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Magoosh GRE Review

Score
8.5
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 GRE prep course ‘on-demand’ provides students with an easy and user-friendly way to prep for tests, online. Students can choose between learning for one month or six months

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 Magoosh provides, are relatively similar to those on the actual GRE test. This way, students become familiar with all types of questions, and won’t be surprised on the actual GRE 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-$149. If students want to try out Magoosh they can receive a 7 day free trial with access to more than 20 lesson and practice questions.
The most popular plan offered by Magoosh is its ‘Premium’ plan, which costs $149 and includes 200 video lessons, 1000 practice questions, three practice test and six months of access to all math, verbal, and analytical writing assignment (AWA) material. If you don’t have the time, there is an identical plan for just one month, 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 plans, Magoosh offers a ‘Score Guarantee.’ If students don’t improve their score by five points, Magoosh will provide a full refund
  • Customer service by email, with a response within 24 hours
  • Score predictor
Pros
  • Smart review system that reviews student performance based on time, difficulty and subject
  • Cheaper than most alternatives
Cons
  • No live lessons
  • No tutoring options
  • Only six month access