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Help Magoosh Win the People’s Choice Award Did you know that Magoosh was founded by 4 entrepreneurs who were tired of old-school test prep and wanted to create a better way to study? Their goal was to make test prep accessible, convenient, and fun … and look where we are now! This year, Magoosh is […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: Pros and Cons

We usually think of words that begin with “pro-” as being just that: they are positive words exuding good cheer. The root “pro-” can have several meanings. Often, a word that begins with “pro-” doesn’t actually contain the root “pro-”. “Pro-” is part of larger word. Often, this larger word is not positive. A good […]

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GRE TC Challenge Questions

In honor of the New GRE Verbal Questions Guide, I’ve come up with some Text Completion challenge questions (Reading Comprehension and Sentence Equivalence challenges will follow soon). The questions are ordered in terms of difficulty and try to accurately capture the “flavor” of these most recent questions. (I’ll describe more what I mean by “flavor” […]

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Magoosh Brain Twister: Big Numbers

t and w are distinct integers between 105 and 100, not inclusive. Which of the following could be the units digit of positive integer ‘n’, if t > w + 1, where ? 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   As always, check back on Thursday for the explanation!  

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Magoosh Brain Twister – Explanation: Now That’s Quite a Playlist

For this week’s question, Now That’s Quite a Playlist, I found the easiest way to organize all the information—and there is a lot of it—is to use a modified Venn diagram. We know that there is an overlap in all of the genres except country and electronica. Therefore, we can draw three circles, one each […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: More Words from the New ETS Verbal Guide

Yes, the new verbal guide (ETS’s new Official GRE Verbal Reasoning Practice Questions book) is full of a trove of GRE words yet to appear in Vocab Wed., so here are a few more. That said, the majority of the words in the guide have been in Vocab. Wed., so it seems like I’m on […]

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GRE Student Post: Prep is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Read what it was like for Rishabh to study for the GRE after seven years of not attending school – he offers some great insight for fellow test-takers. Thanks for your reflections, Rishabh! About me: Hi! My name is Rishabh and I am from Delhi, India. Here are my two bits on tackling the GRE, […]

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Magoosh Brain Twister: Now That’s Quite a Playlist

Most of us have an eclectic taste in music, but does it rival some of those at the hypothetical high school below? Find out in this week’s challenge question. Highmont private school polled the graduating class of 125 for the musical genres they listen to. 88% indicated at least one of the following genres: indie […]

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Book Review: Official GRE Quantitative Reasoning Practice Questions

So…this is very interesting. Did the GRE math just get much harder? According to ETS’s Official GRE Quantitative Reasoning Practice Questions, that seems to be the case.   Maybe old age? After going through the Quantitative Comparison questions in this guide, the ones that are arranged in the Mixed Practice sets, my brain was pretty […]

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GRE Student Post: 10 Tips, Student to Student

Magoosh student Tanaya spills on her experience prepping for the GRE. And she offers 10 fool-proof tips for other students! About me: My name’s Tanaya Mokashi, and I’m a student from India currently studying Computer Engineering. I’m planning on starting my MS in the fall of 2015. In terms of hobbies, reading is one. But […]

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