I wrote GMAT this weekend but score below my previous attempt of 620(Q48,V27). This time i got 590(Q45,V27) after a month of preparation. I was performing well on the practice tests getting 640 in the Kaplan
and 750 in PP.I found quant extremely tough this time. But I was suprised that I didn't improve on the verbal. I just got panicked because I was unwell.I was unable to comprehend what i was reading.I think GMAT is all about attitude.I need 680 to get into the school of my choice because that's what the adcom folks told me.I have already submitted my application.Now I'm in a soup.The adcom will take this low score in the wrong sense.They expect me to fax the report on Mon.I don't know what to do.Should I retake the test this week because I really want to do so.Pls suggest how to crack the verbal. I'm nervous of RC's.I got 2 big ones in the beginning and all the questions were of inference type.
I guess there's no such a thing of "Crack the verbal". It depends on your english level, exposition to gmat-like tests, practice. It takes time, you can't learn for example english grammar just because a book says "Score 800 just in 10 days" or "Tips to score 800", it's the same stupid thing as saying "Learn english in 10 days", or "Learn math in 5 days". GMAT books certainly help, but they boost you depending on your level.
Preparing the gmat is about attitude, have courage to continue studying and preparing the admission package is about attitude, but taking the gmat perse is not about attitude. You should be prepared for the test. Perhaps it's about attitude if you're american and get on well with math.
Instead of wishing to get a 680 (kind of impossible in one week), check quickly how the program (Which program are you talking about?) handle the admission proccess. Perhaps they analyze the whole package, so you will need to develop strong essays, resume and letters of recommendation, specially if your gmat is below average.