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I've begun studying for the GMAT and have been hearing of Magoosh and GmatPrepNow a lot between the reddit and GMAT forums.
I was just wondering what your guys' opinion and expereinces on both resources?
Should I use both, is one uncessary with the other, etc.

Side-Note: It's been a few years since I last studied for anything and school - is it Ok to write my baseline/practice exam a week or two after studying after I've "warmed-up"?
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Hi EliMan,

Since it sounds like you're just beginning your studies, then it would be a good idea to take a FULL-LENGTH practice CAT Test; you can download 2 for free from www.mba.com (and they come with some additional practice materials). If you want to do a little studying first, so that you can familiarize yourself with the basic content and question types, then that's okay - but you shouldn't wait too long to take that initial CAT. That score will give us a good sense of your natural strengths and weaknesses and will help provide a basis for comparison as you continue to study. A FULL CAT takes about 4 hours to complete, so make sure that you've set aside enough time to take it in one sitting. Once you have those scores, you should report back here and we can come up with a study plan.

I'd like to know a bit more about your timeline and goals:
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2) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
3) When are you planning to apply to Business School?

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Magoosh is a good place to join. I paid for the Magoosh and like to program so far, I just finish about an hour reviewing questions. One feature I like about Magoosh is the ability to change the difficulty level of the questions. GmatPrepNow is free so you cannot go wrong with the program and it has good material.
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I agree that Magoosh was a fantastic supplemental resource. Considering the amount of content you get - video lessons and video answer review for every single answer, large set of practice questions, etc. - it's definitely worth the $99 price-tag.
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New post 02 Jan 2017, 18:35
you can try GMATprepnow since it is free and also try Magoosh trail version.
Both the tutorials offer video based explanations along with other aspects.
Magoosh also offers score improvement guarantee for retakes.
Best method is to try all free versions and then determine which suits your need and requirement. :thumbup:
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I agree that Magoosh was a fantastic supplemental resource. Considering the amount of content you get - video lessons and video answer review for every single answer, large set of practice questions, etc. - it's definitely worth the $99 price-tag.


How'd you get it for $99 it's at $149 for me right now..
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I agree that Magoosh was a fantastic supplemental resource. Considering the amount of content you get - video lessons and video answer review for every single answer, large set of practice questions, etc. - it's definitely worth the $99 price-tag.


How'd you get it for $99 it's at $149 for me right now..


I purchased it several years ago, like around 2013. The price must have gone up since then. I took a break for 2 years, and then purchased an "extension" for a substantially lower price this year so I could resume access. Even at $149 I think it's worth the cost, in my opinion. But depends on your budget and what you're looking for - you should leverage the trial to see if it fits your needs.
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Hi EliMan,

When it comes to studying for the GMAT, there are a variety of different options. Most GMAT Companies offer some type of free materials (practice problems, Trial Accounts, videos, etc.) that you can use to 'test out' a product before you buy it. We have a variety of those resources at our website (www.empowergmat.com). I suggest that you take advantage of all of them then choose the one that best matches your personality, timeline and budget.

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I like the set up with Magoosh, the company replies to my questions and for the $99 a good investment. As GmatPrepNow is free use both.
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Can anyone comment on 77$ for GMATPREPNOW????
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People were raving about GMATPrepNow when it was free, so all things considered, $77 is not bad...especially considering that he gave all his videos away, for free, for years.

Personally, I'm not a big fan of video learning, because videos are static and cannot adapt to the student's particular strengths and weaknesses. It's easy to *watch* a video, of course, but ease does not equal effectiveness. Videos can be helpful for learning basic GMAT concepts, but for the most part, they are not the best format for retention and comprehension, which is why you should make sure to take detailed notes as well. And yes, practice problems are great, but what I like about GMATPrepNow in comparison to Magoosh is that beneath his videos, he provides links to many real GMAT questions that are similar (along with explanations), rather than using entirely synthetic questions like Magoosh, a company that seems to be more obsessed with providing students with content solely created within its own ecosystem.

It's always better to learn on real GMAT questions when possible, especially on Verbal, where the precise "flavor" of real GMAT questions is nearly impossible to replicate. That being said, I am a big fan of the book Ace the GMAT: Master the GMAT in 40 Days, which includes synthetic questions written by the author. Yet even that book could have been improved by including references to real GMAT questions that are relevant to the concepts, strategies and techniques being taught.
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