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16 Sep 2007, 11:01
Hello everybody,

I took the GMAT in april and got 690 (Q49, V35) and i had a nice surprise after having gone through an awful month at work (did not study at all). I was not sure whether to retake it or not, but I new I could do better, specially on the verbal part.

I did not practice much, I simply studied all SC questions from OG11 and slept well the day before. I went less nervous and confident to improve my score and got a 720 (q49, V39). I am more than happy with that score (specially being spanish).

Could I have done better? yes, sure... but it is not worth the time -imho- it's better to spend the time on essays!

Good luck to everybody!

Pau

First attemp materials:
Princeton review "CRacking the gmat" <--- awfull book
Kaplan <--- good
GMATClub <--- it was ok
Thorough review of every single question practiced (know why you failed or if you really new how to solve the question)<--- most important thing of all

Second attemp materials:
OG11 <--- good materials for practice (most oficial answers are worthless)
Gmatclub <--- sometimes useful for additional explanations (when OG fails to provide one)
CONFIDENCE <--- state of mind is what made me win those 30 extra points.

Pau
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18 Sep 2007, 01:02
Very nice score! Congrats! What surprised me is that you didn't use tons of books. Only OG and GMATClub. I think that your attempt is the proof that it is not the quantity that counts, but the quality. May I ask what is your english level by the way? I saw that you're spanish and V39 is very good score I beleive.
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30 Oct 2007, 13:01
My english level is just ok: I have the Cambridge Certificate on Advanced English if it is useful as a benchmark.

Let's say i have been practicing around... but what i can say is that I agree with the general saying that gmat english is not real english...
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30 Oct 2007, 13:52
good score, really

your certificate is a good benchmark. i cannot still improve my verbal score. although fine with math. living among native english people even did not help.

good luck
30 Oct 2007, 13:52
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