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My journey from 710 to 770 - lessons learnt

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Terrific score ! what is your advise on improving the Verbal section to 97%?

In my case, it was a lot of groundwork! I'd say that the OG and the "general" guides such as Kaplan Premier helped me solidify the basics before I moved on to the Manhattan guides. The MGMAT stuff really helped me understand my mistakes in the more difficult questions - the reason I could get to V44. After two months of mostly verbal practice questions and taking the MGMAT full-length tests, my scores started ranging from V42 to V45. The evaluate-this-argument questions were the hardest for me.

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Good to know. Thanks.

I didn't even greet you for your score and detailed feedback :-D

No worries. Good luck on the real thing! I see you have yours scheduled in six days.
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Man i scored a 710 and am battling with the decision of retaking the test again !!
kudos to you for making such an improvement !
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Man i scored a 710 and am battling with the decision of retaking the test again !!
kudos to you for making such an improvement !


Thanks, akshathbs. I know it can be a difficult decision. My suggestion to you, should you decide to retake, is to first send your original score to the schools you're applying to and then retake the exam. This way, should things not work as expected, the schools won't know your second score.

I don't know if you've seen Avernusaur's experience with the retake.
how-i-upgraded-my-700-to-a-770-q50-v44-82149.html

Here's the general thread;
should-i-retake-gmat-thread-retaking-gmat-strategies-83339.html

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New post 13 Apr 2011, 03:38
thanks for sharing... great score!

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New post 14 Apr 2011, 04:27
Amazing result!
Thanks for the tips.
The " 'relaxed' strategy in which I noted down very little in the verbal section and let my brain process more " seems to be the better option for me too... taking notes on RC only destabilizes my train of thought...
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OP, you mentioned that you scored a 760 on the four practice exams you took prior to the real exam. Which practic exams were these? GMAT Prep? MGMAT? Kaplan?

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OP, you mentioned that you scored a 760 on the four practice exams you took prior to the real exam. Which practic exams were these? GMAT Prep? MGMAT? Kaplan?


If I remember correctly, two were MGMAT and the other two were GMAT Prep.
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wow... inspiring!!
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wow... inspiring!!
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Congratulations! 770 is a great score and a 60p improvement is even more impressive!

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Impressive. Congrats !
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Key takeaway:
Read about what has worked for others, but only pick out what works for you. Practice what works for you. Try to finish early in even the practice exams. All of this might seem very obvious (hey, it was for me too!), but I'm a living example of what might go wrong if you try to do too much.


This is one of the best advice I have seen so far - very true. I liked how you said, in your 1st attempt, you focused too much on other stuff that only matter when you know the real test. I will make sure I don't get bogged down by other craziness and focus on the basics. Thanks.

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Thanks for writing it to us
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wow that's a fantastic score. Congrats :D

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Your story inspires me to work harder-thank you!

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Thank you for sharing this suggestion!

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Congrats! I got a 710 the first time and am going to retake as well.

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Great score.Congrats!!
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Congratulations! How long did you wait and when did you reschedule?

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