The Issue Essay in the GRE: Prompts & Scoring


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The GRE Analyze an Issue task will ask you about ___________.

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1. How long will you get to write on the GRE Analyze an Issue task?


Which of the following is/are important on the GRE Issue essay?

A. Responding to the specific task, not just the topic in general.

B. Supporting your position with clearly organized reasons and evidence.

C. Following the 5-paragraph essay structure as closely as you can.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The purpose of this quiz and worksheet is to help you discover what you know of topics such as the GRE Analyze an Issue task, the GRE Issue essay, tips for writing the essay, and how you will be graded.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

So you're more familiar, be prepared to answer questions about:

  • Essay revision suggestions
  • Factors of the GRE grading scale
  • The duration of the GRE Analyze an Issue task
  • What the GRE Analyze an Issue task inquires

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how GRE essays are graded
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read important GRE information and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how to approach writing and revising GRE Issue essays

Additional Learning

If you have a desire to learn more about the GRE Issue essay, check out our corresponding lesson named The Issue Essay in the GRE: Prompts & Scoring. With the help of this lesson, you will be more versed in topics like:

  • The purpose of the Analyze an Issue prompt
  • Tips for test taking
  • The GRE's scoring system