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GMAT for Non-Native English Speakers

Since the GMAT is typically used for admissions to American universities, it is conducted only in English. It is therefore more challenging for non-native English speakers to take the GMAT than it is for native English speakers. Non-native speakers must navigate the same challenges that English speakers encounter, but in a second language. GMAT for Non-Native […]

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How Long Should I Study for the GMAT?

The most general answer to this question, to the most general non-specific reader, would be, either “it depends” or “the longer, the better“, both of them frustratingly vague and unenlightening.  Let’s talk about some factors which may come into play when considering how long to study for the GMAT.   GMAT study time considerations 1) […]

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Is Taking the GMAT Hard?

Basic Information About Taking the GMAT The GMAT exam can help you be competitive in the MBA Admissions process, if you score well. Most North American MBAs and European English-language business schools require GMAT scores. The exam tests your abilities in graduate-level reading, writing, and math. But how hard is it to do well in these […]

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How to Study for GMAT Verbal

Many GMAT Verbal improvement tips are focused on the nitty-gritty: nail your idioms, learn to deconstruct the elements of the Critical Reasoning argument, know what constitutes an incorrect vs. a correct answer on reading comprehension. Those are, without a doubt, important. If you haven’t learned them yet, that should be your next order of business. […]

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Most Common GMAT Topics & Questions

Of course, a facile discussion of GMAT topics might say — the most common GMAT Verbal questions are Reading Comprehension, Sentence Correction, and Critical Reasoning — those three questions are the only questions you see on the Verbal section.  Similarly, all of the GMAT Quant questions are Problem Solving and Data Sufficiency.   If you are […]

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GMAT English

The GMAT, of course, is given in English.  In fact, the GMAT Verbal section assesses a high level of English usage.  This certainly presents a challenge to folks who are learning English as a second language, and it also presents challenges to American students, native speakers, who speak colloquial English and are less familiar with […]

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GMAT Diagnostic Test Recommendations

This blog article is to make study recommendations to folks who took the Magoosh GMAT Diagnostic Test.  For folks who took both the Quant Diagnostic and the Verbal Diagnostic, the recommendations here will fall into four buckets, according to your scores on the two diagnostic tests. 1) Group 1: Quant score 1-6; Verbal Score 1-6 […]

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