CONGRATS DUDE on your 710 score.
I too am preparing for my GMAT. I am finding difficulty in Data Sufficiency. Can you share the data sufficiency pdf that you referred or its details (file name, website link or google search title).
Regarding Verbal, since I don't have GMAT experience yet, I will share some tips my seniors & friends (one got a 750 score) advised me:
1. Of all verbal question types, Critical Reasoning seems to have greater weightage (maybe bcos that is a management trait BSchools value more). I have found "Manhattan Guide for CR" a good book with tips, strategies (like Diagramming) & classification of types.
2. For Reading Comprehension, one is needed to read the passage real fast. Normal Lewis's book "How to read Faster and Better" (especially initial 4-5 chapters) is considered best for this.
3. During exam, scribbling keywords in Scrap Book is better than relying on short-term memory.
4. Regularly read newspaper (news articles for CR and newspaper editorials for RC). My 750 scorer friend says that generally the language used in verbal q's is identical to newspaper language and not the type of language we speak or read in novels or blogs.
Hope these tips help you get a better score in your next attempt and then admission into a B School of your dreams.
Considering you got 710 with Q 50 and V 35, I am confused about how the final scores are calculated. The secret gets darker....
I took Kaplan test 2 and got 620, the split being Q50 V31
I got 32Right and 5Wrong in Quants
and in Verbal 27Right and 14Wrong
Somehow i think the score i got was not correct ? any thoughts ?
Congrats for your good score......i also appeared from Pearson Mumbai (9am slot)and scored 580 (Q 47, V 23). i totally agree with you that verbal is the key to crack gmat.
from which centre did u appear yesterday ?
plz let me knw all the material u had gone through in Quant and Verbal to get 710.