How to use the AWA score for GMAT

When you are going to give your GMAT exams then AWA score is much more helpful and important part of that.  The Analytical Writing Assessment score can be used to select the applicant for admission. We are listing some guidelines thatshould be kept in mind when using AWA:

  • Use multiple criteria when evaluating an applicant.
  • You can use AWA score guide for score interpretation.
  • Consider that the score are based on 30 minutes.
  • Don’t ever make distinction among applicants.

How AWA Is Scored:

The Analytical Writing Assessment essays are given two independent rating that is performed by an automated essay-scoring engine. The engine evaluates more than 50 structural and linguistic features that includesyntactic variety, organization of ideas, and topical analysis.

Apart from that college and university teachers trained as readers for the AWA will consider the following:

  • Overall ability to organize, develop, and express those ideas
  • Ability to control the elements of standard written English
  • Ability to control the elements of standard written English
  • The relevant supporting reasons and examples used

 

 

Let’s see some scoring guide of AWA that is an analysis of an argument:

  1. A Score of 6 Is Outstanding:

Score of 6 is considered as outstanding score in AWA and identifies clearly as a important feature of the argument. The score develops ideas cogently, organizes them logically, and connects them smoothly with clear transitions. Apart from that it supports the main points of the critique.it demonstrates superior control of langue, including diction and syntactic variety and the conventions of standard written English

 

  1. A Score of 5 Is Strong:

A well-known critique of the argument and analyzes them in a generally thoughtful way. It supports sensibly the main point of the critique. It demonstrates clear control of langue, including diction and syntactic variety. It also shows the facility with the conventions of standard written English, but may have minor flaws.

 

  1. A Score of 4 Is Adequate:

It identifies capability and important features of the argument. It also supports the main point of the argument. It shows an adequate control of langue, including diction and syntactic variety, but may lack syntactic variety. Apart from that it also displays control of the conventions of standard written English, but may have some flaws.

 

  1. A Score of 3 Is Limited:

It does not consideror analyzes most of the important features of the argument. It offers support of little relevance and value for points of the critique. It uses langue imprecisely and/or lacks sentence variety. In this you will find the major errors or frequent minor errors in grammar, use, and mechanics.

 

  1. A Score of 2 Is Seriously Flawed:

It fails to show any thing and does not identify or analyze the main features of the argument. It provides few, if any, relevant or reasonable supports. Apart from that it has frequent problems in the use of langue and sentence structure. It contains errors in grammar, use, or mechanics that interfere with meaning.

 

  1. A Score of 1 Is Fundamentally Deficient:

It provideslittle evidence of the ability to understand. It has persistent errors in langue and sentence structure. It also contains pattern of errors in grammar, use, and mechanics thus resulting in incoherence.

 

  1. A Score of 0 Is Unscorable:

A paper that is totally illegible or obviously not written on the assigned topic.

 

These seven scoring guides are available over the internet you can download it and use it. I hope these willhelp you to use the AWA score in GMAT.

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