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09 Mar 2007, 10:52
What does it count for? How do you prepare for it? How much effort should I be dedicating to it? I've totally ignored it to this point, but I guess I should be starting to pay attention, huh?!
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09 Mar 2007, 12:22
Dont kill yourself over it - write 4-5 paragraphs, disagree with the argument in the first 2-3, then admit it could be compelling if the author had included x and y...then begin the last paragraph with IN CONCLUSION.

Repeat for the issue.

Very easy, check for spelling errors etc and dont spend too much time thinking on them, save yourself for the Q and V.
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09 Mar 2007, 15:37
oasis, i was confused about this portion a little bit too...if it's that simple and unimportant, then why do they have it on the test? i feel so insecure taking it that lightly. please explain! thanks.
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10 Mar 2007, 15:47
By no means do I recommend blowing it off - but you can certainly wing it to a certain extent and still come out with a 5.5-6.0 which is the top of the range.

However I am pretty sure unless you are a foreign applicant, most schools do not count your scores very heavily. But they will look to see that you scored in a competitive range if your application essays are truly superior.

It really isnt that hard, follow the Kaplan or PR templates, throw in some real world examples, and make sure if you were to write it in Microsoft word that no errors would be picked up by spell/grammar check. Thats pretty much the secret.
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20 Mar 2007, 16:43
cool, thanks guys. weight off my shoulders!
20 Mar 2007, 16:43
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