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# GMAT 750 (Q51, V39) - Retake?

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Joined: 14 Sep 2017
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GMAT 1: 750 Q51 V39
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14 Dec 2017, 03:20
Hi guys,

I recently took my GMAT and scored 750 (Q51, V39), 8 IR and 6.0 AWA. I'm a bit disappointed with my verbal score and I'm not sure if it will raise some eyebrows in the adcoms. I am also hoping that the 6.0 in the AWA will mitigate their concerns regarding my verbal skills. The reason why I'm disappointed with the verbal score is that I consistently scored 44 or higher in the verbal section and I stupidly wasted a lot of time (6 minutes) by accidentally taking a long break before the verbal section. This made me panic and I sort of had to guess the last 10 questions. I also think this affected my overall score by at least 10 if not even 20 points.

Would you think it makes sense to invest the time and money to retake the exam or do you think it's not the best use of time given the quant score, IR and AWA?

Thank you!
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14 Dec 2017, 16:40
Michelson wrote:
Hi guys,

I recently took my GMAT and scored 750 (Q51, V39), 8 IR and 6.0 AWA. I'm a bit disappointed with my verbal score and I'm not sure if it will raise some eyebrows in the adcoms. I am also hoping that the 6.0 in the AWA will mitigate their concerns regarding my verbal skills. The reason why I'm disappointed with the verbal score is that I consistently scored 44 or higher in the verbal section and I stupidly wasted a lot of time (6 minutes) by accidentally taking a long break before the verbal section. This made me panic and I sort of had to guess the last 10 questions. I also think this affected my overall score by at least 10 if not even 20 points.

Would you think it makes sense to invest the time and money to retake the exam or do you think it's not the best use of time given the quant score, IR and AWA?

Thank you!

Dear Michelson,

I'm happy to respond.

First of all, congratulations on an excellent score.

I'm quite impressed with your score, but to be honest, my friend, I am not impressed with your question about a retake. This question would be equivalent to the question "Should I jump into a tank with a giant squid and attempt to wrestle it into submission?" or "Should I climb Mt. Kilimanjaro while wearing roller blades on my feet?" The answer is: of course not! Not in a million years!

I would say: save the long break story for an amusing anecdote on your interview--I took almost double the time on one break and I still got a 750!

What matters now are all the other dimensions on your application, most especially your personal statement. Do you have a vision? Can you create a compelling narrative about how your particular life experiences and professional experience, combined with what you learn in business school, will produce a uniquely successful trajectory?

That's where your attention should be. You are 100% done with the GMAT.

Does this make sense?
Mike
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GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V51
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14 Dec 2017, 18:07
Michelson wrote:
Hi guys,

I recently took my GMAT and scored 750 (Q51, V39), 8 IR and 6.0 AWA. I'm a bit disappointed with my verbal score and I'm not sure if it will raise some eyebrows in the adcoms. I am also hoping that the 6.0 in the AWA will mitigate their concerns regarding my verbal skills. The reason why I'm disappointed with the verbal score is that I consistently scored 44 or higher in the verbal section and I stupidly wasted a lot of time (6 minutes) by accidentally taking a long break before the verbal section. This made me panic and I sort of had to guess the last 10 questions. I also think this affected my overall score by at least 10 if not even 20 points.

Would you think it makes sense to invest the time and money to retake the exam or do you think it's not the best use of time given the quant score, IR and AWA?

Thank you!
V39 is 89%. There is no need to "mitigate their concerns"

It's your call. Take the exam again only if you really want to give the GMAC another \$250 and if you don't think that the time and effort involved in the retake will hurt the rest of your application.
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Joined: 14 Sep 2017
Posts: 3
Location: Italy
GMAT 1: 750 Q51 V39
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28 Dec 2017, 10:45
Thank you both. I've decided it would be wiser to spend time and money in other ways and to go ahead with the current GMAT score.

Thanks again!
Re: GMAT 750 (Q51, V39) - Retake? &nbs [#permalink] 28 Dec 2017, 10:45
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