Actually, there is some misinformation in this thread. If you leave all of verbal blank, you won't get a 130, or 0%, but instead you'll get an NS
, which means "no score". Let me quote the ETS directly:
NS — No Score. Indicates that no questions were answered.
I think you would still get a 0 on the essay if you leave it blank, however.
I was actually in a similar situation. I did okay my first time around (157V, 164Q, 4.5W). Thought my Q score could have been much higher but was happy with the other two. I wanted to improve my Q score, so I registered for a second go, but I also really didn't want to waste another 4.5 hours of my life taking this stupid test, so I was considering doing only the Q sections... But then I sucked it up and just took it, and surprisingly my score went up in all three sections (159V, 167Q, 5W). So just take the test dude.