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17 out of 17 people found the following review helpful
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     By mirfan2 107 12
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100 Points

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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 Course Review
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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GMAT Course Review
Best course for GMAT prep
August 24 | 2016
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     By tarinpoddar 0 0
Verified Score:

730

Q48

V41

Improvement:

200 Points

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Location: Online

Really liked the Magoosh gmat prep course. The questions were very relevant and best were the short video explanations to each question. The explanations really help you improve your concepts. I really liked the short video lessons for on each small relevant topic in quant and verbal. Their customer support team is very prompt and reply to any query/doubt within 24 hours. The website UI/UX is excellent and very smooth to use. I love the way they have set filters to choose which kind of questions to practice. I loved the course. Magoosh really helped me improve my concepts and get a good gmat score.

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GMAT Course Review
Excellent Prep Course
August 17 | 2016
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     By jstecke 0 0
Verified Score:

740

Q47

V44

Improvement:

80 Points

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Location: Online

About me: 31 year old attorney, native English speaker, decided to take the GMAT because I want to transition into more of a business role or industry.
I signed up for Magoosh after reading a few of the blog posts on the Magoosh blog written by Mike McGarry. The blog posts were substantive, detailed, and easy to understand. I had never heard of Magoosh before, but after reading Mike's posts and trying a couple of their practice questions, I felt confident enough that the $99 premium subscription would be a good tool and worth the price.
Initially, my quant skills were weak, so I started the course by watching the quant lesson videos and practicing my "number sense" as Magoosh suggested. I watched many of the videos more than once and read the related blog posts and did practice questions. The Magoosh content was thorough, coherent, and well organized.
Since my verbal skills are pretty strong, I didn't watch all of the verbal videos, but I watched the videos on topics I hadn't thought about in a long time and the videos suggested in the related videos section that was provided underneath the explanations to questions I got wrong.
Magoosh's emphasis on mindset and approach was one of the most helpful parts of the course. Mike really emphasized understanding the logic of the question and understanding the concept being tested rather than just trying to get the question right. When I changed my mindset from trying to get the question right to understanding the logic of the question and the logic of the test, my scores really began to improve.
With the help of Magoosh, lots of studying and lots of practice, my test day score of 740 was 80 points higher than my diagnostic score of 660.

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GMAT Course Review
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     By harshit97 0 0
Verified Score:

660

Q50

V30

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N/A

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Location: Online

Magoosh is an excellent product. The video lectures are really helpful and easy to access. The access of the material can be also done using your iPhone or Android phone.
The sections are well defined and very well explained.
Although, the Verbal lectures delved a lot into the grammar and terminology parts of things and I being a non-native speaker found it difficult to understand and ended up with V30.
The support was good and any doubts or questions were cleared within 24 hrs no problem.
Overall, the experience was good and I would also like to mention that I saw the AWA part in the morning on test day and scored 5/6 :).

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GMAT Course Review
My GMAT - 640
July 30 | 2016
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     By chlmounika 2 0
Verified Score:

640

Q50

V26

Improvement:

40 Points

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Location: Online

Magoosh Premium has been really helpful for study of GMAT. The video lessons are very understandable and Help tab is also very responsive.
Pros
- Easy to Use
- Many practise questions for Quant and Verbal
- Video Explanations for all the Practise questions and almost all OG questions
Cons
-They do not review your AWA Essays
- More IR practise questions needed

Overall, I would say Magoosh is recommended for GMAT prep especially because it is flexible to use by working professionals. For Quant, Magoosh is entirely sufficient, it has all types of questions and these helped be score 50 in Quant. But for Verbal, you might need extra focusif you are a non native english speaker. From my experience I advise everyone to complete all the Verbal questions from Magoosh and of coarse from OG , My failure to do so may have resulted in low Verbal score.

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Highly recommend
July 22 | 2016
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     By yaman1203 3 0
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I would like to thank Magoosh Team for their incredible support and course!

I am a non-native. My last GMAT score was 630 (Q: 49, V-26). However, my simulation scores on the GMAT software were 710 and 730 so I believed that I could do better.

I used Magoosh for both Quant and Verbal but I spent 80% of my time on Verbal.

Sentence Correction Module: Covers all the topics quite well. I recommend that one use Manhattan Book along with the course. It covers basic as well as advanced modules.

Critical Reasoning Module: I went through the module and it summarizes everything for you. I find that for critical reasoning pre-thinking is the key so I worked on changing my approach whilst attempting the question.

Reading Comprehension: This is the first time I gave importance to RC as I always believed that this skill was something too hard to be improved. However, the module guides you how to attempt a question (Pre-thinking) and was very helpful in streamlining my approach.

Quant: I have never had any issues with the Quant and I believe that Magoosh's Quant section is very good if you are aiming at scoring high score.

Support: Their support is incredible!! You can't beat that! before this attempt, I used e-GMAT's support, which is basically discouraging and not helpful at all. e-GMAT would make you travel a mile before they even try to address your question. They would force you to post your questions on third party forums before they even look at the question. Having said that, e-GMAT's content is good but the support makes me feel that I don't want to deal with them for number of reasons.

Value for money: Can I give Magoosh more than 100%? Is so, then pick that number yourself!


Thank you,

Yaman

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GMAT Course Review
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     By aeropower 75 29
Self-reported Score:

750

Q50

V41

Improvement:

60 Points

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This review is for: Magoosh Premium
Location: Online

Magoosh is a very simple platform that is equally effective. The dashboard gives you a comprehensive summary that tells you some of weak points, but also points out your strengths.

The number of questions that Magoosh provides is outstanding. I found the quantative section to be challenging (I was previously already strong at quant). The verbal I found to be very rewarding. Although not a perfect match for "real" GMAT questions, I think the point of the verbal questions provided by Magoosh was to teach and make certain points that are invaluable to test day success.

I absolutely recommend Magoosh to everyone! You can't beat the value.

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GMAT Course Review
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     By lucasfcampos 0 0
Verified Score:

720

Q49

V39

Improvement:

70 Points

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Location: Online

I really liked the platfom. There are many practice questions for different levels and it is very easy to customize your study considering the amount of time you have per day or the type of question you want to practice.

One of the things more useful for me was the online videos from the verbal part. I could watch it on a mobile app and the tips & tricks given were very helpful.

Some points of improvement are:
1. Increase the amount of hard and very hard questions (both verbal and quanti)
2. Increase the number of full length practice tests and make tests that do not use the questions from the practice questions bank

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GMAT Course Review
2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
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     By dvijaykrishnan 0 0
Verified Score:

730

Q50

V38

Improvement:

80 Points

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Quant:     
This review is for: Magoosh Premium
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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International Student Score Improvement
80 points
Verbal
87%
Quant
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