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# Archive | General Study Strategies

## How to Study for GMAT Verbal

Many GMAT Verbal improvement tips are focused on the nitty-gritty: nail your idioms, learn to deconstruct the elements of the Critical Reasoning argument, know what constitutes a wrong answer on reading comprehension—and what constitutes a right answer. Those are without a doubt important, and if you haven’t learned them yet that should be your next […]

## Most Common GMAT Topics & Questions

Of course, a facile discussion of GMAT topics might say — the most common GMAT Verbal questions are Reading Comprehension, Sentence Correction, and Critical Reasoning — those three questions are the only questions you see on the Verbal section.  Similarly, all of the GMAT Quant questions are Problem Solving and Data Sufficiency.   If you are […]

## How Important Is It to Buy the Most Recent GMAT Books?

There are tons of GMAT books on the market (have you read our reviews?). New GMAT study material is always being released, along with the odd new edition of an established GMAT prep book. Is last year’s GMAT study material truly outdated? Each year, there’s a new wave of GMAT books crashing onto our bookshelves at […]

## GMAT English

The GMAT, of course, is given in English.  In fact, the GMAT Verbal section assesses a high level of English usage.  This certainly presents a challenge to folks who are learning English as a second language, and it also presents challenges to American students, native speakers, who speak colloquial English and are less familiar with […]

## GMAT Data Sufficiency Logic: Tautological Statements

First, here are four DS practice problems:   2) In the diagram above, line BC touches the circle at point C, and the distance from B to C is 35 cm.  What is the area of the circle? Statement #1: AB = 25 cm Statement #2: angle OCB = 90°   3) At the 2016 […]

## GMAT Diagnostic Test Recommendations

This blog article is to make study recommendations to folks who took the Magoosh GMAT Diagnostic Test.  For folks who took both the Quant Diagnostic and the Verbal Diagnostic, the recommendations here will fall into four buckets, according to your scores on the two diagnostic tests. 1) Group 1: Quant score 1-6; Verbal Score 1-6 […]

## Top 10 Ways to Prepare for the GMAT Exam

Starting my GMAT preparation was really daunting. I hadn’t taken a standardized test since the SAT eons ago, and I definitely had never taken one on the computer. My GMAT math skills were questionable because, let’s be honest, who uses the Pythagorean Theorem in their everyday lives? Plus, I had a full-time job, and coming […]

## Adapting the GMAT Study Schedules to Your Needs

Magoosh publishes study schedules to help folks in various situations study for the GMAT. We have plans for 1-month, 3-months, and 6-months. Three months is a good solid chunk of time to study for the GMAT, an interval that many students use, so we have four different three-month plans to focus on the needs of […]

## How to Get From 650 to 700+ on the GMAT

You studied for months. You had a good handle on the structure of the test. You did a bunch of practice exams before the big day. You got a 650, but you’re disappointed. A 650 is a good score, especially considering that the average GMAT score is a 550. But, you want to be in […]

## [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 […]