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Briefly, my background. I gave the GMAT last year scoring a 710 (48 m and 39 v) with 5.5 AWA.
Before studying I took GMAT PREP #1 and scored 45 m and 40 v for 690. In short, I studied pretty hard, but clearly there was not much improvement.
My biggest shortcoming is sentence correction. My greatest talents are rc and cr.
On the real test I finished 10 minutes early on verbal.
I am going to retake it, and aim for mid 700's. I think I am in a fairly common position as others. Please advise on tips, etc on how to study and prepare. Right now my plan is to: 1. Do all the challenges 2. All 1000 SC questions 3. Most importantly - take alot of full time gmat tests, including writing, working hard on endurance.
I hear ya. I scored a 720 last year and am shooting for 760+. My biggest shortcoming was verbal (37), especially sentence correction. I highly recommend MGMAT's SC. They've definitely helped a huge amount. I'm now consistenly getting 90%+ on the sentence correction questions.
Last edited by swbluedevil on 25 Jun 2008, 17:06, edited 1 time in total.
Honestly, with a 710, there is no reason to retake. Being a perfectionist or obsessive about this test can actually hurt you in the admissions process. Remember, people with 750+ scores do get dinged, all the time. Make sure your application essays sing. Those are far more important.