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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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Magoosh Brain Twister: Variable Cloudiness – Answer and Explanation

Take a moment to refresh your memory, then jump into the explanation.   Question If a – j are distinct positive integers, what is the units digit of the lowest possible value of a^b x c^d x e^f x g^h x i^j? (A) 0 (B) 1 (C) 2 (D) 4 (E) 8   Answer and […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: Animal Words

Some GRE words remind me of an animal, have a substring of letters that form a name of an animal, or are actually inspired by that animal.   Pugnacious I’m always reminded of a pug dog when I see this word. If you don’t know what a pug dog is, it’s the one with the […]

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Magoosh Brain Twister: Variable Cloudiness

It’s Brain Twister week again! Get ready to train your brain.   If a – j are distinct positive integers, what is the units digit of the lowest possible value of a^b x c^d x e^f x g^h x i^j? (A) 0 (B) 1 (C) 2 (D) 4 (E) 8   Good luck, and don’t […]

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Introducing the Magoosh Team YouTube Channel!

Check us out for interviews with the Magoosh team, including this one with Magoosh CEO, Bhavin Parikh! You’ll learn more about Magoosh’s mission and the people behind your prep. We hope you enjoy! Don’t forget to subscribe and share with your friends. Video suggestions? Leave them in the comments, below.  

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: Words from The Atlantic

The Atlantic is a magazine featuring excellent writing on today’s most pressing topics. And, yes, when I say “excellent writing”, I mean lots of GRE words and complex syntax. But don’t let that scare you away; the writing jumps off the page in a way that the writing in the GRE passage simply doesn’t (“jump”, […]

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GRE Article of the Month Roundup

Reading high-level articles in esteemed magazines and literary journals can help improve your vocabulary and vocabulary in context skills. Which, as it happens, is a great way to improve your score on the GRE exam! With this in mind, Chris Lele recommends a GRE-level article about once a month, as part of our GRE Article […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: Oscar Words

With the Oscar nominations now in, the time is perfect for some GRE words relating to the upcoming extravaganza. Instead of casting my net wide by including all nominees–or the red carpet hullabaloo–I am going to focus on the best picture contenders, some of which you might have seen.   Chimerical There are many different […]

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GRE Student Post: “Focus on what you’re uncomfortable with.”

This week we hear from UC Santa Cruz alum Josh. He improved his GRE score by a big margin through practice, practice, practice. Hear what he has to say! About Me: Hi, my name is Josh and I was a Philosophy major at University of California: Santa Cruz. I’m applying to Occupational Therapy programs this […]

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Magoosh Brain Twister: Flipping Out – Explanation

Make sure you remember this week’s question before moving on to the explanation.   Question If a fair coin is tossed six times, what is the probability of getting exactly three heads in a row? (A) 1/16 (B) 3/16 (C) 1/8 (D) 3/8 (E) 1/2   Answer and Explanation A good way to think about […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: Super Bowl Words

Last week, the vast majority of America sat down for three plus hours of nail-bitingly intense American football. (The rest of the world presumably went about its usual business). The epic matchup between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Hawks was not just worthy of amazing Monday morning water cooler talk, but also called […]

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