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In this GMAT AWA video, I am giving sample answer to this text:
The following appeared in the editorial section of a local newspaper. “This past winter, 200 students from Waymarsh State College traveled to the state capitol building to protest against proposed cuts in funding for various state college programs. The other 12,000 Waymarsh students evidently weren’t so concerned about their education: they either stayed on campus or left for winter break. Since the group who did not protest is far more numerous, it is more representative of the state’s college students than are the protesters. Therefore the state legislature need not heed the appeals of the protesting students.” Discuss how well reasoned . . . Etc.

This is what I write as an answer:
The argument claims that the state legislature need not heed the appeals of the protesting students since the group who did not pretest is far more numerous.
The conclusion of the argument is based on the premise that 12000 Waymarsh students who did not protest were not so concerned about their education. The conclusion of the argument relies on assumptions for which there is no clear evidence. Hence, the argument is unconvincing and has several flaws.
First, the argument readily assumes that the students, who have not taken part in the protest were not concerned about their education. However, it fails to mention other factors, which could affect students’ decision concerning the participation in the protest. For example, 200 students that have travelled to the state capital building could have been appointed as other students’ representatives. The author fails to mention the laws that regulate protests. The legal number of people taking part in the protest might have been limited in compliance with these laws.
Second, the argument could have been much clearer if it provided information on any other similar protests aroused by proposed cuts in funding for various state college programs. In fact, it is not at all clear if similar actions also were also taken by students of other colleges affected by proposed cuts.
Finally, the argument fails to mention one of the key factors, on basis of which it could be evaluated, namely if any of 1200 students who haven’t taken part in the protest are enrolled in the programs which would be affected should the cuts take place.
Without this information, the argument remains unsubstantiated and open to debate.



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Comments

    • Navneet Senecha
      Navneet Senecha

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      about 25 days ago
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      all in one

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      about 1 month ago
    • yvonne0932
      yvonne0932

      “On basic of which” should be “on the basis of which”

      about 1 month ago
    • Konstantin Yarin
      Konstantin Yarin

      I'm confused with the sentence "The conclusion of the argument is based on the premise that 12000 Waymarsh students who did not protest were not so concerned about their education." In my opinion, it looks like an assumption, but not a premise. The premise is "The other 12,000 Waymarsh students have not taken part in the protest" and the assumption is "12,000 students did not so concerned about their education". Am I right?

      about 1 month ago
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      Va Va

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      about 1 month ago
    • Saadan saeed
      Saadan saeed

      Thank you Marina.

      about 4 months ago
    • Kemo Traore
      Kemo Traore

      Great video... thanks so much for the guidance also please pray 4 me I have #GMAT exam tomorrow

      about 4 months ago
    • Kemo Traore
      Kemo Traore In reply to Kemo Traore

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      about 4 months ago
    • Kemo Traore
      Kemo Traore In reply to Kemo Traore

      I could not score well 😂 becoz it was my 1st time anyways I really enjoyed it

      about 4 months ago
    • Tetyana Holodryha
      Tetyana Holodryha In reply to Kemo Traore

      Kemo Traore How did it go?)
      Mine is tomorrow and I’m super nervous...

      about 4 months ago
    • Arthur McCormick
      Arthur McCormick

      I watched this video the morning of my exam and got a 6 on AWA 720 overall. THANK YOU!!!

      about 4 months ago
    • Daksh Gargas
      Daksh Gargas In reply to Arthur McCormick

      Can u give me any tips to pursue for AWA section, like how should I strengthen my Arguments.

      about 10 days ago
    • Oliver Wallnberger
      Oliver Wallnberger In reply to Arthur McCormick

      Nice job man!! You give me hope.. I got 12h left haha

      about 4 months ago
    • ozoxxx
      ozoxxx

      Thank you that was very useful

      about 4 months ago
    • atulkjain2005
      atulkjain2005

      Haha. Just like your last line can be used in any of the GMAT videos with the exact same words. Thanks!

      about 5 months ago
    • 151 Soundsystem
      151 Soundsystem

      Lol THE ARGUMENT HAS SEVERAL FLOWS hahahahaha

      about 5 months ago
    • Anastassia Mikhaylov
      Anastassia Mikhaylov

      Thank you for this template! Could you also please film a video about "How stop worrying during the gmat test" (little time, a lot of test questions)

      about 6 months ago
    • melissa Rigaud
      melissa Rigaud

      I'm just confused, isn't if "flaws" instead of flows and " basis of which" instead of basic, to me it doesn't make sense but may be I'm missing some expressions, idk ?

      about 6 months ago
    • Jennifer Gehrisch
      Jennifer Gehrisch

      Thank you, I am grateful for your help!!

      about 6 months ago
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      Jordan First

      Good job. Keep up the perfect work :)

      about 6 months ago
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      isaac anda ozovehe

      Hello Marina, Am a newbie to GMAT. I have two months to prepare for it. How do I go about the critical reasoning aspect ?

      about 7 months ago
    • SugarRay2
      SugarRay2

      780??? geez! I only know 1 guy who got over 700. You must ahve some sort of intelligence!

      about 7 months ago
    • Elexa NYC
      Elexa NYC

      I have literally not prepared at al for the essay, then watched this video 30 minutes before the test and got a 4. Thanks Marina

      about 7 months ago
    • Abhijit Srivastava
      Abhijit Srivastava

      Thanks, that was a help.

      about 8 months ago
    • STEPHANY VO
      STEPHANY VO

      Flaws**

      about 9 months ago
    • Aayush Agrawal
      Aayush Agrawal

      thanks for the nice awa template..

      about 9 months ago
    • W VanS
      W VanS

      Thanks for the great content Marina, you really make a difference in people's lives! Shout out from South Africa!

      about 9 months ago
    • Shah Sheikh
      Shah Sheikh

      Great video. Thank you for your valuable comment.

      about 10 months ago
    • Mahdi Mohammadi
      Mahdi Mohammadi

      Couldn’t listen to the end. Voice quality gave me headache

      about 10 months ago
    • Demonetized
      Demonetized

      flows? or flaws?

      about 10 months ago
    • Rose
      Rose

      Hi, Thank you for the video, my gmat is after 5 days and I will follow what you said in the video, There is a small mistake I think you mean flaws not flows .

      about 1 year ago
    • Abigail Laprad
      Abigail Laprad

      Love this!

      about 1 year ago
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      sentle seabe

      You the best thank you🤗

      about 1 year ago
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      Sibin Babu

      Is gmat is tough?

      about 1 year ago
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      Zhenyu Wang

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      about 1 year ago