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GRE Analytical Writing

The GRE essay, or GRE Analytical Writing measure, asks you to write two timed essays. You'll have 30 minutes to accomplish the Analyze an Issue task, during which you'll clearly communicate your own position on a topic using complex arguments. For the 30-minute Analyze an Argument task, you will need to logically evaluate an author's argument, and then support your own argument using evidence. You don't need any prior knowledge of specific topics to do well on these essays, but you will want to review previous GRE prompts to help understand the mechanics of these tasks.

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What I’ve come to realize is that almost every test prep outfit recommends including specific examples on the GRE essay, but that’s often where both they and the students stop, in terms of providing support. So what we have are essays with vivid examples but little to no analysis of the question. This is one of the worst things you can do on the GRE essay.

The AWA essay is no easy task. It is basically a 30-minute sprint in which you must display the poise of a ballerina. Even those who’ve trained for months find themselves running out of time at the end. Below are five time saving tips that can help you change an amazing 33-minute essay into an […]