I am taking the GMAT in 9 days and am trying to figure out how important the AWA score will be for my profile. I am only applying to one school at this time and it is a program ranked in the mid 70's. I have scored a 680 on my last 2 GMAT Prep tests, but have not put a lot of time into AWA. The mean GMAT at the school I'm applying to is 550. Obviously a 680 would be more than sufficient in that regard, but I really want to score a 700 for the sense of accomplishment. I have been studying chineseburned's guide, but I have only done 2 essays at this point. Should I really focus on doing a lot more essay writing and forget the frivolity of the 700 or will scores of 4.0 or so be sufficient for my needs?
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