This is Mike McGarry, Magoosh’s GMAT Expert. As you may know, the GMAT is the entrance exam for business school. Believe or not, folks studying to be the business leaders of tomorrow don’t necessarily know any more math that you do! You see, some folks get to the end of whatever their last required math […]

Exciting News: We wrote an SAT Math eBook! This new SAT Math Formula eBook is a study tool that combines all the math formulas you’ll need for the SAT in one handy place. In addition to the formulas, we’ve also included some excerpts from this blog, including relevant study strategies, time-saving tips, and practice problems […]

Sometimes, an SAT Sentence Completion will have a couple of answer choices that seem to fit the blank. The reason is that both words fit the general context. Yet only one the answer choices will actually match up with specific words mentioned in the sentence. If you don’t know those words (meaning study your vocab), […]

Probability strikes dread into almost everybody. Couple that with the fact that many probability questions are convoluted word problems so that even the most confident math-o-phile is quaking in her boots. But before we get to the dread-inducing question a quick rundown. The magical, make-your-life-a heck-of-a-lot-easier probability equation: # of possibilities you are hoping to […]

Welcome to the SAT writing section. Here, you can rely on your hear for quite a few points. Some students are so good at sounding out sentences that they don’t feel they have to study much. These same students often mess up, though, on the hardest questions in the two writing sections (#9-11, #25-29 in […]

Series of numbers Sometimes the SAT will ask you to notice a pattern in a sequence of numbers. -3, -1, 1, 3, 5 These numbers form what are known as a sequence. The one above is known as an arithmetic sequence, because each number increases by a fixed sum. So if we were to continue […]

If you’ve already tried your hand at the three difficult problems in our SAT Challenge Questions–Think You’re Smart? post, well done! That was no easy feat, so I’m glad you took some time to give those problems your best shot. Now to help you review the problems to make sure you got correct answer, here’s […]

Did you try to solve question 2 in the SAT Challenge Questions–Thing You’re Smart post yet? If you haven’t already, give it a go! After you’ve made your guess, watch the explanation video below to see how you did! If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the comment box below, and […]

Last week, I shared 3 challenge questions with you and encouraged you to make some guesses on what the answers might be. This week (and in the next 2 weeks), I’ll be sharing explanations for each of these challenge questions so you can check to see how you did! If you need a refresher of […]

Can you nail all three of these questions—and by “nail” I mean confidently get them? Well, if so you’re an SAT rock star. Of course, even if you do some educated guessing and get them correct, you are still in a pretty elite class. Do you got what it takes? Math 1. Triangle ABC […]