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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 167
Total Scored
337

I cannot, in any way, skimp on lavishing you with praise. Magoosh was extremely helpful and played a huge part in my final score - especially in Verbal. I sampled question sets that my friends used from other providers such as Barron's, Kaplan, Princeton Review, etc. and I must say none of them could mimic the questions and answer choices standard of the GRE like Magoosh has.
And that's not all. The support is impeccable. In every single instance that I had doubts about particular questions and mailed you guys for help, you delivered. And the service was adequate every time.
Providing an excellent combination consisting of a great set of questions, great user interface, prompt replies to queries and superb support in general, to me, Magoosh is the ideal practice station for the GRE.

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

It helps me in quantitive reasoning ,especially in the sort of diagram.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 163 160
Verbal 154 164 + 10
Total 317 Scored
324

Get used to deal with unfamiliar question in limited time.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 318 167
Verbal 152 155 + 3
Total 470 Scored
322

improve my English

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

The Question bank helped me a lot especially in terms of the diverse questions with all levels of difficulties.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 168 170 + 2
Verbal 152 158 + 6
Total 320 Scored
328

too perfect
the tricks on videos are useful, the explainations are useful. Each of your answer is conscientious!

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Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 165
Verbal 170
Total Scored
335

The Magoosh quant questions were extremely hard for me, and that pushed me to learn more than I originally planned to. The videos were really helpful. It was good to take practice tests too.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 168
Verbal 153
Total Scored
321

The flash cards and vocabulary builder are very useful. The responses for any question are always in time and helpful.

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

help me familiar with the pace of gre test, and also provide lots of practice questions

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 163
Verbal 170
Total Scored
333

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.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 163 170 + 7
Verbal 153 154 + 1
Total 316 Scored
324

score up!

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 164 168 + 4
Verbal 159 162 + 3
Total 323 Scored
330

It helps me to know exactly what my weaknesses are and what I can do to strengthen it.

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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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