|GRE : Analytical Writing Ability|
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The GRE is composed of Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing Assessment sections. In 2003, the old Analytical section consisting of logical reasoning and logic "games" questions was replaced with the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA).
This Writing Assessment is used by graduate schools to evaluate your writing skills. The AWA section has two essay questions. Each of the two essays require a completely different strategy.
Present Your Perspective on an Issue (45 minutes)
Here you present your opinion on a controversial issue.
Analysis of Argument (30 minutes)
Here you analyze the reasoning in an argument and find its logical flaws.
GRE Analytical Writing Assessment Sample Questions