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Author: Rita Neumann

Rita creates fun, inspiring, and educational resources that introduce students to Magoosh and help them prep for their exams. She earned both her BA and Master of Pacific International Affairs from UC San Diego, where she also studied Spanish, French, and Portuguese. Rita loves education and marketing, just as much as she loves vinyasa yoga and baking chocolate chip cookies.

Rita Neumann

Magoosh SAT Playlist: Summer Songs

  It’s June. You’re done with AP tests, and all that’s standing between you and summer break are the June 7th SAT and some final exams. Okay, and maybe that awkward moment when you write something super long and heartfelt in someone’s yearbook and they write “Have a great summer!” in yours. Summer officially begins […]

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Live Q&A Today: Sign Up to Ask All Your SAT Questions Before the June 7th Test!

Hi Magooshers! The June 7th SAT is this weekend! Time to ask all your last minute questions. 🙂 You know that feeling when you’re studying for the SAT and you have a burning question, but neither your friends nor Google know the answer? Or you hear people gossiping about the SAT at school and you […]

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How to Study Online Without Getting Distracted

When you want to study for the SAT online, the internet becomes your best friend and your worst enemy. Yes, you have access to wonderful resources all in one place, from the comfort of your own home. But, oh the temptation to procrastinate!! You know what I’m talking about. You go online to check Facebook […]

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Fun SAT Prep

Is it possible to LOVE studying for the SAT? Maybe. It’s certainly not impossible. The SAT is a challenge that you must overcome to go to college, where you will have endless opportunities to do the things that you love. So, though you may not love studying for the SAT, you can make your study […]

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Early Access to Magoosh’s New TOEFL Prep!

Hi Magooshers! I have a surprise for you. 🙂 Here at Magoosh, our TOEFL Experts have been working hard to create an online TOEFL prep course. Today, we are excited to announce that it’s finally ready! Let’s celebrate!   Limited Time Offer For a limited time, Magoosh is offering early access to our new Online […]

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SAT Scores for Top Colleges

If you’re like most students, you’ll probably come up with a list of colleges to apply to in one of two ways: You already know (and maybe have always known) two or three colleges that you’d love to attend. You do your research before taking the SAT, and know what score you will need in […]

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Magoosh SAT Playlist: Sad Because I Have to Study Music

Is it a beautiful day outside? Do your friends want to hang out? Maybe your favorite show is on TV and your parents won’t get a DVR … or you just want to take a nap. I know. Sometimes it feels like you have to give up your life in order to study. It’s sad. […]

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Rita Neumann

Applying to College in (15 Easy) GIFs

It’s junior or senior year. You’re almost out of high school… Almost. Follow these 15 steps for applying to college, then let the Senioritis begin! (If this post looks familiar, it’s because it’s our first on Magoosh Buzzfeed!)   1. Taking the SAT/ACT     2. Writing your admissions essays     3. Asking for […]

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Magoosh SAT Playlist: Relaxing Study Music #1

Have you ever heard of the “Mozart Effect“? It’s one of many scientific theories which suggests that listening to music has positive effects on your brain. In fact, scientists have proven that listening to music causes your brain to release dopamine, a chemical that makes you feel good. And who doesn’t want to feel good […]

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Magoosh SAT Playlist: Study Party!!

Hey Magooshers! Need some upbeat tunes to help you study for the SAT? The Magoosh team put together a playlist of our favorite study break, dance party, burn off some steam songs … Take a listen!   Like what you hear or have suggestions for our next playlist? Let us know by leaving a comment […]

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