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GRE Essay Sample – Analytical Writing Section for Issue and Argument

I’m taking Revised GRE in October. Where can I find GRE essay sample to practice. I have Revised GRE Book – Official Guide. But, I’m looking for more GRE Essay samples. Thanks.

GRE Essay Sample  can be found at ETS GRE site.

About GRE Essay Section

GRE Analytical Writing section contains 2 topics (essay).

  • a 30-minute “Analyze an Issue” task
  • a 30-minute “Analyze an Argument” task

Analytical Issue – You will be given an opinion on an issue of general interest followed by specific instructions on how to respond to that issue. You are required to evaluate the issue, consider its complexities and develop an argument with reasons and examples to support your views.

Analytical Argument task requires you to evaluate a given argument according to specific instructions. You will need to consider the logical soundness of the argument rather than agree or disagree with the position it presents.

Sample GRE Essay

  • Sample Analytical Issue
  • Sample Analytical Argument

Following sample GRE essay was taken from site.

Sample Analyze an Issue

As people rely more and more on technology to solve problems, the ability of humans to think for themselves will surely deteriorate.

Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, you should consider ways in which the statement might or might not hold true and explain how these considerations shape your position.

Sample GRE Analytical Argument

In surveys Mason City residents rank water sports (swimming, boating and fishing) among their favorite recreational activities. The Mason River flowing through the city is rarely used for these pursuits, however, and the city park department devotes little of its budget to maintaining riverside recreational facilities. For years there have been complaints from residents about the quality of the river’s water and the river’s smell. In response, the state has recently announced plans to clean up Mason River. Use of the river for water sports is therefore sure to increase. The city government should for that reason devote more money in this year’s budget to riverside recreational facilities.

Write a response in which you examine the stated and/or unstated assumptions of the argument. Be sure to explain how the argument depends on the assumptions and what the implications are if the assumptions prove unwarranted.

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