately as Possible

As you work through problem solving questions, you will see a lot of figures, charts, shapes, and lines! But can you trust them? What can you assume about those shapes? This week, I dive in and answer these questions!

## GMAT Tuesdays: How Not to Procrastinate

Procrastination plagues us all. It’s time to start lying to ourselves that we’ll have more time later to study and start now! 😀 In this week’s video, you will learn seven tips to stop procrastinating and start studying. 😀

## My Experience Taking the GMAT

Many will probably think my job unenviable. Each day, over the last couple of months, I’ve sat combing through the GMAT OG, analyzing questions and writing my questions—questions I hope are as similar as possible to official GMAT questions. After weeks of this, I found myself wondering just how representative of the test these “official […]

## GMAT Tuesdays: How Long to Study to Increase Your Score

Hello and Happy Tuesday! Today, I bring you GMAT knowledge straight from beautiful Austin Creek State Park. 🙂 The question of the week: How much time should you study for the GMAT? The answer: It depends on how much you want to increase your score.   General Outline 10-20points: Approximately 1 month 50-100 points: 1-3 […]

## Using Diagrams to Solve GMAT Rate Problems: Part 2

In Part 1 we used what is called an RTD table to solve a fairly typical rate problem. Today I want to revisit the problem in Part 1 to make a simple point:   There’s more than one correct way to use the table. If you keep in mind a few simple truth about the […]