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# Journey Begins.....guide me guys

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02 Jun 2010, 16:14
Check this out...can be helpful for the last day.
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02 Jun 2010, 16:17
Check this list of official AWA topics. Extensive one.
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02 Jun 2010, 16:26
One thing I found odd about my Kaplan test was that I scored just 46 in Quantitative while I had just three mistakes at Questions : 3,11,37. Can someone explain. Also the questions were in sets. I mean all DS, SC, RC, and CR questions together. I believe it was not adaptive. Also could some one help me with his own experience about the same.
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04 Jun 2010, 10:00
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14 Jul 2010, 08:39
Some of my write-ups:

The argument states that Beta Company should hire significant number of Alpha's former employees to increase its competitive edge. For this the author states that the former workers would help, Beta, with valuable information of Alpha's successful methods and would also help, Beta, save costs on trainings. The author also points out that these workers would be more motivated to compete against Alpha. Stated in this way the argument manipulates facts and gives a view that is based on a lot of unstated assumptions. Furthermore, the evidences are not rational and based on a large number of farfetched ideas. Hence, the conclusion fails its purpose and seems unconvincing for a lot of reasons. First, the author misses to state the efficiency and knowledge of Alpha's former employees. For instance, it could be possible that the workers, who had to lose their jobs where because of their bad performance and not because of the company's policy. In addition, it’s equally possible that these workers were not able to understand Alpha’s legacy methods of production and so the company decided to let them go. Hence, it’s clear that the author should have stated the credibility of these former employees to make his or her argument more convincing. Second, the argument nowhere states the years of experience of the fifteen percent of the employees, who had to lose their jobs. On one hand, it’s possible that these employees were new to the company and so did not have enough time to get sufficient knowledge of the work process. While on the other hand, it’s equally possible that these workers belonged to the lowest part of the corporate pyramid and so were never allowed to understand the work flow. In both the cases, Beta Company would not be able to save its costs on training and on knowledge transfer. Finally, the argument banks on the motivation of the former employees of Alpha. Likewise, the author misses on the fact that these employees could be those, who frequently keep changing organizations. If so, then the motivation would not be there to compete against Alpha. It would be a general thing for the former workers to shift companies and would be a far heavier blow on Beta, which would recruit them as its trusted employees. This question remains open in the argument and so the conclusion misses out on its purpose by stating farfetched evidences with irrational assumptions. So for all the above reasons the argument fails to get its message across. Therefore, the author misses out on a number of facts, which if stated could had made the argument convincing. A lot of information, facts, evidences and statistical measures are needed to properly gauge a situation. Hence, the argument seems farfetched and unrealistic.

Some people believe that archeological treasures should remain in a country where it has been discovered. In other words, the treasures should not be exported to another country, even if the treasures can be displayed in a better way in that country. While, others believe that treasure should be exported to countries where they can be better preserved and better displayed. The issue in hand is highly controversial but on a closer look one can see that archeological treasures exported to a safer country, has a number of advantages over the other. One of the reasons is that archeological treasures must be preserved to the best extent. Future generations have equal rights to see and gain knowledge from the archeological findings as much as the present generations do. For example, if an art gallery has the most recent technologies to preserve paintings to the best extent then either the technology should be distributed across countries or the art gallery should take responsibility of preserving the archeological paintings. Hence, just to preserve a nation's heritage one should not play with the future of this archeological findings.Another reason is the importance connected to the display of the archeological findings. One may reason that these treasures could add to a nation’s tourist income, but one should not forget that spreading knowledge is what a country should aim at, rather than on its selfish needs. For instance, if a museum displays an arrow belonging to an historic generation of kings in the best possible way then it would add to the historic knowledge of that particular era. However, the major reason for exporting archeological treasures is the value it adds to the nation's heritage. For instance, if London Museum hosts an event to show off its varied collection, then it would add to the heritage of those nations to which these treasures belong to. With all varied collections at one place, on one hand it would be an historic event while on the other hand it would be a ready access for all the museum lovers. Therefore, rationally exporting one's treasure to a safer place has a lot of advantages over the other. For all the above reasons, the best way to preserve archeological treasures is to export the treasures to countries where these can be preserved to the best extent. Hence, a nation should either develop the relevant infrastructure to preserve the treasures or should export them to a safer place. Again, the display of these treasures should be an utmost priority for all nations.

The argument claims that workers have become more interested and well informed about the management issues that face their organization. Furthermore, the author gives the statistics of a recent survey as evidence to back his view. Stated in this way the claim seems to be based on farfetched assumptions with no clear evidences. Hence, the argument seems weak, unconvincing and full of loop holes. First, the stated evidence of the statistical results of the survey seems to be illogical. For instance, it could be possible that those who responded to the survey were mostly the educated and well informed lot of the workers. Furthermore, it may be possible that this group did not clearly represent all the workers but just a few. Here the argument would have been convincing if it had stated the source of the people who were surveyed and how well they represented the entire group. Secondly, the argument never states the ways in which the questionnaire was prepared. Wad the questionnaire extensive with all the questions which could have fully explained the interest of the workers in the management activities? Without answering this question the argument falls apart. In addition, it never mentions the authenticity of the survey. Also, it does not mention the roles of the benefits programs, in the life of the workers. Finally, the conclusion falls apart because it never states the geographical stretch of the survey. For example, the survey may be restricted to a city only. So again there is a controversy over the stretch of the survey. In addition, a single survey to back such an opinion seems to be far-fetched. The author should have stated additional evidences to get his message across. For all the above reasons, the argument is weak with no clear evidences to state it conclusion. Furthermore, to judge the given scenario one needs a lot of stated clear evidences and examples to give a logical view. If the above stated evidences were included in the argument, it would have strengthened the conclusion many folds. As a result, the conclusion turns out to be weak and unconvincing with a stretch of assumptions.
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Yogesh,

How much did you score.

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