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Magoosh provides online test preparation with hundreds of video lessons and practice questions that cover every topic tested on the GMAT.  You can study anytime, anywhere on your laptop, smartphone, or iPad. Learn by watching short video tutorials that are tailored to you based on your performance.

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

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This review is for: Magoosh Premium
Location: Online

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.

GMAT Course Review
GMAT-720
May 09 | 2012
10 out of 10 people found the following review helpful
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By rijul007
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.

GMAT Course Review
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By hrg12
Verified Score:

610

Q41

V33

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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!

GMAT Course Review
Magoosh!
May 12 | 2016
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Verified Score:

770

Q50

V47

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N/A

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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.

GMAT Course Review
May 11 | 2016
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Verified Score:

790

Q50

V51

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140 Points

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Location: Online

Magoosh is an incredible product and I would recommend that anyone who is seriously considering a major score bump on the GMAT invest in it. It is completely comprehensive, everything you need to do well on the test will be shown to you throughout the course and you also have access to over 1,000 high-quality practice problems each with their own video explanation. That level of detail just isn't something that you get when you buy a book, like one by PR or Kaplan. Mike is an amazing teacher and will make the beast that is the GMAT seem much more tame. I went from a 650 to a 790 in roughly 4 months using the Magoosh study plans and I genuinely believe anyone else can do the same if they put in the work with these products. Buy Magoosh, you won't regret it.

GMAT Course Review
May 07 | 2016
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Self-reported Score:

620

Q45

V31

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20 Points

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This review is for: Magoosh Premium
Location: Online

I have gone through the magoosh prep course.
For SC It was helpful in identifying the splits. The Example discussed were very good. Topics like parallellism, modifiers,comparisons are well disccused in detail.
For CR the approach helped me to reduce the time for selecting the right options and to avoid confuse between the answer choices.
For RC it was helpfull to breakdown the passage. So i was able to solve all OG question
Tuesadays with Kevin is also a good resource which one can loo into..
For Beginners especially Magoosh would be good enough to start with and they can easily see score improvements upto 20 points.
Thanks to team magoosh

GMAT Course Review
Great quant insight
April 26 | 2016
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By SJ18
Self-reported Score:

700

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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!

GMAT Course Review
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Self-reported 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.

GMAT Course Review
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Self-reported 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.

GMAT Course Review
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Self-reported 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.

Magoosh Course Rankings
Overall Score Improvement
73 points
International Student Score Improvement
80 points
Verbal
86%
Quant
93%
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