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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 167
Verbal 168
Total Scored
335

Magoosh helped keep me on track, at a much lower price point than other test prep systems. I followed the one-month plan, and was happy to do small pieces of prep each day. While I couldn't keep up the pace with a full-time job (as the guide warned me), I still believe Magoosh helped me a lot. I learned general strategies (number sense, not looking at the verbal answers without my own answer), a sense for timing, and most importantly, I always had a plan to follow so I couldn't second-guess myself.

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

I can't say enough good things about Magoosh! There was a wide range of resources available to me, all in one place: Practice questions with video explanations, blog posts, vocabulary guides, flexibility with chunking problems into practice sections/tests, concise and engaging video lessons...

My subscription was well worth the price. Self-paced studiers will love this product!

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

I used Magoosh to identify areas of weakness and target my studying. The 3 month advanced student study plan was great!

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 166
Verbal 167
Total Scored
333

Lots of practice and awesome flash cards. Plus I used the verbal videos to get a clearer understanding of what kind of questions they tested on.

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

I learned valuable techniques to use and perspectives to take during the verbal reasoning sections that I would not have come up with by myself. The detailed explanations, including the breaking down of sentences to find the key words in order to select the appropriate words, helped me tune my focus to answer those questions and approach the questions from a more logical-based perspective.

The adaptability of Magoosh challenged me and better prepared me for the actual exam. Specifically, the practice tests, which included the experimental section, gave me a good idea of what to expect on test day. The ETS practice tests provided online through the company only have four sections.

Working almost exclusively on the computer--I studied vocabulary using note cards--was also great preparation for the actual test, as I was comfortable with the ETS format and also staring at a computer screen for long periods of time.

Magoosh has such a melange of practice questions that I did not have to repeat questions in order to continue preparing. In fact, I did not go through all of the practice questions provided by Magoosh, although I felt well prepared based on the amount of practice I did.

The explanations for the essay section clearly outlined the premise of each essay and provided pragmatic approaches to writing each of them.

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

Great way to review math and figure out what I needed to focus on. Thanks!

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

The videos were helpful (I watched all except the math), and the Math Formulas e-book was good as a refresher. The practice tests were at the right level of difficulty, and the ability to take section-like quizzes was great.

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

I was aided most of all by the statistics, which showed me in percentages which type of questions I was answering incorrectly. This allowed me to focus more on those type of questions rather than than all types of questions, e.g. I could answer only 60% of text completion questions correctly. When I realized this, I watched the lesson videos and solved questions of only that type till I got my percentage above 85%.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 161 165 + 4
Verbal 157 165 + 8
Total 318 Scored
330

Before taking the GRE for the first time, I tried a variety of study materials and didn't find any to be very helpful. Magoosh, on the other hand, was exactly what I needed. Magoosh offers very thorough study materials for both the verbal and quantitative sections. I especially loved that the Magoosh questions are significantly more difficult than the actual GRE questions, so when I took the real test it seemed easy!

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 166
Verbal 158
Total Scored
324

After taking numerous full-length practice tests (on the ETS website, Magoosh, Manhattan, etc), I was prepared to get a score of about 300, 310 at most. But I managed to get 324, totally out of my range. How'd that happen? Well, Magoosh.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 150
Verbal 161
Total Scored
311

Without Magoosh I never would have done this well on my sitting of the GRE. I used the product on and off for about a month to prepare and I was impressed with how similar Magoosh's practice questions were to the actual exam questions. Although I'll be taking the exam again, I'm satisfied with my first score and feel much more confident to approach the second exam. I'm now ready to spend more time working on addressing my problem areas (quant, in particular!) and prep for the next exam. In addition, I was also impressed with how affordable Magoosh was in comparison to other GRE prep products. For less than $100 I received much better instruction than friends who spent much more on GRE prep classes!

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 150
Verbal 158
Total Scored
308


I couldn't have asked for a better product to prepare me for the GRE. Magoosh offers all the benefits of a personal tutor without the high price. The lesson videos made me feel comfortable with much of the GRE's content and formatting. The practice sections helped me work on my pace and were extremely indicative of the difficulty level of questions I would encounter on the actual test. Each question's individual video explanations clarified many questions I had. Even further, I was able to email Magoosh about specific questions I had if something was unclear, and I always received a prompt, thorough response. Lastly, the email I received the day before my test with test day tips was greatly comforting, as was the congratulatory email I received the day after my test. It was so reassuring knowing I wasn't going through this process alone. I am very pleased with this extensive support Magoosh has offered.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 163
Verbal 157
Total Scored
320


Thank you Magoosh team for your help :)

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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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