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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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Magoosh Brain Twister: Teddy Just Went to IKEA

Teddy has a set of dowels, each with a distinct length in centimeters, represented by a prime number. If Teddy can create twenty-four distinct triangles using as many dowels as is necessary for each triangle, what is the least possible value of the longest dowel? (A) 7 (B) 11 (C) 13 (D) 17 (E) 23 […]

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Magoosh Brain Twister: Big Numbers – Explanation

This week’s question, Big Numbers, seems highly time-consuming, but there is actually a conceptual shortcut. First off, notice the word ‘positive’ integer. What happens, generally speaking, when we have two positive integers, lets just call them x and y, arranged in the following manner, ? Well, depending on which of the variables is larger, can […]

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GRE Student Post: “Take at least five full-length practice tests.”

This week, meet Ujjwal. He didn’t love the GRE verbal section, but he did love Magoosh’s flashcard app. He also realized, throughout his prep, that practice does make perfect. Thanks for your advice, Ujjwal! About me: Hi! I’m Ujjwal Gulecha from Bangalore, India. I’m pursuing a B.E. degree in Information Science and Engineering. I plan […]

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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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