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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 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 :)

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 162 169 + 7
Verbal 152 161 + 9
Total 314 Scored
330

Magoosh helped me improve in many aspects. I felt intimidated by the problems. This time around, with the help of Magoosh I managed to consolidate over my fear of reading comprehension.

During the last six months, not only have I learnt quiet a lot of “in-context” vocabulary but also developed a liking for perusing literary jargon in newspapers and magazines. Thus, I think preparing for GRE through Magoosh ( though I used practice tests from other resources ) is going to have a long-term impact and the texts I once felt were recondite would not appear to be insurmountable.

Not to mention, my overall score improved 16 points, from 314 to 330, which I consider a mere side-effect if I see how far have I come in last 6 months. I hope they offer life-time memberships, would always enjoy reading and answering new problems.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 166
Verbal 163
Total Scored
329

Test strategies were AWESOME, videos and practice questions were a great way to touch up on topics I was unfamiliar with or hadn't seen in a while. Also, all the data that Magoosh provides on your practice question performance is AMAZING

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 167
Verbal 153
Total Scored
320

Magoosh helped me to quickly cover topics for the verbal section, guiding me on how to tackle problems. All the strategies for verbal problems really helped me and kept me interested. The video lectures are superb and they comprehensively cover every topic giving examples while discussing a topic.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 160 167 + 7
Verbal 150 155 + 5
Total 310 Scored
322

I spent three hours a day practicing all the questions. I also followed the Magoosh 1-month study plan.

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Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 159 161 + 2
Verbal 156 164 + 8
Total 315 Scored
325

It gave me a TON of practice! Thank you SO much!

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 166
Verbal 156
Total Scored
322

Magoosh verbal is phenomenal, it helped me improve a lot, Chris makes intricacies of RC, SC so fun to learn for any non-native speaker! I would definitely recommend Magoosh to any of my friends :)

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

The comprehensive strategies available in video lessons to solve each and every question and the video explanation for every question helped me the most to get better in my performance.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 165
Verbal 169
Total Scored
334

Magoosh helped me understand how to prepare for the GRE. It made me realise the key element of learning from ones mistakes. The one month study plan was extremely crucial to my prep, and as a first timer it proved invaluable.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 163
Verbal 163
Total Scored
326

It helped me to familiarize myself with the format of the test and gave me tools to prepare myself. The study plan was helpful and also gave insight as to outside material I could use to better prepare myself.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 159 167 + 8
Verbal 154 156 + 2
Total 313 Scored
323

I was responded to promptly whenever I had any doubts. I do admit one or two of the clarifications may have been beyond my understanding, but I should not blame Magoosh for it, for I have gained far more from their efforts that I should have had if I were preparing by myself.

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Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 157 162 + 5
Verbal 159 158
Total 316 Scored
320

Gave me a structure to study. The instructional videos were extremely helpful and the projected score during practice was great. I loved the connection between practice question and the little "relevant lessons" at the bottom.

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

Magoosh helped me a lot, riding all the math and verbal important concepts timely, boosted my score rapidly, well, before one month from the exam , I gave magoosh practice test, well, I didn't score that much which I expected but the questions they sets, was really similar ,that pop ups on the exam day, there Gmail service was remarkably good,they cleared my each and every doubt.Thanks to magoosh team.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 163
Verbal 157
Total Scored
320

Immensely. It actually helped me improve my verbal score a lot. In my mock tests I'd got 308. If I've got 320 now, thanks to magoosh

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 139 170 + 31
Verbal 137 152 + 15
Total 276 Scored
322

A month ago I nearly considered myself as an incorrigible noob to give GRE. Magoosh has really been helpful since. During this span of one month, winter break, I went through all the video lectures while taxing most of the practice questions which really helped me build an ability to explicitly think in a way for a particular question. The Vocabulary lessons by Chris and Quantitative lessons by Mike were tantamount to the best resources that I could get to observe a drastic change in my score.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 163
Verbal 166
Total Scored
334.5

My struggle was more timing than reasoning -- the fact that I can tweak my account to mimic the test EXACTLY how I needed to, was perfect. At some point, I was only working on the "very hard" questions to crack my best score, and being able to limit myself to those questions saved a lot of time -- ESPECIALLY when you compare to sitting in a paid in-person class and having to sit through other people's questions on "medium" or "hard" questions I'd already mastered. Magoosh's explanations and email respondents were extremely helpful in making me realize what GRE reasoning could help me narrow down my answers. Also, the emails are always written with encouragement as the main focus, so they always start with little boosts of energy and compliments to keep my spirits up. Lastly, Magoosh has a guide on managing stress, and the prominence of this guide within the study plans, the importance placed on this, was really helpful in getting me into the mindset and not letting myself get into cycles of feeling stressed and incapable and losing my drive.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 157
Verbal 163
Total Scored
320

Practice problems and explanations were the most helpful part!

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Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 170
Verbal 168
Total Scored
338

Magoosh was extremely helpful in preparing me for both sections of the GRE. First, I did all of the math practice problems and studied the videos, and that was pretty much sufficient to get a high score. The practice problems were quite a bit more challenging than the actual test, but that's OK with me, as it made the actual test feel easier! For verbal, I basically just studied the vocabulary - I don't think the practice questions helped me too much, but I did do a couple of hundred questions just to get a better feel for things. The vocabulary was highly relevant to the exam and I saw many of the same words that I studied on the actual test.

I would definitely recommend Magoosh to any of my friends who wanted to study for the GRE.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 159
Verbal 165
Total Scored
324

I had a very short time to prep (three weeks) and Magoosh helped me refresh on the test format. I also was rusty on math formulas and processes and felt much more comfortable going into the test after just spending even about 10 hours doing math problems and reviewing questions I missed.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 162 165 + 3
Verbal 169 170 + 1
Total 331 Scored
335

Magoosh was crucial in helping me prepare for the quantitative portion of the GRE. The quiz mode helped me get my timing better, and the video explanations below the questions were super helpful. The Magoosh math questions were definitely harder than what I encountered on the test, but this over-preparation was a good thing.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 164
Verbal 162
Total Scored
326 + 5.5 AWA

The video explanations for all of the practice questions were extremely helpful! Studying for the GRE can be an arduous process, but with the videos and the enthusiasm of both Chris and Mike, studying for the GRE was a lot more bearable than I initially anticipated. I also found the vocabulary flashcards to be an incredibly useful resource. During my undergraduate years, I was mainly enrolled in molecular biology courses, so I did not have much exposure to the advanced vocabulary words used in the GRE. Studying the flashcards on a daily basis not only helped my verbal score, but also helped to bolster my AWA score, as I was able to incorporate more advanced words into my writing.

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

Magoosh helped me go from the constant 160s I used to get during my initial diagnostic and mock tests to 170 in Quants. The videos are phenomenal, and so are the explanations for the questions. My verbal score would never have crossed 155 were it not for the amazing strategies the videos provide.
I especially found the filters you can use to check your wrong answers extremely helpful. The e-mail support is amazing with the replies being as quick and friendly as they are.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 150 165 + 15
Verbal 147 157 + 10
Total 297 Scored
322

Magoosh's video lessons and question explanations were of paramount importance to my preparation. Whenever I didn't understand a question type, I would watch the lessons until the concepts were clear. I did all of the math practice problems and watched the video explanations on all the questions I missed, then redid most of the questions I had missed toward the end of my studying.

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