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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 164
Verbal 164
Total Scored
328 overall

The quant lessons were EXTREMELY helpful, especially for things like finding the number of prime factors, finding the units digit of some large number to some number, and counting questions. The vocab flashcards for common words were also very helpful for verbal. I also got quite a bit of help from the practice questions and my single one-hour math tutoring session. Practice test was also immensely helpful and pretty reflective of my accurate score.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 156 167 + 11
Verbal 162 165 + 3
Total 318 Scored
332

Practice problems helped me learn which tricks to look out for on math problems. Flash cards helped vocabulary improve slightly.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 166
Verbal 157
Total Scored
323

Magoosh helped me skim through the explanations. It helped me avoid silly mistakes in the quant section, and the tips on each question helped me analyse and improve myself. Verbal was my weak section, in the beginning I started off with a 145 score and improved till 157 through videos and practice. Flash cards too were super helpful !!! Thanks a lot Magoosh!!

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 161
Verbal 164
Total Scored
325

Magoosh helped me by walking me through the math section starting with the basics and building on those skills.By comparing my projected verbal and math scores, I felt confident in my verbal skills, freeing me up to focus on the quant section. Also, by providing me with very challenging math questions, I could push myself further and feel like the real quant was easy by comparison.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 166
Verbal 160
Total Scored
326

Magoosh was awesome! For the verbal section, it really helped to figure out the process to answer questions efficiently. The guided explanations on the math section helped me learn where my shortcomings were and helped me improve.

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

Magoosh gave me every tool necessary to be successful on the GRE! The study schedules were awesome even laying out Day by Day (which is what I needed) telling me what to do!

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Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 159
Verbal 163
Total Scored
322

I felt confident and prepared going into my first GRE - I knew what I was facing and was ready to do my best.
Helped with: Being prepared for the test format and types of questions; vocab practice; integer properties; quick math tips;

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 161
Verbal 166
Total Scored
327 and 6.0 out of 6.0 on the writing section

Magoosh streamlined the process for me by giving me exactly what I needed to study/learn in a short time frame. I had only a month AND I was working full time, so the program was helpful by giving me a day by day breakdown of everything I should do.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 166
Verbal 159
Total Scored
325

Practice problems with varying difficulty and custom tests helped a lot. Vocabulary flashcards were extremely helpful.
The question banks were more than sufficient for me (didn't refer anything else except a bit of Reading comprehension questions from the 5lb manhattan book). In the last week, I only solved the very hard/hard questions of both sections which covered most concepts.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 167
Verbal 161
Total Scored
328

I absolutely loved studying with Magoosh. The videos are amazing, they made everything simple for me. I was very weak in verbal in the beginning but Magoosh taught me how to answer each question type analytically. The teachers are really great! I am very thankful to Magoosh.

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

The online portal was one thing that turned the tide in my favor. I would advise anyone out there to utilize the portal to the maximum possible extent, be it the practice questions or the practice tests or even the GRE vocabulary builder. The vocabulary book that was provided, was another important factor in maximizing my score. Needless to say, the faculty were extremely supportive and were instrumental in planning out my preparation. I would go to the extent of saying that I was the weakest factor in this whole process. The institute was so beneficial to me. Taking numerous practice tests some days before the actual exam proved to be a masterstroke. Each individual has his or her own strong and weak points. Magoosh played an important role in enhancing my strengths and converting my weaknesses into my positives.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 167
Verbal 154
Total Scored
321

The detailed analysis of questions in the verbal section helped me identify my strengths and weaknesses; the video lessons and prompt mail replies helped me work on my weaknesses. This helped in identifying and practicing question types that were difficult for me. Both part and full time practice tests helped to assess my performance in real test conditions.

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Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 160 166 + 6
Verbal 154 155 + 1
Total 314 Scored
321

Magoosh gave me the final push to getting that quantitative score that I really felt I could achieve with a little more practice. The material was excellent and the lectures were refreshing; it helped me pick up on tricks that I never thought about despite having been studying math all my life. They respond promptly, answering your questions succinctly. Highly recommended to anyone who wants a great resource to prepare for the GRE.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 170
Verbal 164
Total Scored
334

The large number of questions helped me get a feel of the exam and gain confidence. Score estimate shown was very accurate. The video lessons helped by revealing strategies that have an immediate positive benefit.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 168
Verbal 163
Total Scored
331

The questions of varying difficult level along with the answer explanation was really helpful. Also helpful was the entire website structure, compared to the other lesson provider sites I have visited.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 163
Verbal 160
Total Scored
323

Having only a month to prepare for the GRE I dont know how it would have been possible to be successful without using Magoosh.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 164
Verbal 162
Total Scored
326

Hi team.
Magoosh is definitely the best option for GRE prep. I dont say this lightly or without experiencing several different types of coaching. I had forgotten a couple of the important math concepts, so the math videos were a great refresher.
Since the videos are short and easy to understand, I could go through concepts really quickly and effectively. The verbal vocab app is simply the easiest way to learn a lot of vocab, that does appear on the test, quickly. Further, the explanation videos are always crystal clear and make the concepts really stick.
Lastly, I thought the team did a great job answering my doubts promptly and comprehensively. I didnt really need private tutoring since the team did such a good job clearing my doubts.
I didn't study for very long ( a month at max, really), but Magoosh let me maximize the time I spent during that month studying.

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

Magoosh helped me to understand the key points for performing the best. Even being a senior student in the math department, I had learned several solving techniques, so I have saved a lot of time during the test. Thanks to the huge pool of tasks I trained a lot and the results overwhelmed me in positive way, especially verbal score.

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Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 160
Verbal 162
Total Scored
328

Magoosh's comprehensive coverage of the topics in the video format, supplemented by their reading material, was very helpful. The portability and cost were unbeatable, as well. I also appreciate that they helped direct me to outside sources for extra practice. Plus, they were very fast and thorough in answering my questions, even during the holidays!

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 156 164 + 8
Verbal 159 159
Total 315 Scored
323

Magoosh helped me by offering a proper set of tools to organize my time studying. I loved the amount of questions and the detailed explanations given in every single one. Thanks also to the way the platform is designed it allows students to customize practice sessions or to watch video lessons according to their needs.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 164 166 + 2
Verbal 156 162 + 6
Total 320 Scored
328

Magoosh is really great! My first score on the GRE wasn't bad (320), but I was looking for more. Then I choose Magoosh to prepare for this second test. I had only 21 days to prepare, and I the video lessons and video explanations for questions were integral to my success: I was able to improve my overall score by 8 points! During my short preparation for the second test, I solved more than 800 questions and took Magoosh test practices. It was really helpful, and I certainly recommend Magoosh for people who need high GRE scores.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 169
Verbal 158
Total Scored
327

Kudos to Magoosh team for providing quality service at an affordable rate. You get value for your money and I am 100% happy with the results. The video lessons are awesome. Great organization of the topics and super presentation. The 'tips' and 'tricks' are time savers. Believe me guys - those really help. The practice questions are of almost simliar difficulty to what you are likely to encounter in actual test.

Love the way Chris takes us through the verbal section. I am not a native English speaker, and I found his way of teaching really helpful to quickly get familiarized with the verbal concepts. Mike also has done a great job - I always felt that is how Math should be taught. He was always focusing on getting your basics right rather than making you byheart a bunch of formulas for the test. 5 STARS.

'Magooshing' really helps !!

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

I haven't taken a math class in 10 years so I desperately needed a refresher on geometry, algebra, counting techniques, and probability. The Magoosh video lessons helped me remember the high school math I'd forgotten and taught me what tricks to look out for on the test. In my experience, learning how to take the test was just as important as learning test content. The large selection of practice questions on Magoosh gave me something new to learn every day, and the video explanations for each question ensured that I understood my mistakes when I got a question wrong.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 147, 152, 155, 157 160 + 13
Verbal 144, 149, 149, 153 165 + 21
Total 291 Scored
325

Magoosh helped me in many ways! For example, I was able to re-familiarize myself with many of the math concepts I had forgotten. Similarly, I feel Magoosh helped me hyper-prepare for the types of quantitative questions on the actual test. That is, I felt prepared for just about any question thrown my way. I also found the small tips and tricks very helpful for time-management purposes.
Regarding the verbal help, I would say knowing and practicing the words in the Magoosh vocabulary app is a must. Early on in my studying, I would practice words almost every day. Many of the words in the app were also on the actual exam.
In regards to analytical writing, I think Chris did a fantastic job of outlining both sections. I liked how he used an actual prompt and provided examples of fallacies - very helpful come test day.
Finally, I REALLY appreciate all the help from the Magoosh tutors! Thank you all. They did a great job of answering just about all of my questions in an easy to understand way. Moreover, they could not be more friendly! I applaud you all. The return on investment is huge. I honestly cannot believe how much you guys are willing to help given the low cost of a premium membership. Applause all around, guys! Thank you.

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