Ch 10: GRE Analytical Writing: Editing Your Essay

About This Chapter

Review the elements of essay editing to prepare for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Video lessons and quizzes incorporate concepts used in the GRE's analytical writing section in a simple and clear manner.

GRE Analytical Writing: Editing Your Essay - Chapter Summary

Learn strategies for editing an essay with our GRE review videos. Lessons offer tips to help you effectively revise essays - even under timed conditions - which can enhance your performance on the analytical writing section of the GRE. These tutorials address:

  • Thesis statements
  • Organizing ideas
  • Checking the content of the essay body
  • Proofreading

The lessons in this chapter explore ways to edit your own writing and recheck your essay to make sure it is properly focused and executed. Lessons are presented in short, to-the-point videos and incorporate quizzes that allow you to check your understanding of the material.

GRE Analytical Writing Objectives

The GRE is a test designed to determine a student's preparedness to undertake graduate-level academic work. The analytical writing section accounts for approximately 30% of the exam and entails formulating responses to two essay questions. Our essay editing lessons can help you develop the capacity to edit or revise your essay quickly under timed circumstances like the GRE utilizes. Lessons delineate objectives such as:

  • Creating or refining your thesis statement
  • Assessing an essay's organization
  • Addressing main points in supporting paragraphs
  • Strategies for effective proofreading
  • Improving your ability to edit your own writing

For the analytical writing portion of the GRE, students are asked to develop two essays in response to different prompts. The first involves the assessment of a presented argument's effectiveness, and the second comprises the articulation of a position in favor or not in favor of a proposed idea. Students are given 30 minutes to compose each essay.

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