# 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.

## 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!

## GMAT Geometry Practice Problems

GMAT Geometry problems test your spatial reasoning ability. Can you look at a diagram of points, lines, and/or circles and extract the essential details that lead to a correct answer? If you answered no, well, have no fear! After reading this post, learning the fundamental geometry formulas, and working through these practice geometry questions, you […]

## GMAT Circles: An Introduction

Are you prepping for GMAT geometry questions? Feeling confused or in need of a refresher on circles? Read on to get a rundown of GMAT circles terminology, concepts, and practice questions.   Table of Contents Basic Circle Terminology Chords Circle Formulas Circles and Angles + Arcs and Arclengths GMAT Circles Practice Questions   GMAT Circles: […]

## Essential GMAT Algebra Formulas and Practice Questions

What are the most essential topics of algebra that you need to know to succeed in GMAT math? How many formulas and equations do you have to memorize? Why must we be tortured by all this math??? The good news is that it doesn’t take a huge amount of time or energy to master the […]

## 3 Month GMAT Study Schedule (Math Focused)

If your GMAT test date is coming up soon and you’re worried about the Quantitative section, it’s time to stop worrying and start preparing! In this GMAT quant study plan (3 months), we’ve put together everything you need to turn math from a weakness into a strength. In this plan, we’ll go over how to […]

## GMAT Diagnostic Test

Welcome to our GMAT Quiz page! Curious about where you would stack up compared to others taking the GMAT test? Take our Diagnostic GMAT exam here to get a sense of your current GMAT scores in Verbal and Quant. These free GMAT diagnostic tests are designed to gauge your skills on the GMAT exam. Answer explanations and a […]

## Common GMAT Math Mistakes

Learn the cluster of the most common GMAT math mistakes, mistakes that the exam regularly exploits so you can avoid these pitfalls.   Pattern-Matching, Good and Bad The human brain is, far and away, the best pattern-matching machine we have ever seen. No computer comes close. We match patterns for all kinds of things: facial […]

## 1 Month GMAT Study Schedule

Preparing for the GMAT in a month? Magoosh’s expert has a GMAT study plan, 1 month version, to help get you the score you need!

## How Long Should You Study for the GMAT? (Take the Quiz!)

How long should you study for the GMAT? Whether you’re a college student or working professional, the average GMAT student can expect to spend 100-170 hours studying, over the course of 2-3 months before your test date. The very top scorers on the GMAT often spend more than 170 hours, with study plans lasting up […]

## The Official Guide for the GMAT Review 2022: Should You Buy It?

What is the Official Guide for GMAT Review? The Official Guide for GMAT Review is a GMAT book, or rather a three-book set: a main GMAT Official Guide book, and two smaller books, one focusing on Quantitative and the other focusing on Verbal. These books are available for purchase in the MBA.com store. And yes, Magoosh […]