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## Score AWA 0

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cindy_wer Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts
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#### Score AWA 0

Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:29 am
Hi all,

I read in some blogs that some b-schools do not pay attention to awa scores,if the candidate is a native english speaker.
Is it true? And I have attempted gmat 2 times so far,but unfortuntely scored 580 and 590.
But awa score was 5.0 and 5.5.

I am retaking GMAT somewhere in March again.
My question for experts here : Can I skip my awa part and go directly to Quant?

Will the Adcom consider my previous awa scores?
Is skipping AWA a good idea?

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money9111 Legendary Member
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Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:51 pm
DO NOT SKIP THE AWA! point blank...

My first attempt - took full 30 minutes for each essay...checked work...checked for spelling = AWA = 6
Second attempt - took 20 minutes for each essay...did not spell check = AWA = 5.5
Third attempt - took 15 minutes for each essay...did not spell check...did not re-read any sentence I had written = AWA 5.5

So while I say not to skip the AWA... you can definitely cut down the amount of time and energy put into each one. The less time I spend on the AWA the more my Q score went up! lol... Think about it.. I started the Q portion a full 30 minutes early the last time I took it. I say.. go with this approach.

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wharton750 Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts
Joined
06 Sep 2009
Posted:
57 messages
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GMAT Score:
760
Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:59 am
cindy_wer wrote:
Hi all,

I read in some blogs that some b-schools do not pay attention to awa scores,if the candidate is a native english speaker.
Is it true? And I have attempted gmat 2 times so far,but unfortuntely scored 580 and 590.
But awa score was 5.0 and 5.5.

I am retaking GMAT somewhere in March again.
My question for experts here : Can I skip my awa part and go directly to Quant?

Will the Adcom consider my previous awa scores?
Is skipping AWA a good idea?
Definitely do NOT skip the AWA. Just write freely without spending too much energy or time thinking about what you're going to write. Also, skip proofreading your essay after you're done.

### GMAT/MBA Expert

money9111 Legendary Member
Joined
19 Apr 2009
Posted:
2109 messages
Followed by:
77 members
109
GMAT Score:
640
Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:51 pm
DO NOT SKIP THE AWA! point blank...

My first attempt - took full 30 minutes for each essay...checked work...checked for spelling = AWA = 6
Second attempt - took 20 minutes for each essay...did not spell check = AWA = 5.5
Third attempt - took 15 minutes for each essay...did not spell check...did not re-read any sentence I had written = AWA 5.5

So while I say not to skip the AWA... you can definitely cut down the amount of time and energy put into each one. The less time I spend on the AWA the more my Q score went up! lol... Think about it.. I started the Q portion a full 30 minutes early the last time I took it. I say.. go with this approach.

_________________
My goal is to make MBA applicants take onus over their process.

My story from Pre-MBA to Cornell MBA - New Post in Pre-MBA blog

Me featured on Poets & Quants

Free Book for MBA Applicants

wharton750 Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts
Joined
06 Sep 2009
Posted:
57 messages
2
GMAT Score:
760
Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:59 am
cindy_wer wrote:
Hi all,

I read in some blogs that some b-schools do not pay attention to awa scores,if the candidate is a native english speaker.
Is it true? And I have attempted gmat 2 times so far,but unfortuntely scored 580 and 590.
But awa score was 5.0 and 5.5.

I am retaking GMAT somewhere in March again.
My question for experts here : Can I skip my awa part and go directly to Quant?

Will the Adcom consider my previous awa scores?
Is skipping AWA a good idea?
Definitely do NOT skip the AWA. Just write freely without spending too much energy or time thinking about what you're going to write. Also, skip proofreading your essay after you're done.

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