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     By Alchemist14 40 14
Self-reported Score:

600

Q42

V32

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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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     By whiteshields1830 50 5
Self-reported Score:

660

Improvement:

40 Points

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This review is for: Magoosh Premium
Location: Online

Bought its premium which involves both verbal and quant. Had a initial score of 620 (not great) and was able to improve it to 660 in a month or so.

They run you through a TON of exercises to and track your progressive scores. Clear and easy to follow interface and can actually see your progress throughout the tests that you do. You dont have to sit through a test every time and can actually just do them whenever you have time and will save your progress. Its nice to see a predictive GMAT score as you go through the test one by one as well.

Only cons I see is more the support and phone application when I was using it. The interface to complete on the phone was clunky and didnt really sync properly to your account.

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So far so good
March 05 | 2016
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     By webster1 0 0
Self-reported Score:

560

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N/A

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This review is for: Magoosh Premium
Location: Online

I'm no GMAT pro, but feel as though I should be one (4th time's a charm). Money is tight, but this resource so far is proving to be very helpful, and affordable. Having video explanations after each problem is super helpful. The price cannot be beat when you compare it to the other elite programs out there. It's very easy to sign up and start studying instantly. I encourage people to take advantage of such a great program. I was recommended to this by a friend who improved his score by 50 points which put him over 710. I didn't benefit as much as that friend of mine did, but I definitely got a better grasp of the general everything because of Magoosh. My best recommendation is that you take more than 3 months with Magoosh to have the best outcome happen.

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Good for Basics
February 25 | 2016
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     By infoharshraj 0 0
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I am yet to appear for my GMAT, but the resources of Magoosh was very comprehensive and upto date.
The focus of the course never shifts away from the core understanding of the concepts which is the most important part in the preparation.
The design of the course takes care of the understanding and the sequence you should follow for your preparation and you can trust it and follow it without worrying about a separate plan for your prep.
Although I feel the course best suits somebody who is starting with very little knowledge of GMAT. The videos does at times stretch towards a lot of basics. But you always have the option of rushing through it by reading the transcripts.
They even extended my course free of cost when I was not able to prepare during the course validity period.
Best of luck to anyone who finds this review helpful and ends up getting a score they desire after using Magoosh's products.
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     By EJS22 13 0
Self-reported Score:

740

Q49

V42

Improvement:

80 Points

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This review is for: Magoosh Premium
Location: Online

I studied for approximately two months before I took the test the first time. I used Manhattan prep books, OG15, Math and Verbal OGs, and Aristotle Sentence Correction. I studied probably 3 to 4 hours a day for two months straight and could only seem to increase my score by 20 points on my first GMAT from my practice tests.

I then switched gears and ordered the Magoosh Premium Prep. I went through almost all the videos and about 1/3 of the practice problems. It seemed to provide the missing key to unlock a great score. I went from a 660 on my first test to a 740 on my second test. I think Magoosh tied together all the info I had learned and was a great review to take the test the second time.

Improvements that could be made:
-Be able to download videos or preload them some how - I travel a lot for work and had lots of time on my hands but no internet access while on the plane.
-Percentage complete of video lessons/minutes remaining in each section

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     By 5amberptl 0 0
Self-reported Score:

670

Q48

V34

Improvement:

110 Points

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This review is for: Magoosh Premium
Location: Online

I had less than two weeks to take the GMAT. I was skeptical at first to purchase magoosh. I finally bought it when i took a practice test and score a 560. I realized I needed to review my concepts. I loved magoosh and loved the big video library. I also really liked how all the practice questions were accompanied with an explanation video. I was having timing problems in quant and the videos taught me alternative methods to think faster. I would recommend this product to anyone who wants a high score. I went from a 560 to 670 in two weeks. It only makes you wonder how high one would score if practiced for a month or two. It is a great product with a great team behind it.

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     By tarunktuteja 186 2
Self-reported Score:

720

Q50

V38

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80 Points

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Location: Online

I have been using a variety of course material but was still unsatisfied with the way SC was dealt with. Being a non-native speaker, I was especially anxious about this part. That is when a GMAT buddy recommended Magoosh to me and I am glad I tried. Till I used Magoosh, I had been through a lot of theory which I found difficult to apply. Although going through Magoosh’s SC videos were exhausting, but at the end of it I realized I had a firm handle over my concepts. These high-quality videos are well-researched and well-explained. The thing the Magoosh does right is that it not only goes into great depth but it also uses a lot of examples to drill that concept in. Additionally, the tips and concepts illustrated in the videos are of really high quality. The CR and RC areas are decently covered too. All the videos are short, exhaustive and easily comprehensible. They do use a lot of jargons, but you will get used to it.
As for the quant, being an Asian, I was already pretty decent with quant and didn’t need much help on that front. But I didn’t regret the quick refresher that Magoosh gave me. A lot of the tips were really handy especially the pacing tips.

Additionally, the almost 1000 practice questions that Magoosh have put up are, in my opinion, one of the best in its class and one of the most GMAT-like questions out there. The questions not only test on a variety of concepts but also test these concepts repeatedly so that the student learns from repetition and becomes confident with his/her skills. Each question is followed up by a video and text explanation and gives a link to the related concept videos and theory. The tags assigned to the questions along with the ability to flag a question for review, makes not only the question solving but also the revision very easy.

In all, Magoosh is the perfect one stop solution to all your GMAT-woes. It starts from the scratch with its comprehensive and high quality videos and brings you to your zenith with its high level questions and tips for exam taking.

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Good Support & Content
February 06 | 2016
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     By sb00381 0 0
Self-reported Score:

650

Q31

V48

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N/A

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This review is for: Magoosh Premium
Location: Online

I would like to rate the Magoosh experience as quite satisfactory. Having given my first practice GMAT test at 530 to getting a 650 in the actual test in a short span of one and half months. I feel the program did its job quite well. Having good videos for all the concepts helped me learn. There one month study plan is very comprehensive and challenging.
I would say the quant content was quite good and involved a great number of practice problems with excellent video explanations.
I am satisfied with the verbal part. Though I feel after going through the whole verbal practice I could not improve much....but though the problem could be entirely in me not them.

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     By arunbethini 0 0
Self-reported Score:

550

Q47

V20

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N/A

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This review is for: Magoosh Premium
Location: Online

Magoosh is a good tool for GMAT aspirants, quant questions are very useful to students, In GMAT real exam I got some questions same as in magoosh quant. coming to verbal section this section is a quite different from math’s, It requires complete knowledge of English along with lots of patience to read passages. I felt magoosh passages are a bit lengthier than GMAT orginal exam.
Positives:
• Great flexibility to practice questions as we like,
• Magoosh score predictor is very accurate.
• Explanation of questions and their answers is very nice.
• Customer service is good, reply for doubts will be addressed soon.
• Magoosh YouTube videos like Tuesdays with Kevin are very useful.

Considerations: The only thing I feel wrong with Magoosh is the slow pace of English lessons.

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     By Bulldozer 12 9
Self-reported Score:

740

Q49

V41

Improvement:

80 Points

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This review is for: Magoosh Premium
Location: Online

Magoosh is great. Their concept videos are incredibly detailed and give you a great foundation for everything you'll need. Additionally, their practice problems have video solutions that walk you through every step so you're never lost and know exactly what you may have done wrong. I would definitely recommend Magoosh to anyone who is serious about getting a top score. Between their study plans and content, they are one of the best out there. Before Magoosh I didn't know the mechanics of sentence correction on the GMAT and would choose answers that "sounded" best. I wanted something that would help me learn how to actually solve SC questions and not just make educated guesses. The only thing I think they could do better would be their CATs.

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International Student Score Improvement
79 points
Verbal
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Quant
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