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Analytical Writing Section

The analytical writing section consists of one writing task—analysis of an argument..

The Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) section, consisting of one 30-minute essay, measures the test taker's ability to formulate an appropriate and constructive critique of a specific conclusion based on a specific line of thinking. 

The AWA score is an average of the two independent ratings. Scores average from zero to six, in half-point intervals for each task.

Writing scores are computed separately from the scores for the multiple-choice sections of the test and have no effect on the Verbal, Quantitative, or Total scores.

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    3 comments Best Add a Comment caliwillbemine • 3 yr. ago General list of importance for GMAT: Overall score>quant score>verbal score>IR>>AWA. This is not to say that AWA is throwaway. Lower than a 4 is not good, but there isn't really a threshold. If you can write coherently at all though, AWA is a joke imo. I did 0 prep and got a 5.5.

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