If you plan to to study abroad and you must prepare for a GRE essay. It is also called AWA or GRE Analytical Writing Assessment. The GRE exam score is required in the United States, Canada, and a few other countries. A good GRE score lets the college know you. It proves that you are good at writing, think critically. It also boosts your profile. Experts believe that GRE AWA is the most overlooked section of the GRE test. In this blog, we will give you details about GRE and tips on how to write GRE analyses.
What is the GRE?
GRE stands for Graduate Record Examination. It is one of the main admission tests. This is a computer-based test that assesses quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, verbal reasoning, and analytical writing skills. It is owned and administered by Educational Testing Services and was established in 1936. The test is administered at test centers and institutions owned or licensed by Prometric.
Types of GRE AWA.
Test on the problem: Topics such as political, social issues, a general statement is presented. The candidate has 30 minutes to write an essay on the subject. The essay should be 500-600 words, or about 5 paragraphs. When writing, choose the specific topic in real time, make sure the examples are relevant, make declarative statements, avoid first person and self-references and finally, in conclusion, try your point of view because many will have other opinions.
Argumentation task: IIn this test, the candidate will be confronted with a specific situation and the candidate must analyze the logic shown in the situation. The candidate should make suggestions on how to improve the logic of the argument. They should provide logical flaws and not personal opinions. Even in this test, the candidate has 30 minutes to complete the test.
Trials are scored between 0 and 6 with an increment of 0.5. Your answers will be checked by two proofreaders, so do not submit the blank page. A score between 4 and 6 will improve your profile and a score of 6 means that your essay was excellent, without errors. GRE scores prove to the college that you are the best candidate, but it still does not only depend on the GRE, it also depends on the Letter of Recommendation (LOR), Statement of Purpose (SOP), GPA. In the multiple choice section, the candidate can miss one or more questions and still get a score of 170. 130 is the lowest score.
Many people think that GRE AWA is not really important because it does not include math or any verbal score, but that is not true. Besides the general test, the GRE tests candidates in subjects such as physics, chemistry, mathematics, and psychology. The time for each subject is 170 minutes.
GRE AWA aims to measure Explanation and Illustration, Thoughts, Supplementary Evidence, Concentration and Articulated Argument and finally Command on Written English. The GRE is basically testing your skills, abilities, not your knowledge of subjects.
Advice on how to write GRE
When referencing a GRE sample, do not copy and paste. Remember that you are using it as a reference and not to plagiarize.
Structure your essay properly. Be brief but with a solid argument.
Check your essay carefully.
Make sure you have 5 paragraphs of which the 1st will be the introduction, 3 body paragraphs and the last paragraph should be the conclusion.
Never use first person and personal references, even in the introduction.