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GRE Videos

In my last few posts, I’ve discussed various features of Magoosh GRE Prep, ranging from the details of the GRE calculator to our customer service. As I was thinking about what to write for this post, I realized that I had not told you about our most valued feature – videos. Did you know we have over 700 videos in our GRE prep product?

In this post, I’ll walk you through our approach to GRE videos, tell you about our explanations, and share examples for question types on new GRE.

Our Approach to GRE Videos

When you think of educational videos, you may picture your college professor lecturing at you from a whiteboard while you drift off to sleep. The sad fact is that many online video creators take this approach. Rather than creating new material specifically for online users, they use a recorded classroom lecture, and call it a day.

At Magoosh, our approach is different. With our GRE videos, we strive to create the experience of a personal tutor sitting next to you while you study. There are two main differences between our GRE videos, and others you may find online.

1. Our video tutorials highlight the content, not the instructor. You won’t see faces. Instead, you’ll see the relevant question or text, hear the instructor’s voice as he walks you through the concept, and see the question animated step by step, as if the instructor is sitting next to you solving the problem.

2. Our video tutorials come in bite-size chunks, not long-winded lectures. You don’t have to sit through irrelevant material to get to the answer to your question. Each video covers a specific topic or practice question, and is only a few minutes long (…or should I say short?).

GRE Video Explanations

For every question in our GRE product, we have a video explanation – that’s over 700 videos! In each one, a Magoosh instructor takes you through the question, step by step. The instructor also highlights concepts relevant for future use on similar questions.

The explanations typically range from 1 – 3 minutes. By default, they appear below each question immediately after you submit your answer. In quiz mode, you can hide the explanations until you finish the test, and view them while reviewing your answers. The image below shows the layout of the question and the video (highlighted in yellow).
GRE Video Explanation

Videos for New GRE Question Types

Would I write a post about GRE videos, without providing samples from our product? Of course not 🙂 Below are example questions and explanations for several types questions on the revised GRE.

GRE Math – Multiple Choice
For the first five hours of a trip, a plane averaged 120 kilometers per hour. For the remainder of the trip, the plane traveled an average speed of 180 kilometers per hour. If the average speed for the entire trip was 170 kilometers per hour, how many hours long was the entire trip?

A) 15
B) 20
C) 25
D) 30
E) 35

GRE Math – Quantitative Comparison

Column A
Column B
The number of distinct prime factors of 20^6
The number of distinct prime factors of 32^10

GRE Verbal – Sentence Equivalence
Exposure to sustained noise almost certainly impairs blod pressure regulation in human beings, but to the frustration of many patients, some researchers have obtained results that _________ the relationships.

A) conflate
B) diminish
C) muddy
D) neutralize
E) obscure
F) buttress

GRE Verbal – Text Completion
The coast of northern Spain is said to be among the most _________ in the world, offering sheer cliffs and a turbulent sea, which makes any kind of landing treacherous.

A) dramatic
B) inhospitable
C) beautiful
D) placid
E) picturesque

More GRE Videos

If you’d like more GRE videos, check out our YouTube channel for free samples. For practice in a GRE-like environment, try Magoosh GRE Prep with over 700 practice questions and video explanations.

We’d also love to hear what you think of our videos, so feel free to comment below.

By the way, students who use Magoosh GRE improve their scores by an average of 8 points on the new scale (150 points on the old scale.) Click here to learn more.

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