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is it worth training for it ?

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Re: is it worth training for it ? [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2009, 11:03
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Not really buy they will have the text of your essays available to them, so don't go crazy.

There is a guide on gmat club how to get awa 6.0 - use that. You should be ably to get a great score with just a day or two of practice.

The gmat score is what matters, not awa score.

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Re: is it worth training for it ? [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2009, 16:55
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fast wrote:
i've already got 4.5 without much training (even i'm french), thanks to the guide on gmat club how to get awa 6.0... But i must admit that this guide is very good for the argument topic, but less efficient for the issue topic...

Thus i believe that it is not worth trying to improve my awa score and waste my time...



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Re: is it worth training for it ? [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2009, 01:17
Hey BB.... I agree with you in the sense that I don't think you're AWA score matters for B-school apps, however, do you think it's worth practicing during practice CATs just to build up your mental stamina?

The reason I ask is that right now, I'm doing the CATs but skipping AWA, it's getting pretty hard for me to focus on the last half of verbal. I can imagine with AWA it would be worse. So while it might not be worth studying for the AWA, I think including the AWA as part of practice would be useful to build stamina and mental focus.
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Re: is it worth training for it ? [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2009, 02:29
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Hey BB.... I agree with you in the sense that I don't think you're AWA score matters for B-school apps, however, do you think it's worth practicing during practice CATs just to build up your mental stamina?

The reason I ask is that right now, I'm doing the CATs but skipping AWA, it's getting pretty hard for me to focus on the last half of verbal. I can imagine with AWA it would be worse. So while it might not be worth studying for the AWA, I think including the AWA as part of practice would be useful to build stamina and mental focus.


You absolutely have to take the AWA section with your tests (at least in the last month before the test).

I am a big believer into not having to waste time on useless things, so the first month as you are prepping for Quant or Verbal, would recommend you take only the Quant or Verbal section of the GMAT.

However, any time you are taking a full test (both sections) - I strongly believe you need to take the entire test with AWA. Need to know how it feels after 4 hrs of pain and suffering - you won't be able to skip AWA on the test.
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Re: is it worth training for it ? [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2009, 07:29
I agree with the advice given above.

Sure, the AWA doesn't directly affect your score. But it's an exercise that is part and parcel of one of the biggest exams of your life. You should acquaint yourself with sitting for the ENTIRE GMAT, which includes the AWA.

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