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Good score in GMAT verbal, but low AWA

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Good score in GMAT verbal, but low AWA [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2011, 21:22
My GMAT is 730 (v40, q49), but my AWA is 4.0 (due to not paying much attention to it during test).

Should I retake to improve AWA? I have already applied to top-5 programs in R2, but I am worried that AWA may be a dealbreaker, and if so, will a better AWA now would help (I am confident it'll improve).

I'd hate for my AWA score to be the reason for my dings (as it is such a minor component of the whole app package)
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Re: Good score in GMAT verbal, but low AWA [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2011, 05:46
You are AWA is low probably because you did not proofread enough. Anyway, I don't think any schools pay attention to it that much. I highly doubt that can be a deal breaker. At the end it is my humble opinion. Try to ask this question in the B-school consultant page.
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Re: Good score in GMAT verbal, but low AWA [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2011, 13:20
A well written essay and a decent verbal score will probably more than make up for it.
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Re: Good score in GMAT verbal, but low AWA [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2011, 14:57
No one cares about AWA as long as it's a 4 plus. You are more than fine.
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Re: Good score in GMAT verbal, but low AWA [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2011, 15:04
My GMAT score was also a 730 (45V, 45Q) with a 4.0 AWA and it didn't seem to have an adverse effect on my applications.
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