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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 164 166 + 2
Verbal 154 160 + 6
Total 318 Scored
326

It provided ample amount of practice and really helps us gauge our improvements over time. It was very handy to have the app as well, since it helped me prepare on the go.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 170
Verbal 161
Total Scored
331

Magoosh helped me understand the format of the GRE and revise the concepts. The blog is quite useful too.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 150 157 + 7
Verbal 155 167 + 12
Total 305 Scored
324

Tons of questions. Great videos with great explanation. The questions were challenging. They really helped me. I got used to the test, so that I finished mot sections on my real test a few minutes early. I improved 19 points because of your program. Thanks so much! I cannot tell you how grateful I am to all at Magoosh. This test score could have huge lifelong implications.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 161
Verbal 170
Total Scored
331

Magoosh taught me all the math! I knew nothing before I started studying with Magoosh. The program also helped with strategies for verbal and getting in the head of the test writers rather than relying on my own instincts for the very hardest questions, especially reading comprehension.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 164
Verbal 156
Total Scored
320

The video explanations were just fantastic. Plus you get a reality check via the score estimator which helps to keep your head down in tough situations. The help that I received from the Student Help team was too good ! Thanks Briana and Chris !!

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 169 170 + 1
Verbal 156 159 + 3
Total 325 Scored
329

Lots of good quality practice questions, with the flexibility provided by "Custom Practice" helped a lot.
The Text and Video explanation for each question together helped me improve.

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

Amazing practice questions from Magoosh. Prepared me to tackle all types of problems and avoid the traps GRE could throw at me on the exam day. Great support team that kept me company and even extended my subscription till the exam date!

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 158 168 + 10
Verbal 158 163 + 5
Total 316 Scored
331

1. The questions are excellent. Absolutely magnificent. The important thing about the GRE is that it is not necessary that you will ace it if you simply practice difficult problems (like the ones in Manhattan Prep). GRE 'difficult' is subtly different from the 'difficult' of other test prep material. The 'Hard' questions on Magoosh are astonishingly accurate to the hardest questions one can expect on the GRE. This is the practice that is required. I do not recall encountering any question as difficult as the 'Very Hard' Magoosh questions.

2.The support team. None of my questions/doubts went unanswered for more than a day. That is incredible. All of my doubts were answered clearly, and I never felt the need to reply to any email with counter questions, such was the clarity of the explanations.

3. I have practiced from Manhattan, Barrons, Kaplan. None of these have accurate questions whatsoever. The 'Easy' questions are not compatible with the 'Easy' on the GRE. Nor are the medium and hard sections.

5. If I don't sound convincing enough, here's the bomb - I never even touched official ETS material during my prep except for the Powerprep mock tests. It's true. I practiced ENTIRELY from Magoosh!

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

It provided many challenging practice questions. I also loved the custom practice feature which allowed me to practice the quantitative section under the actual time constraints.

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

In my practice exams when I first started studying, I was scoring in the 140s on each section and knew I had a long way to go. I studied hard for two months, watching all the videos I could and taking plenty of practice exams and test questions, and I can't believe how much I improved. I am thrilled with my scores and so happy I don't need to retake it for a better score! The video lessons really prepared me for even the toughest questions. The quantitative reasoning lessons in particular were critical to my success. I'm applying to schools confidently now that I have a good score under my belt! Being able to study anywhere was really handy - I could watch videos on the treadmill or study flashcards during my lunch.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 168
Verbal 153
Total Scored
321

I realized that there are a lot more words that I didn't know. Moreover, an Android app helped me to master some of them.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 169
Verbal 155
Total Scored
324

Magoosh's detailed video lessons and explanations helped me the most in understanding my weak areas and correcting them. Also, the email assistance offered was really comprehensive and I never had any doubt left unanswered.

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

Magoosh was extremely user friendly. The interface made it easy to navigate the different study topics, and the videos were concise and easily digestible. I really enjoyed the explanations of all the answers, walking you through the thought process required to arrive at the right answer. There are tons of helpful GRE test taking tips riddled throughout the videos too, they are extremely helpful.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 165
Verbal 155
Total Scored
320

Magoosh provided me with a rich set of Math and Verbal questions that helped me achieve a score I did not expect! During all my tests, I had an average score of 314 but on the test day, I scored a 320! I would solely ascribe this to time management and patience. By taking around 10 different practice tests, I was able to maintain my aplomb throughout the test. Magoosh's predictions of my score was really close to my actual GRE score and their slightly tough questions made the actual ETS GRE questions seem easier.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 170
Verbal 157
Total Scored
327

A lot! Especially at the beginning when I needed to get going with my GRE prep: learning all the maths concepts, learning about the content of the exam... It is much more lively and less painful to do this with videos from the Magoosh website rather than with numerous and heavy books from ETS or unofficial competitors! I would definitely recommend Magoosh around me and I'm also considering using the Magoosh prep for the TOEFL which I also need to take.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 165
Verbal 158
Total Scored
323

Question-by-question feedback on the time taken to solve the question, in addition to the answer, gives much more visibility into problem areas that one should work on.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 168
Verbal 168
Total Scored
336

The variety of questions in Magoosh's question bank, combined with video and text explanations which provided a logical line of reasoning, were very helpful. My favorite feature was that I could filter questions and only view my incorrect/flagged answers, which I would incorporate into a custom practice session. The lesson videos in math helped me recall several basic concepts, and in verbal, taught me how to rationally approach questions I was struggling with. The GRE Flashcards app proved invaluable, as almost all of the words I encountered in the actual GRE were covered there. Most of all, the warm customer service was very encouraging.

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

Magoosh has a lot of different types of questions and they are actually more challenging than the real test.

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Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 170
Verbal 161
Total Scored
331

help promote my answering speed

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 160 167 + 7
Verbal 164 170 + 6
Total 324 Scored
337

The detailed explanations that accompany every one of the nearly 1,200 questions were an amazing resource. I improved my combined score by 13 points, not only due to dedicated practice of the Magoosh questions, but also by reviewing the explainations. I never left a question feeling like I didn't understand the topic. This was a big investment of time and energy to watch ever video and do every question but one that greatly paid off in the end. Thank you Magoosh for giving me the resources and guidance to succeed.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 160
Verbal 162
Total Scored
322

Magoosh math lessons were instrumental in bolstering my quant skills. Mike McGarry, the math lesssons instructor, presents each subject concisely and clearly with plenty of great tips to sharpen number sense. From assessment test to test day, I improved my quant score by 12 points. Thanks, Mike!

In addition, Magoosh's massive question bank with adaptive difficulty offers a verisimilitude unlike any study material I have encountered. No doubt adaptive difficulty is the best way to study. It was worth every penny!

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 169
Verbal 157
Total Scored
326

It helped me getting hold of the varying contexts involved when solving questions related to filling in blanks and reading comprehension a lot. By practicing questions under time constraint using custom practice tests helped me improve my vocabulary. Also, suggestion related to analytical writing also helped me a lot.

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

The quantity and variety of practice questions was very helpful. It took a few hundred quant questions before the question types seemed to "click", so I was grateful to have so many to practice with. The computer interface was close to the real thing, and the timing information helped me see if I was on pace. Also, the study schedules helped me see what books were worth using to supplement Magoosh. Overall, I'm really glad I choose to use Magoosh as my main study tool!

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

Learning the format and many if the general math principles. Specifically rates and work as well as probability and combinations.

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