Magoosh Math Reviews
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8 out of 10 people found the following review helpful
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     By Anonymous 0 0
Improvement:

120 Points

Quant:     
This review is for: Magoosh Math
Location: Online

First time I sat for the GMAT I scored 590 (35-35 split). While I did use a variety of sources during my prep, I credit Magoosh with the increase in quant. I felt pretty confident with the verbal all the time, so I didn't spend too much time on it; but it was clear for me that I was not even near the score I wanted in Math. I liked Magoosh not only because of the amount of tricks offered to help you conquer the timing constraints, but also for the variety of ways to attack the questions bank: You can select your questions based on the degree of difficulty, the area tested, you can go back and retry the incorrect ones, you can write notes, you can flag for review, etc. I ended up scoring a 710 on my second GMAT (47 quant, 41 verbal), more than I actually scored in the mock tests.


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1 Commented by hichem on January 28, 2016
congratulations !!!
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The Perfect Companion
February 14 | 2015
3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful
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     By bgatewood 0 0
Self-reported Score:

770

Q50

V44

Improvement:

80 Points

Quant:     
This review is for: Magoosh Math
Location: Online

This is an amazing product. I used Magoosh quant as a companion in concert with another prep product, but it could probably stand just as well on its own. I purchased magoosh on Jan 23 and dove in immediately. Over the course of TWO WEEKS, I worked every problem (500+) many of them more than once. The problems were terrifically realistic and perfectly inline with actual GMAT exam problems. What makes it even better is that there is a video explanation for every problem. You really get a great look at how to tackle difficult problems accurately and quickly.

The beauty of a computer adaptive test is that you should know whether or not you're doing well based on the questions you're getting... during my GMAT I knew I was getting the toughest questions the exam could throw at me, and I had the confidence and skill to move quickly through the exam. Thanks magoosh. I improved my score by 80 points overall with all of the improvement coming in the quant section (where Magoosh quant helped me raise my raw score 10 points in a single month.)

... 770 (50Q, 44V)


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1 Commented by tdotmba on March 10, 2015
This is an incredible jump -- congrats!
2 Commented by Gael2112 on February 06, 2016
That's an awesome improvement, especially over the course of a single month!! Congratulations
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     By Mortysmith 18 0
Verified Score:

740

Q49

V41

Improvement:

120 Points

Quant:     
This review is for: Magoosh Math
Location: Online

Really excited to write my review of Magoosh's quant section. Overall, I can say with confidence that this product facilitated my final 740 score, including an improvement from Q40 to Q49. I will be limiting my review to just quant.

Context:

GMAT Prep 1 - 620 40/35
GMAT Prep 2 - 640 42/36
Started with Magoosh here. Before my next CAT I worked with its videos and practice questions for a solid month - ~40-50 hours
GMAT Prep 3 - 710 48/37
GMAT Prep 4 - 720 48/39
Official GMAT 1 - 620
Huge disappointment given where practice CATs were but performance largely attributed to nerves - lesson: plan on taking the test more than once. In terms of practice, I continued to drill and redrill the Magoosh quant questions - everyday whenever I had free time.
GMAT Prep 5 - 740 49/42
Goes without saying that this was a confidence booster.
GMAT Prep 6 - 760 51/41
Official GMAT 2 - 700 48/37
To this point my verbal had been unpredictable and I felt I got the "wrong" verbal questions. Still unhappy given my practice performance but breaking the 700s barrier was huge for my psyche
Retake GMAT prep 6 - 760 49/44
Official GMAT 3 - 740 (done!) 49/41

Magoosh quant is the complete package. I spent time watching all of the math videos and doing each of its 500+ questions.

The videos, narrated by Mike Mcgarry, offer deep explanations of every math concept tested on the GMAT. Mike is incredibly clear and grants you access to his brain, walking you step by step through each problem. The system focuses on fundamentals first then builds well on those fundamentals to some of the tougher concepts the GMAT tests. The format offers the type of flexibility that those of you with either unpredictable or simply demanding schedule would require. I work 70 hour weeks and enjoyed this. Additionally, every one of the 500 problems has their own explanation narrated by a Magoosh math expert and includes that experts notes. An extraordinarily helpful feature.

Comparative Value:

I found that this site writers dont do a great job of defining the differences between the variety of Prep products out there so the below represents a summary version based on my experience.

Magoosh vs. MGMAT self study -
Some people swear by MGMAT books and I know some people that have been very successful using them. I am not one of those people. The MGMAT books have a lot of material but I actually found them lacking in some detail and lacking enough relevant examples. The cost compared to Magoosh is simply not worth it in my view. It could be part of why the books read the way they do is because they are really meant for people who sign up for the class.

Magoosh vs. GMAT Club (cats)
GMAT Club CATs are tough, but they offer amazing insight into your performance. I actually view Magoosh and GMAT club CATs as complementary to one another. Where Magoosh offers excellent lessons and excellent practice questions, GMAT Club offers more realistic challenging questions and the ability to really pin down your weaknesses. The tests are the money.

Magoosh vs. OG Books

Obviously, get your hands on all the OG books for problems. For learning why questions are wrong/right, the books lack severely. Magooshs strength is the OGs weakness. Another complementary option.

Magoosh vs. Kaplan 800

Kaplan 800 was fine at best. Decent question bank but nothing too special. Not needed. Magoosh +OG+GMAT Club CATs would render this book useless.

Magoosh vs. Princeton Self Study
Princeton's question sets are a bit easier than the official GMAT and noticeably easier than Magoosh's. For its tougher questions, i found these questions to be quite dissimilar from the official.

For your CATs I would not recommend using Magoosh. They have some tinkering to do with their scoring system and the order of questions is not representative of the order on the GMAT. Note Manhattan CATs suffer from this issue as well (I achieved a 680 on Manhattan one week before my official 740!)

I hope this review helps!

Mortysmith

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Great quant insight
April 26 | 2016
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     By SJ18 9 3
Self-reported Score:

700

Improvement:

N/A

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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!

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     By ssbrian 1 0
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60 Points

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Location: Online

Magoosh was definitely able to help me pinpoint the problems that I was having on specific topics in the GMAT. As students take more and more practice exams, they will see a trend of what topics they are most struggling in, such as Number Properties in Quant, or Strengthen and Weaken in Critical Reasoning. After figuring out what topics I was most struggling in, Magoosh was able to help me increase my understanding and points in those specific sections. For me, I learn the best when someone else explains in different words than how I would put it. This is where the video lessons really came in handy. Not only were the video lessons helpful, but also the customization feature of the practice problems. By having the option to generate problems in specific sections, you can further hone your skills on struggling sections. Magoosh has really been helping me during my studies, and I hope all my hard work pays off when I take my exam.

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What i feel about Magoosh
January 21 | 2015
     By samuelpoddar 0 0
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Location: Online

I am a working individual and Magooshhas been really instrumental in helping maintain my preparation flow to what it was before along with working nine hours a day.Now however i do feel restricted when i have a question or a video that i just went through that i did not understand and need more guidance on that,there is a button asking if liked this lesson or not and on saying no it asks for reasons.However I have received no followup on those sections.Otherwise this is a fantastic forum to learn explore and keep updated for the penultimate GMAT exam.

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Love this product!!
December 24 | 2014
     By IVIE1982 8 2
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This review is for: Magoosh Math
Location: Online

It allows you to focus on subject areas and then you can customize the questions. It has detailed video explanation and let you know if you're answering easy, hard, or medium questions. I love Magoosh. I NEVER took a Geometry class. I had no idea about Geometry till I tried Magoosh. I am now solving Geometry questions. I love this!! I highly recommend this product to anyone who is looking to learn the fundamentals or for brush ups. The exam bank alone makes this worth the investment. I haven't taken the GMAT exam yet but it beats having to study out of a book. I feel like I am in a class with a professor teaching me.

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Magoosh Techniques are Good
December 09 | 2014
     By Anonymous 0 0
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20 Points

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This review is for: Magoosh Math
Location: Online

Magoosh Math offers great videos and a variety of techniques that are different from those in Manhattan GMAT prep books. Given the price point and the practice question bank, it's definitely worth the price. Just note that their complimentary PDFs outlining Math aren't as well organized or thorough as Manhattan's Strategy Guides. Some of the videos may leave more to desire because they're short and to the point without additionally expansion on some of the techniques used.

I also noticed that their practice questions generally relate to topics Magoosh covered in their videos which can limit the the mimicking of real test questions.

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