GRE Analytical Writing is part of GRE Exam, which is evaluates on the scale of 6.0 points.

During GRE preparation, its important to give equal importance to Analytical Writing section too. Having GRE Score of 1300 and Analytical  Writing Score of 2.5 will not look good. So, make sure you spend enough time to prepare for Analytical writing section in GRE.

GRE Analytical Writing Topics

The GRE analytical writing consists of two analytical writing tasks

  1. 45-minute Present Your Perspective on an Issue
  2. 30-minute Analyze an Argument

In Present Your Perspective – you will be have choice of two Issue topics. Each states an opinion on an issue of broad interest and asks you to discuss the issue from any perspective(s) you wish, so long as you provide relevant reasons  and examples to explain and support your views.

In Analyze an Argument Analytical writing task, you will don’t have a choices. The Argument task presents a different challenge from that of the Issue task: it requires you to critique a given argument by discussing how well reasoned you find it.  You will need to consider the logical soundness of the argument rather than to agree or disagree with the position it presents.

How to Get High Score Analytical Writing

If you think, on the GRE Exam day[ How to register for GRE Exam] , you can directly tackle the topics, you are making a huge mistake. Getting high score in GRE Analytical Writing section requires

  • Practice during exam prep stage
  • Time management
  • Typing without mistakes
  • Write your essay, don’t correct mistakes while typing.
  • Allocate 3 to 5 minutes at the end to correct the sentences and grammar mistakes

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  2. check out their websites and minimum/recommended or previous student scores. i'm not familiar with biology GREs, but i imagine to be competitive your quant needs to be improved slightly and definitely for the verbal (at the least 450). also consider the university's policies about accepting foreign students. they may not emphasize the verbal gre score if your toefll scores are good. writing samples to submit would be a good thing too. main point: check with the schools to which you are applying for more information.

  3. Hi,

    I took GRE last month. The verbal section was tough enough. I got 680 in quantitative and 230 in verbal. I want to apply for PhD in USA. I have good research experience. My question is can I still apply for good Universities like Texas or Ohio in biology field with this score or I have to take the exam again?

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