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Chris Lele

About Chris Lele

Chris Lele has been helping students excel on the GRE, GMAT, and SAT for the last 10 years. He is the Lead Content Developer and Tutor for Magoosh. His favorite food is wasabi-flavored almonds. Follow him on Google+!
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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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GRE Vocab Wednesday: What’s the Difference?

The Same, The Opposite, or Unrelated? Before looking at the description of the word pairs below, see if you can correctly guess if the words are the same, the opposite, or unrelated.   Gradation vs. Degradation What happens when you are taken out of graduation? You get gradation! Ok, bad joke. Actually, gradation has nothing […]

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Magoosh Brain Twister: Sidesplitting Fun

This is a really tricky one, and it’s Numeric Entry. I’m wondering, can at least three people answer this correctly, making sure to provide a quick explanation. You’ll have till Thursday. 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 […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: “O” Words

Here are some tough ‘o’ words. My guess is that you might be familiar with a couple, but will be seeing a few for the very first time. If you can define all of these words without looking at the explanation, you truly have a formidable vocabulary. For the other 99% of us, you’ll want […]

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Shift Words and Phrases on the GRE

Doing well on the GRE verbal means being able to notice the flow of logic in a paragraph. The text is dense and the ideas expressed are complex and nuanced, so it is easy to miss what the passage is trying to communicate. By paying attention to several key words, which I call “shift words”, […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: ‘I’ Words

What does an implacable invasion of ‘I’ words look like? Insidious, iniquitous, invidious, impervious would be a good start. For this week, we will have different ‘I’ words. But in case you missed any of those other words—words that are all high-frequency—an easy way to find them is by using Google. Just enter the terms […]

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Magoosh Brain Twister: A Trick Up His Sleeve – Explanation

Want to refresh your memory before we get started? Here’s Monday’s Brain Twister:   Question A conjuror will roll one red, six-sided die in his right hand and two blue, six-sided dice. What is the probability that the number on the red die will be greater than the sum of the two blue dice? (A) […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: Can You Guess the Theme?

You are probably thinking, words that end in ‘-ious’. That must be the theme. But notice that last word—it crashes the party. Alas, there is a slightly subtler connection to the five words. And no, saying words that can show up on the GRE doesn’t count. I’ll let the theme out of the bag at […]

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GRE Analytical Writing: Solutions to the Real Essay Topics – Book Review

Review of: GRE Analytical Writing: Solutions to the Real Essay Topics GRE Analytical Writing: Solutions to the Real Essay Topics – Book 2. Given that so few books exist that actually contain GRE example essays, both guides from Vibrant Publishing are welcome. These guides aren’t perfect, but using them isn’t going to hurt you. The […]

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Magoosh Brain Twister: A Trick Up His Sleeve?

Welcome back, Magooshers! We hope that you enjoyed your holiday, and that you’re looking forward to a great 2015. What better way to start the year than with a brand new Brain Twister? Let’s get started. A conjuror will roll one red, six-sided die in his right hand and two blue, six-sided dice. What is […]

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