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04 May 2008, 08:10
Hello Everyone,
I'm trying to find some good AWA study material; with good examples and techniques.
I searched the forum, but found nothing.

Any suggestions?

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04 May 2008, 09:18

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18 May 2008, 02:59
The website of scoretop.com is experiencing some problem since last 3-4 days. can u send me the data on AWA Thanks

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18 May 2008, 18:32

I used the AWA tips and templates in Cracking the GMAT and easily scored a 6 on both essays. I would highly recommend that book.
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18 May 2008, 19:36
Thanks a lot for ur kind advise. I removed my email id. Is the book u r referring to an e-book? in case u have some soft copy or any kind of material which u can send via mail,it will be highly apreciated.
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19 May 2008, 14:55
marymayi wrote:

I used the AWA tips and templates in Cracking the GMAT and easily scored a 6 on both essays. I would highly recommend that book.

marymayi, what exactly are you referring to?...can you post a link please.

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19 May 2008, 15:51
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Check out this post or do a search for AWA on the forum.

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I got a 5.5 the first time I took the GMAT and a 6.0 the second. Here is what I wrote for that post.

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I took the PR class any the teacher told us that "he has heard" of people using this template and writing complete garbage sentences in the middle of the paragraph and still getting 6s - I got a 5.5 and all I did was dumb it down. PR teaches good GMAT writing is NOT good writing.

"First trick" write a lot.

"Second trick" Always disagree with the essay

"third trick" use transitional words that show a person who is skimming this essay you have structure.

This is my Sample.

I disagree with the authors claim that....blah blah (semi restatement). Filler sentence. Thesis (I normally use three parts ex. The major emphasis of any gmat study should be on verbal, quant, and awa)

-Now use your three parts for each paragraph.

The FIRST POINT, blah blah blah. Support sentences. Support sentences. Finish Paragraph off.

ANOTHER Point, (same)

Finally, (same)

IN CONCLUSION (if you always end this way you'll get your points) restatement of argument. Final sentence.

--Ok so if you write anything that looks like that you will hate yourself because it is sooo pitiful but it truly works, people are reading your essay for about 1 min. If you write a lot they basically skim it, look for buzz words and structure. Like I mentioned before our teacher told us they would put stuff like I really enjoy spending time with cats and dogs. Or As soon as I get done writing this essay it's on to the math, then verbal, and finally I'll get to go home.

I definitely don't suggest writing in the garbage sentences but if you write a lot and have 3 paragraphs plus an introduction and a conclusion you are basically guaranteed a 5 with no prep at all.
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19 May 2008, 19:10
Lsuguy7, good point
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19 May 2008, 21:18
Walker,
I have developed much detailed templates for both types of essays with so many expected phrases and transitional words filled in that you can basically memorize more than half of the words you are going to have to write. That saves a lot of time and then writing 500+ words per essay becomes easy.
Let me know if you want my templates.
I got 6.0 both times I took the GMAT.
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19 May 2008, 21:52
WOW!
It would be great if you send them to my e-mail: awalker[at]ukr[dot]net

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20 May 2008, 07:50
NP, I just need to sit down and type it up cuz everything is on paper right now. What day do you take the test?

Is it ok if I post it here or that is not allowed? If not, I'll just email it.
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20 May 2008, 16:29
This is what I have so far, somewhat helpful...need more!!!
How do you come up with support statements in issue essays? How do you know if your take is strong enough?

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20 May 2008, 20:47
Walker,

Is it allowed to post my write-up and templates here?
If not, I'll just send it in emails to those who requested. I should be done by Thursday. I'd like to include some complete essays to illustrate how I go from the templates to the real thing. A lot of guides just leave you with the structure but you are on your own to materialize. Others give you tons of complete essays, which they have no proof would earn a 6.0, but it is hard to learn/detect a pattern that can be applied to any essay topic.
What I am compiling, I have used on the real thing per se, meaning not only structure but exact phrases, even complete sentences, and it worked.
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20 May 2008, 21:15
Send it my way too chineseburned bsd_loverATyahooDOTcom
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Walker,

Is it allowed to post my write-up and templates here?
If not, I'll just send it in emails to those who requested. I should be done by Thursday. I'd like to include some complete essays to illustrate how I go from the templates to the real thing. A lot of guides just leave you with the structure but you are on your own to materialize. Others give you tons of complete essays, which they have no proof would earn a 6.0, but it is hard to learn/detect a pattern that can be applied to any essay topic.
What I am compiling, I have used on the real thing per se, meaning not only structure but exact phrases, even complete sentences, and it worked.
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21 May 2008, 03:23
Veritas has a very good template and recommends 6 paragraphs and "yes" always call the arguement weak.
I don't have my book anymore but if someone does, try and get it from them. I got a 5.5 and just skimmed the template before walking in but it's a garuntee 5.5-6.0.
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21 May 2008, 07:24
chineseburned wrote:
Is it allowed to post my write-up and templates here?
If not, I'll just send it in emails to those who requested. I should be done by Thursday. I'd like to include some complete essays to illustrate how I go from the templates to the real thing. A lot of guides just leave you with the structure but you are on your own to materialize. Others give you tons of complete essays, which they have no proof would earn a 6.0, but it is hard to learn/detect a pattern that can be applied to any essay topic.
What I am compiling, I have used on the real thing per se, meaning not only structure but exact phrases, even complete sentences, and it worked.

I don't now about policy. Maybe just send them in private way.
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21 May 2008, 07:35
Sorry, don't want to be the party pooper, but you guys are putting waaay too much thought into the awa.
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21 May 2008, 18:09
walker wrote:
chineseburned wrote:
Is it allowed to post my write-up and templates here?
If not, I'll just send it in emails to those who requested. I should be done by Thursday. I'd like to include some complete essays to illustrate how I go from the templates to the real thing. A lot of guides just leave you with the structure but you are on your own to materialize. Others give you tons of complete essays, which they have no proof would earn a 6.0, but it is hard to learn/detect a pattern that can be applied to any essay topic.
What I am compiling, I have used on the real thing per se, meaning not only structure but exact phrases, even complete sentences, and it worked.

I don't now about policy. Maybe just send them in private way.

How you don't know about the policy??
You are a global admin on this forum

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21 May 2008, 20:32
Hi chineseburned, could you send me a copy to madsunvnATgmailDOTcom

Thanks a bunch
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21 May 2008, 20:57
chineseburned wrote:
How you don't know about the policy??
You are a global admin on this forum

Actually, I'm not admin. I can delete, edit posts and give many kudos
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