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# Magoosh hard questions too hard? Unrealistic?

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Magoosh hard questions too hard? Unrealistic? [#permalink]  04 Apr 2017, 11:25
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my goal for GRE quant is to score in the 90th percentile for some engineering masters programs
Is the quant difficulty hard on Magoosh too hard or realistic of a 'hard' second section?

they are harder so they make the second section easier, when the real test time comes around? its kind of ruining my confidence. I get a near perfect on the first medium section but a 50% on the second hard section
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Re: Magoosh hard questions too hard? Unrealistic? [#permalink]  06 Apr 2017, 02:29
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Hi and welcome to the GREPrepclub.

At glance, it seems a question easy to reply but actually it is not.

In my personal opinion, questions harder than the real GRE test questions do not make you more able to tackle the official material, nor make you more comfortable.

For me the best approach, is to having practice with material as similar as possible to the official one. Then go to exahusting the official you have at your disposal. Here you can find all the explanations from the OG and the Power Prep software.

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Re: Magoosh hard questions too hard? Unrealistic? [#permalink]  09 Aug 2017, 03:04
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This question seems a bit outdated, however, I will still attempt to answer the question. Doing so might not help you in particular because I am assuming that you have already taken the GRE exam by now. However, other students who have yet to take the GRE might stumble upon this response and perhaps find it helpful.

I agree with what Carcass said, the best GRE preparation is not necessarily the more intense material. What's more important, and crucial to GRE success, is mastering the basic fundamental concepts of various topics tested by ETS. Being introduced to hard and unrealistic practice questions will not help you get the score you desire unless you understand the underlying logic behind the practice questions.

It is, therefore, a common misconception that the more intense the GRE preparation the better the scoring outcome. By the way, this is not an attempt to degrade Magoosh, but I will advise you to master rudimentary concepts before using Magoosh.
Re: Magoosh hard questions too hard? Unrealistic?   [#permalink] 09 Aug 2017, 03:04
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