GRE Analytical Writing Section
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The Analytical Writing section of the GRE exam contains two separately timed essays each 30 minutes in duration:
i. Analysis of an Issue
This task assesses your ability to think critically about a topic of general interest and to clearly express your thoughts about it in writing. Each issue statement makes a claim that you can discuss from various perspectives and apply to many different situations or conditions.
ii. Analysis of an Argument
You are presented with a brief passage in which the author makes a case for some course of action or interpretation of events by presenting claims backed by reasons and evidence. Your task is to discuss the logical soundness of the author's case according to the specific instructions by critically examining the line of reasoning and the use of evidence.
Skills Tested include:
i. Concise, effective communication of ideas
ii. Evaluation of claims and evidence
iii. Use of logical reasoning to support ideas
iv. Standard written English
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