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12 out of 12 people found the following review helpful
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     By mirfan2 108 12
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100 Points

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Magoosh offers a unique product, unique content at a unique price. Given that it is one of the smaller shops in the GMAT prep world some of you may have apprehensions and rightly so, because it is more or less an obscure GMAT prep company.

Thanks to GMATCLUB Magoosh will one day cease to be obscure as the content provided has been designed by accredited experts.

Most of the content videos (SC, CR, IR, RC and Quant) have been created by Brent Hanneson who is well known GMAT guru in Canada. Brent scored a 770 and he used to be an instructor at Veritas and now does private tutoring and a conducts a GMAT class at UBC. All the Math Questions video explanations are narrated by Brent. The Math questions have been inspired by old OG questions and not even a single explanation will leave you hanging.

Now for the not so great part, most of verbal questions are very good, but there are few out there that deserve to be done away with. Verbal questions have been created by Dave Scalise and are narrated by 'Verbal Lady' (well they don't reveal her identity). Unfortunately the Verbal lady is quite monotone and likes to rush through the explanations, but overall the Verbal content is solid. The RC passages are among the best out there at par with RC99, Veritas and MGMAT.

What really differentiates Magoosh is their customer service. Their response time for emails is almost none, if you email Bhavin Parikh he'll get back to you within 10-15 minutes. If you have any issues with the content you'll find that the Magoosh team has a real west coast work ethic. As they're easy to deal with and ready to roll-up their sleeves to help you out.

Overall, Magoosh offers an excellent product at a very decent price. I wish, I had found their website before I paid 1300$ for a prep course with a major test prep company.

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GMAT Course Review
GMAT-720
May 09 | 2012
10 out of 10 people found the following review helpful
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     By rijul007 20 19
Final Score:

720

Q50

V36

Improvement:

N/A

Verbal:     
Quant:     
This review is for: Magoosh Premium
Location: Online

The video lessons were very helpful. All the GMAT topics were covered wonderfully! Also the OG video solution for maths came in handy.
The practice questions helped me a lot in finding out my weak areas. At the end of each session, it also suggested me some video lessons that helped me improving specific areas.
Another thing that really impressed me was their prompt response to my queries, be it related to specific questions or GMAT as a whole.
Magoosh played a very important role in my GMAT preparation.
I would certainly recommend this course to everyone, not just GMAT, but also for GRE.


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Great quant insight
April 26 | 2016
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     By SJ18 7 3
Final Score:

700

Improvement:

N/A

Quant:     
This review is for: Magoosh Math
Location: Online

I took Magoosh to boost my GMAT Quant. I was very impressed with the in-depth analysis and strategic method of teaching. I would recommend it to students who are looking to gain a stronger understanding of quant topics. My weak areas were Algebraic Translations, Geometry, Probability and Combinatorics, Weighted Averages and Number Properties. I spent some time reviewing concepts and then did timed practice using OG and GMAT Club. Magoosh played a major role in inculcating more confidence in my quant abilities going into the GMAT. I did not have much time but if you have 2+ months, this course is ideal to brush up rusty concepts. It is definitely worth the buy. Good luck!

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     By ilbeybudak 0 0
Final Score:

710

Q50

V35

Improvement:

170 Points

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This review is for: Magoosh Premium
Location: Online

firstly I read the reviews and decided to chose Magoosh. I was hesitating because I had no idea about online courses. My score was around 540. I did not expect a high score. But anyways, I registered and I do not regret! Yes, a lot of the information Magoosh provided is not on the books and the tactics really work (Especially in analytical writing). I am not a good writer at all but my AWA score is 5.00. I worked 7 months. I wathced all videos. And the result? My GMAT score is 710. Still I could not believe that I got this score because I am not a native speaker.
Thank you Magoosh and thank you Mike McGary. You are the best.

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     By mvictor 1576 152
Final Score:

560

Q43

V24

Improvement:

90 Points

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This review is for: Magoosh Premium
Location: Online

First of all, I want to say that I have been a Magoosh client since 2014. I really liked how thorough the quant material is explained. The videos are structured by the topic. At the end of each topic, you can take a quiz. Can't say much on the verbal, as I combined Magoosh with E-GMAT. Nonetheless, I can say that the questions represent additional practice.
Very Hard questions seem pretty challenging, yet the concepts tested are very simple...it only makes you faceslap yourself for making such silly mistakes.
Mike McGarry is an awesome teacher, and his feedback is always valuable. Overall, Magoosh's feedback is way better than the ones from other companies (i.e. e-Gmat).

I strongly recommend taking the courses if you need to brush up your fundamentals in Quant.

Quick update: Magoosh helped me to increase my raw Q score to 49, which is not bad at all.

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     By atibordee 0 0
Final Score:

560

Q48

V20

Improvement:

120 Points

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This review is for: Magoosh Premium
Location: Online

I have been away from a college for 7 years thus, I had to refresh everything. Magoosh's VDO lessons were very useful to refresh math concept for the folk like me. They provided not only basic concepts but also techniques to solve very hard quant questions.

Even though Magoosh costs you the lowest price in the market, it has tons of questions, 600 quant and 500 verbal questions. The quant questions are very close to the real test, not too hard or too easy like other test preparation courses. These questions are sufficient for scoring 700up if you are already good in English or a native speaker. I highly recommended quant section because of the cost and plenty of questions.

Of the verbal section, the questions were not quite the same as the real test. As a non-native speaker, I found that to prepare for this section, extra homework was required, for example, reading the business articles to improve vocabulary. I faced a difficulty in CR and RC because of my vocabulary.
Of the SC, estimated 50% of the questions in the real test were taught in the Magoosh's lesson while the others were about logical sentence structure that required reading comprehensive skill. If you are a native speaker or already very good in English, you might choose Magoosh to learn tricks and techniques in the verbal section. However, I did not recommend it for a non-native speaker who want to start learning from the basic English concept.

Before studying with Magoosh, I got Q34 V17. The real test I got Q48 V20. It is obvious that I vastly improved in quant section but not verbal.

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     By hharpreet 5 8
Final Score:

720

Q49

V38

Improvement:

40 Points

Verbal:     
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This review is for: Magoosh Premium
Location: Online

Review text: Material to achieve 750+. I have scored 720 and aim to score 770 to get admitted to top schools. GMAT club website helped me finding course and offerings from magoosh
I will recommend for sure especially when you need to customize your course and make it more adaptive
fair number of questions to practise. I have purchased premium plan that has both math and verbal tutorials. This package contains 640 Math practise questions and 540 verbal questions with solution and videos. course will definitely help to raising score in 30-70 range.
Apart from course magoosh provide flashcards to memorize things and provide method to customize your tests

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Good for Basics
March 17 | 2016
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     By souvilibra 106 16
Final Score:

680

Q49

V32

Improvement:

N/A

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This review is for: Magoosh Premium
Location: Online

The course is a good resource for getting your basics right by going through all the concepts. I did all the parts which were a problem area for me. Although they do start from levels which are really low, but its understandable when your audience is varied. The option of just going through the notes helps in this case. I used it to brush up all the areas once. The practice questions are also of decent level. I used the filters to create tests as per my need and i feel that helped me a lot. These guys are also very helpful when it comes to any questions or help you need. Their replies are prompt and accurate.

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Good Product, Great Value
March 10 | 2016
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By Jsur07 1 0
Final Score:

720

Q45

V44

Improvement:

130 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     
This review is for: Magoosh Premium
Location: Online

After self-prep and using a book from Kaplan, took the GMAT in October 2015, scoring a 590. Decided to go with Magoosh for the second go-round and couldn’t be happier with the results.
PROS: Incredibly in-depth review, covering most every potential topic on the test; difficulty of practice questions and tests is higher than actual GMAT for everyone but the top 1%; focus on actually teaching you the math needed, not just shortcut theories; short (5-15 min) videos cover a topic in a short enough time that doesn’t leave you spacing off.
CONS: Voice of the question explanation (Quant side) will drive you somewhat crazy after a while; consistency of practice questions within the videos is hit and miss – would have liked more direct application as I’m learning the theories; practice question setup doesn’t allow you to practice specific subsets of topics, only general (i.e. Algebra when I wanted to focus on Factoring).
Overall, I highly recommend Magoosh. It focused my prep and drilled in on the areas I needed help with, while not wasting my time forcing me to do unnecessary modules. I took the test a second time in February 2016, and scored a 720. Thanks Magoosh!

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     By Alchemist14 39 14
Final Score:

600

Q42

V32

Improvement:

N/A

Verbal:     
Quant:     
This review is for: Magoosh Premium
Location: Online

Hello Guys. Over the past few months I have seen a lot of posts enquiring about Magoosh. So today I, being a Magoosh Premium Member, thought let me write a review about my personal experience with Magoosh in order to help future test takers. Please note that I already had my cozy date with the GMAT before I enrolled for their premium account, I have 710 Q48 V38 and am looking towards improving my GMAT score a little bit more, precisely a 750.

What persuaded you to take the Magoosh Premium Account?

Well I had written the GMAT before and I felt that I was weak in my basics. Also I needed some sort of strategy for the kinds of sums I do. I don’t really need another book on SC or CR, What I required was strengthening my previous knowledge. So I asked my friend, a Magoosh user, about the way the course is structured. After I got my own account I was surprised to see the number of videos these guys have made.

What kind of videos do you get access to?

All kinds, From the difference between GRE to GMAT to How to attack RC and CR problems. I could see that there are more than a 100 videos, covering lots of concepts such Probability and Combinations, Essential and Non- Essential Modifiers etc. All the videos(100+) are made by Mike McGary ( Yes the legendary Magoosh Instructor on the forum) with a few made by Chris Lele. The videos are bullet videos i.e crisp and straight to the point. They also have an Idiom Flash card tool that you can use to revise Idioms daily.

How are the questions? Are they GMAT like?

The questions are top notch! See they have limited questions but each question has a new technique or strategy to teach! You could do 100 questions that are similar or do 10 questions that are testing/teaching different concepts.

You didn’t tell anything about whether they are GMAT like?

They are strictly in the boundaries of GMAT. Not brutal, not deceiving, but yes tricky.

Ok so the questions are good, so what about the answer explanations?

They are very good. Each answer explanation has a video recording. I am guy who likes to watch videos and not read from the book. So it fitted me well. Also when you see a person explaining a concept you tend to retain things better and by better I mean for the long term.

Will I get a 780 by using their course?

780 depends on a lot of factors. Your skill, your effort, your comprehension speed, your reaction time and your knowledge. Use the course to enhance your preparation. This wont be a magical bullet for a 780 but a bullet to cover knowledge gaps and make you practice your weak areas.

How do I best use their course?

‘Best’ is a subjective word. Here is what I am doing- Watch all the videos, take mini mock tests (Q37 V41 Questions), do error analysis and make flash cards for my weak areas.

Sounds convincing, but wait they are charging a substantial price for their course. What is their USP?

If you get a good score you will end up with a huge (

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International Student Score Improvement
81 points
Verbal
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Quant
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