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How Important is the GRE Analytical Writing Measure?

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Fri, Jul 05, 2019 @ 09:00 AM

A high GRE Analytical Writing score won’t help you get admitted to a top graduate program, but a below average score can keep you out of one.

The Analytical Writing measure assesses critical thinking and analytical writing capabilities. It evaluates your ability to communicate and support complicated ideas, design and test arguments, and engage in a clear and intelligible discussion of an issue. It doesn’t assess how much you know about a specific topic.

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