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LOW AWA SCORE... should I retake? [#permalink]
16 Sep 2011, 16:35
Today I took my GMAT exam and scored 730 (96 percentile) - Q50 (perc 86) - V38 (perc 92), but I am worried about my AWA score.
I think I submitted a good "Issue" essay but I ran out of time for the "Argument" one. I focused my preparation for the GMAT on Quant and Verbal and didn't practice enough for the Argument essay.
The issue is that I wrote down a template for the "Argument" Essay and then I could only develop the intro and first two paragraphs. I think I spent too much time writing down my template.... so I really don't expect a good score in this "Argument" essay as I could not finish it.
On the other hand, I got an score of 30 in the Writing section of the TOEFL. I am doubtful whether this could make up for my low score on the AWA.
I was planning to retake the GMAT because of this problem but I realized that GMAC doesn't allow me to retake the GMAT until 16th October, and I was planning to apply to some business schools in Early Action (12th October deadline).
What should I do? Do you think my high score on the TOEFL's writing could make up for my low score on the AWA? Should I retake the GMAT and postpone my application to the next round??? I'm very doubtful about this.... Or stating in the optional essay that I was sick and that scored high on the TOEFL's writing would be enough???
Re: LOW AWA SCORE... should I retake? [#permalink]
16 Sep 2011, 17:14
I had no idea a V38 was a 92%. Do you think you maybe have those backwards (Q92 V86)?
Also, don't fret about your AWA, seriously. Don't even let it cross your mind until you have your actual score. Just-just don't. You have no idea what you got and all you're doing is feeding your anxiety.