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# Archive | Verbal

## GMAT Tuesday: OG Reading Comprehension #1

Welcome! We are looking at the first question in the reading comprehension section of the Official Guide to the GMAT. This is the second video in a series of 5. In this video, I cover how to approach detail questions, the common wrong answers in detail questions, and of course, how to arrive at the […]

## 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 Tuesday: Common Flaws in AWA – Errors in Causality

Once you hone your skills for identifying this error, you will see it everywhere. It’s one of the most common flaws that humans make—errors in causality. We are really bad at understanding the relationship of events, actions, and results. We look at an example prompt, which you can find in the PDF of sample prompts […]

## GMAT Official Guide Reading Comprehension #103

We are now taking on the final question in this set—a detail question. Even though the answer to these questions are stated in the passage, they can sometimes be troublesome and tricky. I guarantee you won’t feel tricked at the end of this video. If you’d like to see how we evaluated the passage, head […]

## 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 […]

## GMAT Tuesday: Must Know Idioms #17

Can you believe there are now 17 videos about idioms? I can’t! I am amazed by all the idioms out there! This week, you will learn idiomatic expressions involving years, different, capable, and argue. Be sure to check out the board for this week!

## Logical Splits on GMAT Sentence Correction

First, here are 8 GMAT Sentence Correction problems, each involving some kind of logical issue.   1) Napoleon entered Russia in June, 1812, with an army half a million strong, but leaving in December, 1812, with just less than 30,000 troops. (A) leaving in December, 1812, with just less (B) just left in December, 1812, […]

## GMAT Tuesday: Official Guide Reading Comprehension #102

Come learn how to tackle this special type of inference question—author’s purpose. If you’d like to see how we evaluated the passage, head over to our first Reading Comprehension video in this series.

## Past Perfect on GMAT Sentence Correction

When we speak of one past event that happened before another past event, one way to denote the earlier event is by use of the past perfect tense.  When should we use the past perfect, and when is it not required?  This is a tricky issue.   First, four practice Sentence Correction questions.   1) James […]

## GMAT Tuesday: Must Know Idioms #16

Dive into another week of Idioms! In this weeks video, I cover idiomatic phrases involving hold, view, know, and hope. 😀 Be excellent to the universe! Here’s this week’s board!