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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 167
Verbal 162
Total Scored
329

Magoosh allowed me to focus on key problematic areas of the GRE! They were very clear and helpful in explaining why my way of thinking was incorrect.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 162
Verbal 161
Total Scored
323

Awesome, relevant practice questions, especially for Verbal, and relevant foundational lessons for math.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 156
Verbal 167
Total Scored
323

Magoosh's one-month study plan, video lessons, practice questions, and vocab flash cards helped me maximize the month of study time I had available. I had been out of school for five years and the GRE--especially the quant section--felt so daunting, but I am so happy with my scores!

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 160
Verbal 166
Total Scored
326 and 6 on writing

Great lesson videos, practice questions, and email responses to questions!

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

It provided really great structure to help me organize my studying even though I had less than a month to study. I did better than I ever thought I would and I think that is largely because of the information from Magoosh

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 164 168 + 4
Verbal 157 162 + 5
Total 321 Scored
330

Excellent practice resources and insightful explanations

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

Magoosh got me to understand math in a non-threading way and really met me where I was at both in terms of math were I struggled and in terms of verbal where I tend to excel.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 160
Verbal 165
Total Scored
325

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.

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

Guided practice. Challenging practice questions. The explanation videos after every question really helped me quickly correct my mistakes

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 163
Verbal 169
Total Scored
332

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.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 166
Verbal 158
Total Scored
324

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.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 162 166 + 4
Verbal 148 155 + 7
Total 310 Scored
321

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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Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 153 161 + 8
Verbal 162 165 + 3
Total 315 Scored
326

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!

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 170 170
Verbal 148 158 + 10
Total 318 Scored
328

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 :)

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 156 163 + 7
Verbal 159 160 + 1
Total 315 Scored
323

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.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 170
Verbal 160
Total Scored
330

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.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 154 160 + 6
Verbal 165 165
Total 319 Scored
325

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.

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

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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Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 164 164
Verbal 148 157 + 9
Total 312 Scored
321

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.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 155 156 + 1
Verbal 166 168 + 2
Total 321 Scored
324

Math questions were challenging enough to prepare me for the actual test.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 163 158
Verbal 162 167 + 5
Total 325 Scored
325

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.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 167
Verbal 163
Total Scored
330

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.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math I had not taken the GRE before 168
Verbal 164
Total Scored
332

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.

Before
Magoosh
After
Magoosh
Math 162 166 + 4
Verbal 152 159 + 7
Total 314 Scored
325

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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