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18 out of 18 people found the following review helpful
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     By mirfan2 107 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-720
May 09 | 2012
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     By rijul007 20 20
Self-reported Score:

720

Q50

V36

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N/A

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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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Bang for the buck!
November 28 | 2016
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     By mandark1709 13 1
Verified Score:

690

Q49

V34

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Location: Online

Magoosh is by far the best resource available for the pricing it offers. My main objective of getting Magoosh was that I didn't need a lot of conceptual help but that needed a lot of practice and that Magoosh offers.

Positives - well-crafted practice material, getting help with any question is easy, comprehensive video solutions for every question.

Negatives - Concept videos could be broken down further to cover incremental concepts. In SC, splits methodology is not followed in every video solution. If you are looking to start from the very basics and you need everything to be explained to you go for something else such as e-gmat.

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     By dilip1729 0 0
Self-reported Score:

720

Q50

V37

Improvement:

50 Points

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This review is for: Magoosh Premium
Location: Online

I have taken Magoosh premium, the course including all videos, practice questions & tests is very good . The question are graded into difficulty level, it gives you feel of real gmat test. Video explanations are great. Magoosh support is really awesome and they reply to our queries promptly.all the apps like idiom flashcards and other resources are really helpful. Magoosh should introduce a discussion forum on their website for students to discuss the questions. Overall the quality of both verbal and math questions is really good, the video lessons are sufficient, tests are real gmat like. I feel that magoosh is a game changer in gmat preparation.

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Absolutely good investment!
November 12 | 2016
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     By mfallah2 0 0
Verified Score:

720

Q49

V40

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N/A

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Location: Online

I found Magoosh Verbal video lessons a great complement to Manhattan Verbal guides; especially for SC. Let me explain how it works. If you study a lesson or strategy in a book, it may not stick to your mind. But when you study a concept and few days later you face the same concept on practice problems, and then a week later watch a video lesson on the same concept, it would probably remain in your memory for long time. Magoosh video lessons; especially SC ones; teach you new concepts or deepen your understanding of newly learned concepts.

In addition, Magoosh offers a "Help" feature that you I found very helpful during my studies. You could simply email Magoosh experts and ask them anything. They also have video explanations for OG problems.

Nevertheless, I do not like their AWA section. They could have done much better on this section.

In sum, If you are a dedicated test-taker and willing to spend 2 to 3 months studying GMAT, I highly suggest purchasing Magoosh products. You have to listen to them and follow their approach.

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GMAT Course Review
Road from Q39 to Q46
November 08 | 2016
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     By ofilica89 3 2
Verified Score:

720

Q49

V40

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140 Points

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Location: Online

Prior to Magoosh, I took my first diagnostic test using the GMAT Prep software and scored 580 (Q39,V30). I honestly felt defeated because I knew I needed at least a 700+ for the top B-schools. I decided to purchase Magoosh because it was reasonable prized at $179 in comparison to the other courses in the market.

Magoosh was a REALLY good way to take a step back and relearn everything I thought I knew about Quant. Mike's explanations were really helpful in learning the efficient way to solve math problems. The quant practice questions were really good and had detailed solutions. My quant score improved from Q39 to Q46 in my practice tests.

However, I didn't really enjoy the verbal section of the platform. The verbal was too rule based and did not emphasize on examples.

Overall, I will recommend Magoosh for quant.

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1 Commented by JoeZenteno on November 17, 2016
Which Magoosh study plan did you use?
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     By unknownuser 3 0
Verified Score:

640

Q47

V30

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N/A

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This review is for: Magoosh Premium
Location: Online

After finishing my undergraduate degree in business, I started preparing for the GMAT. My friends have used Magoosh for other exams, such as GRE and TOEFL, and they all have received positive results from the materials. Therefore, I decided to give it a try.

Though I was fresh out from university, I still went through the entire verbal and quant course and did 90% of the practice questions, along with OGs and Manhattan Prep books. However, the questions appeared on the exam were at least 10 times more difficult than the ones from Magoosh.

Magoosh is an amazing platform if you are out of school for a couple of years and have forgotten everything about maths, yet it is not an exam oriented platform. Magoosh could be used to refresh your memories, but it should never be used by itself.

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Effective syllabys for gmat
October 28 | 2016
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     By nikki345 0 0
Verified Score:

690

Q50

V34

Improvement:

10 Points

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Location: Online

Magoosh verbal study course is really great including all videos. The questions are carefully selected which gives you feel of real gmat test. Video explanations are great. and explanation is good especially numbers . Practise tests can be improved by analysing data and giving tips where most improvement is needed. Also topic wise performance analysis should be done as in manhattan prep course. Team pays attention to students and replies promptly.also they were generous enought to extend my membership.idiom flashcards znd resources are really helpful. Ithink magoosh should also introduce awa questions which can be checked. Also no of ir questions available for practice should be increased.

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Magoosh was great
October 20 | 2016
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     By WorruB 0 0
Verified Score:

750

Q50

V42

Improvement:

50 Points

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This review is for: Magoosh Premium
Location: Online

I tried some practice questions that came with a Princeton Review book and also tried the trial from the economist. Both were horribly slow for the practice I wanted and honestly not good practice.

Magoosh was by far the best comparison to what the actual GMAT felt like. The videos on magoosh really helped me think through the actual problems and come up with actual strategies to improve on the problem types of was weak on. I probably went through some of the questions too quickly, but the video explanations were really good and the overall experience was highly enjoyable. Magoosh was good enough that I almost miss studying for the GMAT (almost).

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Verified Score:

740

Q50

V39

Improvement:

80 Points

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

The course is very well structured and concise. Pay attention to the video explanations though, they'll be the most important part of the module. The tricks in maths section are applaudable, the dual explanations makes you find the faster approach, little tips like take sometime to understand the questions and find the best approach(for me it was a good 30secs per question) also contributed to my quant improvement.
I was initially skeptical of the verbal section as the verbal lessons seemed a lot of work and seemed too much in depth than needed.I was not hopeful of a 700+ score i made will to do every single question, saw every lesson and reviewed video explanations of every incorrect answer, the criteria to be eligible for the full refund (50 point improvement scheme). Well, this turned out to be a blessing. The quality of the material is very well reflected in my score.
More than that, the team was very cooperative, they even extended my subscription upon request.
Hence,i highly recommend this course.

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