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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 170
Verbal 150
Total Scored
320

Magoosh provides excellent skills, strategies as well as tips and tricks to perform in the GRE, even when English is not my first language.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 170 170
Verbal 145 153 + 8
Total 315 Scored
623

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.

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

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.

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

In every way! Especially the triple blank questions, they are just that good!

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

The vocabulary flashcards and problem sets are extremely helpful.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 167 170 + 3
Verbal 156 157 + 1
Total 323 Scored
327

It helps me understand verbal section better.

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

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.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 168
Verbal 164
Total Scored
332

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.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 168
Verbal 164
Total Scored
332

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.

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

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.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 163
Verbal 166
Total Scored
329

churning through problems

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 161
Verbal 161
Total Scored
322

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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Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 162
Verbal 162
Total Scored
324

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.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 167 170 + 3
Verbal 152 157 + 5
Total 319 Scored
327

Math is quite similar to the ETS, and logic sentence is good

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

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.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 156
Verbal 169
Total Scored
325

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.

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

Improved my verbal scores significantly!

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

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

Magoosh was pretty much my best source of practice and reference

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 155 164 + 9
Verbal 161 168 + 7
Total 316 Scored
332

Magoosh's best feature is that it offers over 500 practice questions for both math and verbal—all with video explanations that explain the logic of each question. These are absolutely invaluable in preparing for the GRE: After just three weeks of studying with Magoosh my score improved 16 points! Magoosh offers a helpful structure for keeping your GRE preparation on track in an easy online platform that gives you a projected score and makes improving feel almost like a game you're playing against yourself.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 168
Verbal 165
Total Scored
333

The math questions, in particular, seemed much more difficult than the ones I actually faced on the test. Whether that was an artifact of the types of questions I happened to receive, I was grateful for the extra challenge in practice (as discouraging as it felt at times). Thanks!

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 157 158 + 1
Verbal 153 162 + 9
Total 310 Scored
320

Accessible review

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

made me familiar with test question styles and test-taking strategies

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 161 167 + 6
Verbal 154 156 + 2
Total 315 Scored
323

I am working full time at a software firm, that eats a lot of my daily time. Without Magoosh, my trial towards GRE would have been just a fool's errands. No doubt, Magoosh is now the most trusted partner for anyone with higher studies plans. With its structured and methodical approach, dedicated instructors and wonderful materials, Magoosh was definitely a life-safer to my GRE prep. And, I thank everyone wholeheartedly at Magoosh for being there. Wish you all a wonderful journey ahead.

*my special thanks to Chris and Mike; you guys rock!

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