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Carking Fribble

Pop quiz! What’s an “axolotl”? capybara droppings the last alcoholic drink of a night a llama ranch a type of Mexican salamander If you want to find out, I’ve got a little gift for you. 馃檪 We’ve just released some new vocabulary builder sets鈥攐ur most challenging yet! It’s time to download the Magoosh vocabulary builder […]

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Learning from GRE Math Practice

I鈥檓 going to ask you a question whose answer seems painfully obvious. What is the purpose of doing practice GRE math questions? Take a minute to really consider that question in its entirety and explore the implications of your answer. If your answer was any of these, or something similar to these, then it鈥檚 too […]

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Does Order Matter? Combinations vs. the Fundamental Counting Principle on the GRE

When trying to decide whether to use the combination formula, many students have trouble applying the “does order matter” test–deciding if outcomes differ. It鈥檚 easy to say order doesn鈥檛 matter when it in fact does, and vice versa. Once you get it, it’s really useful, but it can take a bit of thinking and re-thinking. […]

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TOEFL Scores

Update: For more information on the TOEFL, check out the Magoosh TOEFL Blog! For many non-native English speakers who want to earn a degree from a university in an English-speaking country, the TOEFL is a must. But unfortunately, the TOEFL score scale isn’t the most straightforward. So hopefully I can make it a little bit […]

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TOEFL Test Dates

Since the TOEFL iBT is taken on a computer, it鈥檚 easy for ETS to administer the test. That means the days when you can take the TOEFL iBT are much more frequent than the possible dates to take the PBT (that鈥檚 the paper-based test). In fact, the TOEFL test dates in many countries are so […]

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TOEFL Speaking Topics

This is a new thing we’re trying out, based on student requests– TOEFL posts, since so many of you are taking the GRE and the TOEFL at the same time. Let us know how you like it! 馃檪 The Difference Between Integrated and Independent TOEFL Speaking Tasks Similar to the TOEFL writing section, the TOEFL […]

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TOEFL Writing Topics

Update: For more on TOEFL Writing, check out the Magoosh TOEFL Blog! While the TOEFL is generally a聽very different type of test from the GRE, the GMAT, and the SAT, there are a few similarities, and the writing section is one of them. As with most standardized tests, the TOEFL asks you to write an […]

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