GRE Analytical Writing Measure Scoring Rubric


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Which of these is NOT a score that you might possibly receive on a GRE essay?

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Which of the following will earn you a score of 0 on a GRE essay?

A. Your essay was not in English.

B. Your essay was completely irrelevant to the task.

C. Your essay was not clearly organized.


Imagine you're sitting down to the Argument Task. Your prompt is…

Evaluate how the author supports her argument in support of compulsory vaccinations.

Which of the following presents a clearly-stated position that responds to the task?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet to help you test your understanding of GRE Analytical Writing scores. Some of the information you will be assessed on includes how spelling and grammar errors will affect your scores as well as the range of possible scores on an essay.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • A score that you can't get on a GRE essay
  • Actions that will earn you a score of zero
  • Identifying a clearly-stated position
  • Scoring of spelling and grammar

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on GRE Analytical Writing
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding GRE Analytical Writing scores
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what information you don't need to know to do well on each task

Additional Learning

To learn more about the GRE, look over the video lesson called GRE Analytical Writing Measure Scoring Rubric. In this lesson, you will find the following objectives:

  • Understand the grading standards for GRE essays
  • Describe the GRE Analytical Writing measure
  • Know the scoring scale and time limits for GRE essays
  • Differentiate between the following two GRE writing tasks: Analyze an Issue and Analyze an Argument