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20 Sep 2018, 11:54
Hi,

I just took my GMAT and scored a 710 (Q49, V38), a score that I am not satisfied with. I have heard from many of my friends that they found Magoosh to be highly effective for their GMAT preparation, but they all used Magoosh resources before their first attempt.

I self-studied for about a month before the test (took GMAT Prep tests 1 and 2 2x, completed about 50% of OG medium and hard problems, and did the Manhattan SC and CR strategy guides) and have at least some understanding of quant and verbal concepts that will enable me to skip reviewing some of the more basic material on Magoosh. I want to retake the GMAT while the material is still fresh - is there a one month plan for advanced students? Additionally, will the score guarantee apply if I have a score over 710 (essentially guaranteeing me a score of 760!)

Thank you.
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22 Sep 2018, 02:01
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ak0695 wrote:
Hi,

I just took my GMAT and scored a 710 (Q49, V38), a score that I am not satisfied with. I have heard from many of my friends that they found Magoosh to be highly effective for their GMAT preparation, but they all used Magoosh resources before their first attempt.

I self-studied for about a month before the test (took GMAT Prep tests 1 and 2 2x, completed about 50% of OG medium and hard problems, and did the Manhattan SC and CR strategy guides) and have at least some understanding of quant and verbal concepts that will enable me to skip reviewing some of the more basic material on Magoosh. I want to retake the GMAT while the material is still fresh - is there a one month plan for advanced students? Additionally, will the score guarantee apply if I have a score over 710 (essentially guaranteeing me a score of 760!)

Thank you.

Hello ak0695

First of all score of 710 is good score, but it is okay to want more, for whatever reason

Their score guarantee works that way described, to promise you 50 improvement or money back, however in your specific case in my opinion that would be ridiculous, still that is company policy in your favor

They way I see it, you are going to have free ride with Magoosh, if you don"t score 760 (probable scenario) or if you do, they sure deserved the \$\$\$

Email them with your question and inform us what they replied, my bet is that you can take them on their word, after all this is what they promised and what they advertise

I believe that I don't need to provide you with their email, that you are informed enough, since we are talking about this in first place.

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22 Sep 2018, 03:21
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Fully agree with Billionaire.

If the company provides you with a gurantee concerning your increase, there is nothing you can do wrong by trying out the porgramm.

The worst case scenario is that you will not reach the 760, in which case the company is going to refund your purchase.

However, if everything works out and you crack the 760 barrier, all the effort and money spent yielded the required result.

Either way, you win!

All the best,
Chris
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22 Sep 2018, 04:58
Hi ak0695,

Congratulations on 710 and all the best for you preparation.

My opinion would be to research properly and read the fine pint, when going for such schemes, for the courses I had checked(some 3-4 months back), most of them offered money back only if your previous score was less than 650 or likewise. Ofcourse, this was not highlighted upfront and I had to research some bit to get to that clause.
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23 Sep 2018, 15:40
ak0695 wrote:
Hi,

I just took my GMAT and scored a 710 (Q49, V38), a score that I am not satisfied with. I have heard from many of my friends that they found Magoosh to be highly effective for their GMAT preparation, but they all used Magoosh resources before their first attempt.

I self-studied for about a month before the test (took GMAT Prep tests 1 and 2 2x, completed about 50% of OG medium and hard problems, and did the Manhattan SC and CR strategy guides) and have at least some understanding of quant and verbal concepts that will enable me to skip reviewing some of the more basic material on Magoosh. I want to retake the GMAT while the material is still fresh - is there a one month plan for advanced students? Additionally, will the score guarantee apply if I have a score over 710 (essentially guaranteeing me a score of 760!)

Thank you.

Hi ak0695!

Glad to hear you're considering Magoosh! I think we can definitely help

The score guarantee definitely will still apply. However, keep in mind that there are certain requirements that you have to meet in order to get a refund if you don't hit 760: watching all the lesson videos, answering all the practice questions, and watching all the explanation videos for incorrect questions. So just be aware of that if you're planning on skipping some of the material (clearly our score guarantee is designed around students who are starting at a lower score ).

We don't specifically have a 1-month advanced plan. The primary difference between the advanced and the other plans is the addition of more difficult outside resources (outside of Magoosh). With only one month to study, it probably doesn't really make sense to add in these extra resources on top of Magoosh. All of our plans, including the regular 1-month plan, cover all the Magoosh material. So I'd recommend just following that and adding in extra review, as necessary, of more advanced topics from our blog: https://magoosh.com/gmat/

If you do end up signing up with Magoosh, we can definitely give you more specific suggestions along the way

-Carolyn
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15 Oct 2018, 23:56

i recently started with CATs and have been scoring in the range of 690-720 on 6 Princeton Review Practice tests....however when i took the Economist test the scores dropped significantly to 480...I’m really worried about my preparation...can’t gauge whether i’ve been preparing wrong or was the economist test really that tough
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16 Oct 2018, 00:31
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Hello applebear,

Please note that the GMAT prep mocks are the best way to judge your actual stance in the gmat. They provide you with the closest scores.
I will advice you to take a Gmat Prep exam immediately to identify where your level of preparation and the areas, where you need to improve. Keep taking mocks to gauge your improvements and strategise as per your scores, the study plan to the Actual Exam !
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17 Oct 2018, 05:18
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applebear wrote:

i recently started with CATs and have been scoring in the range of 690-720 on 6 Princeton Review Practice tests....however when i took the Economist test the scores dropped significantly to 480...I’m really worried about my preparation...can’t gauge whether i’ve been preparing wrong or was the economist test really that tough

Hello applebear

Nice nick

Princeton Tests do come on easy side of the CAT family.

So that will not be a surprise.

Furthermore, I would not say that Economist CAT is a relevant test also, in terms of mimicking real one.

Since your exam is due on 14th November, you would not have much of time to experiment anyway, so by far the best solution is GMATprep and additional paid ones if you decide you need them.

That being said, Manhattan would be next best thing, but keep in mind there quant is little bit harder and verbal is not that similar in terms of style.

Same story would be with GMAT Club tests, as second best alternative along with Manhattan, to official mocks.

Good luck with prep and testing !
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