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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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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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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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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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