Author Archive - Magoosh

GMAT Tuesday: Common Flaws in AWA – Sampling Error

By - May 24, 13:33 PM   Comments [0]

When attacking the argument for the writing section of the GMAT, it’s important to be versed in the many common errors that pop up. This week we look at sampling errors. For access to the argument that I mention in the video, and all the...

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GMAT Data Sufficiency Geometry Practice Questions

By - May 23, 14:53 PM   Comments [0]

1) In quadrilateral ABCD, is angle D ≤ 100 degrees? Statement #1: AB = BC Statement #2: angle A = angle B = angle C   2) Point P is a point inside triangle ABC.  Is triangle ABC equilateral? Statement #1: Point P is equidistant from the three vertices A,...

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A Guide to the Harvard Business School Essay 2016

By - May 23, 14:44 PM   Comments [0]

This post is most relevant to folks applying to Harvard Business School in 2016, but in many ways, it could be helpful for folks considering application essays for many business schools.  This year, the question on the application for the class of 2019 is simply...

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Logical Splits on GMAT Sentence Correction

By - May 17, 17:00 PM   Comments [0]

First, here are 8 GMAT Sentence Correction problems, each involving some kind of logical issue.   1) Napoleon entered Russia in June, 1812, with an army half a million strong, but leaving in December, 1812, with just less than 30,000 troops. (A) leaving in December, 1812, with just...

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GMAT Tuesday: Official Guide Reading Comprehension #102

By - May 10, 11:11 AM   Comments [0]

Come learn how to tackle this special type of inference question—author’s purpose. If you’d like to see how we evaluated the passage, head over to our first Reading Comprehension video in this series. The post GMAT Tuesday: Official Guide Reading Comprehension #102 appeared first on Magoosh...

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Intro to GMAT Word Problems, Part 2: Assigning Variables

By - May 5, 14:01 PM   Comments [0]

This article is continued from the first, on “Translating from Words to Math.”  First of all, here are four word problems that present issues with assigning variables. 1) Each month, after Jill pays for rent, utilities, food, and other necessary expenses, she has one fifth of...

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Past Perfect on GMAT Sentence Correction

By - May 5, 13:58 PM   Comments [0]

When we speak of one past event that happened before another past event, one way to denote the earlier event is by use of the past perfect tense.  When should we use the past perfect, and when is it not required?  This is a tricky...

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Intro to GMAT Word Problems, Part 1: Translating from Word to Math

By - Apr 26, 15:20 PM   Comments [0]

First, a four GMAT practice word problems. 1) Seven more than a number is 2 more than four times the number.  What is the number? (A) 1 (B) 2/3 (C) 3/5 (D) 4/7 (E) 5/3   2) If $40,000 less than John’s salary is $5,000 more than 25% more than half his salary,...

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GMAT Tuesday: Must Know Idioms #16

By - Apr 26, 15:17 PM   Comments [0]

Dive into another week of Idioms! In this weeks video, I cover idiomatic phrases involving hold, view, know, and hope. 😀 Be excellent to the universe! Here’s this week’s board!   The post GMAT Tuesday: Must Know Idioms #16 appeared first on Magoosh GMAT Blog.

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Admission Tips: Countering a Low Verbal Score

By - Apr 19, 14:17 PM   Comments [0]

MBA applicants know too well the pain of receiving a lousy verbal GMAT score. It can feel like the end of your career before you’ve even started, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Since b-school students are expected to have excellent communications skills,...

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