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Hey, did anyone ever buy the gre magoosh prep online? Was it helpful/worth it?
 
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I HIGHLY recommend magoosh! The first time I took the GREs, I scored a 147-Q, 150-V, and a 4.5-AW using Princeton Review's book. Last week, I took it again and scored a 154-Q, 157-V and a 5.0 for the AW after ~2.5 weeks of studying using Magoosh. It's extremely helpful because they provide LOTS of video lessons, practice questions, and explanations on how to solve them. More importantly, you can take as many practice exams as you want. If you're looking for the best GRE study material, Magoosh is definitely one of, if not the best out there! It's worth the $100.
 
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steveyk

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super helpful. the 100's of practice problems will help you get used to the exam. If you complete most of the problems and watch all the videos (and you understand it), you could easily get 150+ on verbal and 160+ on quant. great quick brainstorming tips for AW section, too!
I watched all the vids and did 90% of all the practice problems in ~ 2 weeks and got a 152V 160Q and 4.5AW. If you have more time, I'm certain you can even do better than that :)
 

carolinagirl44

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I agree! I increased my combined score by 9 points using magoosh.
The free vocab app was helpful too.
 
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Since this was my second attempt at the GREs, I knew what topics I had to work on so I focused on those. What I suggest is you take one of Magoosh's or ETS' practice exams and see what areas you are weakest at. If you have at least a month or more to study, feel free to use one of their study plans. Good luck!
 
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I definitely recommend Magoosh! Some of the study plans can be a little extensive. Like another user posted, I would suggest taking a practice test first and see what topics you're weakest in. Some of the study plans go into topics that you might only see one or two questions on, but you spend the same amount of time on those topics and the very common topics, so definitely see what you're weakest in first to focus your studying.
 
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steveyk

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What kind of study plan did you all use when using it? Did you follow on of their plans or did you make up something on your own?
I used their 1month plan that was broken down into a week by week plan. I compressed that into two weeks by completing one weeks worth of studies into three days. I recommend studying for a month (it'll be a more pleasant and more effective experience!) and the plans will also implement the ets practice exams and vocab app. Good luck
 
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I HIGHLY recommend magoosh! The first time I took the GREs, I scored a 147-Q, 150-V, and a 4.5-AW using Princeton Review's book. Last week, I took it again and scored a 154-Q and 157-V (still waiting for the AW) after ~2.5 weeks of studying using Magoosh. It's extremely helpful because they provide LOTS of video lessons, practice questions, and explanations on how to solve them. More importantly, you can take as many practice exams as you want. If you're looking for the best GRE study material, Magoosh is definitely one of, if not the best out there! It's worth the $100.
That is a great jump
 
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super helpful. the 100's of practice problems will help you get used to the exam. If you complete most of the problems and watch all the videos (and you understand it), you could easily get 150+ on verbal and 160+ on quant. great quick brainstorming tips for AW section, too!
I watched all the vids and did 90% of all the practice problems in ~ 2 weeks and got a 152V 160Q and 4.5AW. If you have more time, I'm certain you can even do better than that :)
Thank you for the input!!
 
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Since this was my second attempt at the GREs, I knew what topics I had to work on so I focused on those. What I suggest is you take one of Magoosh's or ETS' practice exams and see what areas you are weakest at. If you have at least a month or more to study, feel free to use one of their study plans. Good luck!
I already took the GRE once. I have two months till I take it again
 
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Sep 24, 2014
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super helpful. the 100's of practice problems will help you get used to the exam. If you complete most of the problems and watch all the videos (and you understand it), you could easily get 150+ on verbal and 160+ on quant. great quick brainstorming tips for AW section, too!
I watched all the vids and did 90% of all the practice problems in ~ 2 weeks and got a 152V 160Q and 4.5AW. If you have more time, I'm certain you can even do better than that :)
I would love to get a quantitative score near what you got. That's the only section I really have to improve in. Also a Bio major!
 
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I allow took the Magoosh prep and ended up with a V 155 Q 161. First time with little prep I got 153 and 150. It improved my quantitative score allot.
 
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I allow took the Magoosh prep and ended up with a V 155 Q 161. First time with little prep I got 153 and 150. It improved my quantitative score allot.
Nice. I just brought the online prep. my area of improvement that I would like is also the quantitative
 

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Did you all think the practice questions/tests in Magoosh were around the same difficulty as the questions on the actual tests? I have about 2 1/2 weeks until my test and according to my Magoosh practice test I'm only a couple of point shy of my target score.
 
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Did you all think the practice questions/tests in Magoosh were around the same difficulty as the questions on the actual tests? I have about 2 1/2 weeks until my test and according to my Magoosh practice test I'm only a couple of point shy of my target score.
The magoosh practice questions were very similar to the actual test. I also had 2 1/2 weeks to study with magoosh and I was able to raise both my quantitative and verbal sections by 7 points each and my writing by 0.5. In terms of ranges, my actual scores fell within Magoosh's predctions. Along with the practice tests, I also highly suggest customizing some practice quizzes. They give you the option to choose the topics and difficulty levels so take advantage of that. Good luck!
 
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The magoosh practice questions were very similar to the actual test. I also had 2 1/2 weeks to study with magoosh and I was able to raise both my quantitative and verbal sections by 7 points each and my writing by 0.5. In terms of ranges, my actual scores fell within Magoosh's predctions. Along with the practice tests, I also highly suggest customizing some practice quizzes. They give you the option to choose the topics and difficulty levels so take advantage of that. Good luck!
I agree, take advantage of the levels. i took the GRE once. I can say that some question on the GRE are easier than on magoosh...not a bad thing. I have a little over a month to study!