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Fantastic Course
March 29 | 2017
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     By AnoN64 34 16
Verified Score:

750

Q48

V45

Improvement:

N/A

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

I can't recommend Magoosh highly enough. I was extremely nervous about the GMAT after having barely touched math since high school. I was starting from scratch. The lessons were invaluable in explaining the concepts in a clear manner. The hundreds of practice problems are amazing for letting you practice under time pressure while adjusting your difficulty or focusing on specific problem types. Every problem has a video and text solution and allows you to take leave notes for yourself when you review later. I didn't really need help with the verbal but still managed to pick up some good tricks help me improve my CR scores.

After 5 months of prep, I finally took the GMAT and did much better than expected with a 740. I ended up waitlisted and decided to retake it to improve my quant score. I paid for another round of Magoosh premium and focused solely on the problems (along with the GMAT Official Guide and the Manhattan Advanced Supplement). After 5 weeks of studying, I bumped my quant score another 3 points.

For the price it really can't be beat. One downside - their iOS apps are pretty weak. The website is still fairly functional on mobile but not the greatest whenever you have longer text passages. The scrolling gets a bit screwy. Not a big enough deal to make a difference in my opinion.

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Great!
March 25 | 2017
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By laurayud 0 0
Verified Score:

510

Q36

V23

Improvement:

50 Points

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

I struggle with standardized exams, so I purchased Magoosh to help me out. I went up in the math 10 points in 1.5 months from the first time I took the GMAT which was a significant increase. Not having a math class in almost 4 years, I forgot a lot of the topics that were tested on the GMAT. The short videos provided really helped my brush-up on my math. They provide many questions on every topic you will see on the actual exam. Magoosh is also one of the only tutoring sites I looked into that was very affordable. I highly recommended!

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     By dgvalenzz 0 0
Verified Score:

660

Q47

V34

Improvement:

60 Points

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

I would reccomend Magoosh if you want to get 700 points or below. It´s the best for the price, there are a lot of exercises and the verbal strategies are ok. If you want to get a good basis magoosh is ok, but if you want to get a 800 score, then you will have to look for harder quant exercises after you finish with magoosh.

It is very easy to use and gives some useful insights, after a while you get used to the little harder exercises that magoosh gives, but remember: The practice tests are not 100% reliable, there is always a standar deviation with the real score.

to conclude: great price for a good service, by far the most economical but with a very decent teaching. If you want to get 800 points this will not get you there, its ok for 700 points or around there.

Recomendation:

1. See all the verbal classes videos, the strategies they teach are essential for you to have the fundamentals.

2. take your time, there is a lot of exercises and plenty of useful video classes.

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By Kaal 123 66
Verified Score:

580

Q36

V34

Improvement:

110 Points

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

I was very weak in quant had scored 25 in my first attempt, magoosh took me from a 25 to 36 on my second attempt.
excellent video lessons and their email support is mind-blowingly good. Great value for money. I think it's one of the best products for gmat quant.

their verbal section is just about okay, and won't help non natives much.

also their practice questions are quite easy, I had a score of 40-44 on their score predictor, but I scored a 36 on the actual test, so you can't rely on their extra questions for practice, however great tool and interface for learning concepts. If you get a question wrong, they will suggest lesson videos for you to fill in the gaps in conceptual understanding.
overall, magoosh is really good!

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     By sengstrom 0 0
Verified Score:

690

Q42

V42

Improvement:

100 Points

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

When I started out, I was probably around 550, with a really weak quant and a fairly strong verbal. My first strategy was to go through all the video material and do a lot of exercises. Just simple hard work, no tactics or anything else than just putting in the hours. After about a month of part time studies (slightly more than 70 hours) I got 590 on a practice test.

This obviously was not enough for my target score of 650. I revisited the quant concepts I was struggling with and immersed myself in test taking strategies and was able to pull off a Q42 V42 with a score of 690 after about 20 hours more of effective studying. I improved my quants substantially and had it not been for Magoosh I would never have scored a 96th percentile verbal score as a non-native speaker.

I am sure that if I gave it another month or two with Magoosh on quant, I'd be able to push into the 720 range. But I'm happy with my current score and hope to be accepted to my Msc of choice.

The only thing I can't review is the IR, because I really didn't pay any attention studying to that. Kind of regret that now that I see how far a little preperation can go. Anyways, Magoosh helped me in a way that make me happy to recommend it to anyone who wants to get good and general help with everything related to GMAT.

Maybe if you're already around 700, want to add 30 points and don't know your exact weakness, it might be lacking the resources to really go deep into your specific weakness. But it will go a really long way. I couldn't be happier!

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Understanding Fundamentals
March 14 | 2017
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     By willturner 7 8
Self-reported Score:

760

Q49

V44

Improvement:

N/A

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

I used Magoosh only for quant and mostly at the beginning of my study. Magoosh is all about understanding fundamentals. The videos go into great length explaining the logic behind each formula, insisting that we shouldn't just memorize the rules but truly understand how they come about and how to tweak them for different types of questions. Each lesson group is followed by a set of exercises comprising of mostly easy and medium difficulty questions. The videos can take awhile to go through but they are definitely worth it as our understanding of the fundamentals are key to tackling more difficult problems. I start out with Magoosh then come to gmatclub to learn about short cuts and do 700+ level questions. I owe my 760 to Magoosh and therefore highly recommend Magoosh if you are willing to invest time to really learn the material.

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620 to 760
March 13 | 2017
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     By yatesaj8 1 0
Verified Score:

760

Q49

V47

Improvement:

140 Points

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

Magoosh was incredibly helpful for me in my attempt to obtain a top GMAT score. I took the test 5 years ago, and scored a 620. Granted, I went in with no knowledge of the exam (didn’t know there was a quant and verbal section). I started using Magoosh because it seemed like a good product for a significantly lower price than the other tools offering similar score increases. I started using their 6 month beginners study plan, but things were going so well, that I decided to take a practice test to see where I stood. I realized that I was ready for the test, so I signed up and continued to use Magoosh every day to stay ready until test day. The videos and practice problems are awesome!

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     By Towcindy 0 0
Verified Score:

560

Q44

V23

Improvement:

N/A

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

I decided to use Magoosh GMAT Premium since it is the most affordable course among other brands. I bought it with discount and paid only 60$. Magoosh provide application on smart phone which is really easy to use. I can study anytime when the wifi is available. I wish if Magoosh provide function to watch the videos offline, it will be much better.

For Quantitative section, Magoosh provides lots of great lesson videos which taught me many useful concepts and tips. The exercise in this section is adaptive and some of them are harder than the real ones.

For verbal section, Magoosh provide only fundamental concept videos. I think those videos are not really helpful except SC section. I am not a native speaker, so I think I need to build strong foundation in verbal. There are many exam in this section and I cannot complete all of them. Some are really difficult for me and they are not even similar to the real ones. In my opinion, Magoosh should update the lessons and exams since I don't think the video lessons help me to win the verbal.

Finally, since I work full time, I don't really have much time to study. I still cannot complete some of Magoosh exam. If I had more time, I think Magoosh would significantly help me. Thus, I recommend this courses if you need to improve Q scores. Magoosh really help me with Q section. I improve from Q 44 to Q 48. However, my V score become worse.

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Great Program, Great Price
March 05 | 2017
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By AARONRAMSEY 53 9
Self-reported Score:

740

Q49

V40

Improvement:

N/A

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

I was already familiar with the GMAT format having taken the test 3 months prior after a classroom course. Magoosh has an amazing amount of content for the price.This course has all the tools you need to self-study for the GMAT including access to a lot of practice questions, detailed explanations for each question, and video lessons. This site isn't the only self-study course out there but I think its definitely one of the most convenient and effective.The video explanations after each question is wonderful. I'm confident this score will get me exactly what I need.. Anyway, I found Magoosh extremely helpful and I highly recommend it.Ultimately I think Magoosh was a big help when combined with the MGMAT books and I would recommend Magoosh to friends.

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
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     By aayushamj 72 9
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N/A

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

Ok,

I I started preparing for my GMAT in September 2016 and Signed Up for the Magoosh Premium.
The Maths part was good.
I was getting 620+ on Magoosh CATS and GMATPrep Exams.
But on my Actual GMAT, I got 550.
I would not like to blame Magoosh for what happened but yes, their course is not for everyone, especially non-native English Speakers.
Their Maths course is good and the Questions are also OKOK.
But, after a certain point the questions start to repeat themselves and you start to memorize answers.
I would suggest people to only go in for that course if you are looking for a score boost in Quant at an economical rate.

I would reccomend E-GMAT for Verbal and Manhattan Books for Quant to Everyone along with atleast 1-2 hours everyday on GMATClub solving concept questions and Solving OG Questions.
I am rescheduling my GMAT in August and going along with E-GMAT and Manhattan Books coupled with OG and GMAT Club Concept Questions.

Hoping This will make a difference.

Here is my final verdict on Magoosh

Verbal - **
Two Stars as for an intermediate learner their content is good

Quant - ***
Three Stars as for a beginner they can get you half way, not full way

IR - **
Two Stars as for an intermediate learner their content is good

AWA - *****
They can get you the 6 score in AWA

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1 Commented by cezartrotta on June 25, 2017
wow... this was the most veridical feedback! I'm in doubt between E-Gmat ($ 299 for Q/V) and Magoosh ($ 149 for Q/V).
Can you give more details about your Magoosh and E-Gmat experience?

Tks a lot



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