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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 161
Verbal 165
Total Scored
326

Great, directed study with very clear explanations

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 158 157
Verbal 157 163 + 6
Total 315 Scored
320

Easily digestible and apparently comprehensive coverage of concepts in the quant section. I think the videos were the most helpful. If I had to do it over again I would watch all of the videos or at least master the content in conceptual categories that are highly represented on the GRE in addition to consistently completing practice questions.

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

It helped me study for the math portion. It also helped me have an idea about what to expect in verbal.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 160
Verbal 162
Total Scored
322

It was extremely helpful; within a month my score raised from 149 to 162 on verbal, which was the important part for me.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 159
Verbal 166
Total Scored
325

I didn't know any math before I started studying with Magoosh and then I managed to get a 159 on the GRE after doing almost all of the practice questions. Without the lessons and opportunity to practice my new math skills I never would have gotten the score I managed.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 161 168 + 7
Verbal 165 170 + 5
Total 326 Scored
338

The challenge problems on the blog and the wealth of practice problems made the questions on the test seem easy. I ran out of time in the math section the first time I wrote it but this time I had time to spare.
Thanks.

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Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 163
Verbal 165
Total Scored
328

great review of math concepts I have not used in a long time.
Flashcards for vocab were awesome

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 157
Verbal 164
Total Scored
321

The biggest thing Magoosh did was help me see the GRE as a comprehensive whole. As they say in one video, the GRE only tests your ability to take the GRE. It is not a test of innate math or verbal ability. Once I got used to that, the study materials were great. Their practice questions were often a little bit harder than the test questions, which was good preparation. A lot of the GRE questions have a twist, and the ability to solve them quickly involves finding the twist. Magoosh did a fantastic job of teaching me how to do that.

Magoosh advertised pretty heavily, and I did end up looking at the free content elsewhere. I still ended up using Magoosh, because it had everthing in one place, and it all works, and was clean. And it seems like you care if people do better. Everything is oriented to helping people study better. It's a subtle thing, but it makes this higher quality than any other study site.

I was a bit leery of spending the money, but it was money well spent. I ended up considering it part of the expense of the test. Per point of improvement, it was pretty reasonable. I wish I'd had this when I was studying for the SAT, ages ago. Big thanks to Mike and Chris, for the videos, and the Magoosh team, for the terrific site. And the other guy who does the math question videos. Those question videos are pretty awesome too. Thanks everyone! The test went really well.

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

Magoosh videos and practice questions were very helpful. The questions are of apt difficulty, and the score estimation is on point, too!

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

Vocabulary flashcard app was incredibly helpful and convenient, and I re-learned most of the GRE math through watching the math lesson videos. Magoosh was actually the only test prep I used (in addition to taking one of the ETS practice tests).

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 170
Verbal 151
Total Scored
321

Magoosh helps me to improve the skill to analyze the sentence structure in verbal test.
Also, it helpful for me to practice various questions to maintain the stability of solving problems in math test.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 156 159 + 3
Verbal 169 166
Total 325 Scored
325

Great, challenging practice questions.

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Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 154 159 + 5
Verbal 166 166
Total 320 Scored
325

The sheer number of problems helped the most. I study a math intensive major so I get the concepts, but doing it quickly in a high stress environment is not my cup of tea. I was able to sit there and work problem after problem, and the GRE felt similar. I was relaxed and the problems felt easier!

It was nice to be able to see the estimated score increase on the dashboard (hopefully) each time =) It was accurate in my case. I score the highest estimated value.

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

Magoosh helped me score decent on the verbal section. The video lessons as well as answer explanations were pretty solid, so were the set of questions. Math was good as well.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 169
Verbal 161
Total Scored
330

I did not watch videos much, I focused on working on questions which helped bring up my score a lot. (My score increased 18 points in the last month!)

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

Magoosh was absolutely critical to me getting a good math score - I hadn't thought about it much since high school so was learning pretty much scratch. Mike, we've never met but I feel like I know you pretty well after the last few months of studying with your videos! Thanks for everything.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 160 164 + 4
Verbal 165 169 + 4
Total 325 Scored
333

I watched all of the math videos- they were fantastic.

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

Being more familiar with math tricks.

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Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 163 167 + 4
Verbal 162 162
Total 325 Scored
329

There is a whole lot of good practice material out there, but the amazing thing about Magoosh was that its online-based GRE training system simulated the actual test experience very well. After all, practicing in front of a screen and clicking my way through the questions made much more sense to me than working with a book and checking answers with a pencil.
Most of all, the adaptive difficulty level was a great help. After days of practice with very hard Magoosh questions, the actual GRE test almost seemed easy.
I am really grateful because I took the GRE four times with only minor improvements. Then I signed up to Magoosh and in the fifth test session I finally reached the score I was aiming for from the beginning.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 162 166 + 4
Verbal 157 159 + 2
Total 319 Scored
325

First of all, the Magoosh teachers are really helpful when I have the question. The lessons and the question also help a lot in eliminating your questions and weakness. Though Magoosh questions are harder than real GRE test, you will find it really relaxed when you take the real test.

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

Lots of math questions, plus the math videos.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 166
Verbal 159
Total Scored
325

Familiarises me with the test and helps me build up vocab. I didn't use the math review part at all, since my weakness lies with the verbal section.

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

Magoosh is sooo helpful, not only the practices and tutorials, but also the iPhone/iPad apps that come with it. I can't imagine taking the test without Magoosh prep. I'm sure I could score even higher on verbal if I had more time devoting to it. Anyways, I absolutely love magoosh and would definitely recommend it to anyone who is going to take GRE.

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

Magoosh practice questions helped me cover tested topics and get used to the pace required to attempt all questions on the test. The video and test explanations accompanying the questions were very helpful whenever a doubt arose.
I followed the study plans provided on the website, and stuck to the recommended material. It worked very well for me.

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