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


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Jan 6, 2017

What was your overall score on the actual TOEFL? 100
What was your reading score? 27
What was your listening score? 26
What was your speaking score? 19
What was your writing score? 28
How did Magoosh help you?
Awesome
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Jan 5, 2017

What was your overall score on the actual TOEFL? 116
What was your reading score? 28
What was your listening score? 30
What was your speaking score? 30
What was your writing score? 28
How did Magoosh help you?
Hi guys,
Magoosh has helped me in multiple ways from personal guidance to tutorial videos which helped me build the basics to tackle TOEFL questions. Magoosh helped me by channelling my hard work in the right direction by providing full length practice tests, which I think is the best feature of Magoosh and the reason for my score. My initial expectations was scoring in 90's but little did I know that with help of Magoosh I could land up in the 99th percentile.

Thank-you team Magoosh and Lucas.
:)
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Jan 3, 2017

What was your overall score on the actual TOEFL? 115
What was your reading score? 28
What was your listening score? 30
What was your speaking score? 27
What was your writing score? 30
How did Magoosh help you?
Magoosh helped me a lot. I found the lessons provided by Magoosh quite resourceful and easy to understand. I literally studied for only two weeks yet I was able to score 115 out of 120 in TOEFL and Magoosh made it possible.
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Jan 2, 2017

Score Improvement: +6 points
What was your overall score on the actual TOEFL? 104
What was your reading score? 29
What was your listening score? 26
What was your speaking score? 22
What was your writing score? 27
If you took the TOEFL before, what was your previous reading score? 25
If you took the TOEFL before, what was your previous listening score? 24
If you took the TOEFL before, what was your previous speaking score? 24
If you took the TOEFL before, what was your previous writing score? 25
How did Magoosh help you?
I have to say that Magoosh helped me a lot in improving my reading score. Magoosh taught me lots of methods and some frequent tricks that the TOEFL test applies, which helped me tremendously in TOEFL reading. Thank you a lot.
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Jan 2, 2017

What was your overall score on the actual TOEFL? 109
What was your reading score? 27
What was your listening score? 28
What was your speaking score? 27
What was your writing score? 27
How did Magoosh help you?
The videos explained the concepts of the test really well and were helpful in enabling me understand what the test usually asks for.
The practise questions were also another avenue from which I was able to glean information with regards to the format of the test.
All in all, with the preparation from Magoosh, I was able to confidently walk into the test despite having had less than a week's worth of actual preparation.
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Jan 1, 2017

Score Improvement: +10 points
What was your overall score on the actual TOEFL? 112
What was your reading score? 30
What was your listening score? 29
What was your speaking score? 24
What was your writing score? 29
If you took the TOEFL before, what was your previous reading score? 21
If you took the TOEFL before, what was your previous listening score? 27
If you took the TOEFL before, what was your previous speaking score? 27
If you took the TOEFL before, what was your previous writing score? 27
How did Magoosh help you?
Magoosh helped me in organizing my study schedule and gave me an idea as to what was needed to be studied and practiced for the TOEFL. The tips and ideas provided in the videos were extremely helpful in organizing my essays.
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Dec 29, 2016

What was your overall score on the actual TOEFL? 118
What was your reading score? 30
What was your listening score? 30
What was your speaking score? 28
What was your writing score? 30
How did Magoosh help you?
Magoosh helped me become familiarized with the format of the TOEFL test and get a lot of practice. Also, in my view, some of the reading and listening practice questions in Magoosh are harder than the questions in the actual test. Hence, when I took the test, I felt very comfortable and my pace was much better than I expected.

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Dec 29, 2016

What was your overall score on the actual TOEFL? 112
What was your reading score? 30
What was your listening score? 27
What was your speaking score? 28
What was your writing score? 27
How did Magoosh help you?
The lectures and reading passages in Magoosh are more difficult than those in the real TOEFL test, so when the test day finally come and the test appears in yor screen, you feel relaxed and calm, since you are able of understand everything more easily. This was really helpful for me. In addition, I used the vocabulary Flashcards a lot, which helped me significantly. Not only I learned new and complex words, but I also discovered that some of the words that I already knew because are similar in spanish (mi native language) are considered "hard words" in english so I began using them in my writings. I think this made my essays look better. Finally, the grammar lessons were and useful tool when I needed to refresh some old knowledges.
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Dec 29, 2016

What was your overall score on the actual TOEFL? 103
What was your reading score? 30
What was your listening score? 25
What was your speaking score? 27
What was your writing score? 21
How did Magoosh help you?
Understand the test
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Dec 29, 2016

What was your overall score on the actual TOEFL? 107
What was your reading score? 30
What was your listening score? 26
What was your speaking score? 26
What was your writing score? 25
How did Magoosh help you?
The practice questions in the reading and the listening sections were tougher than the actual exam, practicing them made me to answer these two sections better than expected. The video lessons and the practice essays were also very helpful.
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Dec 20, 2016

What was your overall score on the actual TOEFL? 117
What was your reading score? 30
What was your listening score? 29
What was your speaking score? 28
What was your writing score? 30
If you took the TOEFL before, what was your previous reading score? NA
If you took the TOEFL before, what was your previous listening score? NA
If you took the TOEFL before, what was your previous speaking score? NA
If you took the TOEFL before, what was your previous writing score? NA
How did Magoosh help you?
The pool of questions gives you a lot of practice and their explanations were spot on. The difficulty level was comparable to the actual TOEFL questions. Overall, it is just what I needed to gain confidence to take this exam.
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Dec 20, 2016

What was your overall score on the actual TOEFL? 102
What was your reading score? 22
What was your listening score? 29
What was your speaking score? 26
What was your writing score? 25
How did Magoosh help you?
Practice questions were extremely helpful in the preparation as I was in short of time and had honestly studied for TOEFL in just 5 days. My whole TOEFL prep was solely based on magoosh.
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Dec 14, 2016

What was your overall score on the actual TOEFL? 113
What was your reading score? 30
What was your listening score? 29
What was your speaking score? 29
What was your writing score? 25
How did Magoosh help you?
It made me understand the questions that came on the actual test. A little more studying and I would have recieved 120.
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Dec 14, 2016

What was your overall score on the actual TOEFL? 94
What was your reading score? 25
What was your listening score? 23
What was your speaking score? 22
What was your writing score? 24
How did Magoosh help you?
I really liked Magoosh. Particularly, its practice sessions are quite similar to what you get in an actual TOEFL test.
Magoosh helped me in grammar section as well as in increasing my speed specially in reading, speaking and writing section.
Though, I have not got enough score that is required to apply to universities, but I am really thankful of you guys and I would love to refer magoosh to anyone.

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Dec 13, 2016

Score Improvement: +9 points
What was your overall score on the actual TOEFL? 92
What was your reading score? 18
What was your listening score? 27
What was your speaking score? 26
What was your writing score? 21
If you took the TOEFL before, what was your previous reading score? 23
If you took the TOEFL before, what was your previous listening score? 20
If you took the TOEFL before, what was your previous speaking score? 22
If you took the TOEFL before, what was your previous writing score? 18
How did Magoosh help you?
I think Magoosh helped me in an amazing way on improving my English skills!
The way that the exercises work give you an advantage on the exam. Also the practice test help you a lot! Thanks Magoosh!
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Dec 12, 2016

Score Improvement: +27 points
What was your overall score on the actual TOEFL? 114
What was your reading score? 30
What was your listening score? 30
What was your speaking score? 27
What was your writing score? 27
If you took the TOEFL before, what was your previous reading score? do not remember
If you took the TOEFL before, what was your previous listening score? do not remember
If you took the TOEFL before, what was your previous speaking score? do not remember
If you took the TOEFL before, what was your previous writing score? do not remember
How did Magoosh help you?
Magoosh was a good source to help me understand the intent behind different types of questions.
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Dec 5, 2016

What was your overall score on the actual TOEFL? 113
What was your reading score? 30
What was your listening score? 30
What was your speaking score? 26
What was your writing score? 27
How did Magoosh help you?
I had three days to prepare for TOEFL and I am pretty sure that I wouldn't have been able to attain a decent score if not for Magoosh. The lectures were exceptionally helpful!
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Dec 4, 2016

Score Improvement: +4 points
What was your overall score on the actual TOEFL? 90
What was your reading score? 22
What was your listening score? 22
What was your speaking score? 22
What was your writing score? 24
If you took the TOEFL before, what was your previous reading score? 20
If you took the TOEFL before, what was your previous listening score? 23
If you took the TOEFL before, what was your previous speaking score? 20
If you took the TOEFL before, what was your previous writing score? 23
How did Magoosh help you?
Magoosh materials helped me much in reading, speaking, and writing. My scores in those three improved a lot. Despite a decrease of one point in listening, I was quite happy with my overall scores. Thank you Magoosh.
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Dec 2, 2016

What was your overall score on the actual TOEFL? 110
What was your reading score? 25
What was your listening score? 30
What was your speaking score? 27
What was your writing score? 28
How did Magoosh help you?
Due to admission deadline, I had only one week to prepare for the TOEFL exam. The study schedules and practice tests with explanations helped me score 110.
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Dec 1, 2016

Score Improvement: +9 points
What was your overall score on the actual TOEFL? 92
What was your reading score? 27
What was your listening score? 26
What was your speaking score? 20
What was your writing score? 19
If you took the TOEFL before, what was your previous reading score? 20
If you took the TOEFL before, what was your previous listening score? 24
If you took the TOEFL before, what was your previous speaking score? 19
If you took the TOEFL before, what was your previous writing score? 20
How did Magoosh help you?
Magoosh gives everything I need for my TOEFL preparation: lessons, practices, explanations, examples, and other valuable resources.
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Nov 30, 2016

What was your overall score on the actual TOEFL? 92
What was your reading score? 28
What was your listening score? 26
What was your speaking score? 15
What was your writing score? 23
How did Magoosh help you?
Magoosh helped me to improve my writing and helped me build strategies and practice the reading and listening questions. It also helped me in preparing for speaking test. Well my speaking is not good, that may be the reason for low score in speaking.

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Nov 30, 2016

What was your overall score on the actual TOEFL? 116
What was your reading score? 30
What was your listening score? 30
What was your speaking score? 27
What was your writing score? 29
How did Magoosh help you?
The apt amount of reading and listening questions helped me keep practicing. The biggest advantage was the fact that I was able to log in from anywhere.
I was able to structure my responses for speaking and writing part. The explanations were to the point and precise.
Would definitely recommend magoosh who is planning to take TOEFL !! :) Note: Start with a practice test and end with one. It can really boost your confidence.
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Nov 30, 2016

What was your overall score on the actual TOEFL? 107
What was your reading score? 26
What was your listening score? 29
What was your speaking score? 26
What was your writing score? 26
How did Magoosh help you?
I was targeting state universities through GMAT(which i studied by magoosh and scored 690). They require either TOEFL or IELTS. Deciding factor was that Magoosh provided Toefl lessons and not Ielts lessons. Hence without a doubt i made my decision to go for toefl.
Toefl Instructor Prof. Lucas is the best instructor i could have hoped for. I was good in speaking and listening english from my childhood but what i lag was in writing skills(didn't write much once entered corporate world). Reading was automatically developed while studying for GMAT. The writing section lessons are the best.
My Takeaways in Writing:-
1. Learn 3-4 general idioms use them in both the questions per your intellect. As there are some idioms that can fit in any situation if you want to.
2. In general essay, to introduce ideas use lines such as:-As scholars believe, as studies have suggested, as history has shown, per the survey. It gives more weight to your points.
3. State clearly your position.
4. Passage integrated with listening question, focus on listening part more and make notes on the side.
5. Always use comparison phrases but use different one in same passages. I used:- although, while, On one hand/on the other, despite.

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Nov 23, 2016

What was your overall score on the actual TOEFL? 107
What was your reading score? 29
What was your listening score? 26
What was your speaking score? 24
What was your writing score? 28
How did Magoosh help you?
The listening and reading section practice questions were very helpful. They are deliberately designed to be tougher than the actual test and it really works. I was very relaxed during the test and had ample of time to answer.
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Nov 23, 2016

What was your overall score on the actual TOEFL? 105
What was your reading score? 28
What was your listening score? 27
What was your speaking score? 22
What was your writing score? 28
How did Magoosh help you?
Good practice material was provided for Reading, listening, and Writing. Lessons for all sections were really helpful.