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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: 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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Magoosh Brain Twister: Flipping Out

Welcome back, brave Magooshers! Best of luck with this week’s diabolical GRE Brain Twister.   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 (C) 3/8 (D) 1/2   See you on Thursday for the answer and explanation. […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: “V” Words

One of the first vocabulary Wednesdays I did was a ‘V’ for vocabulary, a play off of the movie ‘V’ for Vendetta. Since then, there have been few other ‘v’ words. Today, I’m providing five important GRE words beginning with ‘v’.   Vainglorious Oh, the Super Bowl. Where you get to see celebration taken to […]

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GRE Article of the Month – January 2015: Reign of the Robots

Reign of the robots: How to live in the machine age By Ian Leslie for NewStatesman.com I’m always fond of articles that remind me of GRE essay prompts. The prompt I have in mind is the very one that the Official Guide to the GRE provides for the essays it critiques. If you are an […]

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Magoosh Brain Twister: Sidesplitting Fun – Explanation

Refresh your memory, then let’s get started on this week’s Brain Twister explanation! Question Polygon X has r sides, and each vertex has an angle measure of s, an integer. If Polygon Q has r/4 sides, what is the greatest possible of t, the angle measure of each vertex of Polygon Q? Numeric Entry: _______________________ […]

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