# Author Archive | Mike MᶜGarry

• Mike served as a GMAT Expert at Magoosh, helping create hundreds of lesson videos and practice questions to help guide GMAT students to success. He was also featured as "member of the month" for over two years at GMAT Club. Mike holds an A.B. in Physics (graduating magna cum laude) and an M.T.S. in Religions of the World, both from Harvard. Beyond standardized testing, Mike has over 20 years of both private and public high school teaching experience specializing in math and physics. In his free time, Mike likes smashing foosballs into orbit, and despite having no obvious cranial deficiency, he insists on rooting for the NY Mets. Learn more about the GMAT through Mike's Youtube video explanations and resources like What is a Good GMAT Score? and the GMAT Diagnostic Test.

## Current GMAT Format and Section Breakdown

Wondering about the GMAT format? Learn more about the GMAT exam format, so you can get the timing of the GMAT sections and breaks just right!

## GMAT Study Schedules: How to Build Your GMAT Study Plan

A structured GMAT study guide is the best way to keep you on track and ensure your highest score possible. These GMAT study schedules will do just that!

## How to Improve Your GMAT Score: 17 Tips

Wondering how to improve your GMAT scores? Our experts explain how to raise your score on the test as a whole, as well as in Quant and Verbal.

## GMAT Work Rate Problems

Want to know how to solve GMAT work rate problems accurately and quickly? We’ll show you how, then let you practice with GMAT rate problems!

## What Is a Good GMAT Score? (With Video)

The GMAT is scored from 200 to 800. Two-thirds of students score between 400 and 600 on the exam. According to GMAC, the mean GMAT score is 551.94. But what does that mean for you?

## How to Tackle Critical Reading Assumption Questions

Assumption questions find links between premises and conclusions. Our GMAT Critical Reasoning tips will help you better understand arguments.

## GMAT Word Problems: Introduction, Strategies, and Practice Questions

Wondering how to solve GMAT word problems? Here’s everything you need to ace this question type, including expert strategies, practice problems, and answer explanations.

## Integrated Reasoning on the GMAT: The Complete Guide

Integrated Reasoning GMAT questions can be baffling—but they don’t have to be! Magoosh’s experts explain everything you need to know about GMAT IR.

## Algebraic Equations with Fractions on the GMAT

Algebraic equations with fractions, more formally known as “rational expressions,” appear in some of the most challenging GMAT algebra questions in the Quant section. These are called “rational” in the sense of “having to do with a ratio”, as the word is used in the phrase “rational numbers“. Itching to get practicing? Click here to […]

## 3 Month GMAT Study Schedule (Verbal Focused)

Check out Magoosh’s GMAT verbal study plan for everything you need to boost your GMAT verbal score as high as possible within three months!