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GMAT Math: Area of a Triangle

As you may remember from high school, , where b is the base and h is the height.  If you are having trouble remembering this, simply remember that a rectangle has an area of  , and that a triangle is half a rectangle.     Practice Question: Using the Area Formula 1) The figure on […]

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The Pythagorean Theorem on the GMAT

There’s a reason this is the most famous theorem in mathematics!  This remarkable theorem is one of the most versatile and highly adaptable formulas in existence.  Of course, I’m sure you remember that it says: For any right triangle,                       Of course, if any question […]

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GMAT Reading Comprehension

Read Actively Do GMAT passages make you fall asleep? Do you invariably find yourself drifting off somewhere around the middle of the second paragraph. Do all of the answer choices sometimes seem correct? If you answered yes to any of the above, then you may not be using the secret weapon: active reading.   Active […]

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Top Ten Most Common GMAT Idioms

UPDATE: You can find this blog and others about idioms in our new GMAT Idiom eBook! On the GMAT, very few concepts are more daunting than idioms. There are several reasons for this. First off, there are literally hundreds of them to memorize. Secondly, and related to the first point, many are arbitrary. For instance, […]

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Full-Time or Part-Time MBA?: That is the Question

Full-time or Part-time? One of the most important decisions you will have to make before considering which MBA program to apply to is whether to attend full or part time. As you make this decision, review a few key reasons for pursuing an MBA: 1. Knowledge—you’ve realized that your anthropology degree has left some key […]

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To Retake or Not to Retake?

Few people leave GMAT test centers thrilled with their score. But, that does not necessarily mean it is time to start studying again. Here are a few factors to consider before logging back into Magoosh: 1. How far off is your score? If you scored within 20 points of your GMAT practice tests, it is unlikely […]

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GMAT Tip: Timing Strategies

You’ve memorized your idioms and number properties, practiced negating assumption after assumption and you’re all set with sets. When it comes down to taking a timed exam, however, your preparation doesn’t seem to pay off. Sound familiar? If you have a hard time getting your head into the exam and spend too much time on […]

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GMAT SC Tip: The Bread and Butter of a Sentence

Just as humans really only NEED a few things to survive—water, food and shelter—a sentence really only NEEDS a subject and a verb. As long as a noun corresponds to some sort of action, a sentence can survive. Everything else is just filler, modifiers inserted to describe something about this subject-verb pair. On the Sentence […]

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Danger! Little-Known GMAT Idiom Spotted

To be enamored means to be in love with or to really like something. So which of the following is the correct idiomatic usage? He was so enamored of/by/with beagles that he volunteered to adopt unwanted beagles from the dog kennel. Two of the above are appropriate. Indeed, all three prepositions could work, however one […]

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20 Commonly Misused Word Pairs on the GMAT

Although thousands of different word-usage errors could appear on the GMAT, the test repeatedly includes commonly misused words. The following is a list of twenty commonly misused word pairs (or trios), along with definitions and examples of the proper use of each word. Accept, Except Accept is a verb that means “to agree to receive […]

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