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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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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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Magoosh Brain Twister: Now That’s Quite a Playlist

Most of us have an eclectic taste in music, but does it rival some of those at the hypothetical high school below? Find out in this week’s challenge question. Highmont private school polled the graduating class of 125 for the musical genres they listen to. 88% indicated at least one of the following genres: indie […]

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Book Review: Official GRE Quantitative Reasoning Practice Questions

So…this is very interesting. Did the GRE math just get much harder? According to ETS’s Official GRE Quantitative Reasoning Practice Questions, that seems to be the case.   Maybe old age? After going through the Quantitative Comparison questions in this guide, the ones that are arranged in the Mixed Practice sets, my brain was pretty […]

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Magoosh Brain Twister: Tryangles – Explanation

Did you forget the original question? Refresh your memory. So let’s imagine an isosceles right triangle. Remove the hypotenuse and you’ll get two line segments that meet at a right angle. Now, take the vertical segment and pull it down, the way you would a level. What’s happening? Well, for one, the right angle is […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: Vocabu’L’ary Weds.

‘L’ has always held a special place in my heart. After all, my last name begins with ‘l’, a letter recapitulated a mere phoneme later (‘Le’- ‘le’). ‘L’ is also a ripe place to go hunting for GRE words. Behold the lexical morsels (another ‘l’ word!) below. I’ve also incorporated different ‘l’evels, each word harder […]

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Book Review: Official GRE Verbal Reasoning Practice Questions

After numerous release date push backs, much to the (i) —- of serious GRE preppers everywhere, the Official GRE Practice Question guides* are now available. For those looking to become (ii) —- the latest questions ETS has been cooking up—assuming that these questions are just that—the hundreds of practice problems should sharpen their skills given […]

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Magoosh Brain Twister: Tryangles

For this week’s brain twister, we have a multiple-answer question. As the directions state, you need to choose every answer choice that applies to the question. For a truly twisted experience, see if you can do this question without a calculator.   Triangle ABC has a perimeter of 18. Which of the following cannot be […]

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The Game of Math

In a recent New York Times article, Don’t Teach Math, Coach It, Jordan Ellenberg, a mathematic professor at the University of Wisconsin, talks about how to get kids excited about math. He starts off with a short anecdote about how the young Norbert Weiner was shaped into a math prodigy by a father who would […]

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Magoosh Brain Twister: A Long Journey – Explanation

To solve this week’s Brain Twister, it is a good idea to draw out the cyclist’s journey. First, she goes 8 miles left (which is consistent with west). Next, draw a diagonal line in a roughly northeastern direction until that line is directly above the starting point. Next, draw a line straight down. At this […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: Words from the New ETS Books

This week, ETS released two official practice guides, one for math and one for verbal, each chock full of practice problems. In other words, we get to see what ETS is up to on the question creation front. In terms of vocabulary, the news is good. Many, many of the words have been featured on […]

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