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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 170 170
Verbal 149 153 + 4
Total 319 Scored
323

Helping me with those unfamiliar words and convoluted logic.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 170
Verbal 152
Total Scored
322

Practice a lot of problems, maybe I regret not to learn all the lessons.

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

I really appreciated the large number of questions, each with its own explanation video. Furthermore, I think the flashcards apps were of great use.

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

Magoosh provided me with a lot of practice questions without having to wait to buy a book (I live abroad) and that was really useful.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 163
Verbal 164
Total Scored
327

The videos explaining the questions are really helpful. The arrangement of math lessons are constructive and friendly, that I've picked up those concepts without feeling frustrated.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 166 170 + 4
Verbal 143 150 + 7
Total 309 Scored
320

I think Magoosh helped me a lot because of the unique questions in Magoosh. Like math, the questions are full of traps so that you have to be more cautious. And the average difficulty of verbal section, in my view, is harder than that in actual GRE test. Though I'm not a native speaker, I still regard Magoosh as my first choice. I would take GRE test a few months later again to improve Verbal points.

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

Great strategies for answering verbal questions. Really comprehensive question bank.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 170 170
Verbal 159 160 + 1
Total 329 Scored
330

This has become my favorite test prep tool. The comprehensive explanation for each problem was a big plus.

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

Introduced me to the test itself and explained unfamiliar concepts. Great software, now hoping for the material to lift my second GRE to a 165/165 level.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 152 156 + 4
Verbal 165 164
Total 317 Scored
320

I focused just on the math videos. I'd used prep books from the library (Kaplan, Barron's, etc.) before my first attempt at the GRE and was very disappointed in my math score--they didn't prepare me for the type of math I actually encountered, while Magoosh did. I didn't find Magoosh until too late in the game the first time around, and I also thought going through the prep books and free websites would suffice. This is definitely worth paying for. I didn't have much time to prepare for a retake; had I, I anticipate my math score would've gone up even higher. Given the short amount of time I had (what equated to less than 3 weeks), improving 4 points was good.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 159
Verbal 164
Total Scored
323

Magoosh supplied with a studying schedule, practice materials, and helped learn/relearn the math subjects

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 306 168
Verbal 143 153 + 10
Total 449 Scored
321

gives me a simulated exam test for the ETS. It helps me a lot.

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Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 162 170 + 8
Verbal 145 157 + 12
Total 307 Scored
327

in every possible way..!!!

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 162 164 + 2
Verbal 162 162
Total 324 Scored
326

It helped me to practice in conditions similar to the test and also through the explanations of the questions and related lessons, to improve on my weakest areas.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 168
Verbal 163
Total Scored
331

Magoosh changed the way I fundamentally thought when studying for the GRE. Between my first mock exams and my final, I jumped 13 points, none of which were as high as my actual score. The videos are insanely helpful to visit again and again. I watched the practice videos, did a lot of practice (both on Magoosh and the ones suggested in Magoosh's study plans), then watched the videos again to see what stuck and what didn't.

The vocabulary flashcards probably bumped my score 5 points higher than it otherwise would have been.
The math flashcards were also great because it reinforced some of the general rules that came up in the videos, and helped me apply them to actual GRE questions.

(There doesn't seem to be a section for AWA scoring, but the AWA videos really helped me organize the way I think about timed writing, and helped me get a high score in that as well.)

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 161
Verbal 163
Total Scored
324

I definitely got used to the kinds of questions asked beforehand, which helped a lot with pacing.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 170
Verbal 154
Total Scored
324

I wish you could have a service that helps students to improve writing part or at least haves some lessons about writing part.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 162 169 + 7
Verbal 150 154 + 4
Total 312 Scored
323

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Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 163 167 + 4
Verbal 156 161 + 5
Total 319 Scored
328

I liked the video explanations, both for the questions and the concepts.
I went through all the math, and flag ones that I was particularly stumped on. I went back through the math and did all the ones I got wrong. Then I went back through and did all the flagged ones. I wish I had time to do this for the verbal.

I really liked the flash card app and how it randomizes the cards.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 155 160 + 5
Verbal 167 168 + 1
Total 322 Scored
328

Both my math and analytical writing scores improved significantly as a result of using Magoosh. I scored in the 98th percentile on the writing portion and the Verbal and improved my Math score by 5 points. The video tutorials were fantastic.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 156 157 + 1
Verbal 158 164 + 6
Total 314 Scored
321

Magoosh practice sessions were great. The lesson videos are outstanding, especially for the math. These lessons were both rigorous and at the same time understandable. I felt like both abstract concepts and real world examples were emphasized during these lessons, a combination which really made the material "stick".

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 158
Verbal 165
Total Scored
323

Magoosh helped me brush up on my math and gave me some great strategies for the verbal questions.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 160 162 + 2
Verbal 170 170
Total 330 Scored
332

I started Magoosh around two months before my first test. For verbal I mostly used the flash cards whose vocabulary was remarkably well-matched to the test. I encountered dozens of words between both tests that I had learned from Magoosh and very few (less than 5 per test) that I did not know and were not covered in Magoosh.

For math, by far my weaker subject, I watched all the Magoosh lessons and did a few hundred practice problems. This was excellent preparation. The problems were, on average, harder than those on the real test and covered all of the same material. Again, little to nothing on the tests was not covered in Magoosh. The similar interface, mix of problems, and timing features on Magoosh allowed me to practice not just the material but also test-taking strategies.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 163 167 + 4
Verbal 164 162
Total 327 Scored
329

Awesomely hard math questions made most of the math on the actual GRE seem really easy.

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