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I took the GMAT twice and scored 6.0 each time. I did put a lot of time in it the first time....too much actually. Being a non-native speaker and having not written a damn essay (of any kind) in many many years, I was very scared of the AWA. So, I went through every guide that I could find and wrote nearly 25-30 essays. Even had a friend grade them for me.....Pathetic, huh?

Anyway, for my second time, I just looked over my templates I created and wrote one of each the day before test just to refresh my memory on faster typing without making too many typos......

So, here it is....Enjoy, and please do not blame me if the 6.0 percentile goes down to 80 soon :-D



AWA GUIDE

by Chineseburned

1. General Structure



Intro - Restate argument, point out flaws or state intention to discuss them below
1st Para - First,...
2nd Para - Second/In addition,...
3rd Para - Third/Finally,...
Conclusion - The argument is flawed/weak/unconvincing because of the above -mentioned...Ultimately, the argument can be strengthened if/by...


2. Structural Word (should be all over the essays)



  1. Supporting examples - for example, to illustrate, for instance, because, specifically
  2. Additional support - furthermore, in addition, similarly, just as, also, as a result, moreover
  3. Importance - surely, truly, undoubtedly, clearly, in fact, most importantly
  4. Contrast - on the contrary, yet, despite, rather, instead, however, although, while
  5. Decide against - one cannot deny that, it could be argued that, granted, admittedly
  6. Ying-yang - on the one hand/on the other hand
  7. Concluding - therefore, in summary, consequently, hence, in conclusion, ultimately, in closing


3. Templates



Intro:
The argument claims that ....(restate)
Stated in this way the argument:
a) manipulates facts and conveys a distorted view of the situation
b) reveals examples of leap of faith, poor reasoning and ill-defined terminology
c) fails to mention several key factors, on the basis of which it could be evaluated
The conclusion of the argument relies on assumptions for which there is no clear evidence. Hence, the argument is weak/unconvincing and has several flaws.

1st Para:
First, the argument readily assumes that......
This statement is a stretch....
For example,...
Clearly,...
The argument could have been much clearer if it explicitly stated that...

2nd Para:
Second, the argument claims that....
This is again a very weak and unsupported claim as the argument does not demonstrate any correlation between....and...
To illustrate,...
While,...
However,....indeed....
In fact, it is not at all clear...rather....
If the argument had provided evidence that.....then the argument would have been a lot more convincing.

3rd Para:
Finally,...
(pose some questions for the argument).....Without convincing answers to these questions, one is left with the impression that the claim is more of a wishful thinking rather than substantive evidence.

Conclusion:
In conclusion, the argument is flawed for the above-mentioned reasons and is therefore unconvincing. It could be considerably strengthened if the author clearly mentioned all the relevant facts....
In order to assess the merits of a certain situation/decision, it is essential to have full knowledge of all contributing factors. In this particular case....
Without this information, the argument remains unsubstantiated and open to debate.

4. Going from the templates to full-fledged essays




ESSAY QUESTION:
The following appeared in the editorial section of a national news magazine:[/b]

"The rating system for electronic games is similar to the movie rating system in that it provides consumers with a quick reference so that they can determine if the subject matter and contents are appropriate. This electronic game rating system is not working because it is self regulated and the fines for violating the rating system are nominal. As a result an independent body should oversee the game industry and companies that knowingly violate the rating system should be prohibited from releasing a game for two years."

Discuss how well reasoned you find this argument. Point out flaws in the argument's logic and analyze the argument's underlying assumptions. In addition, evaluate how supporting evidence is used and what evidence might counter the argument's conclusion. You may also discuss what additional evidence could be used to strengthen the argument or what changes would make the argument more logically sound.


YOUR RESPONSE:
Quote:
The argument claims that the electronic games rating system, although similar to the movie rating system, is not working because it is self regulated and violation fines are nominal, Hence, the gaming rating system should be overseen by an independent body. Stated in this way the argument fails to mention several key factors, on the basis of which it could be evaluated. The conclusion relies on assumptions, for which there is no clear evidence. Therefore, the argument is rather weak, unconvincing, and has several flaws.

First, the argument readily assumes that because the electronic game rating system is self regulated, it is not working well. This statement is a stretch and not substantiated in any way. There are numerous examples in other areas of business or commerce, where the entities are self regulated and rather successful. For instance, FIA, the Formula1 racing organization is self regulated. Yet, the sport is very popular and successful, drawing millions of spectators around the world each year. Tickets are rather expensive, races are shown on pay-per-view, and nearly all drivers are paid very well. Another example is the paralleled movie rating system that the argument mentions. The author fails to clarify whether it is working well, but it is clear that the movie rating system is pretty well received by people, who often base their decisions to go see a movie with kids or not on the movie rating. It has never been a case when someone would feel cheated by the movie rating and express disappointment afterwards. Since the movie rating system is also self regulated, it follows that this regulatory method is working pretty well and it is not obvious how it can be the reason for the poor electronic game rating system. The argument would have been much clearer if it explicitly gave examples of how the self regulatory system led to bad ratings and customer dissatisfaction.

Second, the argument claims that any violation fees for bad electronic game ratings are nominal. It thus suggests that this is yet another reason for the rating system not working. This is again a very weak and unsupported claim as the argument does not demonstrate any correlation between the monetary amount of the fines and the quality of the electronic game rating system. In fact, the argument does not even draw a parallel with the mentioned movie rating system and its violation fines. If any such correlation had been shown for the movie rating system, which supposedly works well, then the author would have sounded a bit more convincing. In addition, if the argument provided evidence that low violation fines lead to electronic game manufacturers to ignore any regulations with respect to the game rating system, the argument could have been strengthened even further.

Finally, the argument concludes that an independent body should oversee the game industry and companies that violate the rating system, should be punished. From this statement again, it is not at all clear how an independent regulatory body can do a better job than a self regulated one. Without supporting evidence and examples from other businesses where independent regulatory bodies have done a great job, one is left with the impression that the claim is more of a wishful thinking rather than substantive evidence. As a result, this conclusion has no legs to stand on.

In summary, the argument is flawed and therefore unconvincing. It could be considerably strengthened if the author clearly mentioned all the relevant facts. In order to assess the merits of a certain situation, it is essential to have full knowledge of all contributing factors.


5. Final tips



  • During the tutorial type in a few sentences in the mock essay window to get used to the keyboard.
  • Again during the tutorial, jot down on your notebook the basic structure of your essays or the opening sentences in case you get too nervous and forget them when the clock starts ticking.
  • Write as much as you can. Try to write at least 500 words per essay.
  • Always have the e-rater in mind as your potential reviewer. Remember that the human rater will make every effort to grade just like the e-rater. In that sense, keep your structure and volume in mind over actual quality/content.
  • Be careful of spelling mistakes. Double check words that you normally know you misspell (e.g. exercise). Try to finish 2-3 minutes before time is up so you can slowly re-read your essay for the purposes of spell checking. Do not reorganize/delete sentences/paragraphs with less than 2 min left.
  • No matter how great you thought your essays went, try to stay humble and focused - remember this was just a warm-up and the real stuff hasn't started yet!

Good luck!

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I just received my AWA score and I got a 6 by using this template. Excellent guide and really helpful in echoing what others have said in regards to using the template to eliminate the guesswork and save mental energy for the quant and verbal portions of the test. Highly recommend this to anyone that struggles with writing cohesively. I am normally a strong essay writer, but this guide helped tremendously in structuring on-the-fly.

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Thanks a lot! Your post is brilliant and helped me get a 6 on the essay. The structure allowed me to present my reasoning without struggling to create a cohesive whole.
Really appreciate you posting the structure in this forum and helping others who are planning to give their GMAT.

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Try to make the most of the time you have to prepare for the GMAT Analytical Writing Assessment (the GMAT essay section). Write practice essays under exam conditions, take notes on a variety of official essay topics, and exploit resources such as my two GMAT essay books. This page provides details about each strategy.

Practice, Practice and More Practice

You could study many "model" GMAT essays and review every available essay-writing tip, yet still perform poorly on the actual exam. That's because there’s no substitute for putting yourself to the task under simulated exam conditions.

Compose as many practice essays as you reasonably have time for, responding to the official GMAT essay prompts. In so doing:

Always practice under timed conditions. Unless you're put under the pressure of time, you really won’t be ready for the test.

Always use a word processor for your practice tests. Be sure to use only the GMAT word processor's limited editing functions.

Evaluate your practice essays. Practicing isn’t all that helpful if you make the same blunders again and again. After composing an essay, evaluate and score it based on the official criteria. Then reflect on your weaknesses and concentrate on improving in those areas the next time. Don’t worry if you don’t produce perfect models. Concentrate instead on improving your performance next time.

Take Notes on a Variety of Official Essay Prompts

From the official GMAT website download the current list of Argument Analysis prompts. Select any 10-15 Arguments. For each one, spend about 5 minutes brainstorming and making notes. Even if none of the prompts you selected appears on your exam, this exercise will go a long way toward ensuring that you don't find yourself paralyzed, or stuck, during the actual exam.

My book GMAT—Answers to the Real Essay Questions (published by Peterson's) contains sample essays for more than a hundred GMAT Argument Analysis prompts. Randomly select from Part 3 as many essays as you reasonably have time to study. For each essay:

Identify the types of reasoning problems that the essay discusses and that you learned about in Part 1 of the book.

Highlight transition phrases, which connect the essay's points of critique. Then make a special effort to incorporate similar phrases into your practice essays.

CAVEAT: Don’t try to memorize the book's sample essays. GMAT readers are familiar with the book and will recognize plagiarism when they see it. There’s nothing wrong with borrowing ideas, reasons and transition phrases from the book's sample essays. Do try, however, to include your own specific examples. And be sure to express your ideas in your own words.

If your analytical-writing skills need significant improvement, further help is available in my book Writing Skills for the GRE-GMAT (also published by Peterson's). The book places special emphasis on building rhetorical writing skills, organizing your GMAT essay, and avoiding or correcting common language, grammar and mechanical problems.

The book also explores additional (less frequent) reasoning problems with Arguments in the official pool. Finally, to help improve and polish your analytic and writing skills, the book contains a variety of reinforcement exercises for the Argument Analysis writing task.

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I got perfect score on AWA thanks to chineseburned!!!!
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Wow, didn't do one practice essay (ill-advised; was short on time), but still managed to get a 6.0/6.0 on the writing thanks to this. WOW, it is almost like cheating! Amazing, thank you!

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*just hypothesizing*
Guys, don't you think that adcom could penalise for such "tricks" if they check out one's essay? Say a bunch of people applying to HBS; clearly, the majority took a look on this topic/forum. Then there is a high probability this applicants would follow the same template. So HBS would see a lot of similar essays, and that's not good IMO.

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*just hypothesizing*
Guys, don't you think that adcom could penalise for such "tricks" if they check out one's essay? Say a bunch of people applying to HBS; clearly, the majority took a look on this topic/forum. Then there is a high probability this applicants would follow the same template. So HBS would see a lot of similar essays, and that's not good IMO.


Good point! To me, the problem lies with the GMAT scoring system. There is no reason quality/content couldn't be scored in a fair manner; see APLAC's and AP Lit's 9 point scale as needed. From an ADCOM's/prospective student's perspective, it seems to be a student would be dumb to have known about a template that seemingly guarantees him or her a 6 and not use it. Thus, I don't think an ADCOM can see it in any other way than that the student was resourceful, which is probably good, but at worst I think they just call it a draw and it doesn't really help/hurt you. From my understanding, the main time they care about the AWA score is when they have questions about the authenticity of who wrote the application essays. If you write those genuinely, I doubt there will be any issue. Definitely a fair point to raise, though.

It is also probably worth noting that this template has been around for 8 years and there are no reports of it being an issue (to my knowledge).

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Best guide for AWA. I am non-native speaker and I practiced AWA couple days before the exam and I followed this guide and I got 6.0/ 90%ile on my exam.

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Thank you so much for this guide! Just got my official GMAT score today and I scored 6.0 on AWA thanks to this guide!! I strictly stuck to this guide and it really paid off for me! :-D

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Good day all.

Thanks Chineseburned for awesome material.

I have my GMAT in Decemeber and i need more practice in AWA. Taking into account that this forum is extremelly full of 6-graders i
want to ask you guys for little help. Could you please shortly comment on any mistakes and inconsistencies in my AWA essay written by abovementioned template:

PROMT:
“When the Apogee Company had all its operations in one location, it was more profitable
than it is today. Therefore, the Apogee Company should close down its field offices and
conduct all its operations from a single location. Such centralization would improve
profitability by cutting costs and helping the company maintain better supervision of all
employees.”

ANALYSIS OF AN ARGUMENT:
The argument claims that closing of all field offices will make Apogee Company more profitable
through costs cutting and increase in level of control. Supporting evidence of an argument is that Apogee Company
was more profitable when it had all operations in one office. Stated in this way the argument fails to mention several
key factors on the basis of which it could be evaluated. Evidence cited is not solid, argument is unconvincing and
has several flaws.

First the argument readily assumes that opening of new offices is the only reason for profitability reduction and draws
from this assumtion unreasonable conclusion that offices should be cloused down. However there could be a banch of reasons.
For example, wrong places could have been chosen for new offices with no preliminary analysis performed. In such case more logical decision would be conduction of in depth pre analysis and relocation of offices in accordance with its results. Other
possible reasons could be influence of external economical factors on core business of the Company or plethora of internal
factors increasing Company's expenditures, such as implementation of other major investment projects at the same time with
openning new offices. Therefore decision on closing of new offices can not be made solely based on deacrease of profitability level and requires full knowledge of all contributing factos. If the argument had provided explicit evidence that opening new offices is the only reason for profit decrease then the argument would have been a lot more convincing.

Second the argument claims that centralization would improve profitability by cutting costs and better supervision of employees.
While centralization may improve profitability in short time perspective and enhance internal supervision of employees, but it will definitely inhibit Company's growth by blocking entry to new markets and regions. Openning of new offices is a serious strategic initiative which leads to profitability reduction in short time perspective due to increase in related expenditures (construction/rent of office buildings, logistics and etc.) and is usually directed at company's growth and profitability increase in the long run. Besides, it is clear that some time is required for new offices to start operations at full capacity, attract new clients and achieve payback. The argument could have been much clearer if it stated that there was no profit increase or that there was steady profit decrease during reasonable time period of Company's operations with new offices. Without reference to the time period, the argument remains unsubstantiated and open to debate.

In conclusion, the argument is flawed for the above-mentioned reasons and is therefore unconvincing. It could be considerably strengthened if the author clearly mentioned all the relevant facts.

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Good day all.

Thanks for awesome material.

I have my GMAT in December and so need more practice in AWA. Taking into account that this place is full of 6-graded i want to ask you guys for a little help. Could you please provide your comments of my AWA essay (see below). Thank you in advance!

PROMT:
“When the Apogee Company had all its operations in one location, it was more profitable
than it is today. Therefore, the Apogee Company should close down its field offices and
conduct all its operations from a single location. Such centralization would improve
profitability by cutting costs and helping the company maintain better supervision of all
employees.”


ANALYSIS OF AN ARGUMENT:
The argument claims that closing of all field offices will make Apogee Company more profitable
through costs cutting and increase in level of control. Supporting evidence of an argument is that Apogee Company
was more profitable when it had all operations in one office. Stated in this way the argument fails to mention several
key factors on the basis of which it could be evaluated. Evidence cited is not solid, argument is unconvincing and
has several flaws.

First the argument readily assumes that opening of new offices is the only reason for profitability reduction and draws
from this assumtion unreasonable conclusion that offices should be cloused down. However there could be a banch of reasons.
For example, wrong places could have been chosen for new offices with no preliminary analysis performed. In such case more logical decision would be conduction of in depth pre analysis and relocation of offices in accordance with its results. Other
possible reasons could be influence of external economical factors on core business of the Company or plethora of internal
factors increasing Company's expenditures, such as implementation of other major investment projects at the same time with
openning new offices. Therefore decision on closing of new offices can not be made solely based on deacrease of profitability level and requires full knowledge of all contributing factos. If the argument had provided explicit evidence that opening new offices is the only reason for profit decrease then the argument would have been a lot more convincing.

Second the argument claims that centralization would improve profitability by cutting costs and better supervision of employees.
While centralization may improve profitability in short time perspective and enhance internal supervision of employees, but it will definitely inhibit Company's growth by blocking entry to new markets and regions. Openning of new offices is a serious strategic initiative which leads to profitability reduction in short time perspective due to increase in related expenditures (construction/rent of office buildings, logistics and etc.) and is usually directed at company's growth and profitability increase in the long run. Besides, it is clear that some time is required for new offices to start operations at full capacity, attract new clients and achieve payback. The argument could have been much clearer if it stated that there was no profit increase or that there was steady profit decrease during reasonable time period of Company's operations with new offices. Without reference to the time period, the argument remains unsubstantiated and open to debate.

In conclusion, the argument is flawed for the above-mentioned reasons and is therefore unconvincing. It could be considerably strengthened if the author clearly mentioned all the relevant facts.

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Postol91 wrote:
Good day all.

Thanks for awesome material.

I have my GMAT in December and so need more practice in AWA. Taking into account that this place is full of 6-graded i want to ask you guys for a little help. Could you please provide your comments of my AWA essay (see below). Thank you in advance!

PROMT:
“When the Apogee Company had all its operations in one location, it was more profitable
than it is today. Therefore, the Apogee Company should close down its field offices and
conduct all its operations from a single location. Such centralization would improve
profitability by cutting costs and helping the company maintain better supervision of all
employees.”


ANALYSIS OF AN ARGUMENT:
The argument claims that closing of all field offices will make Apogee Company more profitable
through costs cutting and increase in level of control. Supporting evidence of an argument is that Apogee Company
was more profitable when it had all operations in one office. Stated in this way the argument fails to mention several
key factors on the basis of which it could be evaluated. Evidence cited is not solid, argument is unconvincing and
has several flaws.

First the argument readily assumes that opening of new offices is the only reason for profitability reduction and draws
from this assumtion unreasonable conclusion that offices should be cloused down. However there could be a banch of reasons.
For example, wrong places could have been chosen for new offices with no preliminary analysis performed. In such case more logical decision would be conduction of in depth pre analysis and relocation of offices in accordance with its results. Other
possible reasons could be influence of external economical factors on core business of the Company or plethora of internal
factors increasing Company's expenditures, such as implementation of other major investment projects at the same time with
openning new offices. Therefore decision on closing of new offices can not be made solely based on deacrease of profitability level and requires full knowledge of all contributing factos. If the argument had provided explicit evidence that opening new offices is the only reason for profit decrease then the argument would have been a lot more convincing.

Second the argument claims that centralization would improve profitability by cutting costs and better supervision of employees.
While centralization may improve profitability in short time perspective and enhance internal supervision of employees, but it will definitely inhibit Company's growth by blocking entry to new markets and regions. Openning of new offices is a serious strategic initiative which leads to profitability reduction in short time perspective due to increase in related expenditures (construction/rent of office buildings, logistics and etc.) and is usually directed at company's growth and profitability increase in the long run. Besides, it is clear that some time is required for new offices to start operations at full capacity, attract new clients and achieve payback. The argument could have been much clearer if it stated that there was no profit increase or that there was steady profit decrease during reasonable time period of Company's operations with new offices. Without reference to the time period, the argument remains unsubstantiated and open to debate.

In conclusion, the argument is flawed for the above-mentioned reasons and is therefore unconvincing. It could be considerably strengthened if the author clearly mentioned all the relevant facts.


I would add one more paragraph before the conclusion as mentioned in this guide. I did the same for my AWA as well. In the third paragraph, list a couple of things that were failed to be mentioned in the argument and can be added to strengthen it.

You are also missing a lot of commas. After First, Second... after Stated in this way... Some of the idioms are wrong, such as While... But which do not go together. I also wouldn't use parenthesis and etc.

Overall, it seems like you have to work on improving your writing style and skills first. Put more time into studying verbal section, as it helped me tremendously to improve my grammatical skills. I also recommend that you enroll in a course where you can practice your writing and can obtain proper feedback.

Good luck.

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Good day all.

Thanks for awesome material.

I have my GMAT in December and so need more practice in AWA. Taking into account that this place is full of 6-graded i want to ask you guys for a little help. Could you please provide your comments of my AWA essay (see below). Thank you in advance!

PROMT:
“When the Apogee Company had all its operations in one location, it was more profitable
than it is today. Therefore, the Apogee Company should close down its field offices and
conduct all its operations from a single location. Such centralization would improve
profitability by cutting costs and helping the company maintain better supervision of all
employees.”


ANALYSIS OF AN ARGUMENT:
The argument claims that closing of all field offices will make Apogee Company more profitable
through costs cutting and increase in level of control. Supporting evidence of an argument is that Apogee Company
was more profitable when it had all operations in one office. Stated in this way the argument fails to mention several
key factors on the basis of which it could be evaluated. Evidence cited is not solid, argument is unconvincing and
has several flaws.

First the argument readily assumes that opening of new offices is the only reason for profitability reduction and draws
from this assumtion unreasonable conclusion that offices should be cloused down. However there could be a banch of reasons.
For example, wrong places could have been chosen for new offices with no preliminary analysis performed. In such case more logical decision would be conduction of in depth pre analysis and relocation of offices in accordance with its results. Other
possible reasons could be influence of external economical factors on core business of the Company or plethora of internal
factors increasing Company's expenditures, such as implementation of other major investment projects at the same time with
openning new offices. Therefore decision on closing of new offices can not be made solely based on deacrease of profitability level and requires full knowledge of all contributing factos. If the argument had provided explicit evidence that opening new offices is the only reason for profit decrease then the argument would have been a lot more convincing.

Second the argument claims that centralization would improve profitability by cutting costs and better supervision of employees.
While centralization may improve profitability in short time perspective and enhance internal supervision of employees, but it will definitely inhibit Company's growth by blocking entry to new markets and regions. Openning of new offices is a serious strategic initiative which leads to profitability reduction in short time perspective due to increase in related expenditures (construction/rent of office buildings, logistics and etc.) and is usually directed at company's growth and profitability increase in the long run. Besides, it is clear that some time is required for new offices to start operations at full capacity, attract new clients and achieve payback. The argument could have been much clearer if it stated that there was no profit increase or that there was steady profit decrease during reasonable time period of Company's operations with new offices. Without reference to the time period, the argument remains unsubstantiated and open to debate.

In conclusion, the argument is flawed for the above-mentioned reasons and is therefore unconvincing. It could be considerably strengthened if the author clearly mentioned all the relevant facts.


I would add one more paragraph before the conclusion as mentioned in this guide. I did the same for my AWA as well. In the third paragraph, list a couple of things that were failed to be mentioned in the argument and can be added to strengthen it.

You are also missing a lot of commas. After First, Second... after Stated in this way... Some of the idioms are wrong, such as While... But which do not go together. I also wouldn't use parenthesis and etc.

Overall, it seems like you have to work on improving your writing style and skills first. Put more time into studying verbal section, as it helped me tremendously to improve my grammatical skills. I also recommend that you enroll in a course where you can practice your writing and can obtain proper feedback.

Good luck.


Thank you for your valuable comments and advise Rookie 84. I'll keep them in mind.

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Awesome! Very Helpful

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New post 06 Oct 2016, 13:11
Thank you so much. I read through an entire GMAT Princeton review text-book. Everything you stated in this post, is exactly what I found in the book. You rock!!!

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