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MAGOOSH

Magoosh was founded in 2008 by students at Berkley who felt there must be a better way to study for standardized tests than static text books and expensive tutoring. The focus on new technology and excellent customer service in the Magoosh GMAT test preparation learning system reflects this modern approach.

Magoosh has a simple interface with a lot of content. The technology allows students to log in to the learning system from any computer, tablet or smart phone which is a big plus in today's mobile world. The system is set-up so that each student gets a personalized dashboard that tracks lesson progress and question results, and suggests additional lessons based on the performance of the student. This interactive tool allows the student to focus quickly in areas on which they need to improve, rather than wasting time studying topics on which they are already strong.

As a student works through each customizable practice session there are lesson videos for each topic given by one of the Magoosh GMAT expert tutors. Then there are quizzes to go along with each lesson, and within the quizzes each question has its own video. So if a question is answered incorrectly, the student can review the question video and it will explain in detail what the correct answer is and why. This is a nice detail and very helpful to providing a better understanding of each question being asked. After each lesson the student receives a detailed performance analysis, each of which adds to the overall performance summary on the personalized dashboard. It really is a very succinct, organized system.

The cost is $99.00 for access to the complete learning system for one year. There is also an option to purchase just the math section, or just the verbal section, for $79.00. The $99.00 includes:

  • 250+ video lessons
  • 800+ questions with their own explanatory video- E-mail support from Magoosh expert tutors
  • Study schedules
  • Score predictor
  • 2 full GMAT practice exams

This is a lot of content, though not quite as many practice questions as we have seen with some of the other top GMAT study programs. The video lessons and quizzes are the core of the learning process, and the video library is extensive. Magoosh also offers two money back guarantees. One is a standard 7 day money back guarantee where students can receive a full refund if they don't like the system after using it for 7 days. The other is a score guarantee. For anyone who has already taken the GMAT and has a valid score, Magoosh promises to raise it by 50 points or delivery a full refund. This is a nice feature that makes Magoosh even more appealing. We would have likely given Magoosh our top ranking if it wasn't for the fewer videos and questions in the package, but make no mistake Magoosh is an excellent option for GMAT preparation.

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GMAT HACKS

Right off the bat we were put off by the amateur appearance of the GMAT Hacks website. The main page is in the format of a piece of notepaper, complete with push-pin graphic, that contains a personalized welcome message from the author of the test prep materials, Jeff Sackman. There are 4 links on this page: books, articles, about us, and question of the day.

The 'about us' page is a short biography of Mr. Jeff Sackman, who it says was employed with a major test preparation company until 2005 when he broke out on his own to write his own test preparation course material. There is no other information, GMAT Hacks is just one person selling his test preparation books. There is no customer support number, no advisors to call, just Jeff selling his books.

The books themselves are just that...books. You can purchase the books in standard print form, or chose the e-book option which delivers the book in PDF format. To say this technology is behind the times is an understatement. There is no online material to access, no tablet or smart phone applications, no intuitive software, just old school soft cover text books. He offers a total of three books, one for the math section of the GMAT one for the verbal section, and a 'GMAT tips and tricks" book. Reviewing the details of each book contains chapters of lessons and then 200-300 test questions. It is very possible that some people prefer standard text books and static practice questions, so for anyone who learns best in this fashion, perhaps GMAT Hacks would be a good choice.

However the expense should deter even the most old school of text book student. The cost for just one of the three books is $59.95, or $49.95 for the e-book/PDF version. To purchase all three would cost you $150-$180 and you'd get at the most 900 test questions that don't change and are not customizable to each student. Due to the rudimentary technology, high cost and lack of content, we cannot recommend GMAT Hacks as a good value for GMAT test preparation.

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GMAT Test Prep

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An MBA requires getting into a decent business school which can be a challenge with the number of graduate students that apply each year. Having a strong GMAT score not only helps candidates meet the basic requirements of many colleges but it also highlights their knowledge to college admission professionals.

But getting a solid GMAT score takes practice and training and that's where GMAT prep classes become necessary. A GMAT test prep course is a great way to improve your overall score. These courses vary greatly in format, features and cost. Choosing the right GMAT prep program can be a hard decision. No one wants to spend hundreds to thousands of dollars on a program that doesn't fit to their personal learning needs.

When choosing a GMAT test prep program, you should look for the following:

  • Instruction Method. Is it a classroom setting or online? Can you anticipate lectures, mostly reading or some other form of teaching?
  • Format. Is the program available online, in hard copy, DVD, audio, web enabled and more. Do they have Smartphone apps to reinforce concepts on the go?
  • Price. What does the program cost, how does that compare to the competition and what is included in the price?
  • Use. If you are purchasing an online program how long will you have access to the study materials? Will that period be long enough?
  • Guarantee. If you aren't satisfied with your test score will you have to re-purchase the study materials or does the company offer a guarantee?

TopConsumerReviews.com has reviewed and ranked the best GMAT Test Prep programs available today. We hope these reviews help you score high with your next GMAT exam!



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