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How to go from 720 to 760+? [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2007, 13:07
I took the GMAT last year and got a 720. I'm hoping to score a 760+ and I know it will require a verbal score of 40+. Any strategies for upping one's verbal score? My biggest weakness is sentence correction.

Here are the books I used last time:
Kaplan 800 2006-2007
OG 11
Manhattan SC 2006

I haven't tried the challenges, but they seem to be all the rave. Are they pretty helpful for verbal as well? I'm not applying to business school for a couple years, so I have plenty of time to prepare.

Thanks for your help.

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 [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2007, 13:31
challenges are really good. there are 5 Verbal Qbank at the moment but they will increase in number sooner or later. they are worth investing.

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 [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2007, 20:40
Highly recommend SC1000 for your weakness...Good luck.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2007, 17:56
Alright so the game plan is to first go through Kaplan 800 and get a feel for the basics again. Then I'm going to read "Elements of Style" which someone recommended as a really good primer for the sentence correction part. Then I'm going to go through 1000SC and the GMAT Club challenges. I'm then doing to do the Manhattan GMAT CATs and finish up with the GMAT Prep CATs. Any thoughts or other suggestions?
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2007, 18:21
swbluedevil wrote:
Alright so the game plan is to first go through Kaplan 800 and get a feel for the basics again. Then I'm going to read "Elements of Style" which someone recommended as a really good primer for the sentence correction part. Then I'm going to go through 1000SC and the GMAT Club challenges. I'm then doing to do the Manhattan GMAT CATs and finish up with the GMAT Prep CATs. Any thoughts or other suggestions?


where can i get Elements of style. have heard of it but did not know its significance so far
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2007, 19:09
Ravshonbek wrote:

where can i get Elements of style. have heard of it but did not know its significance so far


title -- The elements of Style
authors - stunk and white.

can find in amazon or barnes & noble.

I bought in barnes & noble
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2007, 04:49
With a 720 you are already above the averages for top schools. I think you would be better off spending time on essays.
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2007, 07:50
Try the PowerScore sentence correction bible to sharpen your SC fundamentals.
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2007, 21:38
Hi Hyperstorm,

I make a seach for the book you recommended"the PowerScore sentence correction bible", poor to me, I do still not find it.

Do you mind showing me how to get it? or do you have a soft copy?

Many thanks
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2007, 21:44
tsaditya wrote:
With a 720 you are already above the averages for top schools. I think you would be better off spending time on essays.


He said he isn't applying for a few years so he has plenty of time for that. Honestly though the hours spent studying may be better served volunteering or doing something else to strengthen your profile. Definitely give it another shot since there is time and room for improvement. But if you dont get a much higher score, you are is above every schools average so limit it to one chance.

I know of a person who started with a 730 and went up 20 pts on a retake and then amazingly with a 750 actually retook it because their Quant dropped from a 51 to a 50. People can become obsessed with the GMAT, dont become one of them.
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