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Ch 5: GRE Analytical Writing: About the Analytical Writing Measure

About This Chapter

Use this series of quick video lessons for tips and strategies on the analytical writing measure of the GRE. You can practice these tips and strategies by working through our short quizzes.

GRE Analytical Writing: About the Analytical Writing Measure - Chapter Summary

Even the most confident writers ought to practice for the analytical writing exercises on the GRE. Use these short, entertaining videos to get an overview of the assignments and some of the tactics you can use. Lessons cover:

  • Objectives of the two analytical writing assignments
  • Scoring of the analytical writing measure GRE
  • Sample questions from past GRE assessments
  • Strategies for writing analytical essays

Work through the lesson quiz after each video to practice some of the methods you've seen. You can skim the video transcripts for a second look at the ideas and ask our instructors if you have any questions.

Objectives of the GRE Analytical Writing: About the Analytical Writing Measure Chapter

This chapter shows you some strategies for taking the two thirty-minute analytical writing measure assignments on the GRE Graduate School Admissions test. The first of these requires to you to build an argument, and the second requires you to evaluate an argument made by someone else. The videos in this chapter explain the goals of these essays so you know how to approach them.

6 Lessons in Chapter 5: GRE Analytical Writing: About the Analytical Writing Measure
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Overview of the GRE Analytical Writing Measure

1. Overview of the GRE Analytical Writing Measure

Watch this lesson to learn about what you'll see on the Analytical Writing Measure on the GRE revised General Test. It's always good to know what you're going up against!

GRE Analytical Writing Measure Scoring Rubric

2. GRE Analytical Writing Measure Scoring Rubric

Learn how you'll be scored on the Analytical Writing measure on the GRE revised General Test. The Analyze an Issue and Analyze an Argument essays are both discussed.

The Issue Essay in the GRE: Prompts & Scoring

3. The Issue Essay in the GRE: Prompts & Scoring

Learn all about the Analyze an Issue essay on the GRE revised General Test. This lesson covers everything you need to know about the issue prompts, scoring and timing.

Published Issue Essay Prompts for the GRE

4. Published Issue Essay Prompts for the GRE

In this lesson, you'll get a preview and a discussion of some GRE Issue Essay prompts. Looking over these prompts in advance can help you write a high-scoring essay when the time comes.

The Argument Essay in the GRE: Prompts & Scoring

5. The Argument Essay in the GRE: Prompts & Scoring

Learn about the Argument Essay on the GRE Analytical Writing measure: what is is, what the prompts will be like, and how the essay should be scored. And most importantly, how you can write a good one!

Published Argument Essay Prompts for the GRE

6. Published Argument Essay Prompts for the GRE

Get a preview of some published prompts for the Analyze an Argument task on the GRE Analytical Writing measure. They're great for practicing with, and it always helps to be prepared!

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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