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How to get 6.0 AWA....my guide

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New post 19 Nov 2013, 23:57
Thanks! You are a lifesaver!
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New post 20 Nov 2013, 15:40
this guide is awesome, thanks to it I was able to BS my way into a 5. i went in there hoping for a 3 and was surprise to see a 5.
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New post 24 Nov 2013, 13:43
This is really helpful thanks a ton
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New post 01 Dec 2013, 09:21
Thanks a lot. This is gold. Got a 5.5 considering I just memorized your template and added a few basic examples of flawed assumptions.
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New post 05 Dec 2013, 17:40
Thanks you. Your strategy works for me.
I always got 4. Now I got 5 in the real test.
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New post 16 Dec 2013, 08:04
Hi Chineseburned,
Took my GMAT today, don't know what the AWA score is yet, but wanted to thank you anyway for providing an easy-to-memorize template, which I've used for my test. Let's see what the outcome is - fact is, had it not been for your template, I would have spent much more time to come up with an AWA-strategy!
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Aaaand the score just came in: 6.0
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New post 27 Dec 2013, 03:26
Thanks chineseburned...
I scored a 5.0 last time. Hope to get a 6.0 this time...
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New post 28 Dec 2013, 05:02
My GMAT score isn't worth sharing or discussing, but I am writing this, just to thank ChineseBurned. You are the guru of AWA I would say. My AWA score few years back when I gave my GRE was 3.5 and now my AWA rating for GMAT is 6.0. I would give all the credits to this post.
It helped me understand the how the tool works and what is expected.
Heartfelt thanks again! :)
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New post 07 Jan 2014, 08:00
Thank you! Kudos.

I got 5.5 with the help of this post alone.
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I created this account solely so I could thank ChineseBurned and add validity to this thread. I took the GMAT late November 2013, and recieved a 6 on my AWA. All I did was study this thread, and I used no other study sources. This is the single most important and useful study material out there for AWA. Thank you, and I would highly recommend anyone studying for AWA to use this, memorize the exact words and sentences you are going to use, and just fill in the blanks for the specific topic presented.

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A collection of Few AWA essays for reference. Hope it helps .
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New post 27 Feb 2014, 23:22
Can you please post a sample essay on an issue topic as well?
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aren't we penalized if we use the template just as is? or its fine to use the template, which could be used by 100s or 1000s of other folks?
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New post 24 Mar 2014, 08:13
Just wanted to say thank you for this quick guide.
Very easy to memorize template with tons of room for customization.
I got a 5.5 the first time around and a 6.0 the second attempt.
Thank you again.
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Just wanted to add one more opinion in case anyone is hesitant about applying this framework. I followed very closely the framework chineseburned provided. My AWA score just came in and I got a 6.0.

Thanks a lot chineseburned, what a fantastic post!!
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New post 19 Apr 2014, 02:23
Many Thanks, Chineseburned.
I was approximately a 3. Read this guide, wrote a single essay and next day got a 6 (a 91%ile now). The computer that checks essays seems particularly gullible.
But you do need a large cache of phrases and filler words though.

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New post 28 Apr 2014, 04:34
I also got 6 in AWA. Here are my thoughts

AWA - Here are my notes that i used for the exam

Points to note:
1) Write at least 4-5 paragraphs. I normally wrote 4 paras.
- In the first para, I re-iterated what the author concluded or recommended. Then explained the evidence the author gave to support the conclusion. In the end, I focused on suggesting that the conclusion is flawed and the reasons are explained in the following paragraphs
- Second and third paras, I attacked two or three flaws or discussed the unstated assumptions that the author has not considered.
- Forth para, I said that the argument is flawed and then gave reasons as to how can the author make the argument more logically acceptable.

You can used any of the examples in different paras to create the structure of the essay. I practised around 20 paras before the exam so that the main structure was embedded in my brain and I just needed to identify the flaws and logically argue those points.

Para 1
- Citing facts drawn from the....
- In the argument, the author concludes that [X is Y]. The conclusion is based on the following two facts: (1) [Fact 1] ; (2) [Fact 2]
- [X] recommends that...... To support this recommendation, the author points out that....
- Based on [X], the author predicts/recommends/concludes that [X is Y]
- The line of reasoning is problematic for several reasons.
- The conclusion is not warranted by the evidence and is unconvincing for several reasons
- Neither of the reasons provide sufficient support
- This conclusion is not convincing as it stands

Para 2 and 3
- First of all, the author's conclusion goes beyond the evidence.
- Secondly, the author fails to mention/consider/establish [X] and/or [Y]
- The author's argument is based on the assumption [X]
- The only reason offered by the author is the claim that.....
- Withoug compelling evidence to support this critical assumption, the author's recommendation/conclusion is not worthy of consideration.
- But the authors generalisation is based on [X] is unreliable
- The statistics cited in the [X] maybe misleading because .....
- The problem with the argument is that [X] is/are not necessarily representative of the views of [Y] in general.

Para 4
- The conclusion is not convincing as it stands
- Consequently, I am not convinced that .....
- In conclusion, to convince me that [X], the author would have to provide evidence that.....
- In conclusion, the argument is weak. To make the argument more logically acceptable, the author must demonstrate that.....
- In addition, to further strengthen the argument, the author must provide evidence to show that....
- The argument is weak because it depends on an oversimplified assumption about the causal connection between [X] and [Y]. To strengthen the argument, the author must identify and explore relevant factors beyond [X] before concluding [Y]
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Thanks So Much! Much Appreciated!
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New post 30 May 2014, 04:27
Hi,

I just took the GMAT on 24th May, 2014 and used the above template for AWA. My official score just came in today and I got a 5.5. Thanks for this extremely helpful template!

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