Ch 2: GMAT Analytical Writing Assessment Overview & Best Practices

About This Chapter

Check out this chapter on the GMAT's Analytical Writing Assessment section as you prepare for the test. You'll find important information about this section of the exam, as well as lessons that can help you strengthen your essay writing skills.

GMAT Analytical Writing Assessment Overview & Best Practices - Chapter Summary

If you're looking for an overview of the GMAT's Analytical Writing Assessment section, look no further than this convenient test preparation resource. The chapter's bite-sized lessons explain the format of the section and the types of analytical writing assessment prompts you may encounter. You'll also study composition strategies that can help you improve your writing skills and effectively respond to essay prompts. When you're finished, you should be able to:

  • Identify the core components of the Analytical Writing Assessment section of the GMAT
  • Answer argument analysis questions
  • Respond to an essay prompt and focus your essay
  • Structure your essay's argument
  • Anticipate and refute opposing views in an essay
  • Analyze examples of GMAT Analytical Writing Assessment prompts

These lessons are taught with a straightforward and engaging instructional style, which helps you quickly review and retain these GMAT concepts. Take the accompanying lesson quizzes to solidify your comprehension. The chapter can be studied at any time of day or night, and you can use any computer or mobile device to access the material.

6 Lessons in Chapter 2: GMAT Analytical Writing Assessment Overview & Best Practices
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Overview of the Analytical Writing Assessment Section of the GMAT

1. Overview of the Analytical Writing Assessment Section of the GMAT

The GMAT is a college exam often required by business school applicants. The Analytical Writing Assessment portion of the exam tests your critical thinking and communication skills. In this lesson, we will look at an overview of the Analytical Writing Assessment section of the GMAT.

How to Answer GMAT Analysis of An Argument Questions

2. How to Answer GMAT Analysis of An Argument Questions

This lesson will help test takers understand the format and requirements of the Analysis of an Argument section of the GMAT. You will be presented with a sample question. Then we will discover strategies for composing a better written response to improve your score.

How to Focus Your Essay and Respond to the Essay Prompt

3. How to Focus Your Essay and Respond to the Essay Prompt

In this video, learn how to ensure that your writing responds directly to your assignment. Then find out how to spot where you may have strayed from the paper's point and how to get back on track.

How to Structure an Argument in Your Essay

4. How to Structure an Argument in Your Essay

When you write a persuasive essay, it's important to think about how you'll construct your argument, from how you'll arrange your major points to how and where you'll refute opposing views. This video covers some of the basics for structuring an argument.

Audience Opposition: Anticipating and Refuting Opposing Views in Your Essays

5. Audience Opposition: Anticipating and Refuting Opposing Views in Your Essays

In addition to planning the major argumentative points you'll make when writing a persuasive paper, you should also think about potential opposing views. This video gives you tips for determining how to effectively anticipate and refute opposing views as you write your argument.

GMAT Analytical Writing Assessment Prompts: Description & Examples

6. GMAT Analytical Writing Assessment Prompts: Description & Examples

The GMAT Analytical Writing Assessment is a major component of the exam. It evaluates your ability to analyze information, use reasoning, and think critically about a provided passage. In this lesson, we will learn more about the section and talk about popular topics.

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