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Magoosh GMAT Review

Score
8.8
Learning Experience
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Key Advantages: Very good mobile app
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Intro

Magoosh is a test prep company with crowd-sourced questions and answers. The Magoosh GMAT prep course ‘on-demand’ provides students with an easy and user-friendly way to prep for tests, online. Students can choose between learning for the full GMAT exam, or opt-in to take the quantitative or verbal sections only.

While researching the ins and outs of standardized exams, we found -- when it comes to selecting test prep courses - most students have three criteria: 1. Higher Scores in minimal Learning Time 2. Price 3. Enjoyable Process. Our reviews will examine each prep course in accordance to how well it delivers on these three criteria

How does Magoosh meet the criteria?

Higher score in less time

Magoosh’s system is quite intuitive and its interface is simple-to-navigate.
Magoosh tracks students’ individual performance and suggests specific lessons based on their practice, e.g. the system assess their correct and incorrect answers and customizes a practice plan accordingly. After students answer a practice question, a video explanation appears with additional explanations to assist in solving the question.

The system also gives students feedback about their performance compared to other students.

The questions that Magoosh provide are relatively similar to those on the actual GMAT test. This way, students become familiar with all types of questions, and won’t be surprised on the actual GMAT exam.
The system provides students with the option to filter questions by type and difficulty so they can focus on their own needs, and improve weak spots.

Price & Plans

Magoosh is priced at $129-$680. If students want to try out Magoosh they can receive a 7 day free trial with access to more than 30 lesson and practice questions.
The most popular plan offered by Magoosh is its ‘Premium’ plan, which costs $149 and includes one year of access to all math, verbal, integrated reasoning (IR) and analytical writing assignment (AWA) material. You can upgrade to ‘Tutoring + Premium,’ costs $680, and get also six hours of tutoring, one-on-one guidance, and Skype sessions. If you want to focus only on Math and IR, you can purchase the ‘Math+IR’ plan which costs $129.

An enjoyable learning process-

Beyond desktop computers, Magoosh also works on tablets, smartphones and has a dedicated app for iOS & Android users. This option makes it easier to study any place students want. The system’s interface is also user-friendly, which makes for a more enjoyable prep experience.

Extras

  • In its ‘Premium Package,’ Magoosh offers a ‘Score Guarantee.’ If students don’t improve their score by 50 points, Magoosh will provide a full refund
  • Customer service by email, with a response within 24 hours.
  • Score predictor
  • A tutoring option
Pros
  • Smart review system that reviews student performance based on time, difficulty and subject
  • One-year access (all packages)
  • Cheaper than most alternatives
Cons
  • No live lessons
  • Only 800 practice questions, while other companies offer more than a 1,000
  • Only two full practice tests, while other companies offer more
  • Less focus on the verbal section than the quantitative section
  • More suitable as a complementary course