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How to get 6.0 AWA....my guide

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New post 20 Sep 2009, 17:16
great template. Thanks. kudos from me.
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very useful. Thanks
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kudos from me too.
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Great stuff, very useful. Thanks a lot.
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Great guide! I used the tips in the guide presented and I scored 5.5 on the AWA.

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Jochen wrote:
Great guide! I used the tips in the guide presented and I scored 5.5 on the AWA.

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Thanks chineseburned. I am planning to memorize these templates for my test.
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chineseburned wrote:
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. (i was always told, even in highschool, that I need to restate in the conclusion my three points..


4.2 Issue

I was told in a GMAT class that I need to always dissagree with the issue...isnt that correct? Becauase in your example, I see that you totally agree with the issue


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We recommend that students write 5 paragraphs.

Here is the breakdown:

1) Intro paragraph. State succinct thesis with specific perspective. Introduce 3 independent points/ideas/examples that bolster thesis. Intro paragraph should be at least 3 sentences.

2) First body paragraph. Introduce paragraph with topic sentence. Unpack first point/idea/example bolstering thesis.

3) Second body paragraph. Introduce paragraph with topic sentence. Unpack second point/idea/example bolstering thesis.

4) Third body paragraph. Introduce paragraph with topic sentence. Unpack third point/idea/example bolstering thesis.

5) Conclusion paragraph. Restate thesis using new language. Quickly touch on three supporting points/ideas/examples. Conclusion paragraph should be at least 3 sentences.

Obviously, this is not the only template that will help improve your score. But it is the one most preferred by GMAT essay-readers—so you would be best served by running your essay through this framework.

I hope this is helpful; please let me know if you have more questions.

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Excellent guide, chineseburned. It helped me score 6.0.
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Thanks a ton!! this is undoubtedly very helpful n a useful thread..
+1 from me as well..
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THANK YOU! got a 6.0 and didn't study very much for AWA which was key considering i needed every second to study for verbal. all thanks to your guide!
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I took the test again. After scoring 5.5 at my first attempt, I scored 6.0 during my second attempt. The guide is really great, because I did not spend much time for preparing for the AWA.

Great forum. Many thanks to the people who keep this platform running.
I have been accepted at LBS and I am more than happy!

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Billion thanks to chineseburned..A darling template and brilliant piece of advice at the end.
Though, I have a small concern. I read that essays will be evaluated by (e rating system+ human reader), if we all are going to follow the same template, is it not going to impact the scores as the e reader might understand that everyone is following a similar template? I apologise in advance as it a sily question because people are still scoring with the above template. This qn is just out of curiosity :)
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Dude..u r just awesome!!!

thank you....tomorrow is my doom day..i will report back my scores..hopefully i get a 6.0

+ kudos !!! hopefully my last kudos to be awarded....u deserve it!!!! :-D
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Wow! Thanks for the help, Chineseburned. I just received my report .. got a 6.0. I wrote a grand total of 3 essays before the test. I guess what I'm trying to say is that all credit goes to chineseburned. The template totally rocks!
My advice to (advice for? :P ) anyone worried about the A.W.A ... Keep it simple and definitley follow the structure given in the templates. Don't make spelling mistakes and pronoun errors.. theirs/its etc and you shouldn't have any trouble getting a good score. The A.W.A really is the easiest section of the GMAT, especially if you follow this thread.
Thanks again, Chineseburned.

This really is a great site. Good work, admin! I just wish i had found this site early enough to make use of the other tips and advice on the site.
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Kudos. This is a very good outline. Very basic, but the 30 mins allotted for the essay is probably not time to get creative.
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6.0 here as well, thanks a bunch for a great outline and tips!

*edit* 6.0 twice.

Originally posted by logmeup on 08 Dec 2009, 14:41.
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Yeah, thanks for the help. I'll save this for the last few days of my studying.
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Dear chineseburned

I wanted to thank you for this post. I did the GMAT a week ago, and I just received my score, and guess what! 6.0
I am a foreign student, and English is not my first language.
My strategy was to memorize your template, I started writing the template everywhere I could (office, home, etc).

My story is not a great nor good story, the truth is that I got 49 in Math, and a #$@!#@! 21 in Verbal. I am very sad, since in every practice I got more than 31... 6 mgmat tests ranging from 31 to 36, and 2 official mba.com tests 34 and 31.

but if I have to thank someone that person is you, and the people in gmatclub.
I will be taking the GMAT again, I am afraid that I lost this years application round for that @$!@$ verbal, but I'll be back!

Thanks again dude, you rule... btw the percentile was 90.
Saludos!
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