GMAT AWA Essay Rater & Checker: Evaluate online & get scores for practice essays

“How do I evaluate my GMAT AWA essay?” “How can I get GMAT AWA scores for practice?” “Are there any free good online AWA essay raters?”

These are questions that we got from many MBA applicants. So I brushed up my rusty programming skills, read up on the basics of NLP and created this automated AWA essay rater.

If you want to know whether those GMAT AWA templates you downloaded from various online forums are really useful, create a few GMAT AWA sample essays and test them out here using our GMAT AWA Rater. Though even the best essay checker software cannot match the accuracy of the official test, it’s still a good way to know where you stand.

Read these GMAT AWA essay tips. Once you are ready to get some practice, come back to this page and try out the GMAT AWA Rater which will rate your AWA essays. You can do it any number of times. And yeah, it’s free.
 

How to use the GMAT AWA Rater to evaluate & grade GMAT essays

Step 1: Write your GMAT AWA essays in a text editor (like Notepad or MS Word).
Step 2: Organise the AWA essay into paragraphs.
Step 3: Enter a blank line to indicate the completion of a paragraph.
Step 4: Copy and paste the entire AWA essay in the big text box below.
Step 5: Click on the ‘Check’ button.

The rating for your AWA essay will be displayed below the button.

[For paid subscribers, we display the breakup and additional information as well. If you are a GMAT trainer and would like your students to access our premium version, get in touch with us.]
 

Parameters on which your GMAT AWA essay samples would be rated

Coherence and connectivity: This rating evaluates how the expressions & ideas flow across paragraphs. Whether you are expressing a point of view for or against an argument, you can increase this rating by effectively using structure words and connectives. This strengthens the linkage of common themes across the essay.

Organization: How you’ve divided the AWA essay into relevant paragraphs is tested under this parameter. You can take this score higher by organizing the essay into paragraphs. It is also desirable to demarcate the ideas by following the regular convention of leaving blank lines to mark the logical and physical conclusion of that idea. The next paragraph can then build upon a related by distinct idea.

Readability: Your grasp on the language and your ability to display the variety in it is tested here along with the sentence structure. You don’t get brownie points for complicated sentences. Keep it simple and structured.

Note: While the GMAT provides scores at intervals of 0.5 only, this GMAT AWA Rater provides scores in continuous decimal points so that you can know exactly how you’ve been progressing with every attempt.
 

Essay Checker Limitations: What the GMAT AWA Essay Rater can’t do

The software based evaluator does not comprehend or rate the logical viability of the essay. The submitted piece is evaluated as an independent argument essay on the above mentioned attributes. In the current version, the software skips grammatical mistakes. There may be many other limitations as well. Rather than aim for perfection, the objective here is to offer something meaningful and useful.

So instead of trying to focus on the shortcomings, use the output as an additional data point and continue using the other GMAT AWA templates or samples that you have, to improve your AWA skills.

And while you focus on GMAT prep, make sure you understand the bigger picture of the world you are trying to enter. Read Beyond The MBA Hype.

Also read these MBA application success stories of applicants just like you who have overcome low GMAT scores to get into good business schools, many with partial and full tuition waivers and MBA scholarships.
 

Start using the GMAT AWA Rater

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Disclaimer: The GMAT AWA rater uses a proprietary algorithm that has no connection with the official GMAT AWA rating logic. Neither the software nor MBA Crystal Ball are connected with the official GMAT team. The results aren’t meant to be an accurate indicator of your performance on the real GMAT test. Use it for practice and at your own risk.

What do you think about the AWA essay rater? Let us know your thought in the comments below.

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13 thoughts on “GMAT AWA Essay Rater & Checker: Evaluate online & get scores for practice essays”

  1. The rater is no more accepting the essay I put in the box. Has it stopped working? Does it require any registration process which I need to go through.

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  2. For security reasons, the AWA essay rater had an upper limit set for the number of essays that could be tested. That number got shattered pretty quickly.

    Seems like we underestimated the popularity of this tool.

    We’ve increased the upper limit, so you should be able to get your AWA essays rated.

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  3. @Bharath: The tool is only meant to provide an estimation. Read the section on limitations of the AWA rater. Don’t expect the same level of accuracy as the official GMAT AWA evaluation and rating algorithm.

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  4. According to the author the advertising on radio station helped the Cumquat Café to grow up the revenue. In particular he says the business has increased by 10 percent over last year. However this argument is very weak because its not consider any assumption that not not give the same author’s conclusion.

    Fist the argument ready assumes that the success of Cumquat Café is cased by the only advertising on local radio. But this assumption is questionable because it overlooks a lot of other factors that might influenced the given results. For example the success is the consequence of the change of the menu or thanks to the change of the Café’s staff ( at firstly the chiefs). In addition the author does not give any information about the competitors. Infact the increase of the Café’s business is due to the come out of any local competitor. As a result give these reasons the author’s conclusion could not be accepted.

    In the second place the argument claims that the advertising on radio gives more positive prospects in terms of profitable. Even if it is granted that the advertising on radio helps to increase the visibility the same success is not guaranteed to any and all other business. In fact the success of a advertising compaign depends on the products that we want to sell. Once again the author’s conclusion in unconvincing.

    In conclusion, the argument is flawed for above-mentioned reasons and it is therefore unconvincing. It could be considerably strengthened if the author has considered more other variables.

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  5. This is the essay i wrote. Can anyone help me know my rating for the below mentioned essay ?

    1. “What really matters in the leadership of business and organizations is getting results, reaching benchmarks, and achieving success.” – In this issue the importance of ways of achieving success have been stated. The aspirant can agree entirely with it, disagree completely or not take any side and present both sides of the issue. In any case, these need to be substantiated with actual examples of where business organizations either benefit from a result-oriented approach or they did badly because of it.

    In the above argument the author has very correctly stated the formula for growth and success in a company or any organization. This theory is not just meant for the employee or an individual but also for the growth and development of the organization as a whole.
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    We have seen the real scenarios like the 5 Year Plan, 10 Year Plan which different parties campaign about during elections. These target set by the party, makes a citizen to vote for a party and give them an opportunity to form government if the impact and result of these target are convincing to the audience. As and when the party comes into power, they put in their best effort to achieve the target and give results as they very well understand that only results will help them to continue their government else, the party might be voted out !
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    Competition is everywhere. It may be schools, colleges, firms, organizations etc. One has to get the results within the set time to prove himself/herself over others . Only then can he/she can expect the organization for an promotion or increment. A theory which runs very truly in today’s scenario is the: Survival of the Fittest..!!
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  6. @Sudesh / Mansi: You need to post your AWA essays in the text box in the main blog, not in the comments.

    @Nisha: Probably the special characters (line) are causing the issue. Try pasting pure text.

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  7. Why did you guys put your essay in this comment box? Could you read the information? I really can’t understand the reason why they just did that. Anyway, thank you for your awsome device to estimate my score in GRE AWA section. Although it may give different score compared to the real test’s result, it will be a good indicator for my essay.

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