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16 out of 16 people found the following review helpful
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     By mirfan2 107 12
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100 Points

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Quant:     
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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.

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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

Improvement:

N/A

Verbal:     
Quant:     
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.


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GMAT Course Review
Highly recommend
July 22 | 2016
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     By yaman1203 3 0
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N/A

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This review is for: Magoosh Premium
Location: Online

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

Verbal:     
Quant:     
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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

Verbal:     
Quant:     
This review is for: Magoosh Premium
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

Verbal:     
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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GMAT Course Review
Best value out there
June 21 | 2016
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By BD1231 25 4
Self-reported Score:

710

Q47

V41

Improvement:

N/A

Verbal:     
Quant:     
This review is for: Magoosh Premium
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 102 9
Self-reported Score:

630

Q41

V35

Improvement:

20 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     
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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GMAT Course Review
Excellent!
June 08 | 2016
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By aksharadivekar 0 0
Verified Score:

740

Q50

V41

Improvement:

N/A

Verbal:     
Quant:     
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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GMAT Course Review
Magoosh
May 31 | 2016
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     By gesell.holly 0 0
Verified Score:

510

Q39

V21

Improvement:

N/A

Verbal:     
Quant:     
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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International Student Score Improvement
78 points
Verbal
87%
Quant
93%
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