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What should I do differently for the GMAT re-test?

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First of all, apologies for creating a new thread when there are also other threads that address this situation. I wanted to take opinion of members of this forum for my specific situation. I gave the GMAT today and got 720 (Q50, V38). I have applied for a re-take in 3 weeks from now. I wanted to ask what should be the next steps for me during these three weeks (assuming most of the preparation would be over the weekends since weekdays would not offer me any significant time due to a hectic consulting job)

I gave 6 mock tests from the official GMATPrep software (I purchased additional packages apart from the free one included). Here are the scores in chronological order: 720, 730, 750, 690, 740, 760. The last score, 760, was 3 days before the actual exam date. During all the exams, while score for quant mostly stayed around Q49 to Q51, that in verbal section varied a lot, ranging from V34 to V44. On an average, I had ~1 problem wrong in RC, 3-4 in CR and 5-6 in SC. SC seems to be the biggest issue in my case. I solved complete OG + Official Verbal Guide + Manhattan Sentence Correction Guide + more than 200 problems of the 700-level from GMAT Club. I have also maintained and reviewed an error log where I note each problem that I did wrong and the reason why I chose the wrong answer. After such a rigorous preparation for verbal, I have still not achieved consistency in the score.

Now that I have the re-test in three weeks (essentially 3 weekends), are there any tips for course of action to improve score in Verbal? Any online video lecture series or something similar that might help? Would be really grateful if people could help out here. Thanks a lot!
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720 is a great score. Congrats on the test. To improve Verbal, what's your weakest section>? Focus on the weakest area and also check out Ron's verbal videos.


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Congratulations on the 720! Awesome score.

I'm not sure if this will help you or not, but there's a long-winded post here about how to improve your SC from good to great, written in honor of a guy who's trying to improve from 760 to 780: https://gmatclub.com/forum/how-to-impro ... l#p1836416

I hope this helps, and good luck with your retake!
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himanshumalhotra1990 wrote:

Now that I have the re-test in three weeks (essentially 3 weekends), are there any tips for course of action to improve score in Verbal? Any online video lecture series or something similar that might help? Would be really grateful if people could help out here. Thanks a lot!


Here are some PDFs that may be helpful in your SC journey:


http://www.gmatpill.com/ebook/GMATPill- ... atclub.pdf

http://www.gmatpill.com/ebook/GMATPill- ... atclub.pdf

There are only so many ways you can be tested on for SC -- just master the types of ways - and you will be in good shape for any SC question that comes your way. We call these types of questions "frameworks" -- the above is one example.

If you're looking for online video videos - please see: http://www.gmatpill.com/sentencecorrect ... ythons.mp4

or for math: http://www.gmatpill.com/problemsolving/og/222/222.mp4
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