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21 out of 21 people found the following review helpful
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     By mirfan2 107 15
Improvement:

100 Points

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This review is for: Magoosh Premium
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-720
May 09 | 2012
12 out of 12 people found the following review helpful
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     By rijul007 19 22
Self-reported Score:

720

Q50

V36

Improvement:

N/A

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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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Great resource for practice
October 02 | 2017
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     By kimrani 48 16
Self-reported Score:

750

Q50

V41

Improvement:

100 Points

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This review is for: Magoosh Premium
Location: Online

I used Magoosh for practice in timed manner and am really satisfied with the program. The test setting is real and questions are of moderate level. Verbal questions are pretty close to real exam and are created with high quality explanation. I must say it is closer to test than Kaplan or Princeton Review. The notes section may ve not as useful as I thought but the explanation videos are very helpful. I find how Magoosh teachers read, underline and talk about the thoughts while solving questions particularly easy to understand and effective in helping me understand how to answer questions better.

Also big thanks to Magoosh staff who helped me to extend my subscription to study for exam!

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     By alexandros 0 0
Verified Score:

660

Q47

V34

Improvement:

130 Points

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Quant:     
This review is for: Magoosh Premium
Location: Online

I took the gmat back in February 2017. I used the Magoosh premium product that i got from a promotion. For quant i relied solely on magoosh and i didnt even study the official guide. I left the OG for the last moment and then i skipped it. I got a Q47 only with magoosh. I used it mostly for quant in fact. The course has many theory videos that i revised 2-3 times. The course IMO is designed for beginners up to a level of Q48-49. The thing is that they are very good for this. Not all people out there are looking for a 760 and for them there is totally no reason to work on questions they will never see on the gmat. So magoosh has only some 760 level questions that a 650-700 level test taker will never face on the gmat. Someone who wants a score like that will save a lot of money if they buy magoosh and practise from it and the OG. Its not unlikely that you will get a higher score with this product, but i didnt. The course has around 700(this is only for quant) questions to practise with Video explanations that are very refreshing. I used the verbal part for practising questions from the verbal question bank. Also helpful. Generally, their practice platrform is very well designed and can help you make the quizzes you want to make, find your strenghts and zero in your weakensses.
The email support is just amazing. They will answer every question you have in regards of explaining a question or what fiction books to read for verbal practise. Their team is always there for you. (and this is rare out there especially at this price)
The course is provided for 1 year. This is special because most companies will ask a lot more money for only 3-6 months.
In the end of my 1 year subscription they were very generous to offer me a free 1 month extension until my exam !
It's a great course but it can do some things to improve. If the team adds more questions (they add questions every now and then ) the product will be even better. Also maybe they should allow students to comment under the videos and get answers from the instructors !
Overall,great price-quality relationship !

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Good, But............
September 11 | 2017
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By fitzpratik 81 33
Verified Score:

640

Q40

V38

Improvement:

N/A

Verbal:     
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This review is for: Magoosh Premium
Location: Online

I have taken the Magoosh Premium subscription form Nov 2016.
I have not been disappointed.
The lessons are complete and they try to break down each and every concept so that everyone could understand it.
The practice problems can be tailored to suit your preparations.
They provide some (not many) shortcut approach to solving quant. It is a comprehensive course with excellent synthetic question bank. It has a very comprehensive question bank with 500+ questions in both Verbal and Quant. EVERY question comes with a video explanation, which I think is not mirrored anywhere else. Apart from their online course, Magoosh has an array of mobile apps (Android, dunno about IOS) which can make learning fun while commuting from work. Add to that a robust email based support system, you can hardly go wrong.
NOW, The deficits:
1. The verbal course, SC is not as good for a non native speaker as some other courses are. Critical reasoning is average, not comprehensive.
2. Quant does not focus on what gmat focuses on. No special emphasis on number properties, statistics, etc.
3. The questions are not characterized by the scores they reflect. They are grouped into Easy, Medium, Hard, Very Hard.

All in all its a good course to start your preparation with, but somewhere down the line, you will require a booster.

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     By daboo343 319 203
Verified Score:

730

Q50

V38

Improvement:

100 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     
This review is for: Magoosh Premium
Location: Online

Magooh helped me build core grammatical concepts, that helped me solve SC questions in less than a minute. The free idiom book is an asset given to those who are preparing for GMAT. No course explained idioms in such a lucid way.
Though I am strong in quant, I went through the videos of quant and it helped me to solve the question in less than two minutes time. I especially like videos of P&C and probability. One thing I can simply say about magooh is that no test prep on this earth can give such a good course at such an amazing price.I simply say wow

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     By Shubham Tripathi 0 5
Verified Score:

560

Q44

V23

Improvement:

20 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     
This review is for: Magoosh Premium
Location: Online

I will highly recommend Magoosh's Quant to those who are just starting with their preparation. The amount of Questions which Magoosh has will be enough to put you in the territory of Q47. For a score greater than Q47 I think the best you can reach is Q48 provided that you attempt each and every question but I think you will require more resources than that.
The content is great and supported with Magoosh articles it will definitely lay down a solid foundation in terms of concepts.

I will not recommend Magoosh's Verbal Course as it is not as structured and detailed as it should be for a non-native speaker. For that I will recommend E-GMAT Verbal online prep.

Thank you

Shubham

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Great Value
July 30 | 2017
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     By cxa0897 66 26
Verified Score:

760

Q49

V44

Improvement:

N/A

Verbal:     
Quant:     
This review is for: Magoosh Premium
Location: Online

Overall, I think Magoosh was the turning point in my studies. It was amazing to have over 1000 problems at my fingertips anywhere I went. On top of that, they were sortable by type and difficulty. If I wanted to practice hard probability problems, I could set up a session of exclusively that. This was extremely helpful towards the end of my studying when I knew my weaknesses and wanted to focus on just a few things.

Another great part is that the problems are pretty similar to the GMAT. The verbal was better (but less difficult) than the Veritas bank I also used, and the video explanations on ALL problems are worth their weight in gold. It's incredible that you can get that much information for so little money.

As long as you can stay motivated, Magoosh offers far more value than any other course out there. There are lessons covering the most basic topics, and video solutions to every problem on the site ranging from beginner to advanced. For less than $200, its an absolute steal and I highly recommend it.

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Worth it in every aspect
July 23 | 2017
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     By Abhishek7749 1 0
Verified Score:

760

Q48

V47

Improvement:

N/A

Verbal:     
Quant:     
This review is for: Magoosh Premium
Location: Online

I feel that their philosophy of being prudently priced has been fulfilled in their execution. They offer useful content. Mike (One of the main Guides) is amazing. Mark my words. The Math section videos are a must watch. view some of them 3 times. and the high level math should be reviewed before the test ass it has some excellent 'Big Ideas" which got me through some high level quant problems in seconds as I knew information that took the fun out of the question. The verbal is good I would watch the videos twice. However I had gone through Powerscore Cr bile so critical reasoning was set. In case of sentence correction I suggest use Magoosh don't waste time on an ebook like MAnhatan prep unless ur taking it slow. Magoosh has it all for SC and supplement Magoosh SC with challenging questions and resources of leading companies such as veritas which offers free tests. RC I did not study too much as I am an avid reader. Overall Math Videos are a must and the quality of questions for practice is amazing- They have a smalller number of questions - around 800 and 2 practice tests. The questions are designed to test some trick or logical concept application so that no question is useless. I think if you Review your prep with Magoosh you will find it tested properly. I gave both practice tests and 1 MG prep , 1 GMAT prep. The videos on essay (AWA) are good and other than OG I think Magooah is a very calm and competent guru. And worth the money (120 - discounts) and access to gmatclub tests and quizzes. I think do OG study from Magoosh and review With it.
It seemed better than Math revolution and I had recommendations for magoosh.

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Great video explanation
July 05 | 2017
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     By matbonilla3 0 0
Verified Score:

640

Q42

V35

Improvement:

N/A

Verbal:     
This review is for: Magoosh Verbal
Location: Online

Overall I liked their videos, it was easy to understand and go back to your mistakes. It felt as if I had an instructor by my side. Of course you have to pinpoint where you made the mistake, but if you still cannot understand what happened, you can send them an email and they will reply promptly.
I didn’t increase my score but liked their methodology, if I were to continue studying for the GMAT I think I would purchase their full version.
Also, I like that they have many posts on their blog, so when you want to dive into a topic, you can use Mike’s and Kevin’s material.

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