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21 out of 21 people found the following review helpful
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     By mirfan2 107 12
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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 20 20
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720

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V36

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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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I got what I needed
June 08 | 2017
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     By Perni94 1 0
Verified Score:

620

Q47

V29

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120 Points

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I am an Italian student from a very low ranked university in Italy. I decided to apply for a MSc in a top 50 Business School, since I finished my bachelor in March. To do so, I really needed the GMAT score, since none of these Business Schools would have realistically considered an application from my university. I bought the official guides on my own, tried so hard but it did not work, I got a 500 at my first attempt. I knew I needed much more than that (my goal was to get at least 600, which is sufficient for a top 50 BS, not for a top 10 of course but that's not my goal right now). I took a month off to relax, and I started looking at some online courses, since I had the feeling that the OG did not give me what I needed. I decided to buy Magoosh Premium because of the excellent reviews and the extremely convenient price. I studied for a month while I was involved in an english course in Cambridge, did all the Maths and Verbal lessons, tried 3 practice exams (2 from the GMATprep software and 1 from Magoosh) and I got scores around 550. I decided to book a test anyway, because I was running out of time. I went to the test and got a 620 Q47. Magoosh is a very good website overall, the Math lessons and exercises are extremely good and help you to recognize different patterns. I liked the Verbal part too, but honestly I think they could be improved, since sometime they shorten the topics a bit too much.
Anyway, I got what I needed with Magoosh and with some luck.

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     By BrianC90 8 7
Verified Score:

720

Q44

V44

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40 Points

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I took the GMAT in May '16 having studied only using the OG and some materials from GMAT Club. I have always been a good test taker and thought that would be sufficient. While I scored well with a 680, top b-schools were in my crosshairs, so I knew I needed to be better. Despite being an engineer, I excelled in the verbal section and struggled with quant.

The Magoosh premium subscription was fantastic. In addition to the actual learning materials, their blogs and other information are top notch. I followed the three month study schedule, focusing on quant. With daily practice I began to see improvement. The video instruction was structured well and the pace was perfect. I ended up taking longer than three months to finish, and was actually quite frustrated by the end. I felt as though I had plateaued and problem sets seemed increasingly difficult.

When I sat down to take the GMAT the second time around it felt like a breeze! Both the quant and verbal sections on the actual test were much easier than those in Magoosh. By the end of the test I was very nervous that I had done poorly, thinking I must have been relegated to easier questions. Those fears vanished when I saw the 720 flash on the screen. My quant scored earned a five point gain, and even my verbal score went up. I couldn't have done it without Magoosh. I highly recommend it!

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Seems the Best
May 20 | 2017
1 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
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     By abhimahna 1882 467
Verified Score:

670

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V32

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30 Points

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I have joined Magoosh Premium Recently.

These people are helping alot. They have helped me in generating the plans that I could follow. The most important thing is they are answering all your questions within a day and that too very precisely.
The video tutorial/flashcards allow the flexibility of doing it whenever you are free.

Everyone I have interacted with is the Best you can get from them.

I would recommend Magoosh for those who have ended up with a score greater than 650 and wanna get to their dream score. They have also offered Score Guarantee. I am hoping the best out of them.

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     By larre0006 0 0
Verified Score:

540

Q31

V34

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I felt that the Magoosh customer service associates were helpful whenever I had a question. Although sometimes the responses to my questions were limited. The content is somewhat limited compared to the other services available, however Magoosh is much less expensive. I would suggest using Magoosh with supplemental materials from other sources, I think it would be difficult to only use Magoosh. I was a disappointed that the tools available had technical issues often. This was especially frustrating when I was crunched in my studying and having problems with study materials. They updated the app while I used the materials and it was much better.

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Magoosh Premium
May 10 | 2017
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     By dakay001 3 0
Verified Score:

710

Q49

V37

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N/A

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I felt obligated to write this review, because I wouldn't be able to score over 700 without Magoosh. Although I didn't spend much time watching the Quant lecture videos, the Verbal lecture videos were extremely helpful; however, what I liked most about Magoosh is that they have a video explanation for every single question.

The platform is very user friendly and easy to navigate. You can also set up mini quizzes based on difficulty, flagged questions, or previous incorrect ones.

The only minor issue I had was the estimated Quant score as it stayed almost the same from the beginning. It was kind of frustrating going into the test, as after solving all the Quant questions, my estimated score was 43-45. I scored 49 on the actual GMAT.

Overall, I highly recommend Magoosh if you want to study at your own pace and can't afford the $1,500+ courses.

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Fantastic Course
March 29 | 2017
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     By AnoN64 32 15
Verified Score:

750

Q48

V45

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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
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     By laurayud 0 0
Verified Score:

510

Q36

V23

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50 Points

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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

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60 Points

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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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