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GRE AWA – Argument An Introduction to GRE Analytical writing

Many students face difficulty in preparing for the AWA Section on the GRE. While coaching classes, study materials and the Mock tests take care of the Quants and Verbal Sections, students often neglect the Writing section and may end up losing the competitive admissions battle to their peers due to a poorer Analytical score. If you want to get more insight on how hot the things have become in recent time, take a look at one of my previous posts Learn from fall 2014 mistakes.

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Magoosh GRE Review 2015: A detail review on Magoosh GRE

Magoosh GRE Review

This post is about a detailed review on Magoosh GRE with the latest features magoosh provide. We’ll discuss whether it’s worth spending your bucks on Magoosh or not. Many things have changed in Magoosh GRE from time to time. So this is updated review on new Magoosh GRE. So here it goes..

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The access for Magoosh lasts  for 6 months. The access used to last 1 year during its initial phase) but I guess 6 months is more than enough to study for GRE. First of all if you want to try, you can try Magoosh for a week for Free. Yes the videos and questions will be limited but you can have a look at it. If you like, you can sign up for full course. There are 200+ videos on each and every topic for Quantitative, Verbal and AWA. There are 1300+ practice questions. For every practice question you answer there will be a Video explanation as well as Text explanation for the same. Continue reading

How Many TOEFL Books To Buy

The TOEFL can seem overwhelming—too difficult, too long, too stressful, and too wide-ranging. How do you study for a test that can include almost any English word, doesn’t focus on any specific grammar rules, and includes all four practical skills (reading, listening, speaking, and writing)?  It can be so scary that students don’t know how to begin studying.

And often, the very first question students have is what books to buy and how many. After all, how do you start studying before you have your material? And when you buy one book, it’s hard to know whether that will be all you need.

You might know somebody who studied from three, four, or even more books. And if you’re interested in this specific blog article, you might be thinking about doing the same—buying a whole pile of material to work slowly through.

But the truth is that improving your score as much as possible isn’t about just buying lots and lots of TOEFL books. Quantity of practice is important, in a way, but quality is more important. In other words, it’s important that you are practicing with good material and you are learning from it. If you don’t learn from the material, then it’s just a waste of time.

So don’t buy many books just because you want a high score. It’s not that simple. Continue reading