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Category: GRE Analytical Writing

  • GRE Issue Essay: Strategies + 8 Real Student Essays with Scores

    The content in this post applies in 2024 to the new, shorter GRE! When you sit down at the computer on test day, the very first thing you’ll encounter is the GRE AWA Issue essay. For a lot of test-takers, this will feel daunting. But not you! In this article, Magoosh’s experts will guide you…

  • 12 Tips to Ace GRE Writing

    12 Tips to Ace GRE Writing

    Worrying about the GRE essays? A lot of test-takers find it intimidating to sit down at their computer on test day and write an essay in 30 minutes…and then write another one directly after that! GRE analytical writing can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. A handful of key GRE analytical writing tips…

  • Score Your GRE Essay

    The content in this post applies in 2024 to the new, shorter GRE! How do I score my GRE essay? Plenty of students want to improve their GRE analytical writing skills, 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…

  • The New GRE AWA: Tips to Approach the GRE Essay

    The content in this post applies in 2024 to the new, shorter GRE! The shorter GRE introduced a faster, more streamlined experience for test-takers. As part of the changes, the shorter GRE AWA section was reduced to one essay (instead of two). Great news! So, how do you prepare for the new GRE essay? Read…

  • How Much Does GRE Writing Score Matter?

    How Much Does GRE Writing Score Matter?

    Much attention is often given to the verbal and quantitative scores, but how much does the GRE writing score matter? This is a topic we need to discuss as it’s oft -overlooked, so let’s dive into the GRE Writing section and find out what it is all about and why it matters. What’s the writing…

  • How to Use the GRE Essay Pool for Effective Practice

    How to Use the GRE Essay Pool for Effective Practice

    The GRE includes a unique component called the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA), where test-takers are currently required to write two essays: the Issue Essay and the Argument Essay. With the upcoming changes to the GRE in September 2023, students will no longer be required to write the Argument Essay. To prepare effectively for this section,…

  • GRE Argument Essay: Top 6 Strategies & Sample Essay

    GRE Argument Essay: Top 6 Strategies & Sample Essay

    Wondering how to write a high-scoring GRE Argument essay? Our expert analyzes a sample essay to explain what makes it a strong task response.

  • GRE Essay Topics

    GRE Essay Topics

    The GRE Analytical Writing essay topics, including the ones on the Issue task, come such from such wide a variety of fields that there seems to be no discernible pattern in the GRE writing prompts we’ve seen. There are cities cracking down on garbage collection; debates on term limits for leaders; pontification about job training;…

  • One of the Biggest Mistakes You Can Make on the GRE Essay

    One of the Biggest Mistakes You Can Make on the GRE Essay

    At one time, I was inclined to think that the biggest mistake students made on the GRE was failing to back up their responses with concrete examples. Mere hypothetical scenarios were the only ballast these weak Analyze an Argument essays had. So I advised students to think of concrete examples to help support their points.…

  • GRE Claim and Reason Issue Essay

    We’re going to explore one type of question, claim and reason, from the GRE Issue bank, which is about how teachers should specifically design courses for the interests of their students since doing so makes them motivated learners. If you have been diligently at work writing practice essays from our list of GRE writing prompts,…