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29 Sep 2013, 11:06
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The following appeared as part of an article in a computer magazine.
“A year ago Apex Manufacturing bought its managers computers for their homes and paid for telephone connections so that they could access Apex computers and data files from home after normal business hours. Since last year, productivity at Apex has increased by 15 percent. Other companies can learn from the success at Apex: given home computers and access to company resources, employees will work additional hours at home and thereby increase company profits.”
Discuss how well reasoned . . . etc.

The argument states that other companies can learn from the success at Apex and increase their profits. It is based on success of one company in using a strategy and fact that it will be useful for other companies as well. The argument is riddled with serious logical gaps and relies on assumptions for which there is no evidentiary support.

First, the argument claims that providing of computer by Apex manufacturing was the reason for increased productivity of 15 %. This statement has no evidentiary support to support that computers at home were useful in improving the productivity. Increase in productivity could have happened because of other reasons not stated in the argument. Sometimes companies take various simultaneous steps in order to improve their productivity, so evidence is required that a particular activity led to increase in productivity.

Second, the arguments assumes that if something worked for Apex Corporation , it will work for other companies as well. It fails to distinguish the nature of other companies compared with that of Apex Manufacturing. Computers might not be needed in other companies and providing computers would be a waste of money. The cost of computers could actually add up to the costs and decrease the profits. Finally, the argument assumes the possibility of applying the strategy to other companies as well. It might not be possible for other companies to implement such a strategy because of confidential information that can only be accessed in office premises. The plan to increase profits may well lead to other loss of confidential information.

In summary, the argument is unconvincing and flawed because of reasons mentioned above. If more related facts are provided it could strengthen the argument. In order to evaluate a situation, it is necessary to have full knowledge of related facts.

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Updated on: 30 Sep 2013, 03:27
Hi Dipesh,

I would rate your essay 3.5, Since it has few good points lacks few details mentioned below.

1st thing i noticed in your essay- it is too small, I guess it is your 1st essay. I would tell you to improve your typing speed.

Your essay has most of the things needed. I would tell you add the evidence, few examples, while attacking the premise.(Instead of saying evidence is required).

you attacked the assumptions well, Similarly include the examples as well.

Before concluding, add few points by which the author can improve his argument.

Conclusion can be more better.

Write atleast 1 essay a day(Total = max 10-15) this will increase your typing speed.

I followed the most liked post in GMAT CLUB for AWA by Chineseburned how-to-get-6-0-awa-my-guide-64327.html .. This post helped to get 5.5 in my 1st GMAT attempt.

Also if you want you can go through the below post as well.

crafting-an-excellent-essay-160202.html
all-awa-topics-for-gmat-collection-official-list-from-gmac-82734.html
awa-compilations-109-analysis-of-argument-essays-86274.html

Hope it helps
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30 Sep 2013, 03:26
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Chinesedburned template for AWA is widely used by lots of people, and in average, everyone manages to get 4.5+ just by following it.

Good luck!
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30 Sep 2013, 17:54
Thought you might find this article helpful. I like a consistent 5-paragraph essay form. And 4-6 sentences per paragraph.

Hope this helps!

http://www.manhattangmat.com/blog/index ... no-thanks/

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20 Nov 2017, 02:05
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In conclusion, I strongly believe that the internet had great effects on our life, the way we become cosmopolitan population. This is because the above mentioned benefits and advantages. Education is not only allowed for rich people but also for low-income students.
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