Just beaten....620(Q48V27)

Find out how Beat The GMAT members tackled GMAT test prep with positive results. Get tips on GMAT test prep materials, online courses, study tips, and more.
This topic has expert replies
Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts
Posts: 2
Joined: 20 Sep 2011

Just beaten....620(Q48V27)

by mylou7 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:38 am
Hi guys,
Yesterday i finally took the GMAT after preparing for about two months. My test record is

GMATPrep1 590 V29 Q42
Princeton Review1 650 V31 Q50
GMATPrep 2 680 V32 Q50
Kaplan GMAT 1 590 V29 Q40
Kaplan GMAT 2 560 V24 Q42
GMATPrep 2 620 V28 Q47
Kaplan GMAT 3 690 V29 Q51
GMATPrep 1 730 V41 Q49
Manhattan GMAT free 640 V33 Q44

The real test score was a disapointing 620(Q48 V27). I will take the test again in one month. Obviously my problem is the Verbal section. What "verbal" books or other free resources would you suggest for improvement? I used Kaplan, Princeton and OG12.
Do you think that i must also take the Manhattan online CATs or should i stick with Princeton,Kaplan and GMAT Prep?
My target schools are Bocconi and Instituto de Empressa. What is a decent score for applying in round 3?