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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 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!!!

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 150 162 + 12
Verbal 154 162 + 8
Total 304 Scored
324

The videos taught me so much about methods and how to think about the problems in a different way. My favorite part was that I was able to e-mail them questions and get responses within a few hours when I didn't understand a part of a video, or why I got a practice question wrong.

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

I could not have done this without Magoosh! I took a couple of diagnostic tests back in December and scored in the 305-310 range. Magoosh's Vocab Building App, the flash cards app, and of course the lessons really helped me take it to the next level. I had not done any mathematics since high school over three years ago but the Math lessons were very clear and I was able to pick up 95% of the material from the first watch.

The Flash cards are JUST RIGHT! Every word in the vocabulary builder app was actually one I encountered in some question or test. This isn't the case with the flash cards and lists of some other providers which tend to have a lot of words that aren't actually common GRE words.

The AWA writing lessons are EXCEPTIONAL. Despite the majority of my coursework in college being centered around writing, the tactics and recommendations for approaching the questions and the test format were actually exceptionally helpful.

The Practice features and the ability to form practice tests and quiz sections with just the material I had studied that day was extremely useful. Being able to only focus on questions I had already answered incorrectly in the past also allowed me to focus on the parts of the test where I had the most room for improvement.

There was only time when I didn't quite get a question's explanation. I reached out to Magoosh over a weekend and even then, I got a clear response that was easy to understand in just a few hours.

Your product really is exceptional and affordable and I couldn't have jumped these 15-20 points up without it. Thank you so much!

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 166
Verbal 170
Total Scored
341.5

I took a practice test before starting studying and found that my quantitative skills really needed work. The practice problems especially helped me know what to expect and the video explanations for missed problems taught me how to tackle them on test day. Additionally, the AWA videos gave solid examples and strategies for the two essays. Overall, Magoosh is a solid product and I would recommend it strongly.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 159 170 + 11
Verbal 159 156
Total 318 Scored
326

Magoosh learning lessons and tips helped me throughout the preparation phase. I mostly relied on Magoosh alone for the exam strategies and preparation. Initially I followed magoosh 90 day study plan, watched Vocabulary videos by Chris (from youtube) and completed all the video lessons and exam tips. These videos were my fillers during office breaks or during travel. Quality of Magoosh practice questions are exceptional and are above par with GRE questions in terms of difficulty. Once I practiced with Magoosh questions, I felt the actual GRE more easier and familiar.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 161
Verbal 166
Total Scored
327

For me, the most valuable thing was the repetition and getting familiar with the question types. Knowing how the test will try to trick you, especially on the quant section, made me much more comfortable come test day.

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Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 148 160 + 12
Verbal 152 162 + 10
Total 300 Scored
322

I was able to get a good handle on what I needed to learn early (then to be honest I supplemented with Kaplan books for the busy work/ general studying) and then I took a ton of practice tests before the test to build stamina. The video explanations were awesome in helping to understand tricky concepts

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 164
Verbal 163
Total Scored
327

Because of Magoosh, I wasn't surprised by any of the questions on the GRE. Even when the trickiest question popped up, I remembered the advice of Mike and Chris and started working my way toward the answer.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 170
Verbal 154
Total Scored
324

Magoosh helped a lot by covering all the types of question one can face in the test. The key to get a good GRE score is to know the shortcuts to all the kinds of questions. Magoosh does a pretty good job of preparing the students for just that.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 161 170 + 9
Verbal 153 153
Total 314 Scored
323

Magoosh's lessons are of inestimable value, I was given excellent tips and tricks to brush up on math that I hadn't done in years. The questions in the quant section are really challenging and will help you overcome any predicament on the GRE test day.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 168
Verbal 169
Total Scored
337

Other than the official website and sample materials, Magoosh was pretty much the only resource I used to prepare for the GRE. The detailed lessons and the countless problem sets were invaluable in getting me prepared and confident for the test.

Magoosh also was very understanding and extended my subscription so that it could cover me till my exam date.

I am very grateful to Magoosh for guiding me through the whole prep process!

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

The main reason I opted for an online preparation plan was the fact that I could get my answers reviewed immediately- with video and text explanations; unlike the books where you don't get a feel of the actual test. Magoosh was especially helpful in helping me improving my speed, and the difficulty of all the questions was almost on par with that of the actual GRE!

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

Math lessons, practice problems, and practice tests. Having video lessons for each problem and links to relevant lessons was extremely useful in prioritizing what to study as I didn't have enough time to go through everything.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 170
Verbal 156
Total Scored
326

It was the best help I can ever get. In preparing for verbal I realized, it's not just about the vocabulary you build, but more about the logical analysis of sentences. The material provided by Magoosh was extensive and covered all possible types/difficulties of questions that came in the actual GRE. Speaking of quant section, I had a pretty good background actually, but even then Magoosh's hard, very hard questions came handy when the difficulty went up in my 2nd quant section.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 163
Verbal 164
Total Scored
327

Magoosh are purveyors of GRE-specific tips, tricks and strategies. The Magoosh course is a feast with a fantastic spread of blogs, instruction videos, practice questions and apps. In one sentence- Magoosh is heaven for any driven GRE test-taker. There is no shortage of knowledge or help here!

When I first started prep, I was particularly weak in math. With the aid of the blogs and easy-to-follow math videos, I was able to dust-off old high school concepts and revitalise my otherwise lethargic left brain.The Magoosh vocabulary resources were excellent and definitely helped me improve my Verbal score (the vocabulary app and the vocab e-book in particular).

Overall, Magoosh is a great option for GRE prep and in my opinion, wins over other tutorials. It is obvious that the minds behind Magoosh are detail-oriented and extremely thorough in their work!

Thank you Magoosh, thank you!

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 166
Verbal 155
Total Scored
321

Magoosh has tremendously improved my vocabulary to cope with highly academic words tested in the GRE. Magoosh practice questions are diverse, academic, well-explained and effectively match with those included in the actual test.

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

Magoosh helped me immensely with verbal practice. I used Magoosh's large question bank which contains high quality questions to learn the question patterns and practice thoroughly.

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

Magoosh was a life-saver! I loved the accessible and interactive videos, practice problems, and overall support. Before I started using Magoosh, studying for the GRE seemed like an impossible and intimidating task. Magoosh taught me exactly what I needed to know and helped me build the necessary skills to do well on test day. I am so grateful to Chris, Mike, and everyone at Magoosh! Thank you!

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Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 161
Verbal 159
Total Scored
320

Magoosh helped me a lot with Quant. The videos to the various lessons were amazing and the number of hard and very hard questions in their question bank helped me to tackle the actual gre questions.
The verbal videos are also superb, Chis Lele is an excellent teacher and his videos helped me a lot with RC's and SC.

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 162
Total Scored
330

Magoosh didn't only allow me to make my concepts crystal clear but also allowed me to analyze my performance at every step. I knew where I was going wrong and which types of questions I needed to pay special attention to. Also the videos provided me with nifty tricks that bumped my overall score by 4-5 points easily.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 153 156 + 3
Verbal 163 166 + 3
Total 316 Scored
322

After almost 10 years removed from academia, Magoosh was integral in refreshing the math skills necessary for tackling the quantitative section of the GRE. I found the explanations and general math tips so helpful that I did not require additional study material. The Magoosh verbal practice problems also greatly increased the speed by which I could analyze difficult verbal passages which I believe resulted in my high verbal score.

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

Magoosh helped me review (and let's be honest, learn for the first time) many of the math skills I hadn't used in years. It also helped by providing a list of important vocabulary words to learn and the Flashcards to learn them with. I took advantage of the practice problems and tests to help me get a feel for the style and timing of the test and the score predictor was quite accurate. The videos about the essay sections also helped give me an idea of what to focus on when writing so I could use my time effectively. Most of all, Magoosh helped me plan out and focus my studying and get the most out of every hour.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 170 170
Verbal 154 162 + 8
Total 324 Scored
332

I liked all the lectures. Before I learn from Magoosh, I always answered the questions without confidence. After knowing how GRE wants me to read and answer, it was so much easier for me to manage time, and complement my weakness. Also, practice tests were really helpful! I recommend Magoosh for anyone :)

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