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Highly Recommend Magoosh
December 26 | 2016
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     By meganvalentine1 0 0
Verified Score:

700

Q44

V42

Improvement:

N/A

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

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
Verified Score:

740

Q47

V45

Improvement:

110 Points

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This review is for: Magoosh Premium
Location: Online

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
Self-reported Score:

670

Q42

V40

Improvement:

N/A

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This review is for: Magoosh Premium
Location: Online

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
Verified Score:

740

Q50

V41

Improvement:

80 Points

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

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
Verified Score:

700

Q48

V37

Improvement:

N/A

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This review is for: Magoosh Premium
Location: Online

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
Self-reported Score:

640

Q45

V32

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N/A

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This review is for: Magoosh Premium
Location: Online

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
Verified Score:

690

Q49

V34

Improvement:

N/A

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This review is for: Magoosh Premium
Location: Online

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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     By dilip1729 0 0
Self-reported Score:

720

Q50

V37

Improvement:

50 Points

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

I have taken Magoosh premium, the course including all videos, practice questions & tests is very good . The question are graded into difficulty level, it gives you feel of real gmat test. Video explanations are great. Magoosh support is really awesome and they reply to our queries promptly.all the apps like idiom flashcards and other resources are really helpful. Magoosh should introduce a discussion forum on their website for students to discuss the questions. Overall the quality of both verbal and math questions is really good, the video lessons are sufficient, tests are real gmat like. I feel that magoosh is a game changer in gmat preparation.

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Absolutely good investment!
November 12 | 2016
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     By mfallah2 0 0
Verified Score:

720

Q49

V40

Improvement:

N/A

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

I found Magoosh Verbal video lessons a great complement to Manhattan Verbal guides; especially for SC. Let me explain how it works. If you study a lesson or strategy in a book, it may not stick to your mind. But when you study a concept and few days later you face the same concept on practice problems, and then a week later watch a video lesson on the same concept, it would probably remain in your memory for long time. Magoosh video lessons; especially SC ones; teach you new concepts or deepen your understanding of newly learned concepts.

In addition, Magoosh offers a "Help" feature that you I found very helpful during my studies. You could simply email Magoosh experts and ask them anything. They also have video explanations for OG problems.

Nevertheless, I do not like their AWA section. They could have done much better on this section.

In sum, If you are a dedicated test-taker and willing to spend 2 to 3 months studying GMAT, I highly suggest purchasing Magoosh products. You have to listen to them and follow their approach.

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Road from Q39 to Q46
November 08 | 2016
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     By ofilica89 4 2
Verified Score:

720

Q49

V40

Improvement:

140 Points

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

Prior to Magoosh, I took my first diagnostic test using the GMAT Prep software and scored 580 (Q39,V30). I honestly felt defeated because I knew I needed at least a 700+ for the top B-schools. I decided to purchase Magoosh because it was reasonable prized at $179 in comparison to the other courses in the market.

Magoosh was a REALLY good way to take a step back and relearn everything I thought I knew about Quant. Mike's explanations were really helpful in learning the efficient way to solve math problems. The quant practice questions were really good and had detailed solutions. My quant score improved from Q39 to Q46 in my practice tests.

However, I didn't really enjoy the verbal section of the platform. The verbal was too rule based and did not emphasize on examples.

Overall, I will recommend Magoosh for quant.

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1 Commented by JoeZenteno on November 17, 2016
Which Magoosh study plan did you use?



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