IDK what it is about the GRE's verbal section, but it seems to be my white whale! No matter how hard I try or how many strategy books I read i can never seem to break the 500 barrier on that damn test! is there any one out there that has any other possible hints (mostly those that have read up on the new version) or any one else having this difficulty? Has anyone gotten into schools with a sub 500 verbal score, or should i really be worried about that this year when i apply to schools? I'll be applying to Pitt, Chatham, Duquense, Univ. of Scranton, Drexel, South Carolina, Maryland, UTHSC-San Antonio, and Texas State. Anyone else applying to these that are in a similar situation?