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The essay portion of the GMAT, known as the Analytical Writing Assessment, probably doesn’t resemble the kinds of essays that you’ve written for college. Luckily, the essay task itself and the prompts that you’ll encounter for it are fairly formulaic. This means that your approach to writing the essay can be boiled down into a template . A template is like a blueprint or a model: it gives you a predesigned, customized format and structure. You’ve likely written outlines for essays before—the GMAT essay template is similar but a bit more detailed, as anything that is standard can be pre-written out, so that all you have to do is fill in the specifics.
If you’ve already done some research, you know that there are several variations of GMAT essay templates out there—both individual high scorers and a few test prep companies have offered up their own template styles, based on the approaches they like best. In this post, we’ll go over what the GMAT essay assignment is, how a template can help you nail it, and give you a few example templates that reflect different kinds of approaches you can take. Finally, we’ll discuss how to make your own template based on what works best for you.
What Is the GMAT Essay Assignment?
For the Analytical Writing Assessment, you will be given a single, one-paragraph prompt containing some kind of argument. The prompts often center on debates from the business or political worlds and are sourced from the editorial and op-ed sections of magazines and newspapers, annual company reports, memorandums, proposals and the like.
While this prompt changes from test to test, the directions are always the same, so you should memorize them in advance. I’ve reproduced them for you below:
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Discuss how well reasoned you find this argument. In your discussion be sure to analyze the line of reasoning and the use of evidence in the argument. For example, you may need to consider what questionable assumptions underlie the thinking and what alternative explanations or counterexamples might weaken the conclusion. You can also discuss what sort of evidence would strengthen or refute the argument, what changes in the argument would make it more logically sound, and what, if anything, would help you better evaluate its conclusion.
In other words, you have only one task for the GMAT essay: to write a critique of the given argument. Invariably, every single GMAT argument will have flaws —faulty assumptions, inadequate evidence, sampling or statistical issues, vague words (such as “many” or “few”), unsuitable comparisons, information or considerations that have been overlooked, and so on.
Many GMAT essay prompts will contain more than one of these flaws. Your critique should consist of an in-depth analysis that exposes them , and (if applicable) suggestions of ways to fix the flaws or otherwise improve the argument.
The best approach is to pick apart the prompt bit-by-bit : point out each flaw the author makes, challenge it using your own reasoning and specific counterexamples that support your claims, and suggest ways the author could fix the flaw and thereby improve the validity of their conclusion.
Do not present your own views on the argument at hand. Regardless of the prompt, you should always make the case that the given argument is flawed—not whether or not you agree with it.
What Does a GMAT Essay Need to Get a Top Score?
In designing a functional GMAT AWA template, you should take into account how you’re graded on the essay, what the score range is, and what skill areas a top-scoring essay will demonstrate mastery over.
As you may already know, your GMAT AWA essay is graded on a scale of 0-6 in half-point increments , once by a human reader (usually an English or Communications professor) and once by a computerized grading program called E-Rater. If the two different scores differ by less than one point, the two scores will be averaged to get your final scaled score. If they differ by greater than one point, a second human reader will step in.
Both the human reader and E-Rater grade holistically, with four skill areas taken into account: content (relevant, persuasive ideas, reasoning, and examples); organization (using an organized and cohesive structure to present your argument); language use (diction and syntax), and grammar .
In other words, to get a 6, you’ll need:
- A targeted, accurate analysis of the given argument’s main flaws , with excellent reasoning and supporting examples, and suggestions for how to fix the flaws or otherwise improve the argument.
- A logical organization —introduction, conclusion, and body paragraphs in which the progression of your ideas makes sense, and skillful use of transition words and phrases.
- An excellent command of grammar.
- Varied sentence structures —avoid using any sentence stem (EG, “this is not true because”) over and over again.
- Sophisticated, precise vocabulary and some display of very basic economic terms (only when called for—this includes concepts like supply and demand, capital expenditure, and so on).
How a GMAT Essay Template Helps
While a GMAT writing template can’t really help with grammar, it can address all of the other considerations by providing a detailed blueprint for your essay. An effective GMAT essay template will include the following features:
- The structure of your essay, paragraph by paragraph
- The kind of content that should be in each paragraph
- Varied and sophisticated pre-written sentence stems (as in, the beginning part of a sentence) for the main kinds of flaws
You don’t have to (and shouldn’t) do anything very creative or innovative in your AWA response —the top-scoring essays are fairly standard, often sharing the same basic structure and similar kinds of analyses. Therefore, a GMAT AWA template is an incredibly useful tool for ensuring that you address every moving piece of the argument and successfully perform the written and analytical task required of you.
In short, a GMAT writing template gives you a proven plan of action to take with you on test day, so that you can write an essay that hits all the right notes while conserving mental energy for the sections that matter most: the Integrated Reasoning, Quant and Verbal sections.
Example GMAT Essay Templates
Slight variations aside, there are essentially two main styles of template for the GMAT essay: one that saves suggestions for improvement for the end, and one that includes them in each body paragraph (one for each “flaw”).
No matter which template you’re using, you should always spend about five minutes planning and outlining your essay before diving into the writing. This includes identifying the flaws that you’re going to discuss and the order in which you’re going to discuss them , so you don’t find yourself having to rewrite or reorganize halfway through.
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Sample GMAT AWA Template 1: Flaw-by-Flaw
The first method is to dedicate each body paragraph, two to three in total, to analyzing a different flaw of the given argument. This analysis includes suggestions for improvement within each body paragraph. I’ve included some sample sentence stems that I myself have written, so you can see them in action.
- EG: “This argument makes the case that ____________ “
- OPTIONAL: Acknowledge that the author’s case isn’t all bad
- [Introduce your examples in the blank space: insufficient evidence, assumptions that may not apply, etc.. Do this in the order in which you will discuss them.]
- Introduce one of the specific flaws
- EG, for insufficient evidence: “The fact that ______ does not necessarily support the claim that _______. In fact, this evidence could warrant numerous other conflicting claims, including that _______.
- EG: “____ is an example of a successful company in the same industry whose strategy is based on the opposite premise: that ______.”
- EG: “Some additional evidence that would fix this issue and truly bolster the argument is _________ “
- EG: “Overall, this plan of action rests on too many logical fallacies to be viable for _____ ” [company X]
- OPTIONAL: Re-acknowledge that the author’s side has some merit
- Briefly recapitulate your reasoning (using new words)
Sample GMAT AWA Template 2: Save Improvements for the End
You might find that not every flaw can be fixed, or that some of your suggestions for improvement cover more than one flaw. If this is often the case for you, consider starting with this second template instead, as it saves the suggestions for the end of the essay.
- EG, for insufficient evidence: “The fact that ______ does not necessarily support the claim that _______. In fact, this evidence could warrant numerous other conflicting claims, including that _______.”
- EG: “Moreover, ____ is a prime example of a successful organization in the same industry whose strategy is based on the exact opposite premise: that ______.”
- EG: “In conclusion, while it may seem to make sense for ______, this plan of action as presented rests on too many logical fallacies to be viable for _____ ” [company/organization X]
- EG: “One way to fix the sampling issue is to ______ “
A slight variation on this: Sometimes you can’t find three different flaws in the prompt to discuss. In this case, feel free to use the conclusion outline from the first sample template, and make your third body paragraph devoted to improvements instead .
How to Make Your Own GMAT Essay Template
In writing your own essays, you may find that one of the templates given above works best for you, or you may find it more effective to combine different elements of each. The most important thing is to formulate and practice with a set GMAT essay template well before you take the real test.
Try each template out as is (excluding my sentence stems) on a different essay prompt. Afterward, take a stab at grading your own essay , and then jot down notes on what went well and what didn’t work for you as much. Does the essay seem to “flow” better when you leave the flaws for the conclusion? Alternatively, it easier to just go flaw-by-flaw, including a suggestion to mitigate each (if you can come up with one) in each body paragraph, and having a shorter conclusion instead? Are there any turns of phrases that were particularly clever, that you might want to reuse on other essays?
Once you’ve practiced writing two different essays and reviewed your post-essay notes, you should be able to come up with a template that works for you, including some clever canned sentences or sentence stems that you can reuse for the common flaws across prompts , like the ones I used above. Once you’ve formulated a template of your own, practice with it on two to three more essays to see how it holds up in action . Note that your template is never going to work 100% perfectly: a little flexibility should be baked in, so that you can vary your wording a bit from prompt to prompt.
Pre-Writing Your Essay and an Important Note on Avoiding Plagiarism
It’s totally okay to use a GMAT essay template, and it’s even okay to create those sentence stems for preemptively constructing your critique— what’s not okay is using the exact wording or specific ideas that were written by another person. For example, you can use the “summarize the issue, acknowledge the author’s point, and state your thesis about how the argument is flawed” template for your introduction, but you shouldn’t use the sentence that I gave you illustrating this thesis in action (“Though this argument is compelling at face value, its conclusion is ultimately untenable because it rests on ______ “).
The same goes for anything you’ve read online or in a test prep book: while it’s a great idea to Google and read other essays on the practice prompts that you find challenging during your prep , you shouldn’t use anyone else’s words if you encounter such a prompt on test day.
In short, everything you write has to be your own words, but they can be your own words that you yourself came up with beforehand. And there are some key advantages to doing a bit of pre-writing beforehand: that way, you can just plug in the specific details from the prompt. You can even plan your transition words ahead of time, as I did in some of the examples above.
However, as you’ll notice when you get going on your essay prep, the templates are not always one-size-fits-all . You may find an argument that doesn’t fit the mold, in which case you’ll have to improvise a bit.
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For example, here’s a real GMAT essay prompt from the list of official prompts released by the GMAC:
The following appeared in the editorial section of a local newspaper:
“The profitability of Croesus Company, recently restored to private ownership, is a clear indication that businesses fare better under private ownership than under public ownership.”
Discuss how well reasoned . . . etc.
The big problem with this argument, unlike other GMAT arguments, is that it doesn’t support its conclusion at all. It’s more or less just a conclusion—there’s very little specific flawed reasoning to work off of. So, in your essay, you might focus mostly on what else you would need to evaluate the argument—like all the different kinds of reasoning and evidence that the author would need to further support this conclusion.
The Bottom Line: Using a GMAT AWA Template
Ultimately, you should use the sample templates above as a jumping-off point to formulate your own GMAT AWA template. And you should be comfortable with your template (and the plan-of-attack baked into it) well before test day.
Still—it’s a good idea to expect the unexpected. Practice using your template on a wide array of GMAT prompts, not just ones that deal with plans-of-actions for corporate, which are the most common. Writing more than six essays is likely overkill, but going through four to five practice essays on a variety of different topics will help you test out your GMAT writing template and ensure a top score on the real thing.
Now that you’re well-versed in GMAT writing templates, check our guide to the best GMAT writing prompts to get going on your AWA practice (coming soon).
We also have a more in-depth guide to format, scoring, and tips for the GMAT AWA .
Alternatively, if you’re just getting started with your overall GMAT prep, you may want to go over what to expect on the all the other sections of the GMAT .
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Analytical writing assessment, quick links, identify the strengths and weaknesses of an argument.
The Analytical Writing Assessment measures your ability to think critically and to communicate your ideas. During the Analytical Writing Assessment, you will analyze the reasoning behind a given argument and write a critique of that argument.
The Analytical Writing Assessment section consists of one 30-minute writing task—Analysis of an Argument. The arguments on the test include topics of general interest related to business, or a variety of other subjects. Specific knowledge of the essay topic is not necessary; only your capacity to write analytically is assessed.
Before you begin writing your response, take a few minutes to evaluate the argument and plan your response. You will then have 30 minutes to organize your ideas and develop them fully in your essay. Pacing is key. You want to leave time to re-read your response and make any revisions.
- What counterexamples might be raised?
- What additional evidence could help strengthen or refute the argument?
- Does my response read like a discussion with full sentences and coherent organization?
- Make your response read like a discussion. Your finished response should not be an outline. It should read like a discussion with full sentences, a coherent organizational scheme, logical transitions between points, and appropriately introduced and developed examples.
- Use well-developed illustrations and examples . When you discuss alternative explanations or counterexamples, introduce illustrations and examples drawn from your observations, experiences, or reading. Do not simply list examples; develop them.
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GMAT essay topics: Expert tips for a high-scoring performance
The GMAT essay, also known as the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA), is a section of the GMAT exam that can often be intimidating for test-takers. However, with the right preparation and understanding of the essay topics, test-takers can excel and achieve a high score.
The AWA section is designed to evaluate the test-taker's ability to analyse arguments, express ideas clearly and concisely, and support their viewpoints with evidence. This section consists of two types of essay prompts, an Analysis of an Issue and an Analysis of an Argument, each of which requires specific skills and strategies.
In this article, we will provide expert examples of both types of GMAT essay topics and tips on how to approach them to help you achieve a high-scoring performance in the AWA section.
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The GMAT essay, also known as the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA), is a section of the GMAT exam that requires you to write two essays within a total of 60 minutes.
There are two types of essay prompts in the GMAT AWA section:
- Analysis of an Argument
- Analysis of an Issue
In this type of essay prompt, you will be given an argument that you need to analyse and critique. You will be required to identify the assumptions that the argument makes and evaluate the evidence that it provides. You will need to explain why the argument is flawed or weak and suggest ways to improve it.
In this type of essay prompt, you will be given a statement or question related to a social or political issue, and you will be asked to take a stance on the issue and support your position with evidence and examples. You will need to provide a clear argument and present evidence that supports your viewpoint.
Also read: 5 IELTS Sample Essays
GMAT Analytical Writing Section
The GMAT Analytical Writing Assessment section assesses your ability to analyse arguments and communicate your thoughts effectively in written form. In this section, you are presented with an argument or an issue prompt and are required to critically evaluate and provide a well-structured response within a given time frame.
Although the AWA section is not as heavily weighted as the Quantitative and Verbal sections, it still plays a role in showcasing your analytical abilities and written communication skills to business schools. A well-written essay in the AWA section can leave a positive impression on the admissions committee and contribute to your overall application.
- The construction of a new highway through the rural town of Pineville is essential to improve connectivity and drive economic growth. Discuss the validity of this argument and evaluate its potential impact on the community.
- The introduction of a mandatory recycling program in our city is necessary to combat the growing environmental concerns and promote sustainable practices. Analyse the reasoning behind this argument and assess its potential effectiveness.
- Expanding the public library's operating hours in the urban neighbourhood of Riverton will provide greater access to educational resources and foster a culture of lifelong learning. Evaluate the logic behind this proposal and its potential benefits for the community.
- Establishing stricter regulations on the use of single-use plastics is crucial to mitigate the environmental damage caused by plastic pollution. Assess the reasoning behind this argument and discuss its potential impact on businesses and consumers.
- The implementation of a tax incentive program to encourage the adoption of solar energy systems in residential areas will promote renewable energy usage and reduce carbon emissions. Evaluate the logic behind this proposal and its potential long-term effects.
- Constructing a new sports stadium in the city centre will not only revitalise the local economy but also enhance the city's reputation as a sports destination. Analyse the soundness of this argument and its potential implications for the community.
- Implementing stricter gun control measures is necessary to address the rising concerns of public safety and reduce gun-related violence. Evaluate the reasoning behind this argument and discuss the potential challenges associated with its implementation.
- The introduction of a comprehensive sex education curriculum in schools is vital to promote safe and responsible behaviour among adolescents. Assess the validity of this argument and discuss the potential benefits and drawbacks of such an initiative.
- Investing in the development of affordable housing units in urban areas is essential to address the housing crisis and ensure social equity. Analyse the rationale behind this proposal and evaluate its potential impact on both residents and the local economy.
- The implementation of stricter regulations on the advertising and sale of unhealthy food products will contribute to improving public health and combating the obesity epidemic. Discuss the validity of this argument and its potential implications for businesses and consumers.
- Increasing funding for arts and culture programs in schools can have a positive impact on students' creativity, critical thinking skills, and overall academic performance. Evaluate the logic behind this proposal and discuss its potential benefits for the education system.
- Enforcing mandatory financial literacy courses in high schools will equip students with essential skills to make informed decisions and achieve long-term financial stability. Assess the reasoning behind this argument and discuss the potential outcomes of such an educational initiative.
- The adoption of telecommuting policies in organisations can lead to improved work-life balance, increased employee satisfaction, and enhanced productivity. Analyse the reasoning behind this proposal and discuss its potential advantages and challenges for both employers and employees.
- Investing in the development of public parks and green spaces in urban areas can have numerous benefits, including improved mental and physical well-being, enhanced community cohesion, and increased property values. Evaluate the soundness of this argument and its potential impact on urban environments.
- Introducing a universal basic income program can help alleviate poverty, reduce income inequality, and provide individuals with a safety net in an increasingly automated world. Analyse the reasoning behind this proposal and discuss its potential implications for society and the economy.
- Discuss the impact of social media on interpersonal communication and relationships.
- To what extent should governments prioritise funding for space exploration?
- Explain your views on the role of artificial intelligence in shaping the future of work.
- Discuss the ethical considerations of genetic engineering and its potential impact on society.
- Explain your perspective on the effectiveness of affirmative action policies in promoting equality.
- To what extent should the government regulate the sharing economy platforms such as Uber and Airbnb?
- Discuss the benefits and drawbacks of the globalisation of markets and its impact on local economies.
- Explain your views on the role of government in promoting sustainable development.
- Discuss the ethical implications of data privacy and the use of personal information by technology companies.
- Explain your perspective on the importance of arts and humanities education in today's society.
- Discuss the impact of climate change on global food security and the role of international cooperation.
- Explain your views on the ethical considerations surrounding animal testing in scientific research.
- Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of remote work for employees and organisations.
- Explain your perspective on the role of the government in regulating the use of social media platforms.
- Discuss the implications of income inequality and the role of government in addressing this issue.
GMAT practice questions provide an opportunity to develop and refine your critical thinking, analytical, and writing skills. By engaging with a variety of prompts, you can familiarise yourself with different argument structures, evaluate evidence, and effectively express your ideas within the given time constraint.
We have listed ten GMAT sample questions that cover a range of topics and argument types to challenge you to analyse arguments, identify flaws, consider counterarguments, and develop well-structured responses.
GMAT sample question #1
The following appeared in a company memo:
Our new advertising campaign was a great success. The number of customers visiting our website increased by 50% in the first month after the campaign's launch. Therefore, the campaign should be credited with attracting new customers and boosting sales.' Discuss how well-reasoned you find this argument. In your discussion, analyse the argument's assumptions and evidence.
GMAT sample question #2
The following appeared in a research paper:
Implementing a four-day workweek will significantly enhance employee productivity. A survey conducted among companies that adopted a shorter workweek showed a 20% increase in employee output and a 15% decrease in absenteeism rates. Therefore, all organisations should consider adopting a four-day workweek to boost efficiency.' Discuss how well-reasoned you find this argument. In your discussion, analyse the argument's assumptions and evidence.
GMAT sample question #3
The following appeared in a political campaign speech:
Increasing the minimum wage will improve the economy and reduce income inequality. Studies have shown that when the minimum wage is raised, low-income workers experience a rise in their earnings, leading to increased consumer spending. As a result, businesses thrive, unemployment rates decrease, and the wealth gap narrows. Therefore, it is imperative to raise the minimum wage to stimulate economic growth.' Discuss how well-reasoned you find this argument. In your discussion, analyse the argument's assumptions and evidence.
GMAT sample question #4
The following appeared in a blog post:
Investing in early childhood education is crucial for fostering future academic success. Research has consistently shown that children who receive quality early education perform better academically and are more likely to graduate from high school and pursue higher education. Therefore, policymakers should prioritise funding and expanding early childhood education programs.' Discuss how well-reasoned you find this argument. In your discussion, analyse the argument's assumptions and evidence.
GMAT sample question #5
The following appeared in a marketing presentation:
Social media marketing is the most effective strategy for reaching and engaging with the target audience. A survey conducted among consumers revealed that 75% of respondents made a purchase based on social media ads or recommendations from influencers. Therefore, companies should allocate a significant portion of their marketing budget to social media campaigns to maximise their reach and sales.' Discuss how well-reasoned you find this argument. In your discussion, analyse the argument's assumptions and evidence.
GMAT sample question #6
Prompt: Evaluate the argument that increasing taxes on sugary beverages will effectively reduce the prevalence of obesity and improve public health. Discuss the key assumptions and evidence used to support this claim, and identify any potential counterarguments or limitations that may challenge the effectiveness of this approach.
In your analysis, you should consider the relationship between sugary beverage consumption and obesity rates, as well as the potential impact of higher taxes on consumer behaviour. Additionally, assess the strength of the evidence presented to support the argument and examine any potential flaws or biases in the data. Consider alternative approaches to tackling obesity, such as education campaigns or regulations on advertising, and discuss their potential advantages or disadvantages. Ultimately, evaluate the argument's overall persuasiveness and suggest any additional evidence or considerations that could strengthen or weaken the case for increased taxes on sugary beverages.
GMAT sample question #7
Prompt: Analyse the argument that social media platforms should be held legally responsible for moderating user-generated content. Evaluate the reasons and evidence presented to support this viewpoint, and discuss the potential consequences of imposing legal obligations on these platforms. Consider issues such as freedom of speech, platform liability, and the challenges of content moderation at scale. Additionally, explore alternative approaches to addressing harmful or illegal content online and discuss their potential advantages or drawbacks. Finally, assess the feasibility and potential effectiveness of different regulatory or self-regulatory measures in ensuring a safe and responsible online environment.
GMAT sample question #8
Prompt: Evaluate the argument that increasing access to higher education will lead to greater socioeconomic mobility and reduce income inequality. Analyse the evidence and reasoning used to support this claim, and consider potential counterarguments or limitations to this approach. Assess the impact of factors such as rising tuition costs, disparities in educational quality, and the relevance of certain degrees in the job market. Explore alternative strategies for promoting social mobility, such as vocational training or income redistribution, and discuss their potential advantages or disadvantages. Ultimately, critically examine the argument's validity and provide recommendations or additional considerations that may strengthen or weaken the case for increasing access to higher education.
GMAT sample question #9
Prompt: Analyse the argument that the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in agriculture is essential for ensuring global food security. Evaluate the evidence and reasoning presented to support this claim, and discuss any potential counterarguments or concerns related to the environmental, health, or socioeconomic impacts of GMOs. Assess the effectiveness of current regulations and labelling practices in addressing these concerns, and explore alternative approaches to achieving food security, such as organic farming or agroecology. Finally, critically evaluate the overall persuasiveness of the argument and provide recommendations or additional considerations that may enhance or challenge the case for GMO usage.
GMAT sample question #10
Prompt: Evaluate the argument that implementing a universal basic income (UBI) would be an effective solution to address poverty and income inequality. Analyse the evidence and reasoning used to support this viewpoint, and consider potential counterarguments or limitations of a UBI system. Assess the economic implications, including funding mechanisms and potential effects on workforce participation and productivity. Explore alternative policies or approaches to poverty alleviation, such as targeted welfare programs or job creation initiatives, and discuss their potential advantages or disadvantages. Ultimately, critically examine the argument's validity and provide recommendations or additional considerations that may strengthen or weaken the case for implementing a universal basic income.
GMAT essay topics
Some common topics that may be covered in the GMAT essays include:
- The research indicates that the success of a shopping mall is directly related to its location. Therefore, we should build a new shopping mall in the small town of Oakville, which has a growing population and no competition from other shopping malls. Discuss how well-reasoned you find this argument.
- To remain competitive, companies need to embrace new technologies, including artificial intelligence and automation. Employees who resist these changes are hindering progress and putting their jobs at risk.' Evaluate the argument presented in the editorial.
- Our company should offer tuition reimbursement to all employees who want to pursue a degree or certification. This will increase employee loyalty, productivity, and skill level, which will benefit the company in the long run.' Discuss the validity of this recommendation.
- Our new cleaning products are environmentally friendly and safe for use around children and pets. You can trust our products to not only clean effectively, but also protect your family and the planet. Evaluate the claims made in the advertisement."
- The city should ban all smoking in public parks. Secondhand smoke is a health hazard to all park visitors, and it is unfair to subject non-smokers to this danger. Evaluate the argument presented in the letter.
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- It is better to be practical than to be creative when it comes to problem-solving.
- Governments should prioritise funding for space exploration over other scientific endeavours.
- The widespread use of social media has had a negative impact on society.
- The pursuit of happiness should be considered a fundamental human right.
- The use of technology has had a more positive than negative impact on society.
- Businesses have a responsibility to prioritise environmental sustainability over profit.
- The government should provide free healthcare for all citizens.
- The increasing popularity of e-books will eventually lead to the end of traditional bookstores.
- Individuals have a responsibility to prioritise their own health and well-being over their career ambitions.
- The benefits of globalisation outweigh the drawbacks.
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Tips for a high-scoring performance
Here are some expert tips to help you achieve a high-scoring performance on the GMAT essay.
The first step to writing a successful GMAT essay is to understand the prompt and the task. Take the time to read the prompt carefully and make sure you understand what is being asked of you. Pay close attention to the specific instructions, such as the length requirement, the number of examples you need to provide, and the time limit.
Before you start writing, take a few minutes to plan your essay. This will help you organise your thoughts and ensure that your essay is well-structured and easy to follow. Create an outline that includes your main points and supporting evidence, and make sure that your essay has a clear introduction, body, and conclusion.
For the Analysis of an Argument task, carefully analyse the argument presented in the prompt. Identify the assumptions and evidence used to support the argument, and consider whether these are valid and sufficient. For the Analysis of an Issue task, consider both sides of the issue and identify the strengths and weaknesses of each argument.
To support your arguments, use specific examples from your own experiences or the world around you. These examples should be relevant and support the points you are making in your essay. Be sure to explain how each example supports your argument.
The GMAT essay is not a test of your writing ability per se, but rather a test of your ability to analyze and evaluate arguments and express your ideas in a clear and concise manner. Use simple and straightforward language, avoid overly complex sentences or jargon, and be sure to proofread your essay for grammatical errors and spelling mistakes.
The GMAT essay should follow a standard essay format, with a clear introduction, body, and conclusion. Your introduction should provide an overview of your argument, while your body should provide supporting evidence and examples. Your conclusion should summarise your main points and restate your thesis statement concisely.
Like any skill, the ability to write a successful GMAT essay takes practice. Take advantage of the practice exams and sample essays provided by GMAC, the organisation that administers the GMAT exam. Consider working with a tutor or taking a prep course to help you improve your essay writing skills.
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Frequently asked questions
The GMAT essay, also known as the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA), is a section of the GMAT exam that assesses a candidate's ability to think critically and communicate ideas in written form.
The GMAT essay is scored on a scale of 0-6 in half-point increments. Two independent readers will score the essay, and if their scores differ by more than one point, a third reader will be brought in to resolve the discrepancy.
To prepare for the GMAT essay, candidates can practise writing essays using free GMAT essay prompts available online, develop a plan before writing, use specific examples to support their arguments and practise good grammar and syntax.
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GMAT essay topics | 3 examples included to ace the exam!
The gmat essay topics are distinct from most essays you’ve written in college. it involves critical thinking skills, how well you articulate the matter without picking a side, and so on. read on to know more, table of contents, all you need to know about the gmat essay section, gmat essay topics | things to keep in mind, example 1: it is an excerpt from the grocery store’s business plan, example 2: the publisher of the mercury, a weekly newspaper, issued the following announcement, example 3: protesters at waymarsh state college, #1. time your gmat essay practice, #2. write your gmat essays, #3. assess the quality of your gmat essays, key takeaways.
The GMAT essay section provides a one-paragraph prompt containing a specific argument. This document includes practice questions to help you improve your essay section , help you analyze how well you have reasoned the statement, and so on. While attempting the essay section, you have to keep certain aspects in mind. To help you nail the exam, here are some GMAT essay topics that you must practice positively.
Before proceeding ahead with the GMAT essay topics, here are a few things you need to keep in mind –
- Ensure to analyze the argument’s logic and the incorporation of proof in the assertion during your discussion.
- Consider the debatable assumptions that underpin thoughts and the possible theories or counterpoints that might undermine the conclusion.
- You can also talk about what kind of evidence would help or hurt the argument.
- Additionally, consider what changes to the debate would make it more logical and what would help you help assess its outcome.
GMAT essay topics |Examples that you must know of
Now that we’ve covered what the essay task requires, let’s first look at some sample GMAT essay topics from the official list.
No clear categories of provokes affect your assessment , but for a representative sample. It’s worth noting that the construction of each assertion does not fall within these boundaries; political prompts can employ the same flawed confrontational strategies as business or health and science prompts, for example.
‘Even though we introduced a pharmacy segment to our supermarket this year, our overall sales have risen by 20%. The main concern of the customer is the convenience provided by one-stop shopping. Adding a clothing department and a vehicle supplies and repair shop is the most certain way to boost our profits in the coming years. In the coming years, we must also plan to add different departments and assistance, including a restaurant and a landscape shop. We will have a competitive edge over other local retailers since we are the only store in the district that offers such a wide range of services.’
Start writing answers wherein you discuss one or more clashing framework explanations and explain how the summaries can compensate for the proof stated in the proposition. Finally, look for logical flaws in the ending, facts, and rationale.
‘Since the launch of a competing lower-priced newspaper, The Bugle, five years ago, The Mercury’s circulation has dropped by 10,000 readers.” The best way to encourage more people to read The Mercury is to lower its price less than that of the Bugle until circulation returns to pre-recession levels. Mercury’s increased circulation will entice more businesses to purchase ad space in the paper.’
Attempt writing responses in which you deliberate one or more contending framework explanations and describe how your descriptions can account for the evidence stated in the argument. Finally, examine the conclusion, evidence, and reasoning for logical flaws.
The following appeared in a local newspaper’s editorial section:
‘This past winter, 200 Waymarsh State College students marched to the state’s capital to hold rallies against proposed budget cuts to various state college programs. On the other hand, the other 12,000 Waymarsh students either remained on campus or left for the winter holidays, indicating that they were less concerned with their education. Because the non-protesters outnumber the protesters, they represent the state’s college students more. As a result, the state legislature should disregard the protesting students’ pleas.’
Start to write solutions in which you clarify a few conﬂicting arrangement reasons and illustrate how the overviews can make up the difference for the verification outlined in the hypothesis. Finally, take a glance for technical inaccuracies in the conclusion, factual information, and reasoning skills.
GMAT essay topics | Tips to ace the section!
The tips that follow will assist you in preparing for any GMAT essay topics you may encounter on test day –
When practicing GMAT essay topics, remember that you have a strict 30-minute time limit for your essay.
You should start writing all of your practice essays on a compute r to simulate the situations of the computer-based GMAT.
After you’ve completed your practice GMAT essays, try to grade them using the 6-point grading set of guidelines and by correlating your writing to the GMAC’s sample essay.
- The GMAT essay is unlike most of the essays you’ve written in college.
- The GMAC provides a list of the most formal GMAT essay topics asked in the exam.
- Ensure to practice the essay topics every day.
- The more you practice, the better you get at it.
- Answer mock GMAT essays. It will help you grasp the technique of writing excellent essays.
- Ensure that you articulate the matter well. Use your critical thinking skills for the same.
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Answer: A student can take the GMAT up to five times yearly. As a result, even if you fail once, you will be given another chance.
Question 2: What is the most effective method for preparing for the GMAT?
Answer: The most effective way to prepare for the GMAT is to continue attempting and solving practice papers. We also recommend that you thoroughly examine the most common GMAT questions.
Question 3: Can I find the GMAT essay topics for practice online?
Answer: You can find the GMAT essay topics for practice online. As a matter of fact, you can visit the GMAC site for mock papers.
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The GMAT Writing Sample asks you to write an essay in 35 minutes. It is wise to invest a few hours in preparation for your essay. Those who don’t prepare at all often write terrible essays. These essays might even be bad enough to endanger a student’s admission chances. Spend a few hours looking at sample essays to avoid any unnecessary mistakes.
The essay section is designed to test how well you can (1) organize a compelling argument using sound reasoning and supporting evidence and (2) express your thoughts clearly in written form. The essay section is NOT meant to test how many big vocabulary words you know, how much you know about the business or any other specific topic, or really even how creative you are.
The writing sample is a much lower priority than GMAT prep, so we suggest that you jump ahead to the GMAT course . Otherwise, you can divert about 20 minutes to review this page to review this content now or circle back to review it later.
What will the topic be?
You won’t be asked to write about a specific topic so much as you’ll be asked to respond to a specific scenario. The scenario will always be presented in the same form. Here’s a watered-down example (keep in mind that the scenario on your exam will be more involved):
John wants to buy a pet. He is choosing between a cat and a dog. He only has time to care for one pet. Write an essay in which you argue for the purchase of one type of pet over the other based on the following considerations:
- John wants a pet that will be relatively maintenance-free.
- John wants a pet that will be a true, loyal companion.
The first option, the cat, is a clean pet that does not typically damage or destroy household property. While the cat does need to be fed twice per day, it does not need to be taken for daily walks. The cat is very aloof and non-responsive to human interaction, but it does grow attached to its human owner over time.
The second option, the dog, requires daily attention. The dog has been known to damage household property, and it requires walks on a daily basis. With training, the dog can learn to be relatively self-sufficient. The dog responds to human interaction and craves the attention of its human owner, but it can’t communicate very well with humans.
As mentioned earlier, the scenario will always be presented in the same way. The first part will present a choice, the second part (the bullet statements) will present two considerations that need to be weighed in making that choice, and the third part will provide more information about the two choices at hand. Notice that there is no right or wrong answer here. In fact, the scenario is presented in such a way as to make it difficult to decide which option is better! They both have their pros and cons. What’s important is NOT which option you choose, but rather how you justify, or support, the choice that you do end up making.
How should I write my essay?
The following will outline a process for planning and writing your essay. It certainly isn’t the only way to do it, but it does provide a consistent, repeatable approach that you’ll be able to rely on.
Step 1: Compile information in grid form (5 minutes total for steps 1-3)
In the test booklet, set up a table that has the two choices along the top and the two considerations along the side. In the intersecting cells of the grid, include the appropriate pros and cons using a “+” before any pro and a “-“ before any con. For our example, it might look like this:
You’re familiar with cats and dogs, so it’s probably already obvious to you that a cat would be a good low-maintenance choice and a dog would be good for companionship. Keep in mind, however, that the scenario you will see on your exam will be much less familiar to you. Organizing the information in grid form will make it much easier for you to see the relative strengths and weaknesses of each choice.
Step 2: Decide on a “more important” consideration (5 minutes total for steps 1-3)
At this point, you want to make a decision. Is it more important for John that the pet be maintenance-free or that it be a loyal companion? Again, there’s no right answer. Even so, you need to decide which you will make more important. Choose one that you can easily justify (even if it’s a made-up justification). For example, we’ll decide:
“Having a loyal companion is more important than having a low-maintenance pet because true friendship trumps all else. If John has a true companion and friend, the daily maintenance will become a labor of love instead of a hassle.”
Step 3: Make your choice! (5 minutes total for steps 1-3)
Your decision in step 2 should lead you to a clear choice. In this case, if we deem companionship to be the more important consideration, then we’ll want to choose the dog (since the dog clearly has more compelling plusses in that part of the grid).
“John should pick the dog because it will serve as a more loyal companion than the cat will.”
Step 4: Write the essay (25 minutes)
Plan on structuring your essay the same way every time. Here’s an easy template to follow:
Essay Section Template Paragraph 1: A. Summarize the decision to be made. “The scenario presented above puts John in a position in which he will choose between purchasing a cat and purchasing a dog.” B. Acknowledge the complexity of the decision. “Given the considerations and characteristics of the choices at hand, this is a very difficult decision in that each choice has its merits.” C. State your opinion. “Even so, John would be better served by choosing the dog.” Paragraph 2: A. State why the primary consideration (the one you chose to be the primary consideration) is more important and how your choice satisfies this consideration. “First, it is more important to have a pet that serves as a loyal companion than it is to have a pet that is maintenance-free…” (justify this statement, even if it’s a made-up justification) or “The dog will be a loyal companion in that it will …” (use the information from the grid to show how) B. State why the other choice (cat) falls short in this regard. “The cat, on the other hand, is a poor match for anyone looking for a loyal pet …” (use the information from the grid to show how) Paragraph 3: State how your choice still does an okay job with the secondary consideration. “Furthermore, while the dog isn’t an ideal choice for someone wanting a maintenance-free pet, it can learn to be relatively self-sufficient…” (use any other information from the grid to support this) Paragraph 4: Summarize your argument
Step 5: Proofread! (5 minutes)
Spelling errors, misprints, grammatical errors, etc. will never go over well. While a few simple mistakes won’t kill you, you want to be sure your final essay is as clean as possible.
Practice this a few times on some real essay prompts and you should be all set. Good luck!
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GMAT Syllabus 2023 | Top 50 topics to study & latest GMAT exam syllabus
Posted by Suheb Hussain | Apr 4, 2023 | GMAT Basics , Know the GMAT , Prepare for GMAT , Tips and Strategies
GMAT syllabus 2023 comprises over 50 topics from the Quantitative, Verbal, Integrated Reasoning, and Analytical Writing Assessment sections. The syllabus is further classified into various sub-sections of the GMAT i.e., Sentence Correction, Critical Reasoning, and Reading Comprehension in the Verbal Section, and Problem Solving and Data Sufficiency in the Quant Section.
In this article, we look into the topics which will be covered in the GMAT Exam Course. The article also answers five frequently asked questions (FAQs) on GMAT sections and question types.
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Before you understand the GMAT syllabus for 2023, read this article to understand and learn how the GMAT is scored and the different GMAT scores and percentiles.
GMAT Syllabus 2023
GMAT syllabus includes topics from Quant, Verbal, Integrated Reasoning, and Analytical Writing Assessment. The overall GMAT Syllabus is divided into four sections: GMAT subjects
- Quantitative: It includes 31 multiple-choice questions on data sufficiency and problem-solving. The duration to complete this section is 62 minutes.
- Verbal: It includes 36 multiple-choice questions on reading comprehension, critical reasoning, and sentence correction. The duration to complete the Verbal section is 65 minutes.
- Analytical Writing Assessment: It includes one essay question with a 30-minute time limit. Argument analysis and communication in the form of critique are two types of questions under this section.
- Integrated Reasoning (IR): It includes 12 multiple choice questions that can be two-part analysis, Multi-source reasoning, graphic interpretation, and Table analysis type of questions. The duration to complete this section is 30 mins.
Here is the latest GMAT exam pattern 2023: An overview of the four GMAT subjects:
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According to the GMAT Syllabus, the Quant section has two types of questions – Data Sufficiency and Problem Solving. It consists of 31 questions in total, and you get 62 minutes to complete it.
Data Sufficiency questions consist of a problem statement followed by two factual statements. You must decide whether the statement given is sufficient to answer the question in the problem statement.
Problem-solving questions consist of topics such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and more.
Here is the syllabus for the GMAT Quant section:
Although the GMAT Math topics are considered tough by many students, the concepts included in this section are not beyond your high-school math.
The GMAT Quant section aims to measure your ability to reason mathematically, interpret graphic data, and solve quantitative problems.
There is a misconception that the only way to score high on GMAT Quant is to spend your time practicing problems and tests, which is true. Practice makes you perfect.
But what many students ignore is getting conceptual clarity. Achieving a Q50+ score requires a solid grasp of concepts and their application to solving questions. Here are some tips for scoring Q50+ in the GMAT Quant Section .
Achieving a Q50+ score requires a solid grasp of concepts and their application to solving questions. Here are some tips for scoring Q50+ in the GMAT Quant Section .
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According to the GMAT Syllabus, the verbal section has three types of questions –
- Reading Comprehension
- Critical Reasoning
- Sentence correction.
The GMAT verbal section consists of 36 multiple choice questions to be completed in 65 minutes. Here are the topics that you can expect on the GMAT verbal section:
GMAT Verbal aims to test the ability to comprehend written material and understand logical relationships.
Critical reasoning questions give you an argument that you need to analyze, evaluate, and then formulate or evaluate a plan of action. They are all multiple-choice questions.
Sentence Correction includes questions that present a problem with a sentence. You need to decide if there is any grammatical problem and if so, you need to choose from the four alternatives given in the question.
Reading Comprehension questions include short or long passages (200-400 words), where you need to infer it and answer three or four multi-choice questions.
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The first thing you need to know about the IR section of the GMAT is that this section does not get factored into your score. The same is the case with the AWA section.
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The integrated reasoning questions in the GMAT Syllabus consist of data presented in passages, graphs, tables, or a combination of the three. There are four different types of questions:
- Two-Part analysis – These questions are in the form of 2 questions that relate to the same information. Five or six answer choices follow the questions, and the answers to each of the two questions may be the same or different.
- Multi-Source Reasoning – These questions have multiple tabs that have inputs in them. These questions are more like Critical Reasoning questions.
- Graphic Interpretation – You must analyze the information given on a graph or a chart and use it to solve the given questions.
- Table Analysis – You are presented with a sortable table with three questions. You must be able to differentiate between useful and non-useful data
The GMAT IR section measures your ability to assess information presented in multiple formats from different sources. We live in a data-driven world, and therefore, it’s essential to have analytical skills to interpret data.
Know more about how the GMAT IR section is scored.
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Like the IR section, the analytical writing assessment section does not get factored into your score.
This GMAT section asks you to analyze issues, comprehend information, and communicate your ideas through an essay. It measures your ability to think critically and how well you can communicate your ideas.
The score for this section is on a six-point scale, and the essay has two independent ratings from which an average is derived. The topics asked can range from general to business news. Here is a list of 50 AWA practice questions.
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Below is a quick summary of all the topics under GMAT syllabus 2023:
Now that you are aware of the GMAT Syllabus for individual sections let us look at five common FAQs on GMAT Syllabus.
5 FAQs on GMAT section and question types
What abilities does GMAT Syllabus in the Quant section measure?
The Quant section of the GMAT measures how you analyze data and conclude or solve using reasoning skills. There are two types of questions:
- Problem-Solving – They measure your ability to interpret and evaluate data to solve numerical problems
- Data Sufficiency – These questions measure your analytical ability to interpret the question as well as to decide if you have sufficient information to solve the problem.
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Does GMAT Syllabus for Verbal Section only measure my understanding of grammar?
The Verbal section is a test of understanding and logic presented in the question rather than just grammar.
The GMAT syllabus in this section measures your reading ability, comprehension skills, understanding of arguments, and your ability to correct written material as per the rules of the English language.
What is the section order of GMAT and the total duration of the test?
Since 11 th July 2017, students have the option to select the order of the test from the three options mentioned below. There is a break of 8 minutes duration, which is optional:
- Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Break, Quantitative, Break, Verbal
- Verbal, Break, Quantitative, Break, Integrated Reasoning, Analytical Writing Assessment
- Quantitative, Break, Verbal, Break, Integrated Reasoning, Analytical Writing Assessment
The total duration of the test is 3 hours, 7 minutes.
Here is an article for you to understand the GMAT sections in detail .
Can I skip any GMAT section?
You CANNOT skip any of the GMAT sections. A section is complete only if you answer every question, or you run out of time for that section.
Do I get a break between all the GMAT Sections?
Firstly, breaks are optional. If you don’t want a break, you can skip it and move on to the next section. In case you want a break, you get two 8-minute breaks according to the GMAT section order you have chosen.
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GMAT exam tests you on four sections. Here is the latest GMAT exam pattern: 1. AWA: 30 minutes to solve 1 question 2. IR: 30 minutes to solve 12 multiple choice questions 3. Quantitative: 62 minutes to solve 31 multiple choice questions 4. Verbal: 65 minutes to solve 36 multiple choice questions Read more about GMAT format in 2023 .
The primary difference between CAT and GMAT Syllabus is that the GMAT exam includes the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) section which is not presented in CAT Exam. In addition, there are no descriptive questions in CAT Exam.
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GMAT AWA Essay Topics: Know About GMAT Essay Topics
The Graduate Management Admission Test, or GMAT, is required for admission to business schools. The GMAT tests your understanding of basic arithmetic, algebra, geometry, multi-source data processing, and grammar.
The GMAT is divided into four sections: Analytical Writing Evaluation section, Integrated Reasoning section, Quantitative section, and Verbal section.
The GMAT AWA part of the GMAT exam assesses your analytical writing and critical-reasoning abilities. And, the best way to excel in this section is to practice rigorously.
In this blog, we will discuss the various GMAT essay topics and how to handle these GMAT writing prompts.
GMAT Analytical Writing Section
Listed below are a few facts about GMAT AWA essay section:
- There are a variety of GMAT AWA topics in the GMAT exam out of which you are expected to compose an analytical essay by crtiquing the rationale of an argument.
- You will be graded on how well you evaluate the reason and evidence for the argument, defend your thoughts, and structure your answer. You are given 30 minutes in this section to assess an argument.
- The AWA score is not included in the overall GMAT score of 800. It is a different score in which the test-taker earns points from 0 to 6 in half-point scores.
- Your essay will be evaluated and graded by both a computer and the examiner. You will get your AWA score, along with GMAT sores, within 15 days of taking the test.
- All education institutions have cut-offs for the GMAT score out of 800, but the AWA score is out of 6. The cut-off range for the GMAT AWA section is between 4 to 4.5 for admission into universities.
GMAT analytical writing topics are marked based on the following skills:
How to Prepare for GMAT AWA Section?
Presentation and Organization of the Essay
You will be marked based on how you portray your ideas while evaluating your work. If you have natural flows between concepts and a defined opening, body, and closing, your essay will be regarded as meaningful. However, your score will decline if your ideas are disorganised and erratic.
Linguistic abilities cover a variety of topics. The examiner assesses your technical command of conventional written English elements. The examiner will also evaluate whether your writing style contributes to a compelling or incorrect argument.
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Examiners will assess the quality of the notions and assertions you put forward when evaluating the level of your logical reasoning. They will also consider if your instances and relevant facts are pertinent to the case you are expressing.
There are various GMAT essay topics, let’s further look into what kinds of topics are asked in the AWA section of the GMAT exam:
GMAT AWA Topics
GMAT AWA prompts do not necessitate any prior understanding or prior knowledge of a certain field. They address a wide range of topics, including economics, politics, leadership, education, social issues, marketing, and the environment.
Here are a few sample GMAT essay prompts to help you guide how to write AWA in GMAT :
“This past winter, 200 students from Waymarsh State College travelled to the state capitol building to protest against proposed cuts in funding for various state college programs. The other 12,000 Waymarsh students weren’t so concerned about their education: they either stayed on campus or left for winter break. Since the group who did not protest is far more numerous, it is more representative of the state’s college students than are the protesters. Therefore, the state legislature need not heed the appeals of the protesting students.”
"While trucking companies that deliver goods pay only a portion of highway maintenance costs and no property tax on the highways they use, railways spend billions per year maintaining and upgrading their facilities. The government should lower the railroad companies’ property taxes, since sending goods by rail is a more appropriate mode of ground transportation than highway shipping. For one thing, trains consume only a third of the fuel a truck would use to carry the same load, making them a more cost-effective and environmentally sound mode of transport. Furthermore, since rail lines already exist, increases in rail traffic would not require building new lines at the expense of taxpaying citizens."
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“Our total sales have increased this year by 20 percent since we added a pharmacy section to our grocery store. Clearly, the customer’s main concern is the convenience afforded by one-stop shopping. The surest way to increase our profits over the next couple of years, therefore, is to add a clothing department along with an automotive supplies and repair shop. We should also plan to continue adding new departments and services, such as a restaurant and a garden shop, in subsequent years. Being the only store in the area that offers such a range of services will give us a competitive advantage over other local stores.”
Question: Discuss how well reasoned you find this argument. In your discussion, be sure to analyze the line of reasoning and the use of evidence in the argument. For example, you may need to consider what questionable assumptions underlie the thinking and what alternative explanations or counterexamples might weaken the conclusion. You can also discuss what sort of evidence would strengthen or refute the argument, what changes in the argument would make it more logically sound, and what, if anything, would help you better evaluate its conclusion.
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Practising for the AWA section of the GMAT exam keeping in mind the kind of topics mentioned above will help you a great deal. You must begin your GMAT preparation in advance to obtain the necessary knowledge and confidence to perform well on the test. If you require further guidance and assistance, sign up for our Yocket Premium services now!
Frequently Asked Questions About GMAT AWA Topics
What is the score range of the AWA section?
The score range of the AWA section is between 0-6. 6 is outstanding, 5 is very good, 4 is good, 3 is adequate, 2 is less than adequate, 1 is poor, and 0 is no substantive response given.
What is the time duration of this section?
This section is 30 minutes long.
What are the topics included in the AWA section?
The topics asked in this section are Economics, Politics, Leadership, Education, Social Issues, Marketing, and the Environment.
How many points does one need in the AWA section to get into a good college?
Around 4-4.5 points are needed to get into a good college.
Is there a separate cut-off for the AWA section?
Yes, the cut-off for AWA section is separate from the general GMAT cut-off. The cut-off for the AWA section is between 4-4.5 points for good colleges.
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GMAT AWA Topics – Sample Prompts
Before you start.
Remember that the AWA is testing your ability to effectively critique an argument being presented. There will be some common fallacies used in the prompts that you will need to address. Familiarize yourself with these flawed arguments so that you can quickly identify them as you write your essay:
Inappropriate Comparisons – comparing two things which are not necessarily similar, thus leading to a flawed conclusion. You will notice that in an inappropriate comparison, the argument will only note the similarities between two things with no explanation of why the differences do not change the outcome.
Example: "Dogs are highly motivated by food, which is a useful tool for training. Using this same method, you can help to encourage your children to repeat positive behaviors." This argument does not address early childhood development, nor does it address dog psychology – the person assumes that if a solution worked in one situation, it will work in the other.
Vague Language – using words such as "many", "few", "some", "more", or "less" without further qualification is often too vague to make a cogent point.
Example: "In Chicago, more people voted to add bike lanes than people did in Aurora, so it is clear that the citizens in Chicago are more pro-bike than the citizens in Aurora." This argument does not explain what 'more' means. Is it by percentage? Does it refer to raw number of votes, and if so, does it take into account the number of voters in Chicago vs. the number of voters in Aurora?
Correlation vs Causation – this common fallacy asserts that because something occurred, it must be a consequence of some specific variable observed before the result.
Example: "Students in Neighborhood A have higher test scores on average that students in Neighborhood B. Therefore, it is clear that the schools in Neighborhood A are better than the schools in Neighborhood B." This argument is flawed because it assumes the only meaningful variable in test scores was the school the children attend. This argument does not consider other various factors, such as poverty, school resources, home situations, and the parents' abilility to supplement educational opportunities, etc.
Sampling Issues – a case in which statistics are used inappropriately to compare unlike populations or to draw broad conclusions using a small sample.
Example: "56% of the reviews of Company A are negative, which shows that most customers are very unhappy with the service provided." The problem with this argument is that it does not address the percentage of overall customers who have written reviews. How do we know that this is representative of all customers vs. those who are upset about an issue and take the time to write a review?
Now that you have reviewed some common flawed arguments you may encounter, it is time to get started practicing!
Sample Prompt 1
The following appeared in the health section of a magazine on trends and lifestyles:
"People who use the artificial sweetener aspartame are better off consuming sugar, since aspartame can actually contribute to weight gain rather than weight loss. For example, high levels of aspartame have been shown to trigger a craving for food by depleting the brain of a chemical that registers satiety, or the sense of being full. Furthermore, studies suggest that sugars, if consumed after at least 45 minutes of continuous exercise, actually enhance the body’s ability to burn fat. Consequently, those who drink aspartame-sweetened juices after exercise will also lose this calorie-burning benefit. Thus, it appears that people consuming aspartame rather than sugar are unlikely to achieve their dietary goals."
Discuss how well reasoned you find this argument. In your discussion, be sure to analyze the line of reasoning and the use of evidence in the argument. For example, you may need to consider what questionable assumptions underlie the thinking and what alternative explanations or counterexamples might weaken the conclusion. You can also discuss what sort of evidence would strengthen or refute the argument, what changes in the argument would make it more logically sound, and what, if anything, would help you better evaluate its conclusion.
Sample Prompt 2
The following appeared in the opinion column of a financial magazine:
"On average, middle-aged consumers devote 39 percent of their retail expenditure to department store products and services, while for younger consumers the average is only 25 percent. Since the number of middle-aged people will increase dramatically within the next decade, department stores can expect retail sales to increase significantly during that period. Furthermore, to take advantage of the trend, these stores should begin to replace some of those products intended to attract the younger consumer with products intended to attract the middle-aged consumer."
Sample Prompt 3
The following appeared as part of an editorial in an industry newsletter:
"While trucking companies that deliver goods pay only a portion of highway maintenance costs and no property tax on the highways they use, railways spend billions per year maintaining and upgrading their facilities. The government should lower the railroad companies’ property taxes, since sending goods by rail is clearly a more appropriate mode of ground transportation than highway shipping. For one thing, trains consume only a third of the fuel a truck would use to carry the same load, making them a more cost-effective and environmentally sound mode of transport. Furthermore, since rail lines already exist, increases in rail traffic would not require building new lines at the expense of taxpaying citizens."
Sample Prompt 4
The following was excerpted from the speech of a spokesperson for Synthetic Farm Products, Inc.:
"Many farmers who invested in the equipment needed to make the switch from synthetic to organic fertilizers and pesticides feel that it would be too expensive to resume synthetic farming at this point. But studies of farmers who switched to organic farming last year indicate that their current crop yields are lower. Hence their purchase of organic farming equipment, a relatively minor investment compared to the losses that would result from continued lower crop yields, cannot justify persisting on an unwise course. And the choice to farm organically is financially unwise, given that it was motivated by environmental rather than economic concerns."
Sample Prompt 5
The following is part of a business plan created by the management of the Megamart grocery store:
"Our total sales have increased this year by 20 percent since we added a pharmacy section to our grocery store. Clearly, the customer’s main concern is the convenience afforded by one-stop shopping. The surest way to increase our profits over the next couple of years, therefore, is to add a clothing department along with an automotive supplies and repair shop. We should also plan to continue adding new departments and services, such as a restaurant and a garden shop, in subsequent years. Being the only store in the area that offers such a range of services will give us a competitive advantage over other local stores."
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The GMAT Essay does not influence the total GMAT score or the scores in the other sections. However, that does not mean that you can neglect this section altogether. Many B-Schools look for in candidates the ability to express and demonstrate sound critical thinking abilities. The Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) section is an opportunity for you to express yourself and display critical thinking skills. You may also have to provide your Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) scores while applying to study at universities worldwide.
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But what is the GMAT Essay all about? For starters, you can expect to find several GMAT essay topics which revolve around almost anything and everything under the sun. The topics cover diverse aspects, right from economics and politics to social issues, marketing, leadership, education, environment, and more. For practice purposes, you can find several GMAT essay examples online. Before that, learn more about the examination below.
The AWA section will give you a single writing task of 30 minutes. It is scored between 0-6 in half-point intervals. The final score depends on the average of two independent scores, i.e., one from an electronic scoring engine and one from an evaluator.
Here is a closer look at how the AWA is scored:
Going through GMAT essay samples will give you an idea of the basic structure of the essay. You have to critique and analyze a flawed argument in the essay. Some of the fallacies in the given prompt include the following:
- Unsuitable comparisons (if two non-similar things are compared, the conclusion may be erroneous)
- Vagueness of language (Using terms like some, few, many, etc. without any justification will always be flawed)
- Causation vs. Correlation (a common fallacy, it seems to assume that something has taken place due to consequences of particular variables prior to the result). You will find this in several GMAT essay examples while studying.
- Issues with Sampling (Erroneous usage of statistics to draw conclusions or insufficient data used for making conclusions)
Here are a few templates that you can consider while writing different parts of your essay:
- (The source) argues that (mention the argument).
- As it stands at present, the argument relies on assumptions without any clear evidence, while failing to address crucial points that undermine the conclusion as a whole.
- As a result, the argument contains numerous flaws, which make it implausible.
- Until the (first flaw), (second flaw) and (third flaw) are tackled, the argument cannot be perceived as viable.
2. Body Paragraph 1
- (Firstly) the argument states…
- The claims of the author seem unlikely since/because…
- The argument could be strengthened, had the author provided evidence that (analysis or statement)..
- This possibility proves the vulnerability of the conclusion.
3. Body Paragraph 2
- (Secondly) the argument states/claims that (mention the fallacy or logical assumption that is erroneous).
- This is again a weak statement/claim without any substantive evidence/support of any correlation between (item 1) and (item 2).
- However, if evidence that (analysis or statement) had been provided by the author, then the argument would have been strengthened.
4. Body Paragraph 3
- Finally, the argument concludes that (state the final reasoning or conclusion of the argument)..
- Yet, it still remains unclear (statement of the questions that are not answered till now or the analysis that should be tackled).
- To strengthen the argument, evidence to support (analysis or information) should be furnished by the author.
- (To sum up/in conclusion/in summary), the argument is flawed/unconvincing/improbable/invalid due to the above-mentioned flawed reasoning.
- If the author had clearly stated (mention the missing information that is relevant or any other specific aspects mentioned in the earlier paragraphs), the argument would have been strengthened or regarded as valid.
- In the present state, the argument of the author that (state the argument again) is unsound and weak/invalid.
You will find many other GMAT essay examples to help you practice better for the section.
Here are some tips to perform well in this section:
- Identify and study fallacies- Every argument in the prompt will come with inherent flaws in the basic premise or underlying logic. You should practice identifying logical fallacies swiftly, taking care to apply your knowledge of the commonest kinds of fallacies that are usually observed. Insufficient sample, straw man, non sequitur, ad hominem, and circular reasoning are a few types of these fallacies that you should do your homework on.
- Practice under simulated testing conditions- Practice writing timed essays using the official GMAT preparation tools. You should not exceed 30 minutes or draw from external sources. Use a basic text editor and explore GMATWrite, which is the official writing tool of the GMAC for having expert readers score your practice essays. You will come across numerous GMAT essay samples for home practice.
- Learn how to break down your core arguments- You should learn how to break down arguments into multiple parts. First, work out the basic/foundational logic/reasoning and then the conclusion and supporting points. You can practice it with any argument given in articles, newspapers, and other persuasive writing samples.
- Get a good essay proofreader- If you are a non-native speaker, get someone experienced and competent to proofread your practice essays. This will help you understand and correct technical errors.
- Always ask few intrinsic questions while organizing your response- Whenever you plan your response to the argument, you should always ask yourself about the assumptions that are questionable, the counterexamples that you can raise for the argument, any additional evidence that may help refute/boost the argument, and whether the response will be like a discussion with the suitable organization of ideas and full sentences.
- Achieve a discussion-like response- Your final response should not seem like a general outline. It should be more of a discussion with full sentences, proper idea organization, and logical and accurate transitions between your points, and suitable examples.
- Always use examples- Examples and illustrations are the lifeblood of the AWA section. You should always provide explanations/examples/counterexamples while starting points. Make sure that you develop the examples, without merely listing them.
These are some tips that will help you score better in the GMAT AWA section. Go through as many sample GMAT essay topics as you can and remember to focus on organizing your ideas in a logical manner.
Does essay affect GMAT score?
The AWA scores are separately computed from the multiple-choice section scores in the GMAT. They do not influence the Verbal, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, or the total GMAT score.
Do you have to write an essay as a part of the GMAT examination?
Yes, you have to write an essay under the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) section. You will be given a task for 30 minutes, called Analysis of an Argument. An essay prompt will give you the argument that you have to critique extensively.
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GMAT Essay Examples: The Graduate Management Admission Test, or GMAT, is an important part of the business school application process. The GMAT is a multiple-choice, computer-based, and computer-adaptive standardized exam.
It is often required for admission to graduate business programs (MBA) globally. Sit tight and read on, for I will tell you more about GMAT .
GMAT Essay Examples: What is the GMAT?
The GMAT changed on April 16, 2018. The Quantitative Reasoning Section dropped from 37 questions in 75 minutes to 31 questions in 62 minutes. The Verbal Reasoning Section dropped from 41 questions in 75 minutes to 36 questions in 65 minutes.
GMAC has elected to reduce overall exam time from 4 hours to 3.5 hours (including breaks and instructions) by reducing the number of unscored questions used for research on the exam.
What is the GMAT and why is it important?
The GMAT is a computer–adaptive test (CAT) required by many business schools. If you want to get accepted to a competitive MBA program, your GMAT score is very important.
In addition to your GMAT score, business school admissions officials consider the extent and caliber of your work experience (especially for more selective programs), undergraduate GPA , letters of recommendation , interviews , and essays . Be sure to contact the specific MBA programs to which you plan to apply to determine their unique requirements.
What is on the GMAT?
The GMAT is comprised of four sections: an Analytical Writing Assessment section, an Integrated Reasoning section, a Quantitative Section, and a Verbal Section. Learn more about each GMAT section.
How is the GMAT scored?
A GMAT score is made up of several different numbers, each of which covers a part of your performance on the GMAT. The most familiar number is the Overall, or composite, GMAT score.
This number ranges from 200 to 800 in 10-point increments and is determined by a combination of your scores on the Quantitative and Verbal sections of the test. Business schools tend to focus on your Overall GMAT score.
Your Verbal and Quantitative sections are graded separately. You will receive a score ranging from 0 to 60 for each section. Scores below 8 and above 51 are rare.
Your Integrated Reasoning section is scored from 1 to 8 in 1-point increments. Questions have multiple parts, and you must answer each part correctly to get credit for the question. The Integrated Reasoning score is not included in the overall score.
Your Analytic Writing Assessment (AWA) section is graded on a scale of 0 to 6 evaluated by two readers (one human and one computer). GMAC averages the two grades for the essay and rounds to the nearest 1/2 point. Your AWA GMAT score does not count toward your Overall GMAT score.
Your GMAT score remains valid for five years. If you have taken the GMAT several times, GMAC will report all GMAT scores from the past five years.
While there is no way to predict which topic you’ll see on test day, by following the same process and using the same template for each practice essay you write, you’ll be well-prepared. You can download a list of topics here . The topics may change, but your approach never will. Let’s look at one of the official GMAT topics:
GMAT Essay Examples
All GMAT students know the argument essay comes first in the test before we get to the more important Quantitative and Verbal sections, so it’s important not to exhaust ourselves in this first part of the exam.
One way to stay fresh for the rest of the exam is to have a good idea of what a high-scoring essay looks like, so we have provided some GMAT sample essays to review.
Below we look at a “6” and discuss why it would have likely received a perfect score, then we examine a “4” and discuss how it could have been strengthened. You can find more example essays in the GMAT Official Guide. Happy writing!
GMAT Essay Examples Question 1:
The following appeared in the editorial section of a national news magazine:
“The rating system for electronic games is similar to the movie rating system in that it provides consumers with a quick reference so that they can determine if the subject matter and contents are appropriate.
This electronic game rating system is not working because it is self-regulated and the fines for violating the rating system are nominal. As a result, an independent body should oversee the game industry, and companies that knowingly violate the rating system should be prohibited from releasing a game for two years.”
Discuss how well reasoned you find this argument. Point out flaws in the argument’s logic and analyze the argument’s underlying assumptions. Also, evaluate how supporting evidence is used and what evidence might counter the argument’s conclusion.
You may also discuss what additional evidence could be used to strengthen the argument or what changes would make the argument more logically sound.
The author concludes that the electronic game rating system is not working compared to the movie rating system. He gives reasoning for the argument by stating that electronic companies’ ability to self-manage and regulate the rating system is part of the problem.
The author also gives a reason for what needs to be done for the electronic rating system to work, but his reasons are weak. In the next few paragraphs, I will explain why the author’s reasons are weak and what could strengthen the argument.
First, the author mentions that hiring an independent company to oversee the operation of the electronic rating system would solve the issue. This big assumption that the author makes here is that he assumes an independent company would do a better job in rating games than electronic game companies themselves.
If the electronic gaming companies had a better understanding of how to improve, they might themselves do a better job than an independent company to oversee the ratings.
Second, the author mentions that if an electronic company violates the rating system rule, then the penalty would be to prohibit that company from releasing any games for two years.
This is another weak point he makes to support his argument because if the electronic company’s regular product-life cycle is to release each gave every two years, this penalty wouldn’t hurt the company at all. Also, there is no way of assessing how many years of prohibition would be adequate.
The author could have strengthened his argument if he provided some data points such as from the movie industry to defend this stance that making independent companies oversee and prohibition of movie release worked in the long run.
Perhaps, some research data that showed making these changes would work, would benefit the author’s overall argument stance.
Therefore, the author’s argument that the electronic game rating system is not working is weak. Both of the points he made regarding independent companies oversee and violation penalty is weak without data showing that it might work.
RECAP: The first thing that stands out in this essay is the organization. The paragraphs as clearly laid out and succinct, and each begins with a great transition word or phrase.
The introductory paragraph, while unfortunately uses some unneeded self-reference, clearly demonstrates an understanding of the presented argument, which is mandatory of all “6” essays.
Each flaw is then pointed out in a body paragraph, and the author then chooses to include a nice “how to strengthen” paragraph to demonstrate that he/she knows the argument at a more advanced level!
The conclusion is clear and reinforces the claims previously made. While no means perfect, the strong reasoning and clarity of organization give this author a “6”!
GMAT Essay Examples Question 2:
Political organizations that advocate the use of violence to achieve their goals should be prohibited from operating within our country. Such groups are only interested in achieving short-term goals which lead to more serious long-term problems.
Political organizations that advocate the use of violence to achieve their goals can sometimes lead to destruction and devastation. However, that claim that such groups are detrimental to society does not follow the same line of reasoning.
These groups might be of great help to certain sections of society. Also, the claim that short-term solutions can only lead to more serious long term problems is stated without any evidence. Hence the above argument is flawed.
Firstly, political organizations might be of great help to certain sections of society. Take for example the Indian National Congress party that helped tons of Indian’s voice their views to the British government during the British rule in India.
Although this political organization advocated the use of violence, the organization was critical to India becoming free of British rule in 1947.
Secondly, the argument assumes that short-term solutions lead to more serious long term problems. Short-term solutions are often very important in achieving long term goals, irrespective of whether the organizations advocate violence or not.
The argument must also state clearly what constitutes violence. In a free country, such as the United States, to prohibit any political organization is to put a hold on their freedom. As long as the violence or aggressive behavior is not illegal, one can not prohibit a political organization from operating.
Thus although the argument seems to convey a valid point, that political organizations that advocate the use of violence should be prohibited from operating, it is worded too strongly and lacks evidence to support its claims that these groups are detrimental to society.
RECAP: The major difference between these two essays is the length. More is not always better, but a student who can write 5-6 paragraphs within the given time frame definitely will stand out as a better planner, and as someone who already had a workable template.
Furthermore, some minor grammar and spelling mistakes interfere with the essay’s clarity. The thesis, “Hence the above argument is flawed, “is not as strongly worded as it could be, and doesn’t stand on its own as a powerful statement.
The conclusion also seems to weaken the essay by admitting the argument conveys “a valid point.” This concession, without being more specific, weakens the overall thesis . The takeaway: length, specificity, and strength of argument will take this “4” to a “6.”
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GMAT Sample Essays
All GMAT students know the Argument essay comes first in the test, before we get to the more important Quantitative and Verbal sections, so it’s important not to exhaust ourselves in this first part of the exam. One way to stay fresh for the rest of the exam is to have a good idea of what a high-scoring essay looks like, so we have provided some GMAT sample essays to review. Below we look at a “6” and discuss why it would have likely received a perfect score, then we examine a “4” and discuss how it could have been strengthened. You can find more example essays in the GMAT Official Guide. Happy writing!
ESSAY QUESTION #1:
The following appeared in the editorial section of a national news magazine:
“The rating system for electronic games is similar to the movie rating system in that it provides consumers with a quick reference so that they can determine if the subject matter and contents are appropriate. This electronic game rating system is not working because it is self-regulated and the fines for violating the rating system are nominal. As a result an independent body should oversee the game industry and companies that knowingly violate the rating system should be prohibited from releasing a game for two years.”
Discuss how well reasoned you find this argument. Point out flaws in the argument’s logic and analyze the argument’s underlying assumptions. In addition, evaluate how supporting evidence is used and what evidence might counter the argument’s conclusion. You may also discuss what additional evidence could be used to strengthen the argument or what changes would make the argument more logically sound.
The author concludes that electronic game rating system is not working compared to the movie rating system. He gives reasoning for the argument by stating that electronic companies ability to self manage and regulate the rating system is part of the problem. Author also gives reason for what needs to be done in order for electronic rating system to work, but his reasons are weak. In the next few paragraphs, I will explain why the author’s reasons are weak and what could strengthen the argument.
First, the author mentions that by hiring an independent company to oversee the operation of the electronic rating system would solve the issue. This big assumption that author makes here is that he assumes independent company would do a better job in rating games than electronic game companies themselves. If the electronic gaming companies had a better understanding on how to improve, they might themselves do a better job than independent company to oversee the ratings.
Second, the author mentions that if an electronic company violates the rating system rule, then the penalty would be to prohibit that company from releasing any games for two years. This is another weak point the makes to support his argument because if the electronic company regular product-life cycle is to release each gave every two years, this penalty wouldn’t hurt the company at all. Also, there is not way of assessing how many year of prohibition would be adequate.
Author could have strengthen his argument, if he provided some data point such as from the movie industry to defend this stance that making independent company oversee and prohibition of movie release actually worked in the long-run. Perhaps, some research data that showed making these changes would actually work, would benefit the author’s overall argument stance.
Therefore, the author’s argument that electronic game rating system is not working is weak. Both of the points he made regarding independent company oversee and violation penalty are weak without data showing that it might work.
RECAP: The first thing that stands out in this essay is the organization. The paragraphs as clearly laid out and succinct, and each begin with a great transition word or phrase. The introductory paragraph, while unfortunately uses some unneeded self-reference, clearly demonstrates an understanding of the presented argument, which is mandatory of all “6” essays. Each flaw is then pointed out in a body paragraph, and the author then chooses to include a nice “how to strengthen” paragraph to demonstrate that he/she knows the argument at a more advanced level! The conclusion is clear, and reinforces the claims previously made. While no means perfect, the strong reasoning and clarity of organization definitely give this author a “6”!
ESSAY QUESTION #2:
Political organizations that advocate the use of violence to achieve their goals should be prohibited from operating within our country. Such groups are only interested in achieving short term goals which lead to more serious long term problems.
Political organizations that advocate the use of violence to achieve its goals can sometimes lead to destruction and devastation. However, that claim that such groups are detrimental to society does not follow the same line of reasoning. These groups might be of great help to certain sections of society. Also the claim that short term solutions can only lead to more serious long term problems is stated without any evidence. Hence the above argument is flawed.
Firstly, political organizations might be of great help to certain sections of society. Take for example the Indian National Congress party that helped tons of Indian’s voice their views to the British government during the British rule in india. Although this political organization advocated the use of violence, the organization was critical to India becoming a free of British rule in 1947.
Secondly, the argument assumes that short term solutions lead to more serious long term problems. Short term solutions are often very important in achieving long term goals, irrespective of whether the organizations advocate violence or not. The argument must also state clearly what constitutes violence. In a free country, such as the United States, to prohibit any political organization is to put a hold on their freedom. As long as the violence or aggressive behavior is not illegal, one can not prohibit a political organization from operating.
Thus although the argument seems to convey a valid point, that political organizations that advocate the use of violence should be prohibited from operating, it is worded to strongly and lacks evidence to support its claims that these groups are detrimental to society.
RECAP: The major difference between these two essays is length. More is not always better, but a student who can write 5-6 paragraphs within the given time frame definitely will stand out as a better planner, and as someone who already had a workable template. Furthermore, some minor grammar and spelling mistakes interfere with the essay’s clarity. The thesis, “Hence the above argument is flawed, “ is not as strongly worded as it could be, and doesn’t stand on its own as a powerful statement. The conclusion also seems to weaken the essay by admitting the argument conveys “a valid point.” This concession, without being more specific, weakens the overall thesis. The takeaway: length, specificity, and strength of argument will take this “4” to a “6.”
More AWA Resources: GMAT Essay Writing Guide