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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: Factorial Fun – Explanation

Welcome back! If you haven’t tried your luck with this week’s brain twister (or if you need a refresher), head back to the original post before checking out the answer. No cheating!   Question How many positive values of x exist if n is a positive integer and 10 < x < 100? n = […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: Homophones

A homophone is a word that sounds like another word but has a completely different meaning, though it isn’t necessarily spelled the same way. Too, two, and to is a classic example. Some of the words below are a bit of a stretch in terms of how closely like another word they sound; others sound […]

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Magoosh Brain Twister: Factorial Fun

Ready to twist your brain? Check out this week’s numeric entry challenge:   How many positive values of x exist if n is a positive integer and 10 < x < 100? n = [x! – (x – 2)!]/(x – 1)! Numeric Entry: __________   See you on Thursday for the answer and explanation!  

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New TOEFL Infographic!

Whether you’re planning to take the TOEFL exam, or you just really appreciate beautiful graphics, take a moment to enjoy our new TOEFL Speaking infographic! You’ll learn all about the the Speaking section of the TOEFL exam, and discover some helpful strategies to help you improve your TOEFL Speaking score. Click the image to see […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: The Julius Caesar Story

Some words get lost when I throw out my vocab fishing net. That is, they don’t quite fit into a pre-designed category. So to make sure important words aren’t forever lost at sea, to continue the metaphor, I have caught words at random from the vast ocean of GRE vocabulary. (Somewhere along the line, Chris […]

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Active Reading Strategies for the GRE

Read the following passage and then we’ll talk: Once American men returned from the WWII battlefields, they quickly displaced the women who had temporarily filled jobs otherwise reserved for men. With most women reverting to their domestic role, the dramatic increase in the number of infants born is perhaps not too surprising. Yet, such factors […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: Words from the March Article of the Month

If you haven’t checked out this month’s article, I recommend you do so. It’s definitely the first time I’ve ever encountered the idea that the bond between man and his best friend (the dog) may be responsible for the demise of the Neanderthals. I know, it sounds like something two overly caffeinated grad students would […]

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GRE Article of the Month: March 2015 – Blame the Dog

Blame the Dog By Steve Donoghue for Open Letters Monthly Man’s best friend? Well, according to this article, clearly not to the Neanderthal, which Homo Sapiens wiped out—granted unwittingly. See, that eternal bond of human and dog, one that many of us have experienced, might have very well led to the extinction of the Neanderthal. […]

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If You’re Pursuing Your MBA, This Infographic is for You!

Do you ever wonder if your GMAT score is good enough to get you into your chosen business school? Knowing the average GMAT scores of students admitted to various b-school programs can help you determine what your goal GMAT score should be. Which, is very helpful information to have, especially when you’re preparing for the […]

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How to Write about Your Research Interests

Struggling to explain your research interests in your SOP? Check out these tips from our friends at Accepted!   “How to Write about Your Research Interests” is excerpted from the Accepted.com special report, Get Your Game On: Prepping for Your Grad School Application. The most common challenge that my clients face when writing a statement […]

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