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Is preparing for IR and AWA worthless?

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Hey guys,
I need a GMAT score >650 (the higher, the better) since its the Lower Bound for admission in the program I want to partecipate. Is preparing for IR and AWA worthless? I have never tried one IR and AWA tests, but I am considering to book a GMAT test for the day after tomorrow and I would not have time to focus on these. Could it be considered in any way even though the only admission requirement is that GMAT score is higher than 650?

PS: I don't really know how I did it, but I scored 760 in the GMATprep (second test!!) [49Q, 44V]
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Hey guys,
I need a GMAT score >650 (the higher, the better) since its the Lower Bound for admission in the program I want to partecipate. Is preparing for IR and AWA worthless? I have never tried one IR and AWA tests, but I am considering to book a GMAT test for the day after tomorrow and I would not have time to focus on these. Could it be considered in any way even though the only admission requirement is that GMAT score is higher than 650?

PS: I don't really know how I did it, but I scored 760 in the GMATprep (second test!!) [49Q, 44V]
That's an amazing score! As for your question, I think you should take a quick look at the essays in the OG and work through some IR questions. Keep it light, but go in knowing at least the basics (for example, question formats). Schools are definitely looking a lot more closely at IR than they used to.
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elpuntazza wrote:
Hey guys,
I need a GMAT score >650 (the higher, the better) since its the Lower Bound for admission in the program I want to partecipate. Is preparing for IR and AWA worthless? I have never tried one IR and AWA tests, but I am considering to book a GMAT test for the day after tomorrow and I would not have time to focus on these. Could it be considered in any way even though the only admission requirement is that GMAT score is higher than 650?

PS: I don't really know how I did it, but I scored 760 in the GMATprep (second test!!) [49Q, 44V]


No knowledge is worthless my friend :-) .
Regarding AWA, b-schools look at AWA score and it is good to have a score 5 and above. Please refer to the AWA template. You can easily get a 5 with it.
https://gmatclub.com/forum/how-to-get-6 ... ml#p470475

Regarding IR, the schools didnt consider the IR score previously because the section was relatively new (started in 2012) and there was not enough data to compare. But nowadays schools are looking into it more and more as more data are becoming available over the time. But its not a make or break thing unless you are applying to a top 10 schools and your IR score is very low.

Hope it clarifies. Best of luck for your exam. :thumbup:
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