Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 27 May 2017, 03:38

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# My GMAT 670(Q47, V 35) want 720...

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Intern
Joined: 22 Jul 2008
Posts: 45
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 14 [0], given: 0

My GMAT 670(Q47, V 35) want 720... [#permalink]

### Show Tags

04 Dec 2008, 19:03
Hi,
I took my GMAT today and scored 670 (Q 47, V 35). My Quant score of 47 is solely due to the GMAT club math tests. They are amazing.

I need to get 720 and I feel that I need to improve in Verbal. Could you all please help me on how I can go from 670 to 720 .
Retired Moderator
Joined: 18 Jul 2008
Posts: 975
Followers: 10

Kudos [?]: 219 [0], given: 5

Re: My GMAT 670(Q47, V 35) want 720... [#permalink]

### Show Tags

05 Dec 2008, 12:30
Tagging along because I'm in the same boat, same score. I need a 720.
Intern
Joined: 10 Jan 2008
Posts: 39
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

Re: My GMAT 670(Q47, V 35) want 720... [#permalink]

### Show Tags

12 Dec 2008, 12:11
The good news is that you already did well the first time.

The bad news, I think, is that you aren't going to be able to ignore the quant section in your studies. Raising the math score to a 48 or 49 will take a LOT of pressure off of you in terms of hitting 720.

For me, the biggest jump in verbal came when I read a post about solving the SC questions in less than a minute. I think this is important for most people, because a little extra time reading the passages and the CR questions can make a huge difference. I noticed that, by giving myself a little extra time for these question types (CR and RC), I got almost all of them correct. On the other hand, my hit rate at SC did not change much after spending less time per question (with practice of course). I guess, for me, I always ended up guessing to some degree on the SC questions anyway, especially the ones I saw after getting all of the RC and CR correct.

Specifically, in terms of skills, I think the best thing for Verbal is to practice at a faster rate than you need to. For example, every morning before work, I would take one or two of the most difficult RC passages I could find, as well as ten or so SC problems. I would think: Ok, for these RC passages and their problems, I should spend no more than X minutes each. Then, I would give myself 10 minutes for the 10 SC problems, and do the SC problems FIRST. This way you simulate the real test. If you don't solve those SC questions in 10 or so minutes, you will NEVER be able to answer the RC questions correctly. Push it to the limits, and when you get used to it, it will help with the verbal confidence.

Doing this over and over again really paid off for me. I ended up scoring a 720 even with a Quant section that I considered to be a disaster, and a slightly lower verbal score than I expected.

HTH

Good Luck

PS I know it's hard to find good RC passages. Don't hesitate to look outside of business school books. For example, I used my roomate's Kaplan Verbal MCAT book. Practicing those passages at GMAT speeds is the kind of training that pays off.
SVP
Joined: 30 Apr 2008
Posts: 1874
Location: Oklahoma City
Schools: Hard Knocks
Followers: 42

Kudos [?]: 590 [0], given: 32

Re: My GMAT 670(Q47, V 35) want 720... [#permalink]

### Show Tags

12 Dec 2008, 12:17
A Quant 47 and V42 will give you a 720 (or at least it should). You currently have a 79% - 81% quant and 73%-75% verbal.

If you can raise your Quant to 48 (from 47) and your to 40, that should get you the 720 or near it. While the jump from 35 to 42 in verbal is only 7 points, it's 20 percentile points. That's huge. It goes from 75% to 95%. It can be done, but make sure you have a realistic picture of how long it will take and the amount of work that it will require.

When do you want to retake the exam?
_________________

------------------------------------
J Allen Morris
**I'm pretty sure I'm right, but then again, I'm just a guy with his head up his a.

GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings

Intern
Joined: 22 Jul 2008
Posts: 45
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 14 [0], given: 0

Re: My GMAT 670(Q47, V 35) want 720... [#permalink]

### Show Tags

15 Dec 2008, 12:00
I am attacking the SC and CR now concentrating on the OG questions to begin with and understanding the explanations provided.
I intend to use the 1000 SC question after this
Re: My GMAT 670(Q47, V 35) want 720...   [#permalink] 15 Dec 2008, 12:00
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
670(Q47,V35)-considering retake-please assist in a drafting study plan 8 01 Mar 2015, 21:43
1 Feeling Frustated- Fourth Attempt Still 670( Q-47 V-35) !! 6 08 Aug 2014, 19:36
GMAT from 560 to 670 (Q47/V35) 1 07 Aug 2011, 14:08
14 670 (Q47,V35) -- Need Your Help! 19 30 Sep 2010, 13:13
1 670 (Q-47, V-35) :( Need suggestions !! 14 10 Jun 2010, 20:53
Display posts from previous: Sort by