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This was a highly requested post! If you’d like a version of this post but for your country (China? France? Etc.?), please comment to let us know. ðŸ™‚ Also, while we have a lot of students from all over the world (including lots from India), Magoosh is located in the United States, so our knowledge […]

Over the next few weeks, weâ€™ll be hearing from Akhil, a former Magoosh student who will be pursuing his MBA at Hult in the fall. Akhil will be writing about his experience with the GMAT and the MBA admissions process as an international student. You can learn more about him on his blog.Â  The GMAT […]

Many will probably think my job unenviable. Each day, over the last couple of months, Iâ€™ve sat combing through the GMAT OG, analyzing questions and writing my questionsâ€”questions I hope are as similar as possible to official GMAT questions. After weeks of this, I found myself wondering just how representative of the test these â€œofficial […]

It may sound a bit strange, but one of the most important classes Iâ€™ve taken in my life was on posture. The class was on the Alexander technique, specifically, and itâ€™s influenced how I interact with the world around me every day since. Iâ€™m far from a master of the technique, so Iâ€™m not going […]

Hello! Ever feel like you keep making the same mistakes and just aren’t improving? You’re not alone! Today, I’m coming to you from Stump Beach, CA, with tips for how to combat this problem by systematically learning from your mistakes. Let me know if you have any questions/concerns–leave them as a comment in the comment […]

Considering the difference between the audiences of the GMAT and the SAT, you might be a bit surprised to hear that the two tests have a lot in common. Itâ€™s not as though a high-schooler could walk into a GMAT and come away with a score in a percentile similar to what they would get […]

The answer to this question is, on the surface, pretty simple. There is almost nothing in common between the GMAT and the TOEFL. Hereâ€™s a quick breakdown of the two tests to show what I mean:   GMAT: Analytical Writing Assignment: One essay about the weaknesses in an argument that you read Integrated Reasoning: Math-based […]

Making mistakes is an important part of all learning, and learning from your mistakes can help you improve your GMAT score and study skills.
Preparing for the GMAT requires that you make significant improvements to your ability to retain and recall information.

Hello! ðŸ™‚ This week, I’ve packed two exciting tidbits into the video: best tips for maximizing your GMAT studies AND a gorgeous view of the ocean in Mendicino! If you have any questions about the tips, or the ocean for that matter, don’t hesitate to ask. Leave any questions in the comment box below this […]

This is a scenario I have seen countless times in the forums. Some student has been preparing for months, diligently doing practice questions and taking practice GMATs (whether GMAT Prep or some other practice tests). The student felt the scores on the practice GMAT were either acceptable or pretty good. Then the student sits for […]

Whether you are retaking the test or starting to study for the first time, you need to be smart about your studies. I am not talking about how you organize your study schedule, how much you should read in your free time, or the quality of materials that you should use for your preparation. I […]

Success on the GMAT depends on many skills, and one skill that can help a student make enormous progress is the skill of asking excellent questions.Â  In order to discuss this skill, first letâ€™s look at a relatively straightforward practice problem. (A) 14 (B) 26 (C) 28 (D) 32 (E) 38 I will show a […]

Sometimes a student will send a message into Magoosh, looking for tips on how to improve. In their message, they might write something similar to the following: A week before exam, my Verbal score range on the Magoosh dashboard was 151-156. When doing untimed practice sessions in Verbal, Iâ€™d get the predicted score range of […]

Preparing for the GMAT forces us to measure many aspects of our lives. Not only must we confront our weaknesses in math and reading, but we also must grapple with our stress management, our ability to sustain focus, and our anxieties about the future. We have to set time aside, find a place in our […]

Magoosh GMAT Expert, Mike, explains how to tutor the GMAT and how to become a better teacher in the process.