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  • Check us out for interviews with the Magoosh team, including this one with Magoosh CEO, Bhavin Parikh! You’ll learn more about Magoosh’s mission and the people behind your prep.

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  • A lot of GMAT test-takers vaguely remember a rule from high school, that it’s possible to solve for two variables if and only if you’re given two equations, and generally that it’s possible to solve for n variables if and only if you’re given n equations. Unfortunately, that rule isn’t quite correct as written, and even the correct rule isn’t ... Read More

  • Boot up that laptop; it’s time to compile your MBA applications for R3.Photo Credit: whitefield_d via Compfight cc

    Still considering applying to business school programs for the fall of 2015? Have questions about your chances at top schools in the third round (R3) of MBA applications? Are you worried that all hope for business school admissions ... Read More

  • We’ve got a treat on the blog for you today! Allison Jamison, Director of Admissions at the full-time MBA program at Duke, is answering your frequently asked MBA application questions.   Q) What are the main components of a Duke MBA application?   A) The Duke MBA application requires the following materials:

    A completed online application ... Read More

  • Hello! Happy Tuesday!

    Today we are talking about the big picture stuff that you’ll need to know in order to improve your GMAT Quant game. Things like:

    1. Structure

    Know the format of the GMAT Quantitative section before test day. For example, you should know:

    The number of questions in the section (37) How long the section lasts (75 minutes) Whether ... Read More

  • Should you cancel your GMAT scores on test day? Probably not.

    So you’ve just labored through the 3.5 hour GMAT. You’ve determined your answer for question #41 on the verbal section (the last question), confirmed the answer, and you’re feeling darned good.

    Then …

    You see a question flash on your screen: “Do you wish to cancel your score?”

    For ... Read More

  • Problems range from easy to hard.

    1) On a ferry, there are 50 cars and 10 trucks.  The cars have an average mass of 1200 kg and the trucks have an average mass of 3000 kg.  What is the average mass of all 60 vehicles on the ferry?

    1200 kg 1500 kg 1800 kg 2100 kg 2400 kg

    2) In Plutarch Enterprises, 70% of the employees are marketers, 20% are engineers, ... Read More

  • A lot of GMAT test-takers vaguely remember a rule from high school, that it’s possible to solve for two variables if and only if you’re given two equations, and generally that it’s possible to solve for n variables if and only if you’re given n equations. Unfortunately, that rule isn’t quite correct as written, and even the correct rule isn’t ... Read More

  • Love the music industry? Choose an MBA program in an area with a lively music scene and this could be your dream school experience.

    You use only the highest quality headphones, you’re the go-to friend for new music recommendations, and you have a curated playlist for every occasion. Music is in your blood … and you’re going to business school. ... Read More

  • Watch the Recording of This Free Webinar Today! Did you miss it?

    I was recently hosted by Accepted.com to deliver a content-packed webinar providing a three-part game plan for dominating the GMAT. In it I gave a detailed look at the format of the GMAT with two key strategies for boosting your score based on understanding how the test is scored; I talked ... Read More

  • Hello, and welcome back to GMAT Tuesdays with Kevin!

    In today’s video, I’ll help you determine how long you need to study for the GMAT, in order to achieve your goal score. Here’s a quick breakdown of the criteria I’ll discuss:

    1. How do you handle standardized testing?

    If you’re not blessed with natural test-taking ... Read More

  • Learn a handful of GMAT math concepts by rote to boost your GMAT score.

    There is  more than one way to solve almost every GMAT math problem you will encounter on the exam. On most problems, you have a choice. You can either:

    do the straightforward algebra, or use a strategy, such as picking numbers for unknowns.

    On GMAT number property questions, ... Read More

  • A lot of GMAT test-takers vaguely remember a rule from high school, that it’s possible to solve for two variables if and only if you’re given two equations, and generally that it’s possible to solve for n variables if and only if you’re given n equations. Unfortunately, that rule isn’t quite correct as written, and even the correct rule isn’t ... Read More

  • Let us first understand the GMAT before I delve deeper into the topic of “patterns”. I believe that the reader must first understand what the GMAT is.

    GMAT is a standardized test. Think about it – within 78 questions (many of which are experimental so the actual number of questions are fewer) the GMAT can accurately predict your score ... Read More

  • Climb toward your desired GMAT score.

    From raising your GMAT score by finding out where you went wrong the first time, to Harvard Business School looking for more students from Japan, there’s lots to share in recent MBA news.

    A new way to raise your GMAT score No one wants to take the GMAT more than once, but if you end up not doing as well as ... Read More

  • We’ve all heard it before and may have even said it ourselves. “I am not a math person.” I have also heard parents justify why their child needs assistance from our one-on-one tutoring service, by saying “ I was not a math person so Johnny isn’t either.” If you have challenges with Math it doesn’t mean that these challenges cannot be overcome. ... Read More

  • Are you having trouble studying for the GMAT?

    Do you simply find yourself meaning to do it but never getting it done?

    It is easy to find the time for GMAT preparation. In fact, it is so easy that people tend to make excuses about how they don’t have time to study.

    Sure—we’re all busy, and it is easy to let life get in the way. Years of working ... Read More

  • A lot of GMAT test-takers vaguely remember a rule from high school, that it’s possible to solve for two variables if and only if you’re given two equations, and generally that it’s possible to solve for n variables if and only if you’re given n equations. Applying this rule incorrectly causes quite a few errors on the quant section, particularly ... Read More

  • GMAT Prep Pop Quiz

    by Dominate the GMAT on February 10, 2015

    True or False? Some people are natural test-takers who won’t need to study at all and who will still ace the GMAT.

    FALSE! Even the smartest among us still needs to prepare for something as difficult and weighty as the GMAT.

    The more focused prep you do using reliable sources, the greater your chances are of walking in on test day and taking the ... Read More

  • Your studying isn’t done just because you’ve completed your GMAT practice test.

    As Kaplan instructors, we’ve seen it hundreds of times: a student diligently takes a GMAT practice test once—sometimes twice—per week while studying for the GMAT and finds him or herself tripping up on the same issues every time. Not the same broad ... Read More

  • Key Guidelines for When to Take the GMAT I remember when I was young and would ask my dad a question, more often than not he would respond, “Would you like the short answer or the long answer?” It didn’t matter which option I chose, because at some point he would inevitably launch into the long answer. And while I hated it at the time, looking ... Read More

  • A lot of GMAT test-takers vaguely remember a rule from high school, that it’s possible to solve for two variables if and only if you’re given two equations, and generally that it’s possible to solve for n variables if and only if you’re given n equations. Unfortunately, that rule isn’t quite correct as written, and even the correct rule isn’t ... Read More

  • Here are some things we’ve heard GMAT test takers say time and again:

    I score well in practice sessions but I don’t know what happens in the test.

    I lost track of time during the test.

    I ran out of time and had to guess towards the end of the test.

    I just couldn’t focus on the first few questions, and then I panicked!

    Any of these sound ... Read More

  • GMAT Data Sufficiency problems present you with some initial information and a question, followed by two statements.  You have to decide whether the information contained in each statement is sufficient, when combined with the initial information, to give a definite answer to the question.  In this case, a definite answer means being able ... Read More

  • Approach data sufficiency on the GMAT by eliminating answer choices, not guessing.

    For many students studying for the GMAT, the dreaded data sufficiency questions can be a source of consternation. When you really think about it, though, the data sufficiency questions offer one advantage in that they all have the same answer choices. One of the first ... Read More

  • Welcome back! Before we get started, take a moment to review Monday’s Sentence Correction question.  

    Question In the middle of the 19th century, mathematician turned computer scientist Ada Lovelace aided Charles Babbage by developing the first computer algorithm, a breakthrough that ushered in the computer age, leading to machines capable ... Read More

  • A love of gaming and a business school degree can lead to top MBA jobs in entertainment and media.Photo Credit: dave.see via Compfight cc

    In October, teams of gamers battled it out at the Riot Games’ League of Legends World Championships in Seoul in front of a live audience of 40,000 people for a top prize of one million dollars. A few months before, ... Read More

  • Hello!

    What do “contrasted with”, “indifferent towards”, and “not so much as” have in common? They are commonly tested idioms you might find on the GMAT! Watch this week’s video to make sure you know how to use them correctly.

    Here’s an image of this week’s board work:

    If you’d like to ... Read More

  • Below is a question that is both good news and bad news if you see one like it test day. First off, you are doing very well to see such a difficult question, because of the computer-adapted nature of the test. The bad news: you might burn up a lot of time and not even answer it correctly.

    So set your timer to two minutes and see if you can choose the ... Read More

  • How much of your business school social scene is about making connections with other MBA students, and how much is about having fun?Photo Credit: Jirka Matousek via Compfight cc

    You’ve heard a lot about taking the GMAT, applying to MBA programs, and structuring your business school education, but maybe you haven’t heard—or even thought—so ... Read More

  • No matter the word count, applicants’ MBA application essays require just as much thought as ever.

    Kaplan annual survey of admissions officers from business schools, graduate schools, law schools, medical schools, and colleges across the nation is in, and we’ve got the newly released findings about the trends and practices that will help you navigate ... Read More

  • As a busy working professional, you’re probably anxious to save time, even when it comes to your GMAT prep. So, if you’re in need of a quick and easy way to keep up to date on all things GMAT, then you should definitely sign up for our weekly GMAT prep newsletter!

    We put the newsletter together to make sure you get the very best resources ... Read More

  • Hello!

    Guess what? It’s Tuesday! And on this Tuesday, we’ll discuss how to build a GMAT syllabus that will successfully prepare you for the test!

    Here are a series of links to the resources that I mention in the video:

    Magoosh Study Schedules GMATPrep Manhattan GMAT Practice Tests Magoosh GMAT eBook Magoosh IR book Idiom Flashcards Math ... Read More

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  • UPDATE: You can watch a full recording of this live webinar here!

    Are you conflicted about whether you should apply to b-school Round 3 of this year or Round 1 of next year’s application cycle?

    Tune in to Accepted’s webinar, Round 3 vs. Next Year: The MBA Admissions Debate, for professional advice that will clarify the two options and help you ... Read More