How to approach to get a 330+ score on the GRE may be different for each student preparing for the GRE. On the test, you may get a 170 in quant and 160 in verbal or you may get a 170 in verbal and 160 in quant but in both the cases your total score is 330, however, the way of approaching to get the same score may not be one for all.
Let us try to understand this a bit further.
Scoring a 170 in quant is 97 percentile whereas, a 160 in verbal is 86 percentile. On the other hand 170 in verbal is 99 percentile and 160 in quant is just 76 percentile. In this context, you have to take into account the fact that if you are applying for a STEM course 160 in quant may not be great or even an acceptable score at all. At the same time, you have to take into account your own strengths and weaknesses. For some of you, it may not be very difficult to get a 170 in quant whereas, a 170 in verbal maybe a difficult task altogether. Finally, in order to get a 330+score, you have got to maximize your score in both the areas — Quant and Verbal.
In order to achieve the desired score, you must know that understanding the quant and verbal is important. Whether it is about answering quant or verbal, you need to master the techniques to solve the questions asked on the test. Of course, learning the strategy is also required to get a good GRE score. So, if you are preparing for the verbal section of the GRE, then you should develop a good vocabulary and must try on improving your reading skills.