Took the GMAT this morning and results (710 Q44 V44) are good I think. However, looking at the other scores posted, I couldn't find anyone else with identical quant and verbal scores. All the higher overall scores seem to be correlated with higher quant scores. Odd thing is I have an engineering degree. Not sure what this means when I actually apply. I do have pretty substantial and varied work experience.
Only decided to take the GMAT about 6 weeks ago, and really was only able to study hard for the last two weeks. I actually made a decision to concentrate more on verbal - based on the assumption that my engineering degree would carry the day on the quant side. I should have factored in that I graduated 14 years ago. My practice tests were somewhat similar:
GMATprep1 (10 days prior) 700 q44 v41Kaplan
CAT4 (2 days prior) 680 q39 v51
GMATprep2 (1 day prior) 720 q44 v44
I liked the Kaplan premier
live online 2010 book/internet stuff for studying over the OG12
. But it's hard to argue with using the OG questions and the GMATprep software based on my scores.
First impulse is that with some effort I should really be able to improve my quant score, on the other hand, I don't really have any interest in taking the test again. I also have no intention of applying to Stanford.