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How to get 6.0 AWA....my guide

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Your guide took me from a 3.0 to a 5.5. Cheers mate, can't thank you enough.
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New post 27 Jul 2015, 22:35
Great post..thanks a lot..got 5.5 by just following the guidelines.
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New post 30 Jul 2015, 23:15
This is really a great resource for AWA. Thanks a lot Chineseburned :good
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@Chineseburned:I am uploading my essay here..Can you please go through it and opine it.You may even grade it if you want :)
The following appeared as part of an annual report sent to stockholders by Olympic Foods,a processor of frozen foods:
"Over time, the costs of processing go down because as organizations learn how to do things better,they become more efficient.In color-film processing,for example,the cost of a 3*5 inch print fell from 50 cents for 5 day service in 1970 to 20 cents for one day service in 1984.The same principle applies to the processing of food.And since Olympic Foods will soon celebrate its 25th birthday,we can expect that our long experience will enable us to minimize costs and thus maximize profits."
The argument states that Olympic Foods will be able to reduce the cost of food processing due to the 25years of experience the company holds in the field of food processing. The argument in claiming so has made a number of assumptions and is therefore not convincing.
First, the author mentions the reason behind the cost reduction for any processing company in general and relates the same to Olympic foods. The argument does not discuss how the same will cause the probable cost reduction by Olympic Foods. The author never highlights the ways in which Olympic Foods has improved on it food processing techniques and thus increased the efficiency. For example: the argument should have been mentioned the new technologies the company has implemented over time and how has it catered to the change in the quality of its end products. Without any such data, it becomes difficult to evaluate the argument.
Second, the writer assumes that a tenure of 25 years is enough for Olympic Foods to become efficient in its field whereas the argument nowhere provides any information regarding the actual time a food processing company requires to learn the modern ways to hone its techniques. Had any such data been provided, it would have been easier to reach a conclusion.
Moreover, in a weak attempt to support the claim, the author compares the 14 years taken by a color film processing company to the 25 years a food processing company will take for minimizing the costs. The two industries vary not only in their inputs but also in their processing methods. Therefore it is not logical to associate them with each other. The author could have talked about the time taken by any other food processing company to strengthen the claim.
Since, the author does not address to the improvisation of ways by which Olympic foods might have made a change in the food processing techniques over the years to ensure a better quality and thus a cost minimization, the argument does not sound plausible and well reasoned.
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Others may also give their views about my essay :)
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New post 26 Aug 2015, 00:37
Took the GMAT twice in the last one month and I followed this template both the times. I got 6.0 on both my attempts (67 percentile) :D
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New post 22 Sep 2015, 07:38
as a matter of fact i got a 6 on 6 following this exact same format ! nice !
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New post 20 Oct 2015, 06:36
Really very helpful. Thanks a lot!!
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New post 25 Oct 2015, 21:43
Many thanks Chineseburned. The structure helped me to get a 5 and I am satisfied with it.

For other test takers, structure is more important than the actual content. Not to say that nobody reads the content but if the structure is good, the chances of getting 5 or more are much higher compared to solid content presented haphazardly.

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New post 29 Oct 2015, 04:03
If you want a more diverse sentences, words and structures, visit my topic here:

http://gmatclub.com/forum/useful-template-for-awa-experience-accumulated-from-109-awa-samples-207854.html#p1594020

Thank you very much. Hope AWA will not bother you any more.
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Thank you chineseburned! I just followed this structure, didn't do any practice essays except on 2 mock tests and scored 6.0 (91 percentile).
You're the best :)
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New post 29 Nov 2015, 18:12
Hi,


I saw an image of AWA template on this page but now I see it is removed.

Can anyone please share that template image.

I think it was added by carcass

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I totally recomend this guide, i've got 6 in my AWA, without practice, and only following this guide every step of the way

thank u very much for this info
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New post 10 Dec 2015, 06:34
Great guide. I did not practice for AWA. Spent an hour memorizing the sentence starts here the night before the exam and received a 6 on my AWA. Can't recommend this enough. Use this and focus your study time on other parts of the exam.
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New post 28 Dec 2015, 08:02
I got 5 and 5.5 just by using this template. Got 5 on the first try because I saw the post few days before my GMAT. :)
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Finally got one for AWA prep start.Thanks Chineseburned.
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Followed your structure and got 6.0. Great job, thanks a lot for sharing, this community is great!
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New post 29 Feb 2016, 22:22
got 5.5 in AWA(previously scored 3.0) following this thread. I highly endorse this thread.
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Do spelling mistakes lower your AWA score?
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New post 18 Apr 2016, 10:08
Just wanted to come back here to thank OP, chineseburned.
I was able to get a 5.5 and a 6 following this template.
This template made it possible to focus a majority of my energy on other sections of the GMAT which inevitably contributed to a higher score.
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