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Oct 19, 2015

What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 321
What was your math score? 168
What was your verbal score? 153
How did Magoosh help you?
The flash cards and vocabulary builder are very useful. The responses for any question are always in time and helpful.
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Oct 19, 2015

What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 322
What was your math score? 170
What was your verbal score? 152
How did Magoosh help you?
help me familiar with the pace of gre test, and also provide lots of practice questions
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Oct 19, 2015

What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 333
What was your math score? 163
What was your verbal score? 170
If you took the GRE before, what was your previous math score? Not Applicable (N.A.)
If you took the GRE before, what was your previous verbal score? N.A.
How did Magoosh help you?
By providing Mr. McGarry's math lessons and the QR practice questions. The former were especially excellent content-wise, though they deserved better editing for typos, verbal blunders, and other mistakes in presentation. I especially liked how Mr. McGarry aimed to give his students a genuine understanding of the math in the GRE, rather than merely presenting techniques for answering QR questions.
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Oct 19, 2015

Score Improvement: +8 points
What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 324
What was your math score? 170
What was your verbal score? 154
If you took the GRE before, what was your previous math score? 163
If you took the GRE before, what was your previous verbal score? 153
How did Magoosh help you?
score up!
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Oct 19, 2015

Score Improvement: +7 points
What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 330
What was your math score? 168
What was your verbal score? 162
If you took the GRE before, what was your previous math score? 164
If you took the GRE before, what was your previous verbal score? 159
How did Magoosh help you?
It helps me to know exactly what my weaknesses are and what I can do to strengthen it.
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Oct 19, 2015

What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 320
What was your math score? 170
What was your verbal score? 150
How did Magoosh help you?
Magoosh provides excellent skills, strategies as well as tips and tricks to perform in the GRE, even when English is not my first language.
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Oct 19, 2015

Score Improvement: +8 points
What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 623
What was your math score? 170
What was your verbal score? 153
If you took the GRE before, what was your previous math score? 170
If you took the GRE before, what was your previous verbal score? 145
How did Magoosh help you?
In a lot of ways such as getting familiar with the actual test and over-qualifiedly trained so that I can face the actually test with ease.

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Oct 19, 2015

What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 327
What was your math score? 163
What was your verbal score? 164
How did Magoosh help you?
Given that I had, roughly, only a month to prepare for the test, Magoosh was extremely effective in getting myself ready for it in time. Their questions are quite close to the actual test, the video explanations are easy to understand, and you also get a sense of how you are doing with variables such as average time taken and the difficulty level provided for each question.

A thumbs-up also for the website design - it is great! Which means that you get what you need pretty quickly.
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Oct 19, 2015

What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 330
What was your math score? 170
What was your verbal score? 160
How did Magoosh help you?
In every way! Especially the triple blank questions, they are just that good!
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Oct 19, 2015

What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 321
What was your math score? 170
What was your verbal score? 151
How did Magoosh help you?
The vocabulary flashcards and problem sets are extremely helpful.
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Oct 18, 2015

Score Improvement: +4 points
What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 327
What was your math score? 170
What was your verbal score? 157
If you took the GRE before, what was your previous math score? 167
If you took the GRE before, what was your previous verbal score? 156
How did Magoosh help you?
It helps me understand verbal section better.
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Oct 18, 2015

What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 320
What was your math score? 159
What was your verbal score? 161
How did Magoosh help you?
It really brought me up to speed on all of the math topics I needed to know through the video lessons. As someone who hadn't taken a math class in about 10 years, there is no way I could have gotten a score of 159 without it. The math practice problems were equally as important.

For verbal, it definitely helped me understand the different ways a question could be phrased and the thinking of the test-maker. In particular, the reading comprehension practice problems were extremely helpful.
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Oct 18, 2015

What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 332
What was your math score? 168
What was your verbal score? 164
How did Magoosh help you?
The lessons available on Magoosh were extremely clear and helpful. I was quite comfortable with the Math section but I dreaded the Verbal section as I was convinced that as a foreigner I didn't have the sufficient vocabulary to tackle the verbal questions properly. Yet, with the brilliant insight of Chris Lele and the Vocabulary flashcards, to my amazement I managed to get a score in the verbal section much beyond my expectations.
I only used Magoosh to prepare for the GRE and it was more than enough. The questions available on the website were more difficult than the actual test and the flashcards covered almost every difficult words I encountered on the test.
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Oct 18, 2015

What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 332
What was your math score? 168
What was your verbal score? 164
How did Magoosh help you?
Magoosh definitely helped me a lot. The study plan was especially helpful. In combination with the large amount of resources - questions, flash cards, customer support that answered whatever questions I had - the plan was able to help me sufficiently prepare for the real GRE. And the fact that Magoosh is an online software means that I can do test prep wherever I am, whenever I can.

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Oct 18, 2015

What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 324
What was your math score? 170
What was your verbal score? 154
If you took the GRE before, what was your previous math score? NA
If you took the GRE before, what was your previous verbal score? NA
How did Magoosh help you?
The practice questions, either math or verbal, and the practice tests are both super helpful. Questions on Magoosh is more somewhat difficult than those on real GRE, which actually makes me kind of relaxing when I took the real GRE: I did not rush in reading comprehension so I think understand the reading materials quite good.
Moreover, that I can practice only math questions that I flagged or did it wrong is excellent, which reminds me what kind of stupid mistakes I would be likely to make.
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Oct 18, 2015

What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 329
What was your math score? 163
What was your verbal score? 166
How did Magoosh help you?
churning through problems
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Oct 18, 2015

What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 322
What was your math score? 161
What was your verbal score? 161
How did Magoosh help you?
Ultimately, it came down to the wonderful content provided. Although I enjoyed the videos, I personally prefer written notes (particularly for the math section), so as I watched all the videos, I made my own notes which I then used for most of my study. The content itself was great, from teaching the basics/fundamental concepts all the way to the more advanced GRE-like topics. Also, having used other GRE prep material as well, Magoosh by far covered the greatest variety of math questions, even covering some that they themselves stated were unlikely to show on the GRE, which helped me feel even more prepared. For the math section, I particularly liked the various tricks and nuances that were demonstrated as part of the answering of questions, which I felt helped me develop a more "outside of the box" type thinking when approaching such questions. I also appreciated the fact that the math sections were taught always in a GRE context, and it didn't feel as some generic math lesson. As for the verbal, I primarily used the vocab flashcards/building vocab app, which helped me expand my vocab. As I said, it came down to the content (vast topics covered, all with good quality lesson videos) that Magoosh provided that helped me achieve my scores.
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Oct 18, 2015

What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 324
What was your math score? 162
What was your verbal score? 162
How did Magoosh help you?
Magoosh helped me dissect each verbal question and know what exactly was going on and look for the subtleties and shifts in a sentence. In RC's, it helped me understand how to look at what the RC was trying to say in its entirety rather than just look at the details. I'm more than happy with my verbal scores, and magoosh helped me achieve it.
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Oct 18, 2015

Score Improvement: +8 points
What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 327
What was your math score? 170
What was your verbal score? 157
If you took the GRE before, what was your previous math score? 167
If you took the GRE before, what was your previous verbal score? 152
How did Magoosh help you?
Math is quite similar to the ETS, and logic sentence is good
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Oct 17, 2015

What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 323
What was your math score? 170
What was your verbal score? 153
How did Magoosh help you?
Very very helpful! I'm not a native speaker and only have two months preparing for GRE. Without Magoosh I can't even image I can get a verbal score higher than 145. Your video lessons, explanations for every single test and flashcards are totally great. Thank you so much. I have already recommended all my friends preparing GRE test to try to use Magoosh.
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Oct 17, 2015

What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 325
What was your math score? 156
What was your verbal score? 169
How did Magoosh help you?
I needed a lot of math practice. Although I did not end up scoring as highly on the exam as I did on practice tests, I think that all the practice problems and explanations helped me keep calm during the actual exam.

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Oct 17, 2015

What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 325
What was your math score? 161
What was your verbal score? 164
How did Magoosh help you?
Improved my verbal scores significantly!
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Oct 17, 2015

What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 323
What was your math score? 164
What was your verbal score? 159
How did Magoosh help you?
Learn
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Oct 17, 2015

What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 324
What was your math score? 164
What was your verbal score? 160
How did Magoosh help you?
Magoosh was pretty much my best source of practice and reference