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Can anyone provide an honest assessment of Math Revolution? All of the reviews on this site seem a bit scripted, even though they are apparently from confirmed users. I read a review of Math Revolution on Reddit that basically blew up the company's spot saying that its claims are an exaggeration at best. This reviewer also mentioned that GMATClub didn't allow him to post a negative review of the site, which makes sense because it's obvious that GMATClub has some kind of partnership with Math Revolution (promoting their product on the site). If anyone could give me an honest answer here, that would be great.
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That’s a pretty lame thing to say by the user. Would you mind posting a link? I would like to look into it further.

PS. The only reasons we would not let a user post a review is if they can’t conform their identity or if they did not purchase a course (we require verification of both).

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For what it's worth before Math Revolution my Q score was around 40 and afterwards it bumped up "competitive" Q (48+). And I only finished half of the course.
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I utilized Math revolution and got a pretty dismal score, 39. I sat for my exam on the 18th of August. I have a pretty quant heavy background so this score was beyond shocking . I think Math Revolution isn't too bad, however I like Magoosh and Empowergmat's approach better, thats what I am currently using and for the first time I am breaking the 700 barrier since my Quant score keeps improving gradually. My verbal score is stuck at 40 and I'm struggling to hit my target verbal score of 45. So my honest opinion is that the reviews regarding Mathrevolution are not balanced and maybe thats because those who don't do as great with it like I did don't bother to post reviews. Hope this helps!
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To my knowledge, Math Revolution still offers a trial that you can take, and if you don't like the service you can get a refund. I would recommend doing the trial and if it works for you, commit. I personally didn't see the value above and beyond all the other resources that I had available to me, but from what I can tell it seems like a lot of material. Best of luck with your study plan!
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Hi candyandy,

The best thing to do is to try out the course. They have a one week money back guarantee and I would just test out the content and see if you like it. Most reputable companies will have some form of a money back guarantee. I know I don't want to take anyone's money who does not find value in my work and is not happy paying me the money for my services.

The reality is that the reviews on the internet are always going to be all over the place and different folks have different set of incentives, which you may not always know about. So take the advice of k1414 and try out the course on your own.

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My point is - do not waste your time and money. GMAT Club tests, MGMAT Advanced book and Bunuel's signature are much better (they are brilliant, not "just better"). The variable approach is not that good as it sounds. I attached excel file that will tell you more about that approach. Official answers and answers using Variable approach.
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Hello, we greatly appreciate all the comments.

Reviews in GMAT Club are the real and authenticated ones as you know. If they are like scripts using the template, we would have used more fancy scripts.
GMAT Club and Math Revolution don’t prohibit members from posting the reviews unless they are subscribers.
Regarding Variable approach, please find the attached. Once you know the number of variable and equations from the question, the probability of correct answer is 59%-80% even without substituting condition 1 and condition 2. As one member above said, yes, 20%-31% of cases have different answers from answers suggested from Variable approach, so Variable approach is recommended to use when you don't have enough to solve the question, because you still have 59-80% of getting your answers correct. If you go through our core theory of DS through Trial Pack, you will get to know how it works. Yes, we have a 7-day money back guarantee.
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The variable approach is not for those folks who are aiming for Q51. Using your logic you will have more probability to answer questions correctly
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Thanks for the comments. I didn't realize that there was only a high probability that I would get the answer right for the DS questions. I thought they were giving me something bullet proof here. I will go through the course and decide if I want to continue with it. Will post thoughts when I am done.
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Unfortunately I don't think there are magic pills anywhere or bulletproof shortcuts that cut out the work - there are methodologies, approaches, and questions. Whether you take advantage of them and use them or just glance over them all rides on you.

P.S. I do wish there was a secret trick somewhere though :D
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One other question I have: are there any cases where counting the number of variables and equations will definitely yield a correct result? If so, does MathRevolution at least tell you how to identify those questions and use the variable approach method with certainty on those questions? Thanks again.
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Unfortunately I don't think there are magic pills anywhere or bulletproof shortcuts that cut out the work - there are methodologies, approaches, and questions. Whether you take advantage of them and use them or just glance over them all rides on you.

P.S. I do wish there was a secret trick somewhere though :D


The way that MathRevolution advertises their product, they do make it seem as though it's bulletproof or a magic pill (I believe they actually use the word magic in one of their advertisements), so, naturally, anyone would be curious about what they had to offer.
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Can anyone provide an honest assessment of Math Revolution? All of the reviews on this site seem a bit scripted, even though they are apparently from confirmed users. I read a review of Math Revolution on Reddit that basically blew up the company's spot saying that its claims are an exaggeration at best. This reviewer also mentioned that GMATClub didn't allow him to post a negative review of the site, which makes sense because it's obvious that GMATClub has some kind of partnership with Math Revolution (promoting their product on the site). If anyone could give me an honest answer here, that would be great.


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i would suggest it makes strong sense if you need to start from scratch,
if you know the basics then going with only og makes more sense
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Do not fall for Math Revolution crap. It basically lures people into believing that there's a shortcut, but if you are aiming for a Q40+ it's not going to work. It can actually ruin you. I took their course and basically wasted my money and time, and I really regretted it because I was short on time. His so-called Variable Approach is a real BS. It will not work when you take the exam, as it is very close to guessing. Students are not familiar with DS questions on GMAT, so they trust this resource, but you should really be taking your time to understand what DS questions are asking. I went with a course provided in my town and got a score of 50, and I was able to get this score because I was learning the concepts and the logic. Math questions on GMAT is about understanding the logic, so a lot of your time should be spent on really grasping this.

Max Lee, the founder of Math Revolution, is greedy and he will find some sort of ways to get his students to leave good reviews. This is why all the reviews seem scripted and fake.

People, don't fall for these false advertisements!
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Do not fall for Math Revolution crap. It basically lures people into believing that there's a shortcut, but if you are aiming for a Q40+ it's not going to work. It can actually ruin you. I took their course and basically wasted my money and time, and I really regretted it because I was short on time. His so-called Variable Approach is a real BS. It will not work when you take the exam, as it is very close to guessing. Students are not familiar with DS questions on GMAT, so they trust this resource, but you should really be taking your time to understand what DS questions are asking. I went with a course provided in my town and got a score of 50, and I was able to get this score because I was learning the concepts and the logic. Math questions on GMAT is about understanding the logic, so a lot of your time should be spent on really grasping this.

Max Lee, the founder of Math Revolution, is greedy and he will find some sort of ways to get his students to leave good reviews. This is why all the reviews seem scripted and fake.

People, don't fall for these false advertisements!




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I have to say I agree with joebcvan. I took GMAT for my first sitting using Math revolution and tanked, it didn’t prepare me for GMAT at all and it was obvious after the first 10 questions or so, ended up with a 39 and I thought Math was my strength. 2nd time I used magoosh and managed to get a 48, I couldve easily gotten a 49/50 with Magoosh if I had dedicated the 3 months I did for Mathrevolution, I used Magoosh for a little over a month. Understanding concepts is key there is no magic formula like Math revolution claims.


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joebcvan wrote:
Do not fall for Math Revolution crap. It basically lures people into believing that there's a shortcut, but if you are aiming for a Q40+ it's not going to work. It can actually ruin you. I took their course and basically wasted my money and time, and I really regretted it because I was short on time. His so-called Variable Approach is a real BS. It will not work when you take the exam, as it is very close to guessing. Students are not familiar with DS questions on GMAT, so they trust this resource, but you should really be taking your time to understand what DS questions are asking. I went with a course provided in my town and got a score of 50, and I was able to get this score because I was learning the concepts and the logic. Math questions on GMAT is about understanding the logic, so a lot of your time should be spent on really grasping this.

Max Lee, the founder of Math Revolution, is greedy and he will find some sort of ways to get his students to leave good reviews. This is why all the reviews seem scripted and fake.

People, don't fall for these false advertisements!



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I do like the questions they share on gmatclub.
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