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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 162
Verbal 159
Total Scored
321

It gave me an insight into how quickly i was answering each question, by comparing it with the others average pace.
The review questions utility with numerous filters was really helpful. It helped me to go back and check my performance in questions that i was incorrect in, by mixing and matching different filters.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 167
Verbal 170
Total Scored
337

It helped me identify areas of math where I was weak and allowed me to study those specific areas. Magoosh also gave me much needed practice with the type of vocabulary and questions used in the critical reading section.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 147
Verbal 159
Total Scored
306

Timed practice questions helped, as well as video tutorials

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

I really enjoyed having video explanations for each question possible. The math videos were very clear on how to approach problems. The instructional videos are daunting at first glance because of the sheer number of them but they did help boost my confidence and provided a clear review of what was covered by the GRE.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 161
Verbal 162
Total Scored
323

It helped reinforce math skills and techniques that I had not practiced in 10 years. It also gave me very challenging questions to practice on.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 160
Verbal 164
Total Scored
i don't know my writing score yet...

Magoosh videos and practice questions were extremely helpful! Magoosh helped me gauge which topics I needed to review, and which ones I needed to improve my speed.

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

I was unsure how to go about preparing for the GRE. When I had almost lost of hope of scoring well on the GRE, a friend of mine referred Magoosh. I was hesitant at first to sign up for the premium service but after reading positive user reviews it didn't take me even a minute to register. Magoosh's user interface, quality of questions, practise tests and online help is unmatched. Magoosh is the real deal, the questions were 99% similar to what I got on the actual revised GRE. I would recommend Magoosh to everyone who is confused about how to go about preparing for the GRE.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 160
Verbal 167
Total Scored
327

I really liked using the math videos to relearn math concepts that I hadn't seen since high school. I originally tried using books to relearn these concepts but I just couldn't get myself to read paragraphs about math. I could, however, get myself to watch short videos where someone explained each problem to me step-by-step just like how my high school math teacher used to do it. I also really liked reading the blog postings, especially Vocab Wednesdays!

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

I was given excellent tools to brush up on math that I hadn't done in years, and was able to sharpen my reading comprehension skills even further than I already had as an English major.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 157
Verbal 165
Total Scored
322

I've been out of school many years now and needed to start basically from scratch when it came to math. I almost hate math and the videos lessenes my resistance to learning. I also love that Magoosh pointed me to other useful resources (ex. Manhattan GRE rather than Kaplan, which in turn led me to aldaily.com for interesting reads that will go with me beyond GRE studies). The practice questions gave me a pretty accurate estimate of my scores- I scored right in the middle of the predicted range. Your program gave me a no-nonsense preparation for the GRE.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 162
Verbal 167
Total Scored
329

Magoosh proved to be extraordinarily helpful in my preparation for the GRE. Prior to registering, I had purchased a Princeton Review prep book and gone through it in its entirety. After finishing it, I felt like I could still use some further preparation, and I am so thankful I found your service. If I had gone in with only the book, I would, without a doubt, have scored significantly lower than I did. Magoosh provided a forum in which I could see how much I actually knew about material on the test. The practice test functionality proved very helpful and gave me a good idea of what to expect on test day.

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

Math videos were particularly useful - crystallized a lot of concepts. The Integer section was particularly useful - taught me how to deal with those summing / LCM / GCD questions that had been plaguing me. I felt more confident after doing practice work and knew what my strengths and weaknesses were. Word problem examples were dead on.

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Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 161 165 + 4
Verbal 152 156 + 4
Total 313 Scored
321

The question bank offered provides a good variety of questions of varying difficulty levels. The feature of customizing the test according to your requirements is extremely helpful which allows you to concentrate on the weak areas and fine-tune your practice accordingly. The UI is clean and friendly. The explanations for all the chapters as well as questions are succinct and clear. I got an 8 point increase(313 to 321) in the revised GRE after using Magoosh 30-day premium plan.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 168
Verbal 159
Total Scored
327

The math section on magoosh was all I used to prepare for about a month, since I did not really care about the verbal sections.
The practice questions were perfect to prepare for the test, they were substantially more difficult so that the actual test felt not that tough at all. Also, Magoosh covers all the concepts and subjects required for a high GRE score. If you do and understand all the oractice questions, little can go wrong.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 155
Verbal 170
Total Scored
325

Going into the GRE, I was very rusty on the math--I graduated college over 15 years ago and took the GMAT 12 years ago, but since then I haven't done much math. I did all of the Magoosh lessons and all of the math practice questions (some of them over and over until I could get them right). It was an enormous help. The AWA content and the blog were helpful too. I didn't really use the verbal much because I was less concerned about my verbal score.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 160
Verbal 160
Total Scored
320

helped me review math and writing in 2 weeks.
Practice problems were helpful. My score was within Magoosh's score range for both sections. Not score I wanted so I might take again.

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.

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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.

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.

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