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6 Tips for Getting Started on Your Application Essays

Procrastination is a monstrous beast that can get in the way of our most important goals. Check out these Accepted tips for defeating that beast when it comes to your grad school applications! Sometimes the hardest part of writing a personal statement or application essay for college or grad school is finding the discipline to […]

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4 New Ways to Display Teamwork in Application Essays

How do you convince the admissions committees that you’ve developed teamwork skills? Today, our friends at Accepted show you 4 clever ways to do it! Teamwork, and its close cousin, leadership, are highly prized by graduate programs and universities. Haven’t worked in teams on any regular basis? Don’t worry! There are more ways than you […]

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3 Essential Components of a Personal Statement

Not sure how to write a convincing statement of purpose? Then say hello to MAP! It’s a short and sweet acronym that our friends at put together to help you write a winning essay!  While listening to a podcast, I started thinking about the essential components of a strong personal statement, statement of purpose, […]

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[Announcement] Magoosh TOEFL Newsletter

Hi Magooshers! Have I told you lately how much I appreciate your support for the Magoosh GRE and TOEFL blogs? Thanks for commenting on posts and for sharing your favorites with your friends. Our goal at Magoosh is to provide you with the best resources and test prep tips so you can ace the GRE […]

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Choosing between the GRE and GMAT: Which is more difficult? You might have heard that many who take the GRE are also taking the GMAT, or vice versa. You may be wondering which test is easier, or which is better if you plan to get your MBA. If you are wondering exactly what the GMAT […]

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Important Admissions Tip: BE YOURSELF!

Wondering how to set yourself apart on your grad school applications while still remaining authentic? Check out these tips from our friends at Accepted for some guidance. Admissions committee members across the board (college, grad school, law school, med school, and b-school) want you to do ONE thing in your applications, and one thing only: […]

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What NOT to Do in Your Audio or Video Application Component

For those who need to submit an audio or video component with their application, you’ll find this information from our friends at Accepted useful! Simple paper applications are a thing of the past, and applications that incorporate modern technology are the latest rage. If you’re considering including an audio or video clip to your college […]

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My Grad School Story: Translating a Liberal Arts Degree Into a Career

Here’s a guest post written by Stephanie Farah from! Growing up, going to college was always a foregone conclusion for me. There was no way I wasn’t going to go. I also always knew that I was going to major in English. But it wasn’t until my senior year of college that, still unsure of what […]

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GRE Scores for Business Schools

For decades, those who wanted to get their MBA from any respectable school in the country had one choice – the GMAT. However, in recent years, the ETS, the world’s largest testing service, has sought fiercely to change that. Now after a huge marketing push and an overhaul to their own graduate admissions test, the […]

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GRE Scores for Top Universities

Update: This post is now a Slideshare! Skip to the bottom to check it out. Setting your sights on an Ivy League-level graduate education? Well, if you’re aiming for top universities, GRE scores are going to play a part in your acceptance. So where do you stand when it comes to the best universities? Below […]

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