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21 Dec 2010, 08:27
Hi All:

I took the GMAT twice and ended up with 5 for AWA on both the occasions. Now I am preparing for the third attempt, which is going to take place sometime in February.

I noticed that when I am not tired, I can do quite well on the mimic tests.

What will happen if I do not spend much time on AWA in order to save energy for Q and V?

Lets assume that I get 3 for AWA and over 700 for Q and V. Will schools offset the latest results to my previous results?

Thank you.
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21 Dec 2010, 20:11
I don't think that's a good idea. I'd say just go over the AWA Guide by ChineseBurned on this forum and don't exert yourself too much. A 4.5 is a decent score on the AWA and if you score below that the schools might start doubting if your essays are your own, if there arises a disparity.
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21 Dec 2010, 20:19
See this post too subsequent-attempts-skip-awa-as-a-stamina-strategy-78380.html
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21 Dec 2010, 21:54
bb wrote:

Thank you bb. Will search the forum more carefully in the future))
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21 Dec 2010, 22:29
whiplash2411 wrote:
I don't think that's a good idea. I'd say just go over the AWA Guide by ChineseBurned on this forum and don't exert yourself too much. A 4.5 is a decent score on the AWA and if you score below that the schools might start doubting if your essays are your own, if there arises a disparity.

Thank you, whiplash2411! will better practice with AWA.
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21 Dec 2010, 22:29
Ha-ha. No problem at all.
By the way, did you find this one?
calling-all-cis-xussr-mba-applicants-84818.html
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21 Dec 2010, 23:56
bb wrote:
Ha-ha. No problem at all.
By the way, did you find this one?
calling-all-cis-xussr-mba-applicants-84818.html

да, я даже отписался.
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18 Jan 2011, 13:13
dont waste time on it.
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18 Jan 2011, 19:35
Don't ignore it - just don't spend too much time on it. I also do much better when I'm not tired and the AWA drains me unnecessarily. Just make sure you have a intro, body (with supporting arguments) and conclusion. As long as the structure is there you should get a decent score. I spent about 15min each on my essays and got a 5.5.
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19 Jan 2011, 02:34
CharmWithSubstance wrote:
Don't ignore it - just don't spend too much time on it. I also do much better when I'm not tired and the AWA drains me unnecessarily. Just make sure you have a intro, body (with supporting arguments) and conclusion. As long as the structure is there you should get a decent score. I spent about 15min each on my essays and got a 5.5.

Thank you, I think I will do as you advised.
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