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## 5 Essential GMAT Study Tips

If you’re headed for an MBA, the first thing you’ll need to do is bet the GMAT. This is a challenging hoop to jump through. But the GMAT can be beat. And studying well for the GMAT will not only help you get a top score—it’ll also help you build valuable skills for your future […]

## [Webinar] 5 Killer GMAT Prep Tips

Did you miss this webinar? Watch it here! This Wednesday, our GMAT guru, Mike McGarry, will be doing a live webinar on preparing for the GMAT in partnership with Accepted.com! Maybe you’ve been following a Magoosh GMAT study schedule for months, or maybe you’re still deciding if you want to take the test. Either way, this webinar will […]

## GMAT Tuesdays: Last Minute Tips Before Your Test

As the test quickly approaches, you need to know what to spend your time doing, and more importantly, you need to know what to not do! Here are all my tips for your final week before the exam. And if you’d like to read more, there’s an entire article I wrote on the last minute […]

## GMAT Tuesdays: Problem Solving – Figures Drawn as Accurately as Possible

As you work through problem solving questions, you will see a lot of figures, charts, shapes, and lines! But can you trust them? What can you assume about those shapes? This week, I dive in and answer these questions!

## GMAT Tuesdays: How Not to Procrastinate

Procrastination plagues us all. It’s time to start lying to ourselves that we’ll have more time later to study and start now! 😀 In this week’s video, you will learn seven tips to stop procrastinating and start studying. 😀

## My Experience Taking the GMAT

Many will probably think my job unenviable. Each day, over the last couple of months, I’ve sat combing through the GMAT OG, analyzing questions and writing my questions—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 “official […]

## Using Diagrams to Solve GMAT Rate Problems: Part 2

In Part 1 we used what is called an RTD table to solve a fairly typical rate problem. Today I want to revisit the problem in Part 1 to make a simple point:   There’s more than one correct way to use the table. If you keep in mind a few simple truth about the […]

## Using Diagrams to Solve GMAT Rate Problems: Part 1

Diagrams are great! Like all types of scratch-work, diagrams can forestall cognitive fatigue because working a problem out on paper is much less demanding than doing all the work in your head. Diagrams can also help you to visualize relationships, and can make problems more concrete. Generally though, we use diagrams to generate equations, which […]

## GMAT Tuesdays with Kevin: Don’t Fear Mistakes

Hello! 🙂 This week, we’re talking about why you can actually appreciate–and not fear–your mistakes! To do this, I’m busting a few myths and misconceptions you might have heard about making mistakes, so watch the video for more. As usual, here’s the board work for this week: And if you have any comments or questions […]

## An Unconventional Way to Increase GMAT Confidence

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