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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 165
Verbal 154
Total Scored
319

Video explanations for Verbal section is really great.It helped me a lot.Overall experience with Magoosh gre is satisfactory and value for money.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 156
Verbal 152
Total Scored
308

Good visuals.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 147 153 + 6
Verbal 152 162 + 10
Total 299 Scored
315

The video lessons & explanations were extremely helpful. I'm a better visual & tactile learner, so going through the motions with instructors step-by-step really helped me to learn the concepts I otherwise might have missed by going through a book on my own.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 162
Verbal 168
Total Scored
330

By practicing on an actual computer.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 154
Verbal 168
Total Scored
324

I would have probably been lost without Magoosh. I liked having the visual mixed with auditory learning. It was like someone was teaching me a concept with mostly easy to understand explanations, but I could pause them and go back as necessary. I couldn't afford a big Kaplan study program, but Magoosh gave me the affordability, flexibility, and knowledge that I needed.

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

It helped me prepare for the GRE immensely. I live in a very rural without access to bookstores or GRE prep classes so having access to so many practice questions anywhere I go was very helpful.

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Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 154 154
Verbal 154 154
Total 308 Scored
308

I must have been overconfident. I got the same score as before.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 170
Verbal 169
Total Scored
339

I have no doubt that Magoosh was a significant factor in my preparation. I was already confident in my math and verbal abilities, but the detailed features of your Dashboard (especially being able to see an elaborate breakdown of how much time I was spending on different question types) allowed me to pinpoint several areas that I needed to sharpen. This definitely saved me a considerable amount of study time and energy.

I also used your Help tab to ask for clarification a few times and I always received a prompt, friendly, and thorough response. It was really nice to know this was available as needed.

And perhaps the most pivotal factor: your practice questions are consistently of higher quality than the questions offered by Kaplan, Princeton Review and other test prep 'factories'. Judging from the free online practice tests offered by these companies (and from their books I borrowed from friends):

- Kaplan's questions seem crafted to work with their "method". But this is only guaranteed to help if Kaplan is also writing ETS's questions (which, of course, they are not).
- The credited answers to some of PR's reading comp questions do not follow logically from the passages (that is, unless you employ the exact form of subtly erroneous logic that you must avoid on the difficult questions on the real GRE).
- Kaplan, PR, and several of the other well-known companies emphasize vocab memorization. Actually they emphasize drowning yourself in immeasurable mountains of esoteric words. This is utterly useless and a waste of one's limited study time and mental energy. A well-rounded vocabulary is essential, but you don't need to build up a vault of arcane terminology. Even the few mysterious words on the real test were not completely unfamiliar. I had seen or heard them before and could, for the most part, get a sufficient feel for their connotations simply based on context and intuition.

I didn't find any of these problems with Magoosh's content: the recommendations for how to allocate your study time are reasonable, the solutions given for the practice questions are applicable beyond the problems designed by Magoosh and, most importantly, they value the idea that to consistently solve problems correctly requires an intuitive grasp of why the solutions work.

Finally, Magoosh is just much more affordable than their competitors. Cheaper and better is quite the combination.

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

Wow, Magoosh was the most awesome GRE prep material/program I used! When I started studying for the GRE months ago I could barely get more than a couple quantitative questions right. After using the videos and hundreds of practice questions I raised my quantitative score significantly. I only needed to score a 149 in Quant for the school of my choice but I was able to score 5 points above that cutoff number (154 raw score)! Although I was already strong in verbal I believe that the many tips offered in those videos also helped me to improve as well.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 158
Verbal 147
Total Scored
305

Immensely. It really opened my eyes, gave me a holistic experience.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 168
Verbal 161
Total Scored
329

I owe a lot of my success to the awesome Magoosh product. It helped me know what to expect in the actual exam. The video explanation with each question is what sets apart Magoosh from other coaching products. The Magoosh blog was also a great supplement in my preparation.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 168
Verbal 161
Total Scored
329

Magoosh was great with a very responsive team that provided timely feedback on each and every query. Keep it up guys!

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Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 158
Verbal 155
Total Scored
313

The videos were amazing. It was a lot easier to watch a step by step video explanation than to read a paragraph from a review book. The amount of practice problems helped too. Although I crammed for a last minute GRE test, I know that Magoosh helped immensely!!

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 158
Verbal 149
Total Scored
307

The product gave me really a strong grip on the basics and on how the tackle different problem which I was lacking before. The product also provided a huge amount of questions which really helped me to understand how to tackle different problems. Above all the good part was each question had a video explanation which really showed how the question can be solved. This is the best product for GRE.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 153 158 + 5
Verbal 150 151 + 1
Total 303 Scored
309

Good math practices. Valuable techniques to do the quantitative section faster.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 154
Verbal 155
Total Scored
309

The instructional videos were helpful. The practice tests were also very helpful.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 157
Verbal 159
Total Scored
316

I had less than a month to prepare for the GRE.I was extremely weak in Math having been out of touch with math for nearly 7 years.So taking the GRE seemed an uphill task.So I was loking for someone to take me step by step over all the math concepts.After some research on the net I found everyone was raving about Magoosh and I found it to be really cheap as compared to other products in the market.So I signed up for it and I now realise if it hadnt been for Magoosh I couldnt have done the GRE.I watched all the math videos.They explained all the concepts.They helped me 'think' math rather than blindly plug in the formulas.The Verbal ebook and the Magoosh blog was just excellent.After watching the videos,I solved as many problems as I could in the limited time available to me.I know that my score is pretty average but without Magoosh I would have scored <300 .So thanks a ton you guys !!

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 158
Verbal 160
Total Scored
318

-great practice questions with the answered explained in writing and video
-helpful tutorials on all major topics
-adaptive setting
-practice test setting

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Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 145
Verbal 160
Total Scored
305

Awesome product, I just unfortunately spent more.time on algebra and exponents and it seemed like the preponderance of the focus was on geometry

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 162
Verbal 150
Total Scored
312

As a novice not knowing where to start,how to start your blog and product both helped me a lot.
Intillaly just following the feeds of the blog(the best blog for GRE till date) and buying prep plan is
the best thing i did to start the preparation of GRE.Practice questions and video explanation for
every question were infact difficult than the original GRE,even some quant questions on exam day were almost the
same as practice questions.People reading this review either novice or expert in math/verbal will surely
need this product,you wont regret it.
Thankyou very much magoosh without you i couldn't have made this far.

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

Magoosh very much helped me get a great score. Having completed high school 19 years ago, I felt quite out of it. The video lessons and tons of practice questions were very helpful. The math practice was tougher than the actual GRE, and prepared me quite well.
Thank you very much.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 710 162
Verbal 320 142
Total 1030 Scored
304

Mostly the tips and the lessons. The lessons clarify a lot of concepts in a brief and clearly way.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 162
Verbal 159
Total Scored
321

Magoosh helped provide the tools and strategies needed to succeed on the GRE. The quantitative section was very helpful to review formulas. The verbal lessons on video were of a very high quality and contained vital insight.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 135 138 + 3
Verbal 148 150 + 2
Total 283 Scored
820

The math lessons and practice helped somewhat to improve my score on the math sections of the GRE. But I didn't have much use for the verbal practice, I was already very strong on those sections. Overall the product gave me a slight three point increase and a little more confidence for the math portion of the GRE exam.

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