Hi, any suggestion on how many words would be good to put in AWA (Issue and argument). I normally go for an Introductory passage stating that "there are two main reasons for my view.."
Then comes the main body..
To sum up,......
I normally have 320 to 350 words in my essay. Is it good enough to get a 6 (I know the content is important and I am good at that , just wondering if the number of words matters)?
Also, should I give a 1 line break after each passage to make it more readable or not?
These are great questions...I just took the GMAT and got a 6.0 AWA with the help of chineseburned's incredible AWA guide. Refer to it here ( 1-t64327
) if you haven't already.
1) How many words
- I am under the impression that the more words you can fit into your argument the better. Shooting for ~500 words is probably a good goal. Use as many examples and counter arguments as you can in order to strengthen your statements.
2) Line after each paragraph
- I think this is a good idea and I did it on my essays. I think it makes your statement look more organized/well structured. This section just depends on your preference.
I hope this helps to answer your questions and, again, refer to Chineseburned's summary if you want a 6.0 on AWA!