I posted this in the MCAT forums but I think it'd be better here, since many of you are already in med school. I have pretty decent stats. I have research, over 1,000 hours in healthcare, good community service, and a 3.72 sGPA. My first MCAT score was a 12/5/11. I got a verbal tutor and have done everything possible but cannot seem to hit 8 (I'm stuck at 6). English is my first language. I'm retaking next week and have realized that a low verbal (a mere 60 minute section) is keeping me out, and it's hard to "keep your head up" in situations like this, especially since I've been practicing verbal for 4 months. What would you guys recommend? I've worked pretty hard and now feel like I'm close to giving up. This isn't me venting, by the way. I just don't know what the best steps would be. Should I even bother taking the exam next week? Two low verbal scores would look horrendous.