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Is it worth to request for AWA rescoring?

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hduraiswamy1982 Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
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Is it worth to request for AWA rescoring?

Post Sat Aug 04, 2007 8:04 am
Hi there...

I took my GMAT on Jul-25 and got my official score report yesterday Aug-04. I was rather shocked to see a score of 4 (26 percentile) on my AWA. (My GMAT score is 720 though)

I bet I did my AWA section very satisfactorily and was hoping to get a 5+

Under the circumstances, I have few questions
1. Is it worth requesting a rescore of my essays. what is the odds that my score will be increased (or even decreased for that reason).
2. Are there any instances that the score is actually reduced?
3. How much weightage does the B-schools give towards AWA section?

Any guidance in this regard will be highly appreciated...

Thank you!

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Post Sat Aug 04, 2007 9:46 am
Thank you so very much Eric!

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A '4' on AWA actually isn't that bad--I know plenty of people who scored a '4' and were accepted to top MBA programs. More importantly, you did really well on your actual GMAT!

You might want to call your test center, but I think that they do not do re-scorings of tests anymore. Even if you did, I don't think it's worth doing just for your AWA, since it's okay.

With regard to your question about how much b-schools weigh your AWA. From what I know, they don't emphasize it too much. They weigh the writing in your application essays far more than they do the AWAs. At the extreme, they might use your AWA as an example of another writing sample. Again though, I wouldn't worry about this too much.

Hope this helps, best of luck!

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