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Margarette graduated from UC Berkeley as a double major in English Literature and Linguistics. She has been teaching for large companies and tutoring privately for more than 5 years. She enjoys conquering standardized tests, living on the Internet, and eating cookies.



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  1. shahjalal April 4, 2012 at 12:06 pm #

    HI Margarette
    This is shahjalal.I have memorize almost 2500 GRE words but during practice session it seems difficult to me to understand the full meaning of the sentence,especially in sentence completion.I just guess the context and answer that.Sometimes it seems effective.But often i get frustrated when answer become wrong.Beside this i have very poor skill in Writing.Would you please give me suggestion how could i get rid from this problem?

  2. Anjan January 3, 2012 at 7:14 am #

    Hi again,

    Regarding these LSAT prep material. Would you have a particular book in mind which you feel gives a good RC workout ?

    Thank You So Much 🙂


  3. Anjan December 31, 2011 at 7:28 pm #

    Hey Margarette,
    This is Anjan from India and I will be taking up the GRE on March 19 🙂

    I have been following your posts as well as Chris’ and I must say, they have made a ton of difference for me! I really wish you guys were in India to have a personal GRE coaching class or something.

    I’m mainly concerned about the Reading Comprehension part. While I’m comfortable using various techs. such as RAMA or read the whole passage and understand stuff, I feel that I need a lot of practice. Like a Really Lot.
    Would you be kind enough to suggest a book for my requirements? Even if it is an LSAT/GMAT book, I don’t mind taking the trouble. Basically a book which has a ton of reading comps would be fine.

    I have been using the Princeton Review Verbal Workout Book as of now. I find the book to be adequate in terms of questions,difficulty etc. Would this be your opinion as well?

    Thank You ,


    • Margarette Jung
      Margarette January 2, 2012 at 3:02 pm #

      Hi, Anjan

      Thanks for the kind words, we’re glad we you find our material helpful!

      Reading comp is notoriously tough, mostly because the passages are so dry, so you just have to train yourself to be good at hunting for information and following the type of reasoning that the GRE wants you to use.

      Obviously, I’d recommend Magoosh GRE for both RC Lesson videos and practice questions, since you’d get practice reading and answering on a computer, like the real exam. For traditional books, if you’re shooting for 90th+ percentile, LSAT passages from official material are great, and if you’re shooting for a middle to upper range score, GMAT passages from official material should do the job.

      We haven’t looked into the new Princeton Review Verbal Workout books yet, but if you feel it matches up pretty well with official material (Powerprep, The Official Guide), then that should be good enough!

      I hope that helps, feel free to let us know if you have any other questions.


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