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GMAT Dilemma... Retake?? [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2005, 20:13
Hi Linda,
I am considering a retake right now... what do you think?

GMAT: 690 (q51 99%, v30 59%)
GPA: 3.0 from University of Virginia, Engineering
Work Experience: 7 years in Big 4 IT Consulting

Schools applying to: Top 10

I have a low GPA and hoped to mitigate it with the exceptionally high GMAT but didn't quite get there. I am especially worried about my low verbal score.

Please give me your expert advice...
Thank you in advance.
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Re: GMAT Dilemma... Retake?? [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2005, 12:39
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Hi Linda,
I am considering a retake right now... what do you think?

GMAT: 690 (q51 99%, v30 59%)
GPA: 3.0 from University of Virginia, Engineering
Work Experience: 7 years in Big 4 IT Consulting

Schools applying to: Top 10

I have a low GPA and hoped to mitigate it with the exceptionally high GMAT but didn't quite get there. I am especially worried about my low verbal score.

Please give me your expert advice...
Thank you in advance.


I think you should retake, primarily because of the verbal and because of the schools you are targeting.

Did you have a bad day? Mismanage your time? If so, then you also have a good chance of really improving that score.

Good luck!
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2005, 20:50
Thank you for your advice!!
One more question: will Top 15 be a strech in my situation?

My Problem: I tried to go way too fast and I was not paying attention to the details in the beginning of the exam since I had the time management problem on my last exam's verbal section. More thorough preparation is definitely needed for me especially on RC where I relied on my memory for a lot of info due to the time constraint. I think the better strategy next time will be to pay special attention to the first 20 questions, especially RCs.

I am planning to read magazines such as The Economist and Scientific American religiously in order to improve my RC skills. I don't know whether this is going to make a big difference in 30 days, but I am going to give it a shot.
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Thank you for your advice!!
One more question: will Top 15 be a strech in my situation?

My Problem: I tried to go way too fast and I was not paying attention to the details in the beginning of the exam since I had the time management problem on my last exam's verbal section. More thorough preparation is definitely needed for me especially on RC where I relied on my memory for a lot of info due to the time constraint. I think the better strategy next time will be to pay special attention to the first 20 questions, especially RCs.

I am planning to read magazines such as The Economist and Scientific American religiously in order to improve my RC skills. I don't know whether this is going to make a big difference in 30 days, but I am going to give it a shot.


No you still have a decent shot in the lower half of the top fifteen with your current score.

I am no testing expert, but it sounds like you can do a lot better on your verbal. In addition to your reading, practice, practice practice.

Good luck!
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2005, 08:21
Thank You!! I am retaking it in 3 weeks...
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Thank You!! I am retaking it in 3 weeks...


I hope you have better results. Good luck!
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