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

You can find more stories about Magoosh here (on the GMAT Club forum).


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Apr 8, 2015

What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 730
What was your math score? 51
What was your verbal score? 38
How did Magoosh help you?
The Magoosh videos for SC were very helpful. They clear the many grammar concepts that have become hazy.
Overall I had a good experience with Magoosh.
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Apr 6, 2015

What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 750
What was your math score? 47
What was your verbal score? 46
How did Magoosh help you?
The math lessons and solution videos were great. I also loved that there were both text and video solutions to problems so that I could learn the material in multiple ways.
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Apr 2, 2015

What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 760
What was your math score? 49
What was your verbal score? 45
How did Magoosh help you?
Two of Magoosh's most helpful points were the idiom booklet in the Resources tab and the thorough explanations that followed every question while I practiced. The idioms were extremely useful in identifying sentence errors, and many of the harder quant questions that showed up on the exam were identical to some of the ones I had practiced on Hard and Very Hard mode.
Overall though, this was my first time taking the GMAT, and I was pretty satisfied with my level of preparation. Other than Magoosh, which I paid for because I liked the price tag, I studied by going through every other free resource available online.
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Apr 2, 2015

What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 760
What was your math score? 49
What was your verbal score? 45
How did Magoosh help you?
Magoosh was great. The lessons were great, the questions were excellent as well (especially the video explanations) and it's a great value for the price. It really helped me get a solid base.
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Apr 2, 2015

What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 770
What was your math score? 50
What was your verbal score? 45
How did Magoosh help you?
The ability to segment questions by difficulty and topic really helped me cut down on practicing irrelevant questions. I loved the video explanations for each of the questions, which in my case totally replaced the need to have a tutor or attend in-person classes. Great stuff! :)
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Mar 30, 2015

What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 650
What was your math score? 45
What was your verbal score? 35
How did Magoosh help you?
The videos were insanely helpful. The video responses to questions were also very interactive and kept me engaged.
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Mar 29, 2015

What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 710
What was your math score? 46
What was your verbal score? 41
How did Magoosh help you?
Magoosh really enabled me to be successful in the GMAT. It is an ideal tool if you thrive in self-paced learning and provides a truly great value for the money. For a fraction of the price of tuturing, it provides:
- Easy to understand explanation videos for each question
- Detailled videos for each topic for more information
- Insightful blog post with many great tips for preparation and test day

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Mar 22, 2015

What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 690
What was your math score? 47
What was your verbal score? 38
How did Magoosh help you?
Magoosh was awesome!

* The estimated score was surprisingly right on.
* Although I hadn't taken an official test my first practice test scores were in the mid 500s and I ended up getting a 690.
* I loved being able to filter the questions based on difficulty in the "Customize your practice" feature. Towards the final few weeks I pretty much only did the Hard/Very Hard level questions making the easy/medium ones on the test feel like a breeze.
* The videos are so helpful, there are a few that I probably watched a dozen times until the methodology was finally stuck in my head. I am glad that Magoosh has specific videos for each questions instead of simply explaining the general strategy to use.
* For $99 this is a serious no-brainer
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Mar 15, 2015

What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 730
What was your math score? 50
What was your verbal score? 38
If you took the GMAT before, what was your previous math score? n/a
If you took the GMAT before, what was your previous verbal score? n/a
How did Magoosh help you?
I watched most of the lesson videos for verbal. They help to clarify the basic concepts. I also find the explanation and comparison to other people's timing helpful.
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Mar 13, 2015

Score Improvement: +7 points
What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 720
What was your math score? 47
What was your verbal score? 42
If you took the GMAT before, what was your previous math score? 48
If you took the GMAT before, what was your previous verbal score? 34
How did Magoosh help you?
Magoosh offers an amazing help service. Instructors are not only friendly but also extremely well prepared. They tackle every question by following a deep approach and help you to solve any doubt that you may have.

In addition, lessons are really well designed - they are clear and didactic - and cover the majority of topics that the GMAT will test.

Exercises are very GMAT like. I even consider the reading comprehension and critical reasoning exercises more challenging than those in the actual GMAT, characteristic that contributes to improve better the related skills.

Finally, the blogs in the Magoosh Site are fantastic! In particular, I have found that Mike is one of the best GMAT instructors all arround the web. His blogs about Sentence Correction are impressive, and I think that these materials are one of the cornerstones that helped me to improve in the verbal section.
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Mar 13, 2015

What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 760
What was your math score? 50
What was your verbal score? 42
How did Magoosh help you?
It provided challenging practice questions, covered all of the topics, and included excellent videos that described the answers to hundreds of practice questions
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Mar 13, 2015

What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 700
What was your math score? 46
What was your verbal score? 40
How did Magoosh help you?
Three ways:

1. You have awesome lesson videos. They scoop the most basic concepts, which, if you want, you can skip. But they also go over more difficult concepts and give practise problems as if we were in class ourselves. Also, the techniques used to solve the problems use the methods mentioned earlier, reinforcing the use of time-saving methods to achieve higher scores.

2. The practise questions adapt. If I were to use simply use my books, I would get a medley of problems of multiple levels. It turns out my math was mostly adequate for the "hard" level among the four categories. If I had taken the harder questions, the concepts and methods used to find the answers might have daunted me (dignity and pride aside); and if I had taken easier questions, I would have been wasting my time as I might have already thoroughly understood the concepts and optimal methods to solving those problems.

3. There's a video explanation for every answer! As a friend of mine put it, it's almost better than a classroom setting. If I were in a classroom and didn't understand something the instructor covered, unless I bothered the instructor after class, I might not learn the subject matter adequately. Meanwhile, if I understood something thoroughly while the rest of the class did not, I might have to sit through a period of empty learning as the rest of the class were taught something I already understood.

I only had two weeks to study for the exam, and I got a 700. If I had a whole month (or imagine, three whole months!), imagine the score I could have gotten! For the meantime, I wanted to substantiate applications for Masters in Accountancy programs which want an average GMAT score of 630. I succeeded in making deadlines with an above-adequate score. I may yet study more and take the exam again to get a Top 10 MBA average program score, but for now, I'm relaxing with some drinks! Ask me tomorrow what my plans are! Thanks!
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Mar 8, 2015

What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 760
What was your math score? 50
What was your verbal score? 44
How did Magoosh help you?
The video lessons + the quant and verbal question bank + ultra-cool dashboard + Magoosh GMAT blog + prompt response to my queries + GMAT Android apps + Mike + Kevin + others = helped me in my preparation, apart from my own effort and other sources as well. Thanks.
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Mar 4, 2015

What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 700
What was your math score? 48
What was your verbal score? 38
How did Magoosh help you?
I had decided to use Magoosh as part of the 3-month self-study plan, which I ended up following loosely.

Magoosh came in handy essentially for the Quant-related videos and for overall practice. Having a tool that could get me in exam mode (practice questions on screen with a timer) anytime I had 30 minutes to spare was incredibly helpful. Having directly-related lessons linked below a problem's explanation was a big plus.

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Feb 27, 2015

Score Improvement: +9 points
What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 740
What was your math score? 48
What was your verbal score? 44
If you took the GMAT before, what was your previous math score? 47
If you took the GMAT before, what was your previous verbal score? 36
How did Magoosh help you?
Big question base with excellent explanations of the tricks and traps to look out for
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Feb 26, 2015

What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 750
What was your math score? 50
What was your verbal score? 41
How did Magoosh help you?
extremely well. saved me a great deal of time.
In Korea, they teach all these things that are to a great extent unrelated to getting a high score on GMAT. Magoosh just teaches essentials. Loved it.
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Feb 26, 2015

What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 700
What was your math score? 46
What was your verbal score? 40
How did Magoosh help you?
I gather lots of disadvantages regarding the probability of achieving my target score of 700 in the GMAT:
1) I am quite old for the GMAT (31)
2) I work for over 10 hours daily (that was the case during my prep as well)
3) I have no time for prep schools and prep seminars
4) I only had two weeks for preperation

What I did? I relied absolutely in Magoosh material. I viewed all of the videos (in the fast forward since I was running out of time), tried to keep personal notes (very helpful for my last day's revision). I did all of Magoosh's excercises in batches of practice tests (Q37,V41) under real timing conditions (75min) and then read all the solutions (even those I found correct). And in the last 4 days (two of them were the only days off work) I kept re-watching videos and retrying questions either flagged or wrong.

The result? I achieved my target score of 700 on my first try.

I am sure that Magoosh has just the information you need to achieve even a higher score and nothing more. I regard it as an extremely efficient prep tool.

Thank you!
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Feb 22, 2015

What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 740
What was your math score? 49
What was your verbal score? 42
How did Magoosh help you?
It taught me the tricks I needed to solve problems and learn grammar the right way!
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Feb 10, 2015

Score Improvement: +10 points
What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 770
What was your math score? 50
What was your verbal score? 44
If you took the GMAT before, what was your previous math score? 40
If you took the GMAT before, what was your previous verbal score? 44
How did Magoosh help you?
I was pretty pleased with my verbal score on my first attempt at the GMAT (98th percentile), so I only purchased the quant package... I did your math problems every single day after work for 4 weeks. I watched the videos and worked the problems again. The results speak for themselves... from 47th percentile on quant to 88th... from waitlisted to scholarship!!! Thank you.
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Feb 8, 2015

What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 710
What was your math score? 44
What was your verbal score? 42
How did Magoosh help you?
I got some good review with math for the quantitative section.
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Jan 31, 2015

What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 740
What was your math score? 49
What was your verbal score? 41
How did Magoosh help you?
Magoosh videos really helped in SC and Probability. The blog was a big help for RC.

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Jan 28, 2015

Score Improvement: +10 points
What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 710
What was your math score? 50
What was your verbal score? 35
If you took the GMAT before, what was your previous math score? 48
If you took the GMAT before, what was your previous verbal score? 27
How did Magoosh help you?
Magoosh excercises helped a lot to practice pacing, to see questions in different difficulty levels.
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Jan 28, 2015

Score Improvement: +9 points
What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 720
What was your math score? 47
What was your verbal score? 42
If you took the GMAT before, what was your previous math score? 39
If you took the GMAT before, what was your previous verbal score? 41
How did Magoosh help you?
Magoosh was instrumental in filling in the gaps in my knowledge. All of the extra questions, combined with videos to help explain to me what I could do better next time. Magoosh really came through for me at a small fraction of the cost of traditional tutoring services!
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Jan 27, 2015

Score Improvement: +8 points
What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 750
What was your math score? 50
What was your verbal score? 41
If you took the GMAT before, what was your previous math score? 48
If you took the GMAT before, what was your previous verbal score? 35
How did Magoosh help you?
Magoosh helped me to follow a structured approach while preparing for GMAT preparation. The video lessons are also well-designed and immensely helped me in developing my overall quantitative and verbal skills.