I know that the essay is sent to the school too. School will naturally spend more time to deliberate on a 5.0 essay than a 6.0 essay. Where as if you graded at 3.0, your school will never spend too much time to appreciate your thinking excellence.
AWA is assessed by computer first and then reaffirmed by human being. To keep the standard, human tries to fit into machine!!
So, it is a common practice to fool the machine by following a template and use of key words. The template invariably follow a same pattern for both types
1. Rephrase the argument
2. State your first point
3. Second point
4. Other points
While using the template, use some widely used key words and voila a 6.0
If you look from a practicing manager perspective, this is rubbish to say the least. In real life, it all depends on context. In management, there is no right or wrong answer to most of the arguments, leave aside those fixed template.
Have anyone ever risked their score and articulated an argument from the real life perspective, without following any standard template?
How much is the risk?
Will you be rated a 3.0 if you do not follow the template and use your own style of articulation?
Would like to hear from first hand experience ? anyone tried it?
Or safely follow the herd mentality?