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GMAT Essay: Minimum Effort for Maximum Return

by Manhattan Prep on March 21, 2017

Learn how to do a just-good-enough job on the essay while saving as much mental energy as possible for the later sections of the test.


GMAT Tuesday: Common AWA Flaws—Inappropriate Comparisons

by Magoosh GMAT on February 23, 2016

Today, we take on argument flaws! The Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) for the GMAT presents you with an argument that contains multiple flaws. There are a [...]


Lessons Learned: 2 AWA Pitfalls to Avoid

by Economist GMAT Tutor on May 30, 2015

Discover what divides the top performing essayists from the rest.


How to Assess an Analytical Writing Assessment Prompt

by Varsity Tutors on October 19, 2014

Use these five steps to help you craft an effective critique in the minimal time the AWA allows.


6 Steps to Conquering the AWA

by Economist GMAT Tutor on January 25, 2014

Learn these six steps to help you master the AWA section.


Finding Flaws in the Argument: Part II

by Economist GMAT Tutor on January 4, 2014

Take a deeper look at how you can dismantle the argument in a CR question.


Finding Flaws in the Argument: Part I

by Economist GMAT Tutor on January 1, 2014

To write a successful argument essay, you will need to uncover flaws in the author’s reasoning.


GMAT Avengers Study Group: Tackling the AWA

by Helen Xia on October 23, 2013

Gain valuable tips from our GMAT Avengers group on how to tackle the AWA essays.


Seeing the Other Side on the AWA

by Kaplan GMAT on October 8, 2013

Show the essay graders that you have the maturity to appreciate a counterargument, and get points for it!


7 Tips for Writing a Successful Argument Essay

by Veritas Prep on May 3, 2013

Take a look at a few helpful tips for writing a successful AWA essay.


What Do Critical Reasoning Questions and the AWA Have In Common?

by Veritas Prep on April 8, 2013

Anything that you can do in CR you are seemingly encouraged to do on the AWA.


Beyond the Flaws – Introduction and Conclusion

by Economist GMAT Tutor on January 15, 2013

Take a closer look at the all-important components of the Analysis of an Argument essay.


Ace the Essay? No, Thanks!

by Manhattan Prep on January 13, 2013

Develop a template, an organizational framework on which to “hang” your writing.


Overanalyzing the AWA Argument Essay Scoring

by Economist GMAT Tutor on January 6, 2013

Learn how the scoring works for an Analysis of an Argument AWA essay.


GMAT Essays: Avoid Fallacy Fallacy

by Kaplan GMAT on July 17, 2012

Don't make a flawed conclusion based on a flawed argument.