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# How to get 6.0 AWA....my guide

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07 Jan 2011, 21:44
Just got my score back. 5.5/6

I spent a total of twenty minutes reading this guide and about ten minutes outlining out a sample essay a day before the GMAT. Chineseburned is spot on with this guide.
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27 Jan 2011, 22:09
Please also help me to evaluate this AWA...i am just preparing and seek ur feedback on this...

Analysis of Argument

Prompt:
"In recent years, Braeburn Corporation has seen lagging sales of its food products. Just a few of the many food products Braeburn sells are soy products. Soy products have been shown to reduce rates of cancer. Because people care about reducing their risk of cancer, Braeburn should increase manufacturing of soy products. This will help Braeburn Corporation improve sales and increase profits."

ANALYSIS of ARGUMENT

The argument of the author concluding that increasing production of Soy products would help Brarburn Corporation improve sales and profit as Soy products have shown to reduce the cancer rates. It also assumes that such quality of Soy products are well established in the society and buyers are well informed about the product availability. While the author may have some merits in mentioned argument, there are flaws in three aspects.

To begin with, the assumption that because people care for reducing cancer threat, they would increase Soy product consumption, and that too one which is produced by Braeburn Corporation does not have required logical basis in the argument, however there could be already another corporation which is leading in this space in the market and Braeburn corporation may be known the most for some of their other product lines.

Furthermore, the argument failed establish the point that Braeburn Coropration is doing enough to create the market so that increased level of Soy product that they produce are consumed by the prospective customers. While for that Braeburn corporation must also engage a governmental agency or reputed external agency to establish the fact that their Soy product is the best available product in market which helps in lowering the threat of cancer.

Finally, it could be counter productive for Braeburn Corporation to increase manufacturing Soy product without a proper market study and building required distribution channels.

In conclusion, the authors argument is poorly supported and unconvincing. To strengthen further Braeburn Corporation need to ensure a detailed study of the root cause of sales lagging of their food product, it could also be the overall quality has been impacted for which consumers are departing the brand. Additionally a detailed market study may also be necessary before changing the manufacturing policy. Admittedly Soy products may be the option for furture focus to increase sales and profit, but not without proper background check and analysis.
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18 Feb 2011, 11:17
Thank you! kudos for you.
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21 Feb 2011, 11:23
When you guys say that you're using this following this template, does it mean that you're memorizing the introduction, and the bare bones of the essay and then filling them in to apply to the topic?

I'm writing tmrw and I left the AWA to the last minute
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04 Mar 2011, 02:56
How much time do you need for the AWA? I am good with writing essays and I'm thinking of covering AWA in last 2 weeks along with my regular studies. Do you think its advisable?
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23 Mar 2011, 17:29
chineseburned, thanks for this awesome post.

I've been putting off my AWA preparation because I wasn't quite sure where to start and I wanted to get a strong baseline in the V and Q before working on the essays, but now after just reading this thread I feel much better about the AWA.
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24 Mar 2011, 05:13
Just wanted to post another thank you. Just got my scores back and I got a 6.0 for the essays. The percentile is down to 91 now.
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25 Mar 2011, 22:02
I read this guide for my exam on 21st March and I just wanted to circle back and let you know that this guide got me a 6.0 on the AWA section. As the poster above me said, the percentile is down to 91 now. GET THIS GUIDE OFF!! lol
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11 Apr 2011, 09:59
its an awesome post! thanks!!!
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13 Apr 2011, 11:32
slightly offtopic - anyone knows the min AWA scores for top 10 schools?
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04 May 2011, 06:51
Thanks ...you are a genius ......I got a 5.5 by following your template and nothing else
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04 May 2011, 17:18
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This guide was fantastic. I took 1-2 days of casually looking at the template and reading up on the format of the AWA.

Thanks to Chineseburned's guide I got a 5.0 on the AWA.
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12 May 2011, 10:07
Thanks for the advice. I used your template on my 11th May 2011 GMAT and received a 6.0 on the AWA. Thanks!
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26 May 2011, 11:37
Your guides rock, I got 5.5 AWA.
Thanks!
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02 Jun 2011, 00:10
+1 for such a great contribution
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06 Jun 2011, 08:09
Superb post. Thanks for posting this. Super helpful. <3
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13 Jun 2011, 02:42
Good help
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13 Jun 2011, 19:59
Thank you Chineseburned!!! I looked at your template 2 days before my test on June 4 and I got a 6.0! You are amazing!
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21 Jun 2011, 02:02
I was concerned about how to tackle AWA. Now I feel comfortablewith AWA especially the argument part.

Thanks.
+1 kudos
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21 Jun 2011, 03:39
nice post
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