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These are survey responses from actual Magoosh students after they took the GRE.

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Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 164
Verbal 167
Total Scored
331

I purchased a couple Manhattan Prep books, ETS's Official Guide, different phone apps, etc. yet I ended up using Magoosh's online application almost exclusively. I work full time and was only able to study after work and weekends. I was exhausted most nights after work before I even sat down to study... without the structure that Magoosh provides I would not have been able to be nearly as effective. I did not want to take the test more than once and my target was a 330. I scored a 331; what else can I say? Magoosh was literally a fraction of the price of the other paid resources. It has everything you need, trust me.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 168
Verbal 168
Total Scored
336

Magoosh was fantastic. I will admit, I was a little skeptical- why would this sketchy online GRE course with a heavily self-promoting blog and a weird name be any good. But I heard some good things, and the price was good, so I was willing to give it a shot. I didn't want to pay upwards of $1000 for a Manhattan course, and was willing to take a risk. And I couldn't be happier with how things turned out. The lessons were spot on, and broke out the key components very well. The practice questions and exams were accessible and good. And the explanations for each question helped a lot, since practice is such a big component of a good score. I think that I had the same learning/prep experience, if not better, than all of my friends that paid for Manhattan.

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Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 164
Verbal 162
Total Scored
326

Lots of questions and amazing strategies

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 161 170 + 9
Verbal 144 152 + 8
Total 305 Scored
322

In my opinion, the quantitative questions in Magoosh can said to be tougher than real GRE questions and that really helps me to discover and overcome some difficult type questions in the real exam.
I also learnt a lot of techniques to solve different types of verbal questions which I didn't get a clue on how to proceed those questions before knowing Magoosh.
I am grateful and many thanks for the help from Magoosh!

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 153
Verbal 170
Total Scored
323

Magoosh was really invaluable for getting reacquainted with math concepts I haven't seen since high school! I am confident that if I'd been able to put in more time studying, I could have brought my quant score up by several more points. Thanks, Magoosh!

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 164
Verbal 167
Total Scored
331

Very thorough preparation of the material and good test taking techniques!

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 164
Verbal 165
Total Scored
329

Only used the math section. Practice tests were great, videos were great, question solution explanations were awesome. Magoosh doesn't go by the typical GRE training mantra of "standardized tests are stupid, here's how to cheat the system without learning anything" and really stresses the importance of the areas being tested. The question stats were incredibly helpful in determining my weaknesses and developing and effective study plan.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 167 168 + 1
Verbal 151 153 + 2
Total 318 Scored
321

Magoosh help me on verbal and words a lot.

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Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 166
Verbal 154
Total Scored
320

Doing the practice on the web is really helpful. And those instruction video is very useful.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 162 167 + 5
Verbal 155 155
Total 317 Scored
322

Magoosh Math videos helped me tremendously in preparing for the questions on the test. The test was very much similar to what I had already seen from Magoosh. The practice tests were the right difficulty level as well.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 161
Verbal 164
Total Scored
325

Great practice questions, flashcards, study plans, and videos

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 170
Verbal 150
Total Scored
320

I tried 100+ verbal problem and several groups of flashcards

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 154 156 + 2
Verbal 157 165 + 8
Total 311 Scored
325

The videos helped break down the concepts in a way that I could better grasp the material by using different colors and introducing concepts in a manner that was not overwhelming. The ability to customize practice question was also a huge help.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 160
Verbal 163
Total Scored
323

Magoosh was great because I felt like it challeneged me from the beginning. The videos were especially helpful because I got to analyze the questions like a creator of the exam.

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Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 165
Verbal 159
Total Scored
324

Simply, the size of the practice sets. Doing 500+ quant and verbal questions gave me a solid feel for the scope of the test. The ability to do as many exam simulations as I pleased also gave me a good sense of the pace required for the GRE. Without the timed practice, I would not have been able to finish the GRE sections in the allotted time.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 160
Verbal 163
Total Scored
323

I used Magoosh to build my entire plan of attack for the GRE. I began the studying process with no prior knowledge of what was going to be on the test so I was basically starting from scratch. I went from a 304 on my first practice test to a 320 on my last practice test and I got a 323 on test day! That was with a little under 3 months of studying almost every day - with intermittent breaks. I used the 90 day study guide and tried my best to stick to that for the majority of my studying. The videos and practice problems from the Magoosh website were key. One of the best tools I used as well was the Magoosh flash card phone app. I tried to use it whenever I had down time to stay on top of the wide range of vocabulary words.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 155
Verbal 165
Total Scored
320

Short answer: A lot! I had a month to prepare for the test which I had not heard of before (this is what happens when you suddenly find a phd you want to do and the deadline for application is in a few weeks!). I remember doing some gre questions I found online and it was horribly daunting. I hadn't done maths since I left high school and had no hope of answering any of the questions, most of them I didn't even know what I there were asking. Luckily I found Magoosh and it was very helpful, the videos were very easy to follow and the practice questions and flash cards were a huge help.I went from taking about 15 minutes to solve a single problem (and mass confusion) to feeling that I could understand the concepts even if I still made a few mistakes and for me that was a major step. I managed to get within the range I needed for the phd and without Magoosh I doubt this would be possible.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 168
Verbal 167
Total Scored
335

The timed questions and depth of solutions really made sure I was pacing myself properly and understanding how to solve the problems.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 166 165
Verbal 165 166 + 1
Total 331 Scored
331

I didn't have a lot of time to prepare for this test this time-I literally took no more than 15 hours I think, besides going over Verbal Advantage. Last time I used Magoosh too, preparing sth like two hours every day for a month. This time I spent the ten hours reading a Chinese Maths textbook, read and half of the word lists offered by Xindongfang and Magoosh wordbook, and doing a Magoosh practice test and some customized practice. It helps warm me up for the exam. Shame I really didn't have much time to really prepare for the GRE, this has been an incredibly occupied year, but Magoosh helped me with its great simulation and succinct explanations.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 169
Verbal 153
Total Scored
326

The video testimonials for the Math was the best part of Magoosh. I also loved the study plans that gave me some structure to follow.

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Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 164
Verbal 164
Total Scored
328

Raised my actual math score from my first practice score over ten points.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 166
Verbal 165
Total Scored
331

Refreshed some concepts and subjects that I had not looked at since high school.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 165
Verbal 167
Total Scored
332

1) body of practice problems - helped in the usual way that practice helps
2) explanation videos - taught me the logical approach to different types of problems
3) vocab flashcards + vocab wednesdays + vocab app - taught me the vocab
4) personal approach - more engaging than simply reading something; great response time from tutors
5) study plans - this helped me structure my plan of attack

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 167
Verbal 162
Total Scored
329

Although I considered math the easier section for me, Magoosh helped organize and clarify the ideas of this section. As for the verbal, my weaker section, Magoosh helped identify ways to think, approach questions, and study. This is the only way I can imagine approaching verbal, because each question is unique and doesn't have a clear cut method of solving it like quantitative questions normally do. Yet, Magoosh tries its best to group the different types of questions, so that's extremely helpful. Overall, Magoosh did wonders in an extremely convenient way and affordable manner.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 160
Verbal 168
Total Scored
328

Provided a wealth of practice problems and practical advice through the instructional videos.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 170
Verbal 160
Total Scored
330

Concise lessons, I can always get the core of a knowledge point within the few minutes' class. The explanation of each problem is concrete, and often solves what I am confused most.

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