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Are You Also Studying for the TOEFL?

Hello Magooshers! Since you’re reading our GRE blog, we know you’re probably planning to take the GRE. But, if you’re an international student, you’ll likely need to take the TOEFL as well (and if you don’t know, you can find out if you need to take the exam here). For those of you who do need to […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: “O” Words

Here are some tough ‘o’ words. My guess is that you might be familiar with a couple, but will be seeing a few for the very first time. If you can define all of these words without looking at the explanation, you truly have a formidable vocabulary. For the other 99% of us, you’ll want […]

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Shift Words and Phrases on the GRE

Doing well on the GRE verbal means being able to notice the flow of logic in a paragraph. The text is dense and the ideas expressed are complex and nuanced, so it is easy to miss what the passage is trying to communicate. By paying attention to several key words, which I call “shift words”, […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: ‘I’ Words

What does an implacable invasion of ‘I’ words look like? Insidious, iniquitous, invidious, impervious would be a good start. For this week, we will have different ‘I’ words. But in case you missed any of those other words—words that are all high-frequency—an easy way to find them is by using Google. Just enter the terms […]

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Student Post: Take the GRE Seriously!

Today, we’re hearing from Theodore. Thanks for the great post!   About me: I am from Oakland, California. I majored in Political Economy– which is sort of like an economics major without math. We read economic philosophy texts, like Veblen, Marx, Hayek, etc. Unfortunately, I realized later on, after working for several years as an analyst, […]

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Magoosh Brain Twister: A Trick Up His Sleeve – Explanation

Want to refresh your memory before we get started? Here’s Monday’s Brain Twister:   Question A conjuror will roll one red, six-sided die in his right hand and two blue, six-sided dice. What is the probability that the number on the red die will be greater than the sum of the two blue dice? (A) […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: Can You Guess the Theme?

You are probably thinking, words that end in ‘-ious’. That must be the theme. But notice that last word—it crashes the party. Alas, there is a slightly subtler connection to the five words. And no, saying words that can show up on the GRE doesn’t count. I’ll let the theme out of the bag at […]

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GRE Analytical Writing: Solutions to the Real Essay Topics – Book Review

Review of: GRE Analytical Writing: Solutions to the Real Essay Topics GRE Analytical Writing: Solutions to the Real Essay Topics – Book 2. Given that so few books exist that actually contain GRE example essays, both guides from Vibrant Publishing are welcome. These guides aren’t perfect, but using them isn’t going to hurt you. The […]

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Magoosh Brain Twister: A Trick Up His Sleeve?

Welcome back, Magooshers! We hope that you enjoyed your holiday, and that you’re looking forward to a great 2015. What better way to start the year than with a brand new Brain Twister? Let’s get started. A conjuror will roll one red, six-sided die in his right hand and two blue, six-sided dice. What is […]

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, dear blog readers! 2015…Can you believe it? All of us here at Magoosh would like to wish you a happy start to the new year. If your New Year’s Resolution is to improve your test scores, let us know and we can help! And if that isn’t your resolution, we still want […]

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