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     By mirfan2 107 12
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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
10 out of 10 people found the following review helpful
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     By rijul007 20 20
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720

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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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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By ohdarren 0 0
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730

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Happened to know Magoosh through one of the emails from UC Berkeley Haas, listed among recommended GMAT courses.
- GMAT score before: 690
- GMAT score after: 730
- Duration: 31 days
*Good
- Very structural approach on how I can customize my practice
- Good and detailed explanation to let me know how to avoid the same mistake
- Show recommended lesson at the bottom on answer: trust me, you will love this tool
- Wonderful customer service,: indeed i had 31 days away from my exam, but the CS officer was so kind to extend 1 day for free (from my purchase of 30-day package) so that i could review on my last day before exam.

*Bad
- They have multiple mobile apps like Flash card for Verbal, Maths... i hope they can integrate all into one app - one platform

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By carobryn 0 0
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570

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Magoosh was a great tool. I took it in combination with a GMAT course, but ended up using Magoosh more heavily than any resources through the other course. The tutorial videos are brief and succinct, and the video and text explanations for every practice question were hugely helpful. Magoosh has practice tests, but also customized practice, so you can work on your timing for the exam in sets of 20 or 30 minutes, for example. What's especially helpful is that you can track your progress, and see any patterns of errors coming out of your practice. I would definitely recommend Magoosh for anyone thinking of taking the GMAT. Magoosh makes it incredibly easy to get started studying, and to keep studying.

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January 04 | 2017
0 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By helvcn 26 7
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740

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I purchased Magoosh verbal+math for my GMAT preparation. The cost if very reasonable (99 dollars for one year) and it provides a great list of resources.
I especially like the Magoosh apps on IOS. It has a lot of videos for sentence correction and maths. I can watch a video on my way to work. The video is very easy to understand and you can also adjust the speed to make it faster.
The website also provides a lot of practice questions and mock exams. Overall, I think it helps me a lot to score 740 in my first attempt. I would recommend it.

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     By yudiwan 2 0
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Magoosh is brilliant not just for the content but also for the similarity with the actual GMAT platform. I found it really easy to use the app on my phone or iPad when I was on the go or when I was in meetings at work. Magoosh made practicing for the GMAT like an interactive game. I really liked Magoosh math practice questions because they were always followed by an explanatory video. I highly recommend Magoosh! The only issues I have had with it are the practice tests - I always scored in the 500s but in the actual test I scored well over 650. I also think that people shouldn't just use Magoosh to practice for the GMAT, but use it as a supplement to their main courses. I also remember that I got a discount for premium access, and highly encourage everyone to look out for that discount. They also have a free month trial which I highly recommend.

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     By dliu17 0 0
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740

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I purchased Kaplan and the official GMAC books but found it hard to fit studying into my busy schedule, and dragging the books along with me wherever I went was inconvenient. I love how Magoosh is all online. The videos were extremely clear and helped me learn the concepts I found hard to take in when studying from the books. The practice problems were also a bit harder than the official exam, which made test day a lot less stressful for me. All in all, I'd recommend this package to anyone looking to take the GMAT and I fully believe it's all you need to do well!

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Highly Recommend Magoosh
December 26 | 2016
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     By meganvalentine1 0 0
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I received late notification about an important MBA opportunity and only had one month to study for the GMAT. My sister recommended Magoosh after her successful GRE prep using the program. I spent almost all of my free time during that month studying with Magoosh and achieved a score within the range I needed on my first (and only) opportunity to take the exam. I would never recommend cramming GMAT prep into one month if it isn't absolutely necessary, but Magoosh helped me make the most out of my limited time. I would highly recommend Magoosh to anyone preparing for the GMAT or other exam.

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I love the Magoosh program!
December 23 | 2016
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By hgm005 0 0
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740

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I love how Mike and his crew focus on truly understanding the basics of each topic. For example, he trains you well how to compute negative exponents by understanding the fundamentals of what exponents really are; in case you forget the quick mental tricks, you can fall back on deeper understanding and work your way up to the answer. This saved my bacon on a couple of questions on the exam, one involving the unit circle geometry, and one variously compounding interest.

Pedagogically, I love how Mike explains multiple solutions to the same problem, for example one algebraic, one geometric, one intuitive.

Also, for an older guy who grew up taking paper exams, I appreciated how the Magoosh interface mimics the actual GMAT interface.

Lastly, I love that when I asked a question on this forum about a concept I was struggling with, Mike himself responded.

My one recommendation for improvement would be having a singular list/video of "must-memorize" concepts/numbers (e.g. squares up to 15, unit circle proportions, etc.); Mike tells you in the individual videos that these are must-memorize concepts, but I would have liked to have one centralized resource for them.

Anyway thanks again Mike and co.!!

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Best Value
December 19 | 2016
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     By mromrell 15 5
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580

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I signed up for Magoosh early in my GMAT Studies. And since I hadn't taken the test before starting with Magoosh, I can't say how much it improved my score. I will say however that it was a huge help.

Pros: I hadn't thought about math since graduating years ago and Magoosh was a perfect refresher. Mike Mcgarry did a great job explaining concepts. They provide really great information throughout their blog. The amazing video explanations at the end of each question was the highlight of the course.

The Cons: It's really easy to spend too much time watching the videos and too little time doing actual problems. The Timer function on the Magoosh Practice tests counted up instead of down (like the actual GMAT does) so that was confusing.
There are a lot of GMAT tricks/techniques that I didn't think Magoosh covered as well as they could have. I would have liked to have seen better analytics in their dashboard.

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