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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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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.

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.

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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!

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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.

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

Like a ton, like way more than I'm prepared her but I'm so writing a Google review or something!

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

With my Indian background, I was always inclined towards math. Magoosh helped me this with around 650 math problems and that was all I ever wanted to for a long time! I actually only picked up on English and it was too late. But it helped me in a way which I found really amazing. Everything was organised and with each problem, you had related lessons. I'm actually kind of going to miss Mike's and Chris's voices!

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 150 158 + 8
Verbal 167 163
Total 317 Scored
321

I needed to get in the 70th percentile in Math for certain programs I am interested in. After using another test prep interface to prepare for the first time I took the GRE, I found myself scoring in only the 38th percentile. I scheduled a retake for about a month in the future and immediately started using Magoosh. After using the math videos, I felt that I understood the basic concept quickly (and possibly better than I did when I learned them 10 years ago). I was able to improve my math score by 8 points and get the 70th percentile score that I needed. Magoosh is a good option because they let you ask questions when you are confused and get an answer quickly via email.

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.

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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. :)

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.

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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. :)

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.

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