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#### Retake: Verbal Improvement Strategy Help

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 Post subject: Retake: Verbal Improvement Strategy Help  Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:55 am
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 One thing would like to point out is the overall gain in score will be around 30 points from Q49-Q51 and 10-20 points from V38-V40. The reason is Q51 is at the higher end of percentile spectrum and boosts your score by a greater margin. To get Q51, its all about solving the questions faster (practice and practice) and identifying whatever weak areas you have and making them your strengths.

 Post subject: Re: Retake: Verbal Improvement Strategy Help  Posted: Sat May 12, 2012 4:29 pm
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 They don't release the exact conversion scale, but I would be willing to bet that V38 to V40 won't provide as much of a boost for a simpler reason: V38 is 83rd percentile and V40 is 89th percentile (6 percentile points). For quant, Q49 is 85th percentile and Q51 is 98th percentile (14 percentile points). The increase in skill level needed to pick up those 2 quant points is much greater.In other words, quant and verbal do not actually use the same scale (although they use the same number range). A 2-point difference on one is not necessarily the same as a 2-point difference on the other. _________________Stacey KoprinceInstructorDirector of Online CommunityManhattanGMAT

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