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# How Bad is a 4.0 AWA?

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25 Nov 2009, 20:39
I scored a 720 on my GMAT and found out that I received a 4.0 on my AWA. I've already requested a regrade but I am quite upset with myself. I am a native speaker of English and received a 42 Verbal and 40+ on Quant. I have a lengthy history of excelling in my writing classes during my undergraduate years. My question is how bad will this 4.0 hurt my chances at admissions?
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25 Nov 2009, 22:19
thats great
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26 Nov 2009, 03:45
scooterntheoc wrote:
thats great

what do you mean?
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27 Nov 2009, 00:04
I would not worry too much about 4.0.

720 is a great score and that's what matters. AWA does not get included in school rankings, so they look at it a lot more leniently. However, if you have brilliant essays, that may not add up.
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27 Nov 2009, 08:28
thanks
Re: How Bad is a 4.0 AWA?   [#permalink] 27 Nov 2009, 08:28
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