Sample Response to GMAT AWA Issue Questions
“In any enterprise, the process of making or doing something is
ultimately more important than the final product.” Discuss the extent to
which you agree or disagree with the opinion expressed above. Support
your point of view with reasons and/or examples from your own
experience, observations, or reading.
The question at hand is whether the process of making or doing something
is ultimately more important than the final product. In my opinion, the
process of making or doing something is less important than the final
products. My position is based on the following three reasons.
First of all, when we do something, we want the final result, not the
process itself. No matter how perfect the process is, if we can not
obtain the desirable products, all of our work will not be paid off.
Image when I write this essay, I want you to accept my position. If I am
sure that my argument can’t persuade you, I will never start to write.
Second, many great products have been generated through different
manufacturing processes. Consider the same or similar products made by
different producers. Today, for nearly every product, there is more than
one manufacturer. It is obviously unacceptable to conclude that one
product is better than the other because the process to make the first
is better than that to make the second.
Finally, some enterprise is regarded as the leading provider of some
products but actually they do not produce anything. You may think it is
unimaginable. However, this phenomenon is common in information
technology industry, known as “OEM”. For example, the world-wide famous
company, IBM is regarded as the first and leading provider of personal
computer. But since 2002, it has outsourced all of its PC products to
Taiwanese manufacturers. This company is still considered to be one of
the leading PC providers but it no longer manufactured this product.
In sum, the final product is more important than the process of making
it. I strongly disagree with the speaker's assertion that the process is
ultimately more important than product.