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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 #3

Welcome to this week’s challenge problem. 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 even more fun with this […]

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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 #2: 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 #2: 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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New Infographic!

Hi Magooshers! Today, we are happy to unveil our first TOEFL infographic! If you’re a non-native English speaker planning to pursue a graduate degree from a university in an English-speaking country, then this new resource is for you. The TOEFL Scores Infographic provides the required minimum TOEFL scores for top grad programs, in an easy […]

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Magoosh Brain Twister #1 – Explanation

Brain Twister #1 really seemed to stump people. So far nobody has answered correctly—which wasn’t my intention. Hopefully, there will be a few correct answers by the time this is posted. Okay, so let’s talk about the wrong answers. I’m going to start with (B) since nobody chose (A), which is incorrect. (B) assumes that […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: A Day of Idioms

Today’s installment of GRE Vocab Wednesday is a text-only post — but don’t worry! We’ll be back next Wednesday with another video for you. Stay tuned. Typically speaking, an idiom is an expression peculiar to a certain language. When you translate it word-by-word you get some unintended—and often very funny—imagery. A few include the following: […]

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