“I am done with GMAT”.
Those were my words a couple days after getting a 710 on my first GMAT exam back in october. Nevertheless, now 7 months later I´ve decided that I will in fact take it again.
Many people may be surpirsed that with a score over 700, I decide to spend more time on this exam, and after quite some time since I last studied for it. It is indeed a very personal decision and not an easy one.
The first reason I have, albeit not the most important, is the fact that I have never been completely satisfied with my 710. It was not my best day, and it reflected on my quant score, which was a 46. I truly believe I can do better. Also, that 46 on quant could hurt my chances a little bit, since most schools remark that want applicants to have strong quantitative skills. If it was a 710 with a 49 in quant I might not be so sure of retaking. Moreover, median GMAT scores are rising, so 700 is elite but not as killer as it once was.
Of course, I am considering this because I have time. I think 710 is good enough to apply to the programs I am interested in, but since it is still early, why not try to improve my profile a little?
The verbal section has always been my strong part. I don´t think I will need much training, so I will be doing quant an 80% of the time. For that I will be using the OG again and, maybe, some MGMAT guides.
I itend to get it over with by late july.
Wish me luck!
PS GMAT, I am going to beat you!