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Review for Magoosh
January 04 | 2017
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     By helvcn 26 7
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740

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I purchased Magoosh verbal+math for my GMAT preparation. The cost if very reasonable (99 dollars for one year) and it provides a great list of resources.
I especially like the Magoosh apps on IOS. It has a lot of videos for sentence correction and maths. I can watch a video on my way to work. The video is very easy to understand and you can also adjust the speed to make it faster.
The website also provides a lot of practice questions and mock exams. Overall, I think it helps me a lot to score 740 in my first attempt. I would recommend it.

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     By yudiwan 2 0
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Magoosh is brilliant not just for the content but also for the similarity with the actual GMAT platform. I found it really easy to use the app on my phone or iPad when I was on the go or when I was in meetings at work. Magoosh made practicing for the GMAT like an interactive game. I really liked Magoosh math practice questions because they were always followed by an explanatory video. I highly recommend Magoosh! The only issues I have had with it are the practice tests - I always scored in the 500s but in the actual test I scored well over 650. I also think that people shouldn't just use Magoosh to practice for the GMAT, but use it as a supplement to their main courses. I also remember that I got a discount for premium access, and highly encourage everyone to look out for that discount. They also have a free month trial which I highly recommend.

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     By dliu17 0 0
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I purchased Kaplan and the official GMAC books but found it hard to fit studying into my busy schedule, and dragging the books along with me wherever I went was inconvenient. I love how Magoosh is all online. The videos were extremely clear and helped me learn the concepts I found hard to take in when studying from the books. The practice problems were also a bit harder than the official exam, which made test day a lot less stressful for me. All in all, I'd recommend this package to anyone looking to take the GMAT and I fully believe it's all you need to do well!

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Highly Recommend Magoosh
December 26 | 2016
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     By meganvalentine1 0 0
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I received late notification about an important MBA opportunity and only had one month to study for the GMAT. My sister recommended Magoosh after her successful GRE prep using the program. I spent almost all of my free time during that month studying with Magoosh and achieved a score within the range I needed on my first (and only) opportunity to take the exam. I would never recommend cramming GMAT prep into one month if it isn't absolutely necessary, but Magoosh helped me make the most out of my limited time. I would highly recommend Magoosh to anyone preparing for the GMAT or other exam.

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I love the Magoosh program!
December 23 | 2016
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     By hgm005 0 0
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I love how Mike and his crew focus on truly understanding the basics of each topic. For example, he trains you well how to compute negative exponents by understanding the fundamentals of what exponents really are; in case you forget the quick mental tricks, you can fall back on deeper understanding and work your way up to the answer. This saved my bacon on a couple of questions on the exam, one involving the unit circle geometry, and one variously compounding interest.

Pedagogically, I love how Mike explains multiple solutions to the same problem, for example one algebraic, one geometric, one intuitive.

Also, for an older guy who grew up taking paper exams, I appreciated how the Magoosh interface mimics the actual GMAT interface.

Lastly, I love that when I asked a question on this forum about a concept I was struggling with, Mike himself responded.

My one recommendation for improvement would be having a singular list/video of "must-memorize" concepts/numbers (e.g. squares up to 15, unit circle proportions, etc.); Mike tells you in the individual videos that these are must-memorize concepts, but I would have liked to have one centralized resource for them.

Anyway thanks again Mike and co.!!

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Best Value
December 19 | 2016
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     By mromrell 17 10
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670

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I signed up for Magoosh early in my GMAT Studies. And since I hadn't taken the test before starting with Magoosh, I can't say how much it improved my score. I will say however that it was a huge help.

Pros: I hadn't thought about math since graduating years ago and Magoosh was a perfect refresher. Mike Mcgarry did a great job explaining concepts. They provide really great information throughout their blog. The amazing video explanations at the end of each question was the highlight of the course.

The Cons: It's really easy to spend too much time watching the videos and too little time doing actual problems. The Timer function on the Magoosh Practice tests counted up instead of down (like the actual GMAT does) so that was confusing.
There are a lot of GMAT tricks/techniques that I didn't think Magoosh covered as well as they could have. I would have liked to have seen better analytics in their dashboard.

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Magoosh all the way
December 16 | 2016
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     By ramp275 37 9
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740

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Magoosh is premium material at a very reasonable price. I was able to get up 80 points. Especially as a non-native speaker, I gained a lot from the verbal section. The practice test wasn't the best but is pretty solid and that's the only area where I'd say Magoosh can do much better. In summary, I am not sure what my preparation would have looked like and what my score card would have without Magoosh. Also, the study plans were pretty awesome. Magoosh personally helped me pick and follow the 3 month verbal study plan based on my history with the test.

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Too Detailed
December 14 | 2016
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     By pendemanud1 2 0
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700

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Magoosh's GMAT prep software is quite easy to use. The modules are very comprehensive and well laid out. The only problem with Magoosh is that the verbal section goes into in depth detail of grammar and the use of tenses etc. when you actually don't need that deep a level of understanding. It's a great starter to the GMAT prep journey but I wouldn't recommend it to push you into the deeper end of 700's. Use Magoosh in your early stages of preparation to familiarize with the various concepts of Math that are covered under GMAT and the types of grammar covered under the verbal section of GMAT.

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Best Value
December 03 | 2016
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     By andreyjv 4 1
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640

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Magoosh is by far the cheapest among all GMAT courses in the market. It was the first one which I purchased. They have a variety of videos explaining each of the topics that you need from GMAT. The topics are well organized and you can follow the guide to complete the sessions or just select the topics you prefer. They also have many exercises to practice. The only thing that I didn't like was the mock exams, but those you can get for free in other places. If you are looking for a cheap and reliable solution, magoosh is your choice.

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Bang for the buck!
November 28 | 2016
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     By mandark1709 36 8
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Magoosh is by far the best resource available for the pricing it offers. My main objective of getting Magoosh was that I didn't need a lot of conceptual help but that needed a lot of practice and that Magoosh offers.

Positives - well-crafted practice material, getting help with any question is easy, comprehensive video solutions for every question.

Negatives - Concept videos could be broken down further to cover incremental concepts. In SC, splits methodology is not followed in every video solution. If you are looking to start from the very basics and you need everything to be explained to you go for something else such as e-gmat.

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