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AWA section preparation ! [#permalink]
14 Jan 2004, 19:40
How do you prepare for AWA Section of GMAT ? When ever i try to contemplate about this section the 310 topics makes me nervous.
Is there any software outside which is in resemblance to E - Rater and assert score of our all practice Assays ?
Moreover, how all you prepare for AWA ? Is it enough to make just the outframe of the points ?
Find a partner, if possible, and exchange AWA respones. Evaluate and point out each others mistakes.
Develop a framework and stick to it. Practice it as many times as possible.
Practice some topics from the released topics..once you get a hold of it, any topic will be a breeze.
My advice would be for you to memorize a template. You don't even need to practice that much as long as you have a template. A word of advice would be to buy the princeton review guide and memorize that one. It works with almost awa
But the given web site has only considered for 115 Issues and 115 Arguments, whereas now both the lists got changed.
Can you tell me one more thing, Is there only 115 Issues and Arguments to be prepared or i need to consider the latest total 307 Assays ?
You have to be prepared for all the topics. I feel you are giving too much importance to AWA. If you feel very scared of writing try the arco essay book which has answers to almost all the topics. Here is the link to that in amazon http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/de ... ce&s=books
The book that Geethu mentined is the third edition. I got the first edition from one of my friends. Does anybody know how different these two editions are?The first editions only has 180 topics. As far as I know in OG there are about 270 topics.
Geethu, Thanks buddy. I am thinking to prepare atleast an out frame for all the topics before attending GMAT.
At least i need to settle the common out frame along with points for all topics. Lets see how much efforts i can put for AWA.
Well, i purchased Arco AWA book but mistakenly 2nd edition which has answers for total 230 questions whereas now total changes to 307, i think.
Can you provide me any tip for that bcoz the web site you refered to yday has also only considered 230 topics ?
Yes. I worked with someone who used to worked on an adcomm. This is what he told me. Schools make sure that the essays are of a certain grade...above a 4+ is good. They use the essays as a comparison if it appears that you have not written the essays for your application. AWA is more important if you are an international student.
Like I said before, I created my own template and used it. I didn't go crazy on the argument essays...just focused on two assumptions or weaknesses. I still got a 5.5. My writing style was boring, but to the point. For the other essays, feel free to use "I".
Length of AWA essays [#permalink]
31 Jan 2004, 13:15
Hello, this is my first time posting on here. I want to say this board has been very helpful in my preparation for the GMAT. I am trying to decide which template to use for the AWA. I have been using Kaplan. It seems to be the best. Should I use Kaplan or PR? PR says the more you write, the better the odds of a higher score? Kaplan does not empasize size of your essay but organization. I prefer to have my essays to be organized, short and simple.
Kaplan - paragraphs, one for "winner" position and 2nd for "Loser" position
PR- As many paragrahs as possible. list out supporting idea for each paragrah, 4-5
Kaplan- three paragraphs 1st-sum up argument's structure, 2nd Point out the argument's weakness; and 3rd Ways to improve or strengthen the argument or logic of the argument.