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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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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
Self-reported Score:

720

Q50

V36

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N/A

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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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     By dvijaykrishnan 0 0
Verified Score:

730

Q50

V38

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80 Points

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Location: Online

Magoosh is one of the better Gmat prep resources out there in the market. It is very versatile and has a good UI. I am pretty sure it has one of the best value for money propositions out there. More than that I loved the way it handholds you through timely reminders and emails regarding important test information and motivates you periodically to login to the website and continue your preparation. Also with the Magoosh interface you will be able to understand your weak areas and strategically improve your score in a short amount of time. The timed tests gives you a close feeling about the tests the test environment. All in all, magoosh is an indispensible tool for all GMAT aspirants out there.

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Best value out there
June 21 | 2016
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     By BD1231 25 4
Self-reported Score:

710

Q47

V41

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Location: Online

Loved the course. Went from 590 to 710(Q47 V41). 4 months of prep in between attempts. I finished the course by watching all the videos, answering all the questions, and watching all the videos on missed questions. I sent two emails to customer services while I had the subscription and they responded within 24 hours. This course along with the OG and manhattan prep books is all you need to be very successful on the GMAT. I know if I spent some more time with these 3 resources I could boost by score even higher. The score guarantee provided the assurance I was looking for (even though I improved by 120 points!). The "resources" tab in the program was also extremely helpful. The blog has a great many articles about test taking skills (I think these are available without the subscription as well).

This program should be your first move for GMAT prep. If it doesn't work out you can always pay $1,500 for a high end course. You can download apps on your phone for flashcards and videos, which allowed me to study during lunch breaks at work. Thanks to Mike McGarry and the Magoosh team.

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     By Silviax 85 4
Self-reported Score:

580

Q39

V31

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20 Points

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This review is for: Magoosh Premium
Location: Online

I have been using Magoosh for about 6 months now and I find the videos very informative. I think Mike is a great teacher who really knows how to explain new concepts in a slow way so students won't get lost. The quantitative section is pretty good but the best section was the very detailed sentence correction. Lots of videos with lots of explanations and helpful hints and tricks on how to approach SC problems. I actually learned the most from watching the SC videos although SC was already my strongest part of the GMAT.
One of the biggest assets from Magoosh were the thousands of questions one could sort by topic and difficulty level. I really liked having this kind of flexibility. The interface of the platform was super easy to use.
Sometimes it seemed like Kevin or the other guy (can't remember the name) sort of rushed through the video explanation... especially for CR and RC. The explanations often sounded like this: "Well, it's not A nor C, and it's definitely not D so when we look at B and E we have to pick B because that's just the right answer." :)

Magoosh was my first online course I worked through in addition to OG, and Manhattan strategy guides and I would definitely recommend the course to anyone who is just starting out. You get more than enough for your money!

Another big plus I want to point out is the EXCELLENT customer service of Magoosh. They rock! They really try hard to provide a satisfying answer to your questions and send additional material that may help you. Customer service is GREAT!

The downside of it all is that my score improved by only 20 points. I did pick up a few points in quant but nothing in verbal.
I have now decided to give another company a try and see how their on-demand course works and then compare the results to what I got with Magoosh.

In summary, I was actually pretty satisfied with the Magoosh course and I still use their question banks for practice. They really have hundreds or even close to 1000 practice questions.

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Excellent!
June 08 | 2016
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     By aksharadivekar 0 0
Verified Score:

740

Q50

V41

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N/A

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This review is for: Magoosh Premium
Location: Online

I highly recommend the Magoosh course.
I signed up for the Premium package (Quant + Verbal). Both the sections were taught right from the very basics, which really helped because I realized a lot of fundamentals were out of place.
The Verbal section in particular was very detailed, with typical mistake patterns highlighted. This helps tremendously because the verbal part of the exam is quite fast-paced (in my opinion).
Quant thoroughly covered all concepts, but I would say it was a little more on the basic side. I did practice some additional tougher sums from other books.
Overall, great material. Definitely recommend it.

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Magoosh
May 31 | 2016
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     By gesell.holly 0 0
Verified Score:

510

Q39

V21

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N/A

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This review is for: Magoosh Premium
Location: Online

I bought Magoosh after trying out friend's account. I loved the videos, I do wish that I spent more than 3 weeks studying with this program. I really thought the teacher was super informative and had great techniques. This is not a crash study course, or a get rich quick, you really need to take your time. It helps improve scores, however, I did not take the exam before studying. A friend of mine who did spend more time and effort increased her score by 70points and scored over a 600. I did not use the verbal portion mainly because I didn't have enough time to study for that portion.

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Great GMAT Supplement
May 22 | 2016
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     By bboredd 2 0
Verified Score:

730

Q49

V40

Improvement:

40 Points

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This review is for: Magoosh Premium
Location: Online

I used Magoosh in addition to another provider for extra GMAT practice. In general, I found Magoosh material to be excellent. One of the best features of this program the short video format employed by Magoosh. This format allows users to pick out specific areas of weaknesses or particular concepts that need reinforcement, rather than watch the entire length of a video on algebra when all you needed was a quick refresher on a specific rule on algebra.

I found Magoosh to be great in both verbal and quant and believe that while Magoosh filled in knowledge gaps for me, it would be an excellent stand alone program for students who only wanted to purchase a single program. It is highly affordable and would probably be one of the best value for money programs available.

Great product with an ever better price.

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     By hrg12 0 0
Verified Score:

610

Q41

V33

Improvement:

70 Points

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This review is for: Magoosh Premium
Location: Online

I got the premium subscription, and it was so worth it. The best part is the videos on every single concept that is on the test. I loved the math tricks too they teach you, such as doing mental math with large numbers. My score was 540 when I took it in January, after Magoosh I got a 610. The price is reasonable for everything you get and they even have a score gaurantee so if you dont increase your score at least 50 points, you get a full refund. I didnt even finish the course, so if I would have finished it im sure I could have gotten an even higher score. Bottom line, get Magoosh and that is all you need!

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Magoosh!
May 12 | 2016
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     By aadubb 0 0
Verified Score:

770

Q50

V47

Improvement:

N/A

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

I signed up for Magoosh just two weeks before my test. I originally planned on using it just for the extra practice exams, but ended up using it for extra review on a few topics I hadn't worked with since grade school. The videos that they have are awesome - a bit slow and dry, maybe, but they definitely get to the key concepts.

The math tests were much easier than the Manhattan GMAT tests (which were harder than the real test), but it was still good practice for the real thing.

I didn't poke around too much in the verbal stuff, but from what I did see it didn't seem to be at the same level as the math section or the Manhattan GMAT verbal section.

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