I've been using it for about a week now and it has been great so far. It has few different categories but I wish it had a few more. It explains the definition of the words superbly. But one thing that would really help, Is showing how to pronounce each word. So that we know how to use it. Also, you should use push notifications to remind us to review old words to ingrain them into our minds. Because if not reveiwed multiple times they're just stored in our short term memory.
I started a few weeks ago, not expecting much but i'm glad I was wrong. Got more than what I expected. I love learning new words. Even words I thought I knew well now have a "lucid" meaning. My third grade teacher once said, people who curse is just lacy in their minds because they don't know how to express their emotions. Basic level is great introduction by the time you go to the next levels it's like a benching on a Netflix series you get addicted to it. Well done Magoosh!
Magoosh Vocabulary Builder This is a great game for word nerds like me! Intermediate level is just hard enough to be a challenge but the advanced level is tough - lots of unfamiliar words to learn. Love the head-to-head competition feature too. Hope I don't master the levels too soon, so please keep adding more words! I did wonder, why does the pronunciation feature not work on some words? Couldn't get it to work some times no matter how much I tried. . .
Excellent format. There's no frills. You pick the vocabulary you need to study based on your needs: GRE, SAT, or TOEFL. It's very convenient. My only criticism is that you pick between 3 different categories within each test : easy, moderate and advanced. Within each category, you start with 10 words, then it goes up to 100 words. That would be fine except that it's 100 different words. It's not like you had already learned 90 words and then you added 10 more at the end of each section. Bottom Line: simple, intuitive and convenient. However, the science behind helping you memorize words is not applied.
DISCLOSURE: I love the flashcards because: 1) You don't have to make them, which can take a lot of time. 2) The vocabulary list is accurate and relevant to the test. Having said that, I would appreciate if the developer allows to reset only one deck instead of the entire list. Also, I am confused on what does "Basic" "common" and "advanced" words mean? Aren't basic words common? I would like them if they explain why the decks are organized as they are.
Its a great app to develop your vocabulary. I liked the concept on which the app is based on and its GUI is simple but effective too. It definitely ensures you learn the word. Couple of issues. The meaning of some words are quite usage specific so you are bound to be wrong there. In Samsung S6, the audio pronounciation does not work.
• We've added audio pronunciations! Tap the speaker icon on the back of the card to hear how the vocab word is pronounced. Note: an internet connection is required to use this feature.