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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 162
Verbal 164
Total Scored
326

I had not sat through any sort of math class or lecture in a solid 9 years. I gave myself 2 weeks and with some intensive studying through Magoosh I managed to cram all that lost information right back in there.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 169
Verbal 160
Total Scored
329

I was always good with math but Magoosh helped me to sharpen my skills. The videos were very good as they taught me how to approach a problem in GRE where there are time constraints. Also the practice questions for math and verbal were very good and are very similar to the actual GRE. The most surprising improvement, however, was my verbal score. I was very bad with vocabulary and always scored only around 150 in verbal in practice tests. But the approach taught by Magoosh for RCs turned everything around for me.Both, the videos and the practice problems, proved to be very useful to get familiar with GRE questions.Also the material suggested by Chris was very helpful. My vocabulary was very poor but as Chris suggested I studied the Barrons 1100 most frequent words along with magoosh e-book and finally that seemed to be sufficient. I am very happy with my score.
Thanks to Chris and Magoosh!

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 158
Verbal 156
Total Scored
314

I wasn't very happy with Magoosh. In fact, I wasn't happy at all. Rather, I was ecstatic! Let me preface my performance on the GRE by stating that I haven't been in an undergrad class for math or English in over 10 years. After obtaining my first Bachelor's degree, I went to nursing school. After several years of working as a nurse, I applied for CRNA school; for which the GRE is required. After a dismal performance on several practice questions, I began to go through Magoosh's lesson plans. I only allowed myself 5 weeks to prepare (not recommended), but was wholly dedicated. I worked a full time and part time job while preparing for the GRE, yet I still put in several hours daily. My practice scores steadily improved. I was thrilled with my score of 314 and 4.5 (although I had set 320 and 5 as a goal). Nevertheless, the average GRE score for those accepted in CRNA programs is about 302 and 4. Hence, I am excited to have performed accordingly. Had I given myself several months to prepare, I feel that I would have reached my goal. However, Magoosh allowed me to follow an organized study plan, learn the most in the least amount of time, and offered an affordable and effective product that is masterfully designed. I have since recommended Magoosh to three of my friends, one of whom has already begun using Magoosh (Kyle Mayo). He has previously taken the GRE with lackluster results. Kyle is already seeing the difference in his performance after just a few weeks of Magoosh. He, too, is excited about the product. Thank you and thank you, again. Your team is phenomenal in every way and is always willing to help.

P.S. Feel free to use my FB pic, I just don't have it on file.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 160
Verbal 168
Total Scored
328

Magoosh really helped me stay on track studying - I studied consistently each day, rather than trying to cram. The video lessons were immensely helpful in explaining concepts I had long forgotten or never learned in the first place and I utilized a number of the strategies during the actual exam. Math was my weaker area and the sheer number and diversity of practice questions was invaluable. Finally, the product provided good suggestions for additional study materials. And lest I forget, my questions were always answered extremely promptly and politely!

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

By going through all the Magoosh math problems and videos, I was able to become familiar enough with all the concepts so that I knew how to do every type of problem on the GRE. Since I tend to be very conscious and meticulous in general when I work problems, time tends to be my largest obstacle on these type of tests. Because Magoosh has the option of timing each problem, I was able to become more aware of my timing on the test. I am fairly confident that if I continued to work on my timing, my quantitative score would go up even more!

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 146 157 + 11
Verbal 164 167 + 3
Total 310 Scored
324

The video lessons and practice problems were invaluable. I previously studied just using books and PowerPrep, but the interactive lessons on Magoosh were such a huge help. I mostly used Magoosh for math, but I improved in verbal unexpectedly as well! I felt very prepared for the exam, and I did better than in practice sessions. Thanks!

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

Great video explanations with important tricks and tips to help solve problems quicker. The statistics were a great visual tool to discover weaknesses, and it provided motivation to do better on subjects.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 164
Verbal 169
Total Scored
333

Magoosh provided an organized and concise way to cover the topics tested by the GRE. I found it very easy to stay on task when using the video lessons, and the practice problems were quite helpful as well.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 162
Verbal 170
Total Scored
332

The video explanations of problem solving techniques, as well as overall test taking techniques really brought the material to life and made it more memorable than reading static words on a page. Also, the ability to easily combine different question types (e.g. algebra, geometry, probability, etc.) into one problem set is a great strength of Magoosh in comparison to written material. This made me much more comfortable with the way the actual GRE delivered questions in the Quantitative Reasoning sections.

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

The video lessons were very detailed and a great way to review challenging concepts. I also appreciated the detailed explanations and abundant practice questions.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 162
Verbal 165
Total Scored
327

The challenging verbal questions were great practice.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 163
Verbal 153
Total Scored
316

I had no clue how to begin my preparation. Magoosh provided me the initial momentum to get into the game. I loved the web interface--it was extremely user friendly. The pool of questions was quite challenging, and the blog is a wonderful place to learn more GRE strategies and tips and stay motivated for the exam. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with Magoosh and wish your team all the best!

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Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 165
Verbal 165
Total Scored
330

The practice problems were great to help expose me to a variety of test question formats and themes.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 154
Verbal 160
Total Scored
314

The strategies and videos were incredibly helpful. The utility of the site was very well crafted so that I could easily navigate around to best improve my studying.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 162
Verbal 165
Total Scored
327

-Immense help for someone who had no knowledge of the GRE.
-Recognizing time constraints.
-For someone who had limited time, it helped me set goals and a schedule that fit me personally, and the data of my weaknesses and strengths given the time constraints allowed me to study efficiently so as not to invest a disproportionate amount of time studying particular areas that would've seen very little benefit to my overall performance.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 156
Verbal 168
Total Scored
324

Greatly helpful, both in providing familiarity with format, question types, and timing, and, for the quantitative section, teaching me formulae and methodologies I had long since forgotten! A great product!

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 157
Verbal 155
Total Scored
312

I came across Magoosh pretty late during the course of my prep but I am extremely glad that I did. I could not afford a very expensive class for myself as I was limited by my income. Magoosh differs from every other site that I came across in this aspect. It provided an open extensive set of resources that made a huge difference to my studying. I was very intimidated by Math. The various posts written by Chris as to how to overcome the same helped me immensely. I absolutely loved the Vocab Wednesdays. It made the otherwise hard and dull process of reading and memorizing words interesting and easy. The number of resources that Magoosh has promoted using the blog has also helped me a lot. From Rachel's list of sites with good music to Chris's suggestions for using Quizlet and other sources for Verbal led to an easier process of studying. But this is not all. I love the fact that Magoosh does not stop with advice on GRE and extends to an entire process of application, the post- GRE phase. For a person from India, with very little knowledge on the criteria for admissions to various schools, I found posts regarding the minimum requirements by Parikh to various schools relevant. I am pretty bad with names so I was able to mention only the three names above, but I followed most of your blog posts and I would like to thank all of them who have been instrumental in putting the set of resources together to keep the blog so active. Thank you.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 148
Verbal 159
Total Scored
307

Amazing product. Math videos give step by step instructions. Verbal breaks down questions and helps you find the right answers even if you are unsure of all the definitions. I only had 3 weeks to study and have not been in a math class in over 10 years.

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

I used magoosh to top off my preparation over the last three weeks before I gave the gre. I can honestly say that the lectures, tips and practise questions were most helpful and made a huge difference in both my level of preparedness as well as confidence. Thank you for a great product and service :)

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 150
Verbal 161
Total Scored
314.5

I have 12 years of work experience and am far removed from using algebra and the nonsensical GRE math in real life. The practice and videos were invaluable. Using an online program is so different than how I studied when I was in college and first took the GREs years ago. I was a bit skeptical of Magoosh at the beginning, but now I would recommend it, especially to "older" people like me who didn't have this technology available to them in the past.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 151 157 + 6
Verbal 158 161 + 3
Total 309 Scored
318

This is my 3rd time taking the test (1st time: 155VR/150QR).

Magoosh really helped me out with my math score. You taught me many easy-to-understand/remember formulas that were very useful on the test. With regards to my verbal score, I've been living in Japan for the past year and I was really worried that it would decrease. It actually increased! Even though I had trouble recalling words, the strategies taught helped me approach the answer choices much better than before. I was able to formulate my own words before looking at the answer choices (so helpful!) and I was also able to make better-educated guesses/eliminations.

Thank you so much, Magoosh! :)

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 165
Verbal 162
Total Scored
327

I absolutely loved the Magoosh GRE experience. The videos made test prep a lot easier, and I was able to practice in actual test conditions. The video explanations for each answer were excellent.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 158
Verbal 165
Total Scored
327

This product was really great! Thank you SO much. Honestly it greatly improved my score. I took a practice GRE about three months before the actual test and only got in the 30th percentile in math and I think the 50 or 60th for Verbal but after using Magoosh and some of the resources Magoosh actually recommended to me (Manhattan, Quizlet, and Wordnik), I got in the 74th percentile for Math and the 95th for Verbal. Awesome!

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 167 165
Verbal 147 158 + 11
Total 314 Scored
323

Magoosh is outstanding!!!. I was really trying hard to improve my verbal score and found a great tutor, Chris Lele, in helping me to crack it. Chris has super talent of explaining verbal reasoning in lucid manner. When I started preparing, I set a goal of around 150-154 (realistic one!!!). I scored 158 which is beyond my initial expectations. Magoosh's materials helped me greatly in achieving this. I got lower score on Quant, I should blame only myself for wasting my time in solving toughest question and then running out of time!.

Chris's verbal video lessons are must for GRE aspirants. As Magoosh suggest, I would also recommend taking Manhatten GRE's 6 practice tests as they are the closest to actual GRE test.

I must say that Magoosh's email response for my questions is quick and resourceful. Thank you for all the help and I really admire your passion in teaching.

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