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These are survey responses from actual Magoosh students after they took the GRE.

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Nov 19, 2018

What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 325
What was your math score? 160
What was your verbal score? 165
How did Magoosh help you?
Although I took math courses in college, I hadn't dealt with a lot of the GRE-style math concepts since high school (or earlier) so between military service and my undergrad, that's 15+ years. Combining the Magoosh lessons / practice questions with official study materials gave me a methodical process for identifying weaknesses and strengthening them. Although my quant score was lower than I'd expected, it was significantly better than it was when I began studying 45 days ago - more than 10 points from my diagnostic test I took prior to beginning my studies.
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Nov 15, 2018

What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 333
What was your math score? 163
What was your verbal score? 170
How did Magoosh help you?
Guided practice. Challenging practice questions. The explanation videos after every question really helped me quickly correct my mistakes
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Nov 15, 2018

What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 332
What was your math score? 163
What was your verbal score? 169
How did Magoosh help you?
I thought the math lectures were great. I feel like I got a much more intuitive understanding of some basic concepts than I've ever had. I think this was partially due to the fact that my previous master's, and my job, all involve applied statistics and programming, whereas when I took the GRE before (8 years ago) I had been doing sociology and political organizing. And the lectures were a great way to tap into that potential.
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Nov 12, 2018

What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 324
What was your math score? 166
What was your verbal score? 158
How did Magoosh help you?
It helped me stay organised and of course, practice a lot of questions. Customised practice tests are the best! I can adjust the tests as per mood, strengthening my strong areas sometimes and improving my weak ones. Video lessons specially in Maths were made really well. They were clear and concise. The option to play the video at 2x is such a time saver. I also made full use of your GRE words app.
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Nov 6, 2018

Score Improvement: +11 points
What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 321
What was your math score? 166
What was your verbal score? 155
If you took the GRE before, what was your previous math score? 162
If you took the GRE before, what was your previous verbal score? 148
How did Magoosh help you?
I loved that the questions were timed and that I was able to take practice tests and they were very real.
I liked that you created the look of the site very similar to the real test.
The questions were on the same level. I even think Magoosh had many hard questions. On the GRE I thought there were less hard questions, however it was great for me to practice.
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Nov 5, 2018

Score Improvement: +11 points
What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 326
What was your math score? 161
What was your verbal score? 165
If you took the GRE before, what was your previous math score? 153
If you took the GRE before, what was your previous verbal score? 162
How did Magoosh help you?
Magoosh helped me learn to quickly pick up clues about the fill-in-the-blank verbal questions. Once I began to improve my speed at answering these questions accurately, I realized that it was possible to preserve more time for the more difficult reading comprehension and argument analysis questions. This was invaluable. Additionally, with regard to the quantitative section, I had retained very little algebra from college. The last time I took a math class was when I was seventeen years old in community college. Magoosh is excellent for its presentation of basic mathematics. The videos enabled me to be better prepared for the types of questions I would encounter on the real test. I actually made a notebook of the math problems I got wrong, since I would write them out in their entirety in attempt to memorize how to solve questions of that type. Overall, Magoosh is well-worth the price, and I can't sing their praises highly enough!
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Oct 31, 2018

Score Improvement: +10 points
What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 328
What was your math score? 170
What was your verbal score? 158
If you took the GRE before, what was your previous math score? 170
If you took the GRE before, what was your previous verbal score? 148
How did Magoosh help you?
1) Vocabulary: I learnt common words and basic words. Both of those lists helped me a lot.
2) Practice questions and English learning videos: I practiced all the RC questions and the text completion questions, and looked at all the videos. Both of them were very useful.
Thanks a lot Magoosh :)

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Oct 30, 2018

Score Improvement: +8 points
What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 323
What was your math score? 163
What was your verbal score? 160
If you took the GRE before, what was your previous math score? 156
If you took the GRE before, what was your previous verbal score? 159
How did Magoosh help you?
Magoosh was amazing! I wasn't too happy with my previous score, and so I spent the few months leading up to my test doing every single problem. There is no way around it - you have to practice. And magoosh offered so many problems with detailed explanations for the ones I got wrong. Just when I thought I knew every way I could be asked a geometry problem, they would throw in a curveball that forced you to look at a problem from a new perspective. More than anything, Magoosh taught me how to instinctively work through problems quickly and efficiently.
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Oct 25, 2018

What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 330
What was your math score? 170
What was your verbal score? 160
If you took the GRE before, what was your previous math score? -
If you took the GRE before, what was your previous verbal score? -
How did Magoosh help you?
Magoosh helped a lot throughout my preparation. I had a month for preparation and Magoosh helped me set a schedule that I could follow and keep pace with. The question bank was very extensive and solving those presented a picture of the actual test. I wish to thank the Magoosh team for answering all my queries on the go.
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Oct 23, 2018

Score Improvement: +11 points
What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 325
What was your math score? 160
What was your verbal score? 165
If you took the GRE before, what was your previous math score? 154
If you took the GRE before, what was your previous verbal score? 165
How did Magoosh help you?
Magoosh allowed me to customize my studying to fit my needs while maintaining the guidance needed to make sure I stayed on track and worked smart, not hard.
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Oct 18, 2018

What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 320
What was your math score? 161
What was your verbal score? 159
How did Magoosh help you?
Magoosh was absolutely awesome and I really appreciated all of the practice problems and video lessons. I watched every math lesson and did all the vocab flashcards and exceeded my target score by 5 points on my first time ever taking the GRE. The user interface was super easy to use and I loved the dashboard that kept track of your progress and estimated your score (it was correct!) and there weren't any surprises on the actual test. I only used Magoosh to study and feel like I was very well prepared because of it. I also loved how there were video explanations as well as text explanations for every single practice problem. Using Magoosh also made the experience of studying for the GRE not absolutely dreadful, and the way it is structured motivated me to keep doing practice problems in order to see my dashboard score increase. Overall I am so glad that I chose to study with Magoosh and am thankful for all the hard work you guys put in to making the GRE a conquerable feat!
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Oct 12, 2018

Score Improvement: +9 points
What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 321
What was your math score? 164
What was your verbal score? 157
If you took the GRE before, what was your previous math score? 164
If you took the GRE before, what was your previous verbal score? 148
How did Magoosh help you?
Magoosh played a key role by providing video solutions to every problem at the same time, lectures that provide you how to tackle a particular problem. The plethora of questions that they provide should easily help you to apply and master the techniques that they teach you.
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Oct 7, 2018

Score Improvement: +3 points
What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 324
What was your math score? 156
What was your verbal score? 168
If you took the GRE before, what was your previous math score? 155
If you took the GRE before, what was your previous verbal score? 166
How did Magoosh help you?
Math questions were challenging enough to prepare me for the actual test.
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Oct 3, 2018

What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 325
What was your math score? 158
What was your verbal score? 167
If you took the GRE before, what was your previous math score? 163
If you took the GRE before, what was your previous verbal score? 162
How did Magoosh help you?
I hadn't looked at typical GRE / standardized test sort of questions in a long time. It got me back in to gear with lots of example questions. Also it helped me a lot on the writing.

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Sep 28, 2018

What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 330
What was your math score? 167
What was your verbal score? 163
How did Magoosh help you?
Magoosh provided an effective structure to my studying plan. I wouldn't have known where to start without it. The video lessons and explanations really helped cement key ideas in my memory.
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Sep 25, 2018

What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 332
What was your math score? 168
What was your verbal score? 164
How did Magoosh help you?
My first practice test, I scored a 316 (156 verbal, 160 math). Magoosh increased my score by 16 points!!! Great study schedules, practice problems, practice tests, instructional videos (both for lessons and as explanations to practice problems), and EXCEPTIONAL feedback from the team when I wrote in to ask follow-up questions about the practice problems. Also, I love the vocabulary flashcards! All in all, Magoosh’s platform was an extremely affordable, sure-fire way for me to increase my score.
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Sep 23, 2018

Score Improvement: +11 points
What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 325
What was your math score? 166
What was your verbal score? 159
If you took the GRE before, what was your previous math score? 162
If you took the GRE before, what was your previous verbal score? 152
How did Magoosh help you?
It really helped with some shortcut math tricks that speeded up my calculations and the overall level of the verbal questions was at par with the actual GRE, so the verbal preparations was a great help.
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Sep 22, 2018

What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 327
What was your math score? 157
What was your verbal score? 170
How did Magoosh help you?
I had not taken a math course in college and therefore had not thought much about math for five years. When I started studying for the GRE I found that my number sense had suffered terribly. Magoosh helped me cultivate that number sense in addition to providing me with a whole host of services that helped me earn a perfect score on the verbal section. I especially liked the GRE vocabulary flashcard application. I could not be more grateful for Magoosh!
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Sep 13, 2018

What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 329
What was your math score? 167
What was your verbal score? 162
How did Magoosh help you?
Really rehashing the math concepts - I have a fairly quantitative background, but I had forgotten so much!

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Sep 12, 2018

What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 331
What was your math score? 170
What was your verbal score? 161
How did Magoosh help you?
Magoosh provides an extraordinary online test-taking system with realistic verbal and quantitative questions that help me to get familiar with the real GRE questions and also to develop my own pacing strategy. In addition, I can track my own record in various ways via the system, which helps me to understand my progress during my preparation. Also, the harder questions also come with exhaustive answers and FAQs that get me through the logic of the questions. Finally, Magoosh can precisely estimate my true score which is amazing and reassuring. All in all, I truly recommend Magoosh to whom wanna succeed in the GRE.
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Sep 3, 2018

What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 322
What was your math score? 160
What was your verbal score? 162
How did Magoosh help you?
I did not know any math, and I ended up doing so much better on the math section than I ever could have on my own. I watched all of the videos, took notes, and made sure to do every practice question. The videos were so great and the vocabulary flashcards are amazing.

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Sep 1, 2018

What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 326
What was your math score? 166
What was your verbal score? 160
How did Magoosh help you?
You guys helped me to become a better verbal communicater and faster reader. I am capable of making inferences and overall concept understandings in a fraction of the time I could previously
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Aug 28, 2018

What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 329
What was your math score? 167
What was your verbal score? 162
How did Magoosh help you?
Magoosh helped me with setting up a comprehensive schedule for the limited time I had. I was able to cover all topics within the 1 month period. The video explanations are the biggest plus with Magoosh. My practice score at the beginning of the month was 315 and it improved to 324 towards the end of the month. My actual GRE score of 329 was possible because of the unique teaching methods of Magoosh.
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Aug 23, 2018

What was your overall score on the actual GRE? 329
What was your math score? 166
What was your verbal score? 163
How did Magoosh help you?
Magoosh helped me improve my math score by +10 points, from 156 on my first practice test to 166! It gave me the confidence that I had done the prep work needed to succeed and challenged my abilities to help me exceed my target math score! It also helped me maintain my verbal abilities to give me a high overall score.