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# Category: GMAT AWA

• ## GMAT Analytical Writing: All About the GMAT Essay and How to Prepare For It

Yup, the rumors are true: you’ll encounter a 30-minute GMAT analytical writing section on test day. But while analytical writing can seem tough at first, finding out exactly what’s expected and how to attack it for a maximum score will do a lot to make the GMAT essay feel manageable! In this post, we’ll take…

Many students are looking for ways to boost their AWA skills and score. Unfortunately, there is not a plethora of resources out there for students. Most often, we have to rely on people around us or forums online to receive feedback on our writing. Let’s look at what is available help to boost our GMAT…

• ## Score Your GMAT Essay

Plenty of students want to improve their GMAT analytical writing, and the only real way to do so is writing, and writing a lot. But there is a catch-22 here: how do you improve your writing if you aren’t a good writer? How can you identify places to improve if you don’t know what needs…

• ## GMAT AWA – How to Write an Introduction to the GMAT Essay

GMAT Essay (a.k.a GMAT AWA) Tips: How to Start Strong! The GMAT Essay, also called the GMAT Analytical Writing Assessment, or AWA, requires you to read a short argument and make a written analysis of the argument. This opening GMAT task has a 30 minute time limit. How to crack the GMAT Analytical Writing section? Well,…

• ## GMAT AWA Example Essay

It’s one thing to learn about how to put together a GMAT AWA essay, but quite another thing to actually do it. Sometimes, it helps to see an example in action. Keep reading to get our GMAT AWA sample topic, example essay, and analysis of why it works. Sample GMAT Essay Topic To refresh, here…

• ## Brainstorming for GMAT AWA

How do you begin the AWA? Of course, as of June, 2012, there is only one essay, the Argument essay, on the GMAT.  Suppose you are faced with the following AWA Argument prompt (this is the very last prompt listed in the OG13): The following appeared in a memorandum written by the chair of the…

• ## Typical Flaws in AWA Prompts

Get to know the common flaws, so you recognize them quickly on test day!       The GMAT analytical writing prompt will typically be a weak argument.  Part of analyzing it will necessarily involve discussing its flaws.  One of the biggest and most common flaws is a faulty assumption, discussed in greater detail here: https://magoosh.com/gmat/verbal/critical-reasoning/arguments-and-assumptions-on-the-gmat/ . …