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August 19, 2016
Silviax

Joined: Jun 14, 2012

Posts: 110

Kudos: 45

Self-reported Score:
560 Q36 V31
580 Q39 V31
630 Q41 V35

Great strategies

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Improvement 50 Points

Course EMPOWERgmat Online Course

Location Online

I started my GMAT preparation with Magoosh which I still think is a decent program, but my score improvement was only 20 points so I decided to give EmpowerGMAT a try.

I like the way this course is set up. It's very easy to follow and EmpowerGMAT is the only test company I know of that offers a lot of very useful strategies on how to handle the GMAT that go beyond sheer knowledge of the tested material.
The practice quizzes consist of problems from the OG. I found the quantitative section to be excellent and the verbal section was good as well.
After studying with this course for two months I took the GMAT once again and improved my score by 50 points to a total score of 630. I really think the course is responsible for me consistently scoring above 600 now. I am not completely satisfied with my score yet and will continue studying using this course and also a tutor.

I emailed customer support and told them about my GMAT score being 10 points short of the guaranteed 60 point improvement and received one month course access without charge.

Customer support has always been excellent and they have reached out several times to ask how I was doing with the course.
I really think the team of EmpowerGMAT is genuinely interested in the high quality of the course and the success of its students.

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June 14, 2016
Silviax

Joined: Jun 14, 2012

Posts: 110

Kudos: 45

Self-reported Score:
560 Q36 V31
580 Q39 V31
630 Q41 V35

Great self-study course for beginners at an affordable price!

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Course Magoosh Premium

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I have been using Magoosh for about 6 months now and I find the videos very informative. I think Mike is a great teacher who really knows how to explain new concepts in a slow way so students won't get lost. The quantitative section is pretty good but the best section was the very detailed sentence correction. Lots of videos with lots of explanations and helpful hints and tricks on how to approach SC problems. I actually learned the most from watching the SC videos although SC was already my strongest part of the GMAT.
One of the biggest assets from Magoosh were the thousands of questions one could sort by topic and difficulty level. I really liked having this kind of flexibility. The interface of the platform was super easy to use.
Sometimes it seemed like Kevin or the other guy (can't remember the name) sort of rushed through the video explanation... especially for CR and RC. The explanations often sounded like this: "Well, it's not A nor C, and it's definitely not D so when we look at B and E we have to pick B because that's just the right answer." :)

Magoosh was my first online course I worked through in addition to OG, and Manhattan strategy guides and I would definitely recommend the course to anyone who is just starting out. You get more than enough for your money!

Another big plus I want to point out is the EXCELLENT customer service of Magoosh. They rock! They really try hard to provide a satisfying answer to your questions and send additional material that may help you. Customer service is GREAT!

The downside of it all is that my score improved by only 20 points. I did pick up a few points in quant but nothing in verbal.
I have now decided to give another company a try and see how their on-demand course works and then compare the results to what I got with Magoosh.

In summary, I was actually pretty satisfied with the Magoosh course and I still use their question banks for practice. They really have hundreds or even close to 1000 practice questions.

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December 13, 2016
warpdrive

Hi,

I am just starting out on the GMAT prep and in the process of reviewing prep material. You wrote you were about to give some other company a try after Magoosh. Would really appreciate if you share your experience about any other study material from another company and how you found it compared to Magoosh.

Thanks,
Faisal` .