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21 out of 21 people found the following review helpful
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     By mirfan2 107 13
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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 Course Review
GMAT-720
May 09 | 2012
12 out of 12 people found the following review helpful
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     By rijul007 20 21
Self-reported Score:

720

Q50

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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GMAT Course Review
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     By daboo343 307 166
Verified Score:

730

Q50

V38

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100 Points

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Magooh helped me build core grammatical concepts, that helped me solve SC questions in less than a minute. The free idiom book is an asset given to those who are preparing for GMAT. No course explained idioms in such a lucid way.
Though I am strong in quant, I went through the videos of quant and it helped me to solve the question in less than two minutes time. I especially like videos of P&C and probability. One thing I can simply say about magooh is that no test prep on this earth can give such a good course at such an amazing price.I simply say wow

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GMAT Course Review
Good, But............
August 06 | 2017
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     By fitzpratik 60 11
Verified Score:

640

Q40

V38

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I have taken the Magoosh Premium subscription form Nov 2016.
I have not been disappointed.
The lessons are complete and they try to break down each and every concept so that everyone could understand it.
The practice problems can be tailored to suit your preparations.
They provide some (not many) shortcut approach to solving quant. It is a comprehensive course with excellent synthetic question bank. It has a very comprehensive question bank with 500+ questions in both Verbal and Quant. EVERY question comes with a video explanation, which I think is not mirrored anywhere else. Apart from their online course, Magoosh has an array of mobile apps (Android, dunno about IOS) which can make learning fun while commuting from work. Add to that a robust email based support system, you can hardly go wrong.
NOW, The deficits:
1. The verbal course, SC is not as good for a non native speaker. Critical reasoning is average, not comprehensive.
2. Quant does not focus on what gmat focuses on. No special emphasis on number properties, statistics, etc.
3. The questions are not characterized by the scores they reflect. They are grouped into Easy, Medium, Hard, Very Hard.

All in all its a good course to start your preparation with, but somewhere down the line, you will require a booster.

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GMAT Course Review
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     By Shubham Tripathi 0 5
Verified Score:

560

Q44

V23

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20 Points

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I will highly recommend Magoosh's Quant to those who are just starting with their preparation. The amount of Questions which Magoosh has will be enough to put you in the territory of Q47. For a score greater than Q47 I think the best you can reach is Q48 provided that you attempt each and every question but I think you will require more resources than that.
The content is great and supported with Magoosh articles it will definitely lay down a solid foundation in terms of concepts.

I will not recommend Magoosh's Verbal Course as it is not as structured and detailed as it should be for a non-native speaker. For that I will recommend E-GMAT Verbal online prep.

Thank you

Shubham

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GMAT Course Review
Great Value
July 30 | 2017
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     By cxa0897 22 12
Verified Score:

760

Q49

V44

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Overall, I think Magoosh was the turning point in my studies. It was amazing to have over 1000 problems at my fingertips anywhere I went. On top of that, they were sortable by type and difficulty. If I wanted to practice hard probability problems, I could set up a session of exclusively that. This was extremely helpful towards the end of my studying when I knew my weaknesses and wanted to focus on just a few things.

Another great part is that the problems are pretty similar to the GMAT. The verbal was better (but less difficult) than the Veritas bank I also used, and the video explanations on ALL problems are worth their weight in gold. It's incredible that you can get that much information for so little money.

As long as you can stay motivated, Magoosh offers far more value than any other course out there. There are lessons covering the most basic topics, and video solutions to every problem on the site ranging from beginner to advanced. For less than $200, its an absolute steal and I highly recommend it.

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Worth it in every aspect
July 23 | 2017
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     By Abhishek7749 1 0
Verified Score:

760

Q48

V47

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I feel that their philosophy of being prudently priced has been fulfilled in their execution. They offer useful content. Mike (One of the main Guides) is amazing. Mark my words. The Math section videos are a must watch. view some of them 3 times. and the high level math should be reviewed before the test ass it has some excellent 'Big Ideas" which got me through some high level quant problems in seconds as I knew information that took the fun out of the question. The verbal is good I would watch the videos twice. However I had gone through Powerscore Cr bile so critical reasoning was set. In case of sentence correction I suggest use Magoosh don't waste time on an ebook like MAnhatan prep unless ur taking it slow. Magoosh has it all for SC and supplement Magoosh SC with challenging questions and resources of leading companies such as veritas which offers free tests. RC I did not study too much as I am an avid reader. Overall Math Videos are a must and the quality of questions for practice is amazing- They have a smalller number of questions - around 800 and 2 practice tests. The questions are designed to test some trick or logical concept application so that no question is useless. I think if you Review your prep with Magoosh you will find it tested properly. I gave both practice tests and 1 MG prep , 1 GMAT prep. The videos on essay (AWA) are good and other than OG I think Magooah is a very calm and competent guru. And worth the money (120 - discounts) and access to gmatclub tests and quizzes. I think do OG study from Magoosh and review With it.
It seemed better than Math revolution and I had recommendations for magoosh.

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I got what I needed
June 08 | 2017
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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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 2244 625
Self-reported Score:

710

Q50

V35

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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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