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Top 10 Tips For Good GMAT Preparation

Starting my GMAT preparation was really daunting. I hadn’t taken a standardized test since the SAT eons ago, and I definitely had never taken one on the computer. My GMAT math skills were questionable because, let’s be honest, who uses the Pythagorean Theorem in their everyday lives? Plus, I had a full-time job, and coming […]

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[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 […]

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Studying for the GMAT: Learning from Your Mistakes

Many students want to get a GMAT score above 700, a top 10% score, which is truly excellent. Many people want excellent results but are not necessarily ready to commit to everything that excellence involves. The philosopher Aristotle (384 – 322 BCE) said: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, […]

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GMAT Tuesdays: What to Bring on Test Day

  Here is a GMAT test day checklist and some general tips from beautiful Yosemite! Some things you can just pick up the day of (bottle of water, your ID) and other things you should take care of the night before (printing out your reservation confirmation). I’d recommend making an actual, physical list on paper so […]

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GMAT Tuesdays: How Much Time You Need to Prepare for the GMAT

Hello, and welcome back to GMAT Tuesdays with Kevin! 🙂 In today’s video, I’ll help you determine how long you need to study for the GMAT, in order to achieve your goal score. Here’s a quick breakdown of the criteria I’ll discuss: 1. How do you handle standardized testing? If you’re not blessed with natural […]

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The GMAT Is an Acquired Taste

If acquiring tastes could be considered a hobby in and of itself, you could call me an hobbyist. Here are a few hard-to-swallow bits and bobs I’ve learned to love in my life: Black coffee Kimchi Black metal Grammar Liver Absinthe Gertrude Stein Very dark chocolate Kombucha Distance running Free jazz Math problems Alright, so […]

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Don’t Fear Mistakes

One of the consistent things I hear from students involves mistakes. For some reason, students don’t want to make them. They avoid doing practice tests or even doing practice problems until they’ve covered all the basics or watched all the lesson videos or read all the introductory explanations. Nothing is more detrimental. Well, I suppose […]

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