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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 168 170 + 2
Verbal 152 152
Total 320 Scored
322

I hope you could actually help me improve verbal.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 163
Verbal 162
Total Scored
325

A friend recommended me to use Magoosh after he scored a 309 with 2 months practice. When I took the premium I was not certain if it would help me in such a small time period of less than 1 month. But after practicing over 2 times and thanks to Chris Lele for his wonderful video explanations, I reached my dream score.

Thanks Magoosh ????

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 164
Verbal 160
Total Scored
324

The mathematics videos were awesome. They covered everything and more in a clear and concise manner. It was incredibly beneficial to have practice problems in the videos as well.


The study plan I subscribed to was key, as I had a strict schedule to follow, but in the end it helped take the stress off of assigning myself work. It helped my study pace and gave me ample amount of time to watch all the mathematics videos at least once, but also a great amount of time practicing.

Besides the practice questions for the verbal section, the Magoosh GRE Vocabulary Flashcards app was the best resource for sharpening my vocabulary, and was also very convenient.

It's hard to put my finger on what was the most helpful/important part of studying with Magoosh, since I strongly believe the combination of instructional videos, practice problems (and videos to explain solutions), practice tests, study plans, preparation information, and on-the-go apps were crucial to my success. If I was forced to pick one, however, I'd say the lesson videos for mathematics.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 158
Verbal 163
Total Scored
321

I definitely needed the most help in math. The practice problems were very close to the actual exam. The techniques provided by the Magoosh teachers showed me how to quickly answer the problems. With similar study questions, I was able to save minutes of work on test day!

Also, the writing component suggestions were quite helpful. Beginning with the hypothesis and writing the entire paper before the introductory paragraph allowed me to synthesis my thoughts and organize a well-devised intro.

Highly recommend Magoosh!!

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 166
Verbal 166
Total Scored
332

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Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 162 168 + 6
Verbal 153 161 + 8
Total 315 Scored
329

I was able to approach the passages such that I could complete the verbal sections with much better accuracy. The word lists were incredibly helpful and text completion strategies made the verbal section so much easier; there didn't seem to be a sentence equivalence or text completion that I couldn't complete on the actual test. The Magoosh verbal questions were great in that they were challenging and accurate; I was more accustomed to the format on the actual GRE thanks to the questions.

The math questions were much tougher on the actual test and covered all the pitfalls that I would face on the actual test.

Thanks Magoosh!

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Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 161
Verbal 159
Total Scored
320

The video explanations were amazing

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 159 167 + 8
Verbal 165 167 + 2
Total 324 Scored
334

First time: did lots of problems, familiarized myself with the topics covered. Thought that would be enough.

Second time: Watched most of the videos, learned about the common patterns and tricks used on the GRE. Supremely helpful.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 155
Verbal 170
Total Scored
325

Structured study time and the opportunity to get step by step feedback on every single question was great

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 150 155 + 5
Verbal 167 170 + 3
Total 317 Scored
325

The best part about Magoosh was the study plan-- having someone else take care of thinking about how much I would need to cover and how fast made it much easier for me to dive into the actual studying. Pairing that with the videos and the practice materials was a HUGE help.

*The "previous GRE scores were from a practice exam.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 170
Verbal 170
Total Scored
340

Great lessons, good practice problems, helped me focus on areas I needed to brush up on most!

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 156
Verbal 167
Total Scored
323

It served as a math refresher (I didn't have too long to study, so I couldn't use it to the fullest, but what videos I could watch were very helpful!), and it gave some great strategies for how to tackle verbal questions. I also used a ton of vocab flashcards! Most helpful were the videos about the writing section. No nonsense!

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Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 155
Verbal 169
Total Scored
324

Magoosh allowed me to use a concrete study plan that produced real results, helped me gauge my progress, and allowed me to feel confident walking in on test day.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 160
Verbal 167
Total Scored
327

At first, with 3 months to go before the test, I had high hopes of following the 3 month study schedule to the T. However, I was also moving halfway across the country. Many predictable but unpredicted interruptions got in the way, so while continuing to study as much as I could, I switched to the 2-3 month schedule and then finally to the 1 month schedule with only a few weeks remaining. While I felt disappointed that I wasn't able to keep up my original plan, I realize in retrospect that those schedules still helped me to fit studying into a very hectic time. I was also disappointed that I wasn't able to watch all the lesson videos or go through all the study questions and explanation videos. However, they were indispensable in helping me to identify my weak spots and then boost my confidence once they helped me understand the concepts. Magoosh has given me such a leg up in my application process and made a fairly smooth ride of what could have been tortuous.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 153
Verbal 169
Total Scored
322

The verbal and writing sections were what I cared about, and Magoosh had the perfect combination of clear explanations and lots of good practice problems.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 163 170 + 7
Verbal 159 157
Total 322 Scored
327

Magoosh helped to learn all the question types and get used to the format. The lesson and explanation videos are extremely useful. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 166
Verbal 161
Total Scored
327

I was very satisfied with your services. You guys are doing a great job. Totally worth the money.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 161
Verbal 159
Total Scored
320

Really good explanations on every concept and for each problem.

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Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 158
Verbal 162
Total Scored
320

Incredibly helpful videos (especially in math) and staff responded to questions very quickly!

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 159
Verbal 162
Total Scored
321

Magoosh helped me do a quick review of all the material required for the test. Though I didn't reach my goal, this was due to insufficient time and not to the quality of the product. I definitely plan to use Magoosh again if I decide to retake the test.

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

Before I signed up for Magoosh, I took an ETS practice test and got 160 on math and 162 on verbal. I spent most of my Magoosh time studying for math, but my math score didn't change at all, so I don't really feel that Magoosh did anything for my math score. With verbal, however, I feel that Magoosh taught me how to look at the GRE questions the way the question writers did. I stopped thinking, "What do I think the answer is?" and instead thought, "What do the question writers intend the answer to be?" That shift in perception really helped my verbal score. The Magoosh Vocabulary app was also helpful.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 161 163 + 2
Verbal 161 169 + 8
Total 322 Scored
332

Magoosh was great in preparing me for the math by having questions that were harder than appeared on the actual test.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 152
Verbal 169
Total Scored
321

On practice GREs, my quantitative score went from the 18th percentile to the 48th percentile.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 167
Verbal 167
Total Scored
334

Practice, understand the actual configuration of the test, practice in real time. very helpful video explanations

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