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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 156
Verbal 164
Total Scored
320

Honestly, I don't know what I would have done without Magoosh. I had absolutely no idea about the GRE and I found out that I needed to take it right away. I used the one month study schedule, which really helped focus my studying and improve my progress. I watched all the lesson videos, did all the vocab flashcards and almost all the practice questions. The video explanations after questions are the best thing; the experts went step by step through the problems and really helped to break down difficult questions.

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

Magoosh taught me many new math concepts and techniques, especially in integer properties, counting and word problems. I never knew there was actually a strategy for solving those problems about cars moving towards each other. I wish I had been taught all this in 5th grade.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 164 167 + 3
Verbal 148 159 + 11
Total 312 Scored
326

Magoosh helped me prepare at a higher difficulty level. I would like to thank bhavin and his team. Different and unique question set. Would definitely recommend it to every student who is planning to pursue GRE. Great job guys !

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 158
Verbal 163
Total Scored
321

Magoosh was exactly what I needed to prep for the GRE! After having been out of college for two years, I needed some serious refreshers - especially on math - and the videos and practice questions that included explanations were perfect. I only had five weeks to prep, so I liked that I could go at whatever pace I needed to using Magoosh. I know I would have not done nearly as well without it!

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 160 161 + 1
Verbal 158 166 + 8
Total 318 Scored
327

Magoosh helped me in a lot of different aspects. First, I came into the test the second time around with a clear strategy of when to skip problems and when to go at them, understanding the format very well. Additionally, particularly on the verbal section, the strategies I learned from Magoosh frequently enabled me to solve problems that included words I had never seen. I felt like I was ready to tackle any type of question the test could throw at me after Magoosh and that confidence presumably helped my score.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 168
Verbal 156
Total Scored
324

Being an engineer, maths has been my forte. I needed guidance on the verbal section. Magoosh's videos on the verbal section were of great help. I found the practice questions to be of high quality. You don't really another study resource for the GRE if you subscribe to Magoosh. To the Magoosh team, sweet job at the product. Keep it up! Cheers. :)

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

I really benefited from the wealth of questions to practice with, this helped re-tune my brain for the quantitative part of the exam. The detailed video answer for each question was also invaluable for understanding, and closing, the gaps in my knowledge. Whenever I was dissatisfied with a video explanation for an answer (rare!) my questions were answered promptly by a member of the Magoosh team, awesome customer support.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 149 163 + 14
Verbal 154 160 + 6
Total 303 Scored
323

Magoosh helped me refresh math concepts I hadn't seen high school in a clear non-intimidating way. Customer support helped with questions in a remarkably fast and friendly way. I was able to study on my own time so it actually got done. Having video answers was so helpful for someone like me who needs to hear and see to fully absorb it. I love Magoosh am so glad I gave it a try. I will recommend it to everyone I know!

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 169
Verbal 159
Total Scored
328

For me, the verbal section has been the major cause for concern ever since the SATs. The main thing Magoosh really helped me out with was with the many practice questions it offered. Practicing these on a daily basis consistently for 2 weeks really got me used to the style of questions the GRE asks. It definitely seems like Magoosh has researched the GRE quite a bit more than other practice guides, because the questions provided for practice are very similar to those on the real exam. The best thing was that every question had video explanations that were given for every question - this really helped me understand the reasoning behind the correct answer to every question. The "Very Hard" text completions were great practice, as they exposed me to what I could expect on the harder verbal section.

Another cool thing about Magoosh is its customer service - it's really helpful! I am grateful because Magoosh helped me by extending my subscription - which proved to be very useful for me at the end.

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

I was focusing mainly on math because I'm going for a master in engineering and i am a foreigner. I practiced on all the 700 math questions and scored way better than expected. Magoosh teaches you about all kind of questions and it become almost routine. If you make a mistake you can watch the video explanation and understand where you were wrong. you can be redirected to a lesson that explain the math theory behind the particular question. Often times it is useful to watch the video even if you get the answer right to see how Magoosh solved the problem and maybe find a faster approach.
In two week i was ready for the test and when there it was like every other day, just crunching out math problems. the test was for me easier than the question i used to find on magoosh. I am really thankful.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 163
Verbal 158
Total Scored
321

Magoosh helped me to get a deeper understanding of different topics (particularly the Math section).

The tips and tricks I learned through Magoosh helped a lot to get a better grip of the verbal section.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 167
Verbal 155
Total Scored
322

It was the only source of study material I used apart from the official ETS guides. When I began studying for the GRE, I had very little time (50 days) and no structured way of going about it. Magoosh's 30 day prep schedule (daily) worked really well for me. It gave me a structured and disciplined approach and helped me use my time efficiently. Also, whenever I had queries, they were answered by the Magoosh staff within a day. That is something I really appreciate and it helped me a lot. :)

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Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 168
Verbal 160
Total Scored
328

Clearly and simply explained the nuances of math and verbal sections of the GRE so much so that by studying for 3 weeks I was able to achieve a great result.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 165
Verbal 162
Total Scored
327

Reminded me of math topics I hadn't seen in a while and showed how to approach a lot of problems.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 164
Verbal 160
Total Scored
324

Magoosh was GREAT, to say the least!!! The reading comprehension and text completion questions prepared me for the hardest questions that could come on test day. The Quant practice questions also gave me a feel of how hard the questions can get,and served to remove my misconception that all quant questions are going to be easy.Had I not tried the Magoosh practice questions in the quant section, I would have had a really nasty surprise!!

If anyone out there is looking for a GRE prep product at affordable prices I'd recommend Magoosh wholeheartedly.Moreover the video lessons were not at all boring and gave me a lot of techniques that I could use to solve quant questions in 1- 2 minutes which I would take 5-6 minutes to solve, otherwise.Thank you to the Magoosh team!!
I did regret a bit that I was able to use the Magoosh product only for 15 days(as I subscribed only 15 days prior to the test).

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 167 168 + 1
Verbal 164 166 + 2
Total 331 Scored
334

Magoosh lessons and practice questions were very good and all I used to improve my score by 3 points. I am happy with that improvement, especially since I had bad sleep the night before and I already had a high score so there was little room for improvement.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 163
Verbal 170
Total Scored
333

Magoosh helped prepare me for the GRE by teaching me how to approach questions. As I worked through the practice questions and lessons provided by Magoosh, my understanding of how the test was set up, how the questions were worded, and what the questions were aiming at vastly improved.

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

Magoosh is unique from other courses due to their emphasis on self-learning and focus on core concepts, rather than learning superfluous tricks. More than the lectures themselves, the practice questions and their explanation are useful. A big thank you to all the Magoosh staff, this score wouldn't be possible without you guys!

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Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 166
Verbal 170
Total Scored
336

Magoosh helped me strategically approach verbal reasoning questions without second-guessing my vocab choices. It also provided a great math refresher, and helped me organize my studying.

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

- Vocab flashcards were EXTREMELY helpful; 90% of the vocab words that appeared in the verbal section had appeared in the Magoosh vocab flashcards
- Video tutorials on the essay section were also extremely helpful. I would have had no idea how to approach the essays if not for the video lessons
- Math practice problems were somewhat helpful, although the questions on my test did seem to differ dramatically from the majority of Magoosh practice problems

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

I took the GRE on 27th July. Unofficial score - 320 (quant 164 verbal 156). Magoosh was a huge help for me when it comes to GRE preparation. The vocabulary flashcard application (both web and the Android one) was very easy to use. Coming to the course material, the instructors (Mike and Chris) were absolutely brilliant. They have the ability to make complicated concepts very easy and intuitive.
Being an engineering student, the Quant section did not pose as much of a threat as the verbal section. However, the way in which Chris delivered the lectures was focused more on understanding the context rather than mugging up obscure vocabulary. The paragraph argument and reading comprehension strategies were really good and helped me a lot to improve.
Now coming to the Quant section, not only has the material been useful for the GRE but I feel that the approaches and strategies (estimation, backsolving and others) made me better at maths overall.
The practice problems are top notch. The website is really easy to use and has lots of tools (estimated score prediction, pie chart reflecting the performance, the average time taken, detailed analysis of all the questions attempted ) that help us analyze our performance and also serve as motivation to perform better.
Now coming to the blog - I think it's absolutely wonderful that you offer this resource for free. The blog has a plethora of tips, tutorials, practice problems, and strategies.
I watched all lessons and completed around 80% of the practice questions. Apart from this, I solved quite a few reading comprehension and paragraph argument questions from Manhattan prep guide books. Also, I practiced a bit of Quant from them. However, as I was short on time I did not go through the ETS material nor did I take any practice test (I did start a test once to get used to the user interface but did not complete it). I was nervous that my preparation had not been adequate but thanks to Magoosh my basics were covered and I ended up doing well.

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

I would not have gotten those scores without magoosh. The lessons were incredibly valuable and easy to understand. But most important were the video explanations of how to answer math questions.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 170
Verbal 158
Total Scored
328

Magoosh's online material has helped me a lot. The exhaustive question bank, the flashcards, the video lessons, have all been very informative. I could access it from anywhere and continue my preparation regardless of my location. What makes Magoosh stand out is it's all-round aid, starting from exam preparation up till college selection. Their blogs regarding the entire process have helped me gain insight and made my choices clearer. The faculty has been very supportive as well. Overall, Magoosh provides whatever it promises.
Cheers to Magoosh!

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 166 170 + 4
Verbal 149 161 + 12
Total 315 Scored
331

Magoosh was instrumental in improving my Verbal Score. Beginning with the Vocabulary, Reading Comprehensions, Text Completions etc. The practice Questions were very helpful and were right at the level expected at the GRE.

This gave me the self confidence to tackle these questions as Verbal was a weak point in my original GRE Preparation. The frequent practice tests were also instrumental in judging my own performance. This had simulated an environment similar to the actual GRE.

Thanks Magoosh Team!!!

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