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Hi there. I know this question is often posted on this website, but I'm having a tough time deciding what my course of action should be. I earned a 158 on verbal, 144 on quantitative and a 5 on the AWA. My advisor thinks I should retake the exam to try to aim in the 90th percentile for verbal (at the moment, I'm in the 80th percentile). A few months before she suggested I take the exam again, she told me that Composition and Rhetoric programs do not place much of an emphasis at all on the GRE's. She expressed that if I got into the 150's I would be fine, so I'm a little confused about what to think! Retaking the exam wouldn't hurt me, but is it worth my time (and anxiety)? So I suppose I'm experience a conflict between my reason and my emotions. This could be compounded by extra stress that's going on in my life. I was considering first looking at specific programs (I haven't started doing that yet, although I know that I want to study Composition and Rhetoric) to see their GRE requirements, but I thought to gauge everyone's opinion here first. Is retaking the GRE's even a question? Should I just do it, or would you suggest otherwise? I have read previous posts about this topic, which has prompted me to post my question here. Thanks for reading!