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GMAT Tuesdays: How Much Time You Need to Prepare for the GMAT

Hello, and welcome back to GMAT Tuesdays with Kevin! In today’s video, I’ll help you determine how long you need to study for the GMAT, in order to achieve your goal score. Here’s a quick breakdown of the criteria I’ll discuss: 1. How do you handle standardized testing? If you’re not blessed with natural test-taking […]

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GMAT Tuesdays: Building Your GMAT Syllabus

Hello! Guess what? It’s Tuesday! And on this Tuesday, we’ll discuss how to build a GMAT syllabus that will successfully prepare you for the test! Here are a series of links to the resources that I mention in the video: Magoosh Study Schedules GMATPrep Manhattan GMAT Practice Tests Magoosh GMAT eBook Magoosh IR book Idiom […]

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

Each year, there’s a new wave of GMAT books crashing onto our bookshelves at Magoosh. Publishers are keen to be as up-to-date as possible, as close to the current version of the GMAT as possible, and so they regularly churn out new editions of their prep books. A few bits of text get switched out, […]

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The GMAT Is an Acquired Taste

If acquiring tastes could be considered a hobby in and of itself, you could call me an hobbyist. Here are a few hard-to-swallow bits and bobs I’ve learned to love in my life: Black coffee Kimchi Black metal Grammar Liver Absinthe Gertrude Stein Very dark chocolate Kombucha Distance running Free jazz Math problems Alright, so […]

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Don’t Fear Mistakes

One of the consistent things I hear from students involves mistakes. For some reason, students don’t want to make them. They avoid doing practice tests or even doing practice problems until they’ve covered all the basics or watched all the lesson videos or read all the introductory explanations. Nothing is more detrimental. Well, I suppose […]

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7 Steps to Get a 700+

I’ve taken the GMAT twice and scored 710 TWICE (is that good or bad… I still can’t decide…) However, I do feel I can give some sage advice for those that are aiming to get the magical 700+. Here are MY SEVEN ESSENTIAL steps to getting a 700+:   #1 – Give yourself time to […]

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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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