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# Do I need to retake the AWA part??

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03 Sep 2008, 13:24
Hey guys,

Just got my official score. 650 (Q49, V28) with an AWA of 6.0

I will be retaking GMAT on 25/8. Is it possible for me to skip the AWA part ??

What do you think ??

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03 Sep 2008, 13:26
oziozzie wrote:
Hey guys,

Just got my official score. 650 (Q49, V28) with an AWA of 6.0

I will be retaking GMAT on 25/8. Is it possible for me to skip the AWA part ??

What do you think ??

You're not allowed to do that...
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03 Sep 2008, 13:31
Yes You ARE allowed to skip the AWA part. Just leave the box blank and click submit or continue. You'll receive a 0.0 for your AWA score.

Now, the question is whether it is a good idea to do so or not. I can't tell you. Some schools emphasize the AWA and specifically mention it on their website. Other schools do not care at all !
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03 Sep 2008, 13:35
Why would it be a bad idea ? I already proved myself by getting a 6.0 from that part. Why do I need to re-do that part?
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03 Sep 2008, 15:31
Mishari wrote:
Yes You ARE allowed to skip the AWA part. Just leave the box blank and click submit or continue. You'll receive a 0.0 for your AWA score.

Now, the question is whether it is a good idea to do so or not. I can't tell you. Some schools emphasize the AWA and specifically mention it on their website. Other schools do not care at all !

this is completely false.

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05 Sep 2008, 18:07
I do not think you can skip that part. I'm pretty sure admissions would look negatively on such a decision, even if you could.
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06 Sep 2008, 12:03
Even if you can skip it, I wouldn't. It would reflect negatively on you, and any real score increase you get would be discounted by the adcoms because you did it without taking the full test. You'd have an unfair advantage over those who did because you'd have less stress, mental fatigue, etc. I am quite sure it would not be wise.

And if you got a 6.0 the first time, it shouldn't be that hard to get it again.
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08 Sep 2008, 08:48
Just don't bother prepping for AWA, write whatever comes to mind. I'm sure you can get a 4.5 at the very worst-case scenario mimimum.
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13 Sep 2008, 02:07
oziozzie wrote:
Hey guys,

Just got my official score. 650 (Q49, V28) with an AWA of 6.0

I will be retaking GMAT on 25/8. Is it possible for me to skip the AWA part ??

What do you think ??

Guys, I gave my gmat a week ago. I am so shocked with my score. I got a 600 (Q47,V27). But I am so amazed with the score above 650(Q49, V28). The sectional scores are so close to my score, yet, the total score has a 50 point difference Is it just because I didnt solve the questions in the begining correctly?
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13 Sep 2008, 04:16
phelpsian wrote:
Even if you can skip it, I wouldn't. It would reflect negatively on you, and any real score increase you get would be discounted by the adcoms because you did it without taking the full test. You'd have an unfair advantage over those who did because you'd have less stress, mental fatigue, etc. I am quite sure it would not be wise.

And if you got a 6.0 the first time, it shouldn't be that hard to get it again.

that's a good discussion phelpsian. When I think that way, it is totally correct.
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14 Sep 2008, 13:40
hey, once in a while I make sense.
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