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Magoosh Brain Twister: The Terrible Threes – Explanation

As promised, here is the answer to Monday’s The Terrible Threes math Brain Twister! First off, we should translate “what is the greatest value of x where n is an integer”. What the question is asking is how many 3’s can you divide out of 61! + 60! + 59!, or in other words how […]

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Exam Lifehacks Infographic

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 to a new method of organization that will boost your academics for years to come. Today, we share our favorite unexpected lifehacks to improve your score. […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: ‘S’ Words

A few months back a “Magoosh-er” had asked me to do a ‘S’-based Vocab Wed. in honor of his first name. This request is perfect since I’ve never had a ‘S’-based Vocab Wednesday. Below are some words—a few of which are high-frequency—that have yet to be featured on Vocab Wed. (Yes, Solomon, I’m talking about […]

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GRE Student Post: “On test day, just relax.”

This Thursday, Francois shares his experience. Thanks, Francois! :D  About me: I am originally from Hyattsville, MD, but I go to school at UMBC (University of Maryland-Baltimore County). There, I am majoring in Mechanical Engineering. In graduate school, I plan on studying Aeronautical engineering. Whenever I am not studying, I like to enjoy time with friends. […]

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Magoosh Brain Twister: The Terrible Threes

Welcome to this week’s challenge problem (the third of the series). Though it looks terribly daunting it can be solved relatively quickly. That’s often the case with the GRE: a seemingly inscrutable problem that looks like it’ll take weeks to solve can be unlocked very quickly, if you follow the right path. To make things […]

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4 New Ways to Display Teamwork in Application Essays

How do you convince the admissions committees that you’ve developed teamwork skills? Today, our friends at Accepted show you 4 clever ways to do it! Teamwork, and its close cousin, leadership, are highly prized by graduate programs and universities. Haven’t worked in teams on any regular basis? Don’t worry! There are more ways than you […]

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Magoosh Brain Twister: Don’t Lose Your Marbles – Explanation

This week’s question, Don’t Lose Your Marbles, garnered a lot of responses, almost every single one of them correct. That’s awesome! What’s even more awesome is that at least five distinct approaches were taken across the various responses I got. Below, I’m going to present a very elegant—meaning the most straightforward—solution. After that, I’ll show […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: “In” Words

Here is but only a tiny sliver of words beginning with “in” that you can expect to see on the test. How many of the words below do you confidently know?     Incite Not to be confused with “insight” – a very similar sounding word – incite means to stir up or provoke. Usually […]

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GRE Student Post: “There are no shortcuts; you just have to put the time in.”

In this week’s post, Sara tells us about her experience with the exam, and gives us some great tips for studying–and for living a healthy lifestyle, in general. Thanks, Sara! About me: I am 37, originally from Southern California. I moved to the Bay Area to go to UC Berkeley as an undergrad, and have been […]

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Magoosh Brain Twister: Don’t Lose Your Marbles

While this question looks quite daunting, there is a way to solve it in less than 2 minutes. See if you can do so. And don’t worry, even if you can finish it in less than 4 minutes that’s not too shabby! A magical leather pouch contains 2 alabaster marbles, 3 cerulean marbles, and 5 […]

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