Improve test vocabulary with ‘Magoosh’Making term memorization easy
From its term sections to its vocabulary levels, “Magoosh” turns studying into a fun activity. Tracking your progress through this mobile app prepares you for a variety of tests such as the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), and Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
Upon signing up for the app, I saw that it had three study categories: General/GRE Words, SAT Words and TOEFL/English Learner words. I clicked “SAT Words” and was given the option to study from common, basic and advanced words.
After choosing a word category, I was introduced to multiple trivia games. One interesting feature is the option to challenge other players and listen to the words being said. I found this beneficial because it allows users to memorize vocabulary answers within a certain time limit–but I found that the word pronunciation was often hard to hear.
Since users have to beat levels to unlock new words, I was more motivated to memorize previous terms in a short amount of time. In order to level up, the user must get 10 consecutive words correct. Some categories have more levels than others which offers more words to study from.
After playing on the app for a while, the inconsistent word pronunciation feature ultimately hindered my experience. However, the app is still useful since it gives users a variety of studying methods to choose from. “Magoosh” is challenging and straightforward, but still effortless to use. For students that enjoy trivia and competition, this app is perfect while studying for standardized tests.