Hi all, first post and seems like everyone is extremely helpful!
A little background of myself. I am coming from a scientific background, BS in cell/molecular biology and have worked in the biomedical field for ~4years. But I'm done with science and I am now seeking a career switch. This is where the MBA and the GMAT comes in.
I have taken the GRE when I was preparing myself for a Ph.D in science. I have
spoken to the admission people at SFSU (my target school) and that the numeric score of my GRE is good enough for admission, so I don't need to worry much about the GMAT score. However, my AWA was lacking. They require a 4.5, and I got a 4.0 in my GRE. So I will be taking the GMAT again.
I have been writing numerous practice essays and I have two main concerns, these are all compared to Kaplan
's practice book:
1) My essays are not
as long as shown in the practice book. The most that I can crank out is almost
one single spaced page. Whereas the Kaplan
book have essays ranging from 1 and a half pages. In comparison, my responses are more condensed and concise, but given the same prompt, I have similar argument in my responses.
2) Sometimes I just can't think of more than 2 (strong) arguments to write about. Usually I can come up with at least 3 arguments, but certain prompts just have be baffled.
What do you guys think? Will sheer length (long vs. short) hurt me? Will having fewer but stronger arguments hurt me?