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Re-designed GRE Video Lessons

We have some BIG news. Based on your feedback, we’ve redesigned our video lessons page in the Magoosh GRE product. Let’s jump right into the changes.

New lesson states

Previously, lessons were either unwatched or watched (denoted with blue or grey links). While these states were helpful, they didn’t account for situations in which you watched a lesson but might need additional review later on. We now have three states:

1. Unwatched: These lessons are blue.
2. Watched: These lessons are blue with an eye icon next to the lesson.
3. Finished: These lessons are green with a green check next to the lesson.

With these states, you can better track which lessons you have yet to watch, which ones you may want to watch again, and which ones you have completed or finished. See the screen shot below:

GRE Lesson States

Add Notes

You can now take notes for each lesson. Your notes are private so no other user can see them.

Lesson notes

And you’ll see a pencil icon next to any lesson to which you’ve added a note.

Magoosh lessons note icon

Improved Lessons Interface

Last but not least, we’ve revamped the lessons interface:

1. Navigation for additional lessons is now on the right
2. You can see thumbnails and video lengths for each related lesson
3. You can more easily navigate to the next lesson
4. You can mark each lesson as finished

Magoosh lessons interface

We hope you like the changes! Feel free to leave a comment below to let us know what you think.

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.

27 Responses to Re-designed GRE Video Lessons

  1. Ravi July 6, 2012 at 7:32 am #


    Will there be updates concerning the study guides to make them concurrent with the Re-designed GRE Video Lessons? I think its only a couple things that are now inconsistent, for example the number of videos in lessons, and the different groupings etc, so its not too problematic, but for new magoosh users I could see it being harder to navigate between the differences. Just a thought.

    • Margarette Jung
      Margarette July 6, 2012 at 3:53 pm #

      Hi, Ravi

      Yes, we’re currently working on these right now– we know it can be pretty confusing since the study plans are a bit older and we’ve made a lot of changes to the product since we wrote them.
      Thanks for the suggestion, feel free to let us know if you have any others, or anything else we can help you with! ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. Alex May 26, 2012 at 9:29 pm #

    Great updates – much more user-friendly. You guys are awesome.

    • Bhavin Parikh
      Bhavin May 26, 2012 at 10:30 pm #

      Thanks Alex!

  3. Adrian May 26, 2012 at 11:06 am #

    So far, it looks great. Magoosh is already unique, so to add changes really does set the product apart from other sites. I enjoy how it’s a clean, simple, and non-confusing site to maneuver through. The video lessons are 100% helpful! I really do recommend this site to anyone who is preparing for the GRE.

    • Bhavin Parikh
      Bhavin May 26, 2012 at 12:12 pm #

      Thanks Adrian!

  4. Abhishek Sharma May 24, 2012 at 9:01 am #

    And BTW Bhavin, great great job with new design of lessons and video. Loved it. Although personally I did not like the “EYE” icon so much,(but that just my personal opinion).
    The concept of marking the lesson, plus NOTE is absolutely fantastic.
    I also appreciate the beautiful usage of JQuery thorough-out the application (If that’s what you are using)
    Bottom-Line – Magoosh Rocks. Period.
    (I am going to suggest this to all my folks who want to take GRE)

    • Bhavin Parikh
      Bhavin May 24, 2012 at 12:18 pm #

      Thanks! Sorry about the “eye”. We wanted to use a way to signal that a video has been watched but is not finished ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Abdullah May 23, 2012 at 11:27 pm #

    Customer service makes Magoosh steadfast and keep it up front to others. Thank you guys, you touched a nerve and used a GRE word. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Bhavin Parikh
      Bhavin May 23, 2012 at 11:33 pm #

      Thanks, we try our best!

  6. Prashant May 22, 2012 at 8:18 pm #

    nice update!

    • Bhavin Parikh
      Bhavin May 23, 2012 at 12:52 am #


  7. Mike May 22, 2012 at 6:32 pm #

    it would be game-changing if the user could be tested after each new concept and example – then periodically tested throughout their learning so they remember already learned concepts.

    • Bhavin Parikh
      Bhavin May 23, 2012 at 12:52 am #

      Thanks for the suggestion Mike! We’re definitely looking into it.

  8. Muhammad N. Khan May 22, 2012 at 11:59 am #


    I like the new strategies for the video lessons. I am already happy with your service. But now, I am even more happier that I can keep track. Keep the good work going!

    M. Nasim Khan

    • Bhavin Parikh
      Bhavin May 22, 2012 at 3:10 pm #

      Thanks Muhammad! We’ll keep working on it ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. james May 22, 2012 at 11:33 am #

    are you guys still going to add full length practice tests? and if so, will those practice tests have questions not previously seen in other modules?

    • Bhavin Parikh
      Bhavin May 22, 2012 at 11:41 am #

      They are coming soon. However, the questions will be from the same pool that you currently practice from.


  10. james May 22, 2012 at 11:32 am #

    the redesigns are wonderful, great job you guys.

    • Bhavin Parikh
      Bhavin May 22, 2012 at 11:40 am #

      Thanks James!

  11. Ellie May 22, 2012 at 9:42 am #

    This is a great new feature. I appreciate being able to mark those sections that I might want to go back and review after I have completed the entire section. Very helpful, thanks!

    • Bhavin Parikh
      Bhavin May 22, 2012 at 9:44 am #

      Hi Elie – I’m glad you like the changes. Thanks!

  12. Britt May 22, 2012 at 8:46 am #

    Thanks for the new set up, very pragmatic and user friendly. I am especially fond of the notes feature, since when I taken paper notes I tend to end up misplacing them most of the time.

    • Bhavin Parikh
      Bhavin May 22, 2012 at 8:48 am #

      No problem Britt! We don’t want you losing all that hard work ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Britt May 22, 2012 at 8:45 am #

    Thanks for the new set up, very pragmatic and user friendly. I especially am fond of the notes feature, since when I taken paper notes I tend to end up misplacing them most of the time.

  14. KINGSLEY KORMLA MORTEY May 22, 2012 at 8:38 am #

    I am in love with it already, i cannot blame Magoosh if i don’t make a great grade. lol

    • Bhavin Parikh
      Bhavin May 22, 2012 at 8:47 am #

      Thanks Kingsley! We’ll do what we can to help you make the grade ๐Ÿ™‚

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