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# Do only 7 percent get 6.0 on writing?

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10 Apr 2007, 16:07
That can't be real. I received two straight 6.0's, and I'm not a big time player.

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14 Apr 2007, 20:35
Congrats!.. Did you use a template of some sort? How long were your essays?

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15 Apr 2007, 08:48
alfyG wrote:
Congrats!.. Did you use a template of some sort? How long were your essays?

I used the Princeton template. However, I'm a solid writer and I used many transitions and was very organized. I don't think doing just the template guarantees a 6.0. My essay was 30-35 lines. Kinda long, but I had extra time

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15 Apr 2007, 08:54
Nice result! Extra time?

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15 Apr 2007, 22:13
RULLe wrote:
Nice result! Extra time?

Yep. Me got A.D.D

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19 Apr 2007, 19:04
7% of all GMAT takers in one year is not a small number, so there is no question you are in it twice.

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20 Apr 2007, 09:34
Two words: Who cares?

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20 Apr 2007, 13:15
kidderek wrote:
Two words: Who cares?

well. Universities would care if some did good and some did bad. Its hard to measure how they grade the essays anyways

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20 Apr 2007, 13:26
IHATEMELGIBSON1 wrote:
kidderek wrote:
Two words: Who cares?

well. Universities would care if some did good and some did bad. Its hard to measure how they grade the essays anyways

Actually, they don't even look at it. They might if you're a non native speaker.

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20 Apr 2007, 15:17
It tells me my 6.0 in the 95 percentile.

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20 Apr 2007, 21:24
kidderek wrote:
They might if you're a non native speaker.

No they don't. I'm a non native speaker with the following stats:

GMAT V: 95%
TOEFL CBT: 290/300
GMAT AWA: 4.0 (34%). I was basically unaware of the existence of the template and wrote essays that were too short.

No-one cared. I got into HBS, Kellogg and Ross with \$\$.

Cheers. L.

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20 Apr 2007, 22:41
Lepium where'd you end up going or have you not decided yet?

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21 Apr 2007, 02:23
raconteur wrote:
Lepium where'd you end up going or have you not decided yet?

So far nowhere (I applied for 09), but I'm in the process of sending a cheque to HBS.

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21 Apr 2007, 08:45
lepium wrote:
kidderek wrote:
They might if you're a non native speaker.

No they don't. I'm a non native speaker with the following stats:

GMAT V: 95%
TOEFL CBT: 290/300
GMAT AWA: 4.0 (34%). I was basically unaware of the existence of the template and wrote essays that were too short.

No-one cared. I got into HBS, Kellogg and Ross with \$\$.

Cheers. L.

I'm sure your essays were good and a 95th% verbal score will negate any bad AWA score.

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21 Apr 2007, 08:45
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