Author Archive - Magoosh

How to Overcome a Low GPA When Applying to MBA Programs

By - Aug 25, 14:16 PM   Comments [0]

Applying to business school is a stressful process. And having a low undergraduate GPA does not help. Of course building a business school list that encompasses reach, fit, and safety schools is always a good solution. But many people applying to MBA programs have their...

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Grad School: Bigger Debt, Bigger Rewards

By - Aug 23, 14:23 PM   Comments [0]

We’ve all heard the horror stories about student loan debt by now. Seven out of 10 students take on debt to earn their bachelor’s degree, and the amounts that some borrowers end up owing can be intimidating. Many students headed for graduate school probably think they...

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GMAT Tuesday: OG Reading Comprehension #1

By - Aug 16, 15:01 PM   Comments [0]

Welcome! We are looking at the first question in the reading comprehension section of the Official Guide to the GMAT. This is the second video in a series of 5. In this video, I cover how to approach detail questions, the common wrong answers in...

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MBA Admissions Advice for Career Changers

By - Aug 16, 10:30 AM   Comments [0]

If you are applying to an MBA program to pursue a career change, your application will carry an additional weight not shared by other applicants. You will have to show that you understand the new industry and/or role you’re targeting in practical terms. You will...

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Most Common GMAT Topics & Questions

By - Aug 11, 11:48 AM   Comments [0]

Of course, a facile discussion of GMAT topics might say — the most common GMAT Verbal questions are Reading Comprehension, Sentence Correction, and Critical Reasoning — those three questions are the only questions you see on the Verbal section.  Similarly, all of the GMAT Quant...

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Exam Lifehacks Infographic

By - Aug 10, 22:05 PM   Comments [0]

Magoosh is happy to present a life hacks blog post to help you maximize your GMAT performance. These GMAT hacks work– and they can be surprisingly easy! Sometimes the simplest, smallest study tricks make the biggest difference. They can boost your confidence, improve your focus, and dissipate...

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Can You Use a Calculator on the GMAT?

By - Aug 9, 14:16 PM   Comments [0]

Question: Can you use a calculator on the GMAT?  Are calculators of any kind permitted on the GMAT? No. No calculator is allowed on the GMAT Quantitative section. The only exception where you can use a calculator on the GMAT is the new Integrated Reasoning section, which has...

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What is the GMAT format?

By - Aug 9, 13:35 PM   Comments [0]

Wondering about the format of the GMAT?  Well here are some rough-and-ready facts about the GMAT exam format.  The current incarnation of the GMAT has four sections, with assorted breaks. Here’s the layout of the overall GMAT format. GMAT Sections Overview Intro = check in a Pearson...

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Does AWA Really Matter for Business School?

By - Aug 8, 17:18 PM   Comments [0]

Facts about the Analytical Writing question (AWA) and the GMAT Writing Score Fact: The current GMAT involves just one writing task, the Analysis of an Argument task, a 30-minute essay you’ll see at the beginning of the test that will give you your GMAT analytical writing...

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GMAT Tuesday: OG Reading Comprehension – Passage #1-4

By - Aug 2, 11:06 AM   Comments [0]

Join me, Kevin, for another dive into the Official Guide to the GMAT. This is the first video in a series of 5, which will cover questions #1-4 in the reading comprehension section of the book. The post GMAT Tuesday: OG Reading Comprehension – Passage #1-4...

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