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The Analytical Writing Assessment Section of the GMAT exam requires you to reason with the argument and also write an assessment of that particular argument as well. This way it tests your skills to critically evaluate and voice your ideas by means of an English Essay.
This section includes an assessment test (analysis of an argument) of about 30 minutes. The argument may be of any general topic related to business or other subject matter. Any specific topic knowledge is not required by the test, the assessment will only test the analytical writing skills of the candidate.
You will have to discuss the reason you found an argument valid for in the analysis of an argument section. In order to that, you will have to give an analysis of reasoning and make use of evidence in the argument.
Take a few minutes to evaluate the argument and ready your response before writing. Your ideas need to be fully developed and organized. Remember to manage the 30 minutes allotted for the assessment to leave time for rereading & revising your response.
GMAT uses following two ways to evaluate the candidate’s assessment, giving in the result a single AWA score:
You have the choice to ask for your AWA test retested by an individual reader against a fee of about 45 dollars. But remember that this request can be made within the first six months of your test. A request made after this time period will not be entertained.
Note: The Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal sections of the GMAT exam cannot be restored.