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# Scored a 6 on AWA. Does it really mean nothing?

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Scored a 6 on AWA. Does it really mean nothing? [#permalink]  05 May 2007, 21:19
I scored a 6 on my AWA score, but I have heared that it doesn't really mean anything. Is that true? I know that it doesn't hurt having a good score on the writing test. I have heard that admissions offices don't even really consider them unless they are really bad scores. Than they have something to worry about.
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Re: Scored a 6 on AWA. Does it really mean nothing? [#permalink]  15 May 2008, 22:03
the percentile for a 6 awa is 89%. so many ppl get that score. It is not something that adcoms will weigh heavily. The may look at the essay but it won't make or break your application.
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Re: Scored a 6 on AWA. Does it really mean nothing? [#permalink]  16 May 2008, 03:36
I got a 6, too. But before my official report ever arrived showing that, my school had already accepted me based on my unofficial report--so they obviously didn't care.

I seem to recall reading once that an applicant whose Verbal score was borderline, a school might look more at AWA to try to better guage his or her language skills.
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Re: Scored a 6 on AWA. Does it really mean nothing? [#permalink]  16 May 2008, 04:41
Means nothing.
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Re: Scored a 6 on AWA. Does it really mean nothing? [#permalink]  16 May 2008, 04:44
Probably could mean something for international applicants who score a 4.5 (25%) or lower.

I always like to see 80%+ in all categories so 6 or 5.5 makes the cut...but that's only for my own ego.
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Re: Scored a 6 on AWA. Does it really mean nothing? [#permalink]  16 May 2008, 06:11

so if you have a low score it might be looked into. A good score wont raise any alarm bells.

I got a 6.0 as well.
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Re: Scored a 6 on AWA. Does it really mean nothing? [#permalink]  16 May 2008, 11:36
Come on people, give the guy some props. Regardless of how adcoms look at it, having scored a 6.0 on AWA is still impressive. I mean think about it, it means, 9 out of 10 people who took the GMAT scored worse than you on the AWA.
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Re: Scored a 6 on AWA. Does it really mean nothing? [#permalink]  16 May 2008, 11:58
Good job man. I always got 5.5's. Mustve misspelled something.

But ya doesn't mean squat.
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Re: Scored a 6 on AWA. Does it really mean nothing? [#permalink]  16 May 2008, 12:05
chineseburned wrote:
Come on people, give the guy some props. Regardless of how adcoms look at it, having scored a 6.0 on AWA is still impressive. I mean think about it, it means, 9 out of 10 people who took the GMAT scored worse than you on the AWA.

9/10 scored worse? True.

Impressive? Not really

How many of the 9 actually tried to get a 6.0? Not the efficient test takers.
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Re: Scored a 6 on AWA. Does it really mean nothing? [#permalink]  16 May 2008, 12:54
It's like winning Michigan and Florida
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