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New Official AWA Automated Grading Tool!

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New Official AWA Automated Grading Tool!

Post Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:56 pm
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Post Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:02 pm
I thought that the essays were hand-marked by GMAT and that was the reason why the assessment of the essays took up to 10 days. I did not know that they used an automated tool to assess our essays.

Hmmm.... Question

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Post Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:31 pm
sumidi wrote:
I thought that the essays were hand-marked by GMAT and that was the reason why the assessment of the essays took up to 10 days. I did not know that they used an automated tool to assess our essays.

Hmmm.... Question
They do both, automated tool plus three other human scorers I believe.

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Post Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:45 pm
Essays are graded by a computer and one human grader - the scores of the two are averaged.

If those scores differ by more than one point (which only happens a tiny percentage of the time), a third human grader is brought in to resolve the discrepancy.

Also, I believe that a different human reads your argument and issue essays.

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gabbar Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
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Post Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:22 pm
Hi All,
I have purchased and practiced with the GMAT Write1 and Write2 practice essays with Vantage. My question is can I do more practice with the e-Rater or will I be getting the SAME essays again?

THanks,
My exam is on Jan 3 so a reply today or tomorrow will be appreciated.

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