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I did not score as highly on the GMAT the 2nd time around as I would have liked. I've committed to the optional essay on all of my applications, but I'm not sure how to go about addressing it. In one essay it's almost an exclusively "show don't tell" method where I dont specifically mention the low score or any details about it, I simply refer to it in passing and then proceed to define my other strengths.

I'm not sure if this is the best method and think I might to tackle it a little more head on, but many resources on the internet don't really give sound advice. In your experience, what is the best way to address the low test scores in the essay? Would you happen to have any examples that I could possibly look at?

On a related note, for my second test I hired a math tutor to help with the quantitative section. In your experience would it be wise to include a letter of recommendation from the tutor? If so, what points do they generally all include?

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I did not score as highly on the GMAT the 2nd time around as I would have liked. I've committed to the optional essay on all of my applications, but I'm not sure how to go about addressing it. In one essay it's almost an exclusively "show don't tell" method where I dont specifically mention the low score or any details about it, I simply refer to it in passing and then proceed to define my other strengths.

I'm not sure if this is the best method and think I might to tackle it a little more head on, but many resources on the internet don't really give sound advice. In your experience, what is the best way to address the low test scores in the essay? Would you happen to have any examples that I could possibly look at?

On a related note, for my second test I hired a math tutor to help with the quantitative section. In your experience would it be wise to include a letter of recommendation from the tutor? If so, what points do they generally all include?


The truth is that for the GMAT, there's not really much to write. Your score is your score, and really what story could you offer that wouldn't seem like an excuse?

I think it's better to leave any GMAT issues outside of the application in most cases.

Instead use the extra essay to boost your profile by writing about great leadership achievements that haven't been covered elsewhere.

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