Lesson: Introduction to the AWA Section

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How many words is the ideal response to the AWA?
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There really isn't an ideal word count. It's much better to focus on quality over quantity. A cohesive, well-structured 250-word essay with great ideas/points will score higher than a rough 400-word essay.

That said, I think 250 to 400 words should be fine.


Hi, Brent. Thanks for providing this tremendous resource! it may be worth noting that test takers can now choose the order that they want to write the essay. The video says that the essay comes first. Toward that end, has anything else changed?
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Ahhh, thanks for the heads up.
We changed other video lessons to reflect that recent change to the test (choosing the order), but I didn't realize that this video mentions the order.
I'll change that shortly.


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