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Do you love Magoosh? If so, refer your friends and you will be handsomely rewarded. We will send you a $10 Amazon gift card for each friend of yours that also buys a paid account (GRE or GMAT; Math, Verbal, Premium, or 30-day–it doesn’t matter what kind of subscription, as long as it’s a paid one!). […]

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GRE Voc”A”bulary Wednesday

Interestingly, in all the by-the-letter Vocab Wednesdays I’ve done, the first letter of the alphabet has never gotten any limelight—until now. Here are just a few of the many a-words that show up on the test. This time around I’ve done something a little differently: I’m arranged words both to how high-frequency they are on […]

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GRE Student Post: “Keep calm and carry on with your practice.”

Learn what worked and didn’t work in Varun’s GRE prep. He also has some great tips on how to study smart. Thanks, Varun! About Me: Hi, I’m Varun. I am a Mechanical Engineering graduate, and graduated in June 2011. I have worked in the sheet metal cutting industry for more than a year. I’m planning […]

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GRE Article of the Month – September 2014

Heaven’s Gaits: What we do when we walk., by Adam Gopnik for The New Yorker. This article of the month is a meditation on something we do every day—walk. While that subject may sound sleep inducing, New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik infuses his writing both with pointed—yet subtle—wit and fascinating historical tidbits (did you know […]

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Magoosh Brain Twister: What the #@#@! – Explanation

Time to solve Monday’s math challenge: What the #@#@! The first order of business is to crack #x# = 5. A good way is to work backwards, trying to figure out what a certain value of x will equal. The thing is @x@ is embedded in #x#. For instance, #100# would give us @100@ = […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: Rhyme Time with “-ine”

Words ending in “-ine” are often adjectives for animals. Hawks get accipitrine, dogs get canine, and cats get feline, to name a few. Some of these animal words take on other figurative definitions. Of course, there are other words that end with “-ine” that don’t have such a connection, but do make for possible GRE […]

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GRE Student Post: Well-Rested Equals Attentive

This week, hear from Sneha, who got a 170Q, 163V. She’s got some great advice about how to prepare for test day, and advises other students to learn from her mistakes! Thanks for sharing, Sneha. About Me: I’m Sneha, from Bombay, India. I just graduated from the Arts majoring in Mathematics and Economics. I’m very […]

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Magoosh Brain Twister: What the #@#@!

Let @x@ be defined as the number of positive perfect squares less than x Let #x# be defined as the number of primes less than @x@ If #x# = 5, what is the value of #(@x@)#? (A) 7 (B) 5 (C) 4 (D) 2 (E) 1   As always, check back this Thursday for the […]

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GRE Student Post: “Positive affirmation helps calm the nerves.”

This week, read about how Sonal was able to score perfectly in the quant section! And learn why he suggests imagining yourself relaxing with a few beers after the test. About me: My name’s Sonal Pinto, and I hail from Mangalore, India. I majored in Electronics and Communications Engineering at the National Institute of Technology, […]

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Magoosh Brain Twister: Teddy Just Went to IKEA – Explanation

Before we just start whipping out prime numbers, it is a good idea to identify what this week’s question is asking. “As many dowels as is necessary” does not translate to exactly one dowel per side. Of course, you could make a triangle with one dowel per side, but you’d have to make sure that […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: Words You May Have “Mis-”sed

Some roots are misleading. Over the centuries, they have taken on different meanings or are not roots at all, but part of a larger verb. Mis-, with one exception below, negates what follows it. To align something is position it correctly; to misalign is to move it out of position. So if you know what […]

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