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Great in Quant, Good in Verbal
October 08 | 2013
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By nb2987 21 6
Self-reported Score:

750

Q49

V44

Improvement:

150 Points

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

I had finished up the OG13 and was looking for fresh questions. I had taken Magoosh GRE and found it pretty good so decided to go for Magoosh Premium (99 for both quanty and verbal). I think I'm happy with the content. I got a 750 on my GMAT and I can definitely attribute some of this sucess to the Magoosh software.
Magoosh QUANT- The quality of quant questions are pretty good. At one point I found myself addicted to
them. One area where I think Magoosh has an edge is the online platform to practice questions. The video lessons were excellent, especially the ones on Probability and Counting (permutation/combination). There are plenty of DS questions so people having trouble with DS questions should definitely benifit with this section. I finished all practice questions in Math.

Magoosh Verbal- Also good. The SC questions are especially of good quality and their video explanations are good too. I wont score their RC sections too high. I found a good number of their answers as arbitary, OG answers made sense and related to the paragraphs. But it could be because I lacked an understanding of the passages. I finished about 60% of the questions. I liked the fact that the SC questions specifically tackle some of the oftern tested concepts and idioms on GMAT.


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Video solutions for the win!
September 26 | 2013
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     By mfs304 9 5
Self-reported Score:

720

Q49

V41

Improvement:

10 Points

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

Prior to signing up for Magoosh, I had taken the GMAT twice before and done respectably, 710 and 690. However, with a quantitative background and seeking admission to top 10 programs, I recognized that my quant sub-score needed help (only a 44 both times) to achieve the "80%" threshold. This is where Magoosh came in. I was struggling to understand the shortcuts and precise methodologies required for these quirky GMAT problems and the breadth of video solutions was something I didnt find in any other programs and is what truly put me over the edge. While I didn't improve my overall score too drastically, I did improve my quant sub-score to a 49 and the critical 81%. Thanks for the help, Magoosh!


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Helped get me to 710!
September 24 | 2013
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     By GrantMeAdmission 311 192
Self-reported Score:

710

Q47

V41

Improvement:

160 Points

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

Magoosh offers a great product at an affordable price. I knew virtually nothing about the GMAT or the GMAT material, and Magoosh's helpful videos showed me everything. Here is what I really liked about Magoosh:

Visual Dashboard:
This dashboard helped me really keep track of my progress, and allowed me to see all tools at once. Even though the dashboard is a small part of the Magoosh product, to me it was vitally important.

Video Tutorials:
Because I have not been in school for awhile, I really struggled with a lot of the GMAT material. However, Magoosh has extremely helpful videos that walk you through the test, testing strategies, sections, concepts, and practice questions. The tutorials were very short (allowing me to focus on what I needed and also feel like I was "progressing" quickly by watching six 5-minute videos, as opposed to one 30-minute video), and also very comfortable to listen to.

Question Bank:
Magoosh has A LOT of questions (over a 1,000) and they all have a written explanation and video explanation. This was critical in my learning HOW to solve questions. They also offer many different ways to practice, even simulating the "adaptive" nature of the GMAT (as you get questions correct, harder questions get asked).

Customer Service:
This was what made this company. I got great customer service, before and after my test. They offer a lot of great deals, and even send a friendly email right before the exam to encourage/help you.

Overall, I truly believe I couldn't achieve my 710 without Magoosh!


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Good enough
August 27 | 2013
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     By Anonymous 11 7
Self-reported Score:

720

Q48

V41

Improvement:

170 Points

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

Overall I'm satisfied, but I think trusting in Magoosh as your only source for prep is going to take you as far as the mid 600s.

The quant part was good, so was SC. Mike McGarry videos were awesome.

The videos are dynamic and engaging, but there could be some notes to make easier to review concepts later.
They really need to work on CR and RC videos and questions.

There is a new feature, the score predictor that works fine - although it needs some work to perfect it.
The question bank is good, though small. If you're serious, you'll finish all the questions fast.


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     By kidwaltz 0 0
Improvement:

110 Points

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

I signed up for Magoosh since the price was right (relative to some books, which can end up being quite pricey). I ended up using it almost exclusively for the Quant section since I studied English in undergrad.

The quant practice is great, and I believe it helped me a lot more than the books for a couple reasons. First, you can set the questions to either adapt to your progress or to stay constant. I mostly stuck on either Hard or Very Hard since I didn't want to risk dropping down to some Medium questions, but others may find that adaptive practice is useful for them. Also, you can either review questions after each answer or do the questions in bunches (sorted by time, or by number of problems you want to do). Pretty useful.

I think the Quant questions have real quality. They were very similar to the ones I got on the actual GMAT in regards to how they were worded. That's good, compared to say the Manhattan GMAT, which has great practice tests but the quant wording is a bit over the top (makes you try harder, I guess, but not as close to the real thing as, for example, Magoosh).

There are also video explanations for each problem (which is nice, but after the first few dozen problems I would just glance over the written solutions and 'get' it). And then each problem links to a "related lesson" video, which is mostly how I went through the lesson concepts.

I didn't watch too many Verbal videos or use it much for practice. I will say, though, that their general strategy videos for each question type are useful (for example, how to approach sentence correction really helped).


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Great value!
August 14 | 2013
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By mykelefty 1 0
Improvement:

N/A

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

For $99, the Magoosh website is by far the best value out there. The instructors are very clear, the videos are great, and the website is designed very nicely. My only real issue with Magoosh is that sometimes it felt a bit unprofessional due to spelling and/or punctuation errors. This was rare, but very obvious when I found them. Overall though, I found the service to be very helpful for my needs in studying. Some people may prefer to spend more money on a classroom program and that would make sense to me, but as far as online-only classes go, Magoosh is king. Thanks Magoosh!


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8 out of 10 people found the following review helpful
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     By Anonymous 0 0
Improvement:

120 Points

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

First time I sat for the GMAT I scored 590 (35-35 split). While I did use a variety of sources during my prep, I credit Magoosh with the increase in quant. I felt pretty confident with the verbal all the time, so I didn't spend too much time on it; but it was clear for me that I was not even near the score I wanted in Math. I liked Magoosh not only because of the amount of tricks offered to help you conquer the timing constraints, but also for the variety of ways to attack the questions bank: You can select your questions based on the degree of difficulty, the area tested, you can go back and retry the incorrect ones, you can write notes, you can flag for review, etc. I ended up scoring a 710 on my second GMAT (47 quant, 41 verbal), more than I actually scored in the mock tests.


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640 to 740
July 09 | 2013
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     By Anonymous 0 0
Self-reported Score:

740

Q48

V44

Improvement:

100 Points

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

I took the GMAT for the first time two months ago, after studying for 2 months with local teachers and scored 640 (Q41, V38). I knew I needed to focus in improving my Quantitative section and started researching for online tools, since I thought I was lacking exam-like practice.

I used Magoosh mainly for its Quantitative section (did some Integrated Reasoning practice and checked the AWA videos as well).

I think one of its most important strengths is its Quantitative prractice section. The questions are just like what you will face during the test. This helped me become disciplined in the use of time (this was a problem during my first GMAT attempt).

The videos are excellent and really helped me understand the errors I had made and to become familiar with concepts. I think another advantage of the course is that the lessons focus in what is tested.

After using Magoosh for 1 month I took the exam again and scored 740 (Q48, V44). I think these were the best $100 I have spent.


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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By jainpiyushjain 53 57
Self-reported Score:

720

Q49

V40

Improvement:

N/A

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

Great set of video explanations and lessons for each topic both in verbal and quant. The explanations are clear and to the point. I was able to do timed sets with adaptive difficulty similar to the real GMAT. For advance test takers, they have a number of high level questions, which will challenge your understanding. Each question is complemented with its explanations and related subject video to bridge the gap in the knowledge. Total they have over 600 questions of varying difficulty complemented with video and written explanations. Their support team is very helpful and the instructors reply to your query within 24 hours only.

Really gained a lot from it and highly recommend Magoosh.


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Ok
June 23 | 2013
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     By Anonymous 2 0
Improvement:

60 Points

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

This course was pretty good for quants. I felt they had some really good tips and tricks that I definitely did not know before the course. However, the verbal was really nothing like the GMAT itself, so if I were you, I would only focus on the quants because the verbal is weak. I did not score too well on the verbal, it could have been that I was just not prepared enough, but I feel like if the verbal was closer to what the real gmat was then I would have been more prepared. You get alot of good tips with it, but it is more about how much you absorb and how efficient you are with your preparation time.


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