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GRE Student Post: How I Scored a 170 Verbal as a Non-Native Speaker

This week, Alberto is telling us about his experience with the exam. He got a perfect verbal score, and a 169 quant. Amazing job, Alberto! 馃檪聽   Hi! My name is Alberto and I am from Mexico City. This coming fall I will聽be a Senior at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. I am […]

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Student Post: Studying for the GRE with a Full Time Job

This week, we’ll be hearing Rittwika’s story. Rittwika lives in Kolkata, India and works at IBM as a senior software engineer. She received her masters in computer application from Banasthali University Rajasthan. Having a good technical background in ERP, she now wants to shift to the business side of it. So, she’s targeting MIS courses […]

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Student Post: Allow Enough Time for GRE Prep

Meet Saurabh from Mumbai, India. Saurabh is another high scoring student, and he has some great tips for the rest of us! Saurabh聽plans to pursue a graduate degree in Regulatory Affairs, which has to do with FDA laws and regulations. A聽self-described聽numismatist, he likes to travel, swim, and watch movies in his free time, and he’s […]

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GRE Student Post: Persistence Pays Off

This week, we’re learning about Niken’s experience with the GRE. Niken is from Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Currently, she’s a final year master student in the Netherlands, majoring in molecular medicine. Niken loves travelling and cooking, and plans to pursue a PhD in cancer biology or cancer immunology. Here’s what Niken has learned about the GRE: 1. […]

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Student Post: GRE Verbal Tips for Non-Native Speakers

This week, we’re hearing from Karan, a Magoosh student who scored a 331 on the GRE (great job, Karan!). Karan is a lover of academics from Mumbai, India, and plans to enroll in a PhD program in Electrical Engineering. After scoring a 163 on the verbal section, he’s got some great tips for non-native speakers. […]

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GRE Student Post: Learning from Your Mistakes

Meet SriHarsha, a former Magoosh student who has some great advice on studying and correcting your own mistakes. SriHarsha lives in Hyderbad, India, and plans to pursue an advanced degree in computer science.   Experience with Magoosh: Before subscribing to Magoosh I joined a GRE coaching center near my home. My instructor was excellent for […]

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Idioms on the Revised GRE

Not even the 3,500-list can help you here. Idioms are expressions, turns of phrases, or a grammatical construction that carry their own peculiar meanings. These words show up often on the Revised GRE, especially in the Text Completions and Sentence Equivalence questions. If you do not know the meaning of these words/phrases you are likely […]

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GRE for Non-Native English Speakers

Update 8/30/12: based on the suggestions of many of our non-native GRE students, we’ve released Magoosh English! Enjoy! 馃檪 Update 5/10/14:聽We also recommend checking out our Magoosh TOEFL blog for more tips! First, I鈥檓 going to say that I have great admiration for anyone who is willing to take a standardized exam in a language […]

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Krishna S.: Thoughts on Non-Native English Speakers and GRE Verbal

Here’s a very detailed write-up from Krishna, with a lot of great tips for the Verbal section. Enjoy!: “While others rushed for the old General GRE test, I waited patiently for the Revised General GRE test: that was my mistake. Welcome to the tougher version of the General GRE test, officially called the Revised General […]

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