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The GMAT, Learning, and Memory

A student recently asked: “Most of the time it happens that, when I keep moving forward in my GMAT studies, I forget some topics I had learned in past.  I need some tips regarding it please.”  This merits a discussion of memory.  Of course, folks who are preparing for the GMAT are trying to learn […]

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GMAT Study Plan for a 700 or more

A very common question we receive from students is something along the lines of: “Can you provide/recommend a good study plan for someone who wants to score over a 700 on the GMAT?”  Keep in mind, according to GMAT percentiles, a GMAT score of 700 puts on in the top 10% percent, and a score […]

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Why Studying for the GMAT is like Dating

As I am studying to take the GMAT and improve my 710, many of my friends are asking me for GMAT tips. As I was speaking to one friend in particular, I emphasized how important a strict study regiment is for a top GMAT score. After my long drawn out explanation, they replied, “Oh, it’s […]

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Lower on the Real GMAT than on Practice Tests

This is a scenario I have seen countless times in the forums. Some student has been preparing for months, diligently doing practice questions and taking practice GMATs (whether GMAT Prep or some other practice tests). The student felt the scores on the practice GMAT were either acceptable or pretty good. Then the student sits for […]

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Memory, Mind and GMAT Prep

Whether you are retaking the test or starting to study for the first time, you need to be smart about your studies. I am not talking about how you organize your study schedule, how much you should read in your free time, or the quality of materials that you should use for your preparation. I […]

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Taking the GMAT Again: What Score Increase Can I Expect?

Deciding to retake the GMAT is not a simple choice. Not only do students have to consider their limited time, but they also need to consider whether or not their score will improve. But what are the chances that their score will improve? How much will it improve? What can they do to ensure their […]

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Timed vs. Untimed—Your Actual GMAT Level

Sometimes a student will send a message into Magoosh, looking for tips on how to improve. In their message, they might write something similar to the following: A week before exam, my Verbal score range on the Magoosh dashboard was 151-156. When doing untimed practice sessions in Verbal, I’d get the predicted score range of […]

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Find Time to Sleep

Preparing for the GMAT forces us to measure many aspects of our lives. Not only must we confront our weaknesses in math and reading, but we also must grapple with our stress management, our ability to sustain focus, and our anxieties about the future. We have to set time aside, find a place in our […]

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The Self-Studier’s Approach to the GMAT

Educational models are shifting. High school students do homework at school and watch lectures at home. Tens of thousands of students can all enroll in a class and take it at the same time. Top universities are giving away information for free. If there is something that we want to know, all we need is […]

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The Best GMAT and MBA Admissions Resources

Hello Future MBAs of the World! Let’s be real: there’s a lot of information available for students studying to take the GMAT. It’s scattered far and wide across the web, and no – it’s not all created equal. With that in mind, we put together a library of our favorite (free) GMAT and MBA Admissions […]

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