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# 750(50,41) --- AWA 4.0 .. Should I retake ?

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08 May 2008, 10:10
gmatnub wrote:
That remark is uncalled for. If you dont have anything positive to say, then please dont say it.

jtuk2000 wrote:
I'd have to say that based on the e-mail you wrote to them you should be happy with your 4.0 in the AWA. I'm not sure you're capable of better.

I have to agree with jtuk's opinion, I think that is as honest as it gets, although I would not have said it first. The email that was sent to GMAC was pretty nsulting, which is surprising consider that the author had an excellent verbal score. One would think that he would had done a better job with the written communication.

I see nothing wrong with what Gowtham wrote. If GMAC is to be offended with that remark "pathetic" so be it. He as a consumer paid for this attempt and if he is not satisfied with the service provided, he has all the right to express himself. Some of us have to remember that GMAC is not the only game in town anymore, as more and more schools (including the likes of Stanford ) are signing up to consider GRE as an evaluation tool instead of sticking to the GMAT alone. This in return will open up the competition among the service providers (PearsonVue Versus ETS) and would eventually lead to a better testing experience for us consumers who have to shell $250 each time we sit down in front of those terminals. I am sure that GMAC is taking note of such minor gaffes leading to a bitter experience for some test takers whose psyche gets a little messed up and start panicking when a function key is not working in some of their broken machines. I'd say that if anything, Pearson Vue would come back apologizing to Gowtham for not providing him the best testing experience and repay that$45 cost for reevaluating his essays. To summarize, there is nothing wrong in letting a service provider know that you are not happy with their service, even it comes out as "harsh" as we have seen in Gowtham's e-mail. It is time we stick it up to these Testing companies and start demanding better service.
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11 May 2008, 11:36
wizardofwashington wrote:
I see nothing wrong with what Gowtham wrote. If GMAC is to be offended with that remark "pathetic" so be it. He as a consumer paid for this attempt and if he is not satisfied with the service provided, he has all the right to express himself.

Boy oh boy if our society started to work like this...

At McDonalds: "Hey, I know you're pathetic at your job, but I've got a meeting in 5 minutes, could you hurry with the fries?"
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11 May 2008, 17:57
Hahaha.. That's a good one, fookie. The best thing in that scenario would be to avoid going to McDonalds altogether and instead go to Wendy's or Taco Bell if you are in a hurry to get your meal. Isn't that what "consumer choice" is all about? If GMAT sucks, take GRE instead. I am at least happy that there is such an option for folks like us who strongly believe in consumer rights.
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11 May 2008, 18:29
There's a big difference between being right and being smart. That email was not smart.

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12 May 2008, 09:46
gpulluri wrote:
I sent the below mail to the GMAT guys ...

webmaster@gmac.com,
GMATCandidateServicesAmericas@pearson.com
date Apr 9, 2008 9:10 PM
subject Regarding my AWA score
mailed-by gmail.com

I have a few questions regarding my AWA score.
I took the gmat exam on March 31. I wrote the essays pretty well, but I am surprised to see a low AWA score of 4.0.
I was unable to click next on my second essay as I timed out while reviewing it.
I don't know if this was the reason or your system and human reviewer did a pathetic job.
Can you please provide me with a breakdown of the scores for my two essays ?
I would have no option but to retake the test with this horrible AWA score even though I have a 750 in the remaining two sections.
Please let me know if there is anything that could be done about this.

Thanks
Goutham

If you can't hold your tongue in an email to Perason VUE, what makes you think you're someone an elite b-school will want? The type of person that would send that email is not the type of person a business school wants to admit. Better make sure your application doesn't smell of that arrogance or you might be surprised at the dings you get.
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Re: 750(50,41) --- AWA 4.0 .. Should I retake ? [#permalink]

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12 May 2008, 09:47
OK, everyone. This has gone far enough.
Re: 750(50,41) --- AWA 4.0 .. Should I retake ?   [#permalink] 12 May 2008, 09:47

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