Free Magoosh GMAT eBook

By - Jul 30, 09:32 AM   Comments [0]

This eBook is a compilation of the best of the Magoosh GMAT blog, written by our GMAT expert Mike McGarry, and we’re happy to be able to share it with you for free, via PDF! It includes: An introduction to the format of the GMAT General exam...

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“GMAT Pill HD”: First True GMAT On-The-Go iPad App

By - Jul 29, 23:34 PM   Comments [1]

GMAT Pill's new "GMAT Pill HD" iPad app is now available to download from the app store. The major benefit with this app is that it lets you download GMAT videos onto your iPad device so you can view them later even without WiFI. No other...

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Don’t try to disprove Data Sufficiency statements on the GMAT

By - Jul 18, 18:17 PM   Comments [2]

  Rich is one of the stellar teachers in Knewton’s GMAT course, in whch he loves helping students rock the Quantitative section.   In any GMAT prep course, one of the first things taught about the Data Sufficiency section is that the two statements are true and do not contradict one...

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GMAT Strategy Session#2

By - Jul 5, 23:13 PM   Comments [2]

Welcome to the second GMAT strategy session. In the first session we will focus on refinement – how to customize your study plan in the last 30 days to attain maximum score improvements. The key questions answered in this session are the following: How to define...

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How tests are scored

By - Jul 4, 20:01 PM   Comments [1]

 David Kuntz is the Vice President of Research at Knewton, where he works on perfecting the algorithm for its GMAT prep course. We’ve received grades all our lives. In fact, we’re so used to them that we often don’t think very much about what they mean, or how...

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Meaning Change in SC

By - Jun 15, 09:10 AM   Comments [0]

As we transitioned from OG10 to OG13, it became increasingly difficult to solve questions by using shortcuts, pattern recognition, etc. and meaning became a critical mantra to solve Sentence Correction questions.  A particular variation that confounds students is the one in which there are more...

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GMAT Grammar Game – Pick the Correct Sentence

By - Jun 14, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

Below are two excerpts from popular news sources. Accompanying each excerpt is a slightly modified version of the sentence that contains one or more grammatical flaws. See if you know which excerpt is from an actual news source, and which one is the result of...

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How to stay focused on your Reading Comprehension

By - Jun 13, 22:38 PM   Comments [8]

Jen Rugani is one our amazing teachers at Knewton, where she helps students rock their GMAT prep. If taking the GMAT is like running a marathon, then the Reading Comprehension passages are like a set of steep hills in mile 24. They’re dense, complicated, boring pieces...

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GMAT Sentence Correction: Lie vs. Lay

By - Jun 13, 09:00 AM   Comments [2]

Untangle the most confusing pair of verbs in the English language!  To begin, a SC question from the Official Guide: question #95 from the OG13e (#96 in the OG 12e): 95) One of the primary distinctions between our intelligence with that of other primates may lay not so...

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GMAT Quant: How to Solve Two Equations with Two Variables

By - Jun 12, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

Fact: If you have two variables and only one equation, in general you will not be able to solve for the individual values of the variables.  You need two separate equations in order to solve for the individual values of each of two variables. (This...

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