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# Archive | AWA

## Does AWA Really Matter for Business School?

What is the GMAT Essay, and Why Does it Matter? The GMAT Essay is– true to its name– an essay you write for the GMAT. In the GMAT’s writing task, you must give a written analysis of an argument. This task, also known as the Analytical Writing Question, or AWA, has no specific length requirements. But […]

## GMAT Tuesday: Common Flaws in AWA – Sampling Error

When attacking the argument for the writing section of the GMAT, it’s important to be versed in the many common errors that pop up. This week we look at sampling errors. For access to the argument that I mention in the video, and all the other possible arguments, click here to download the PDF from […]

Many students are looking for ways to boost their AWA skills and score. Unfortunately, there is not a plethora of resources out there for students. Most often, we have to rely on people around us or forums online to receive feedback on our writing. Let’s look at what is available help to boost our AWA […]

## GMAT Tuesdays with Kevin: AWA – Should You Use First Person?

Hello! 🙂   What would you say is the best way to study? I’d vote for studying outside so you can enjoy the serenity of nature while you prep! That’s why this week, I’m coming to you from Arroyo Seco–a stunning campground in Salinas, CA–to answer a very important GMAT essay question: should you use […]

Plenty of students want to improve their writing, and the only real way to do so is writing, and writing a lot. But there is a catch-22 here: how do you improve your writing if you aren’t a good writer? How can you identify places to improve if you don’t know what needs improvement? How […]

## GMAT AWA — How to Write a Conclusion

Welcome to the final installment on writing your argument analysis essay. We covered the introduction and body paragraphs, and now we bring it to a close with conclusions. I’ll cover what to put in your conclusion and end with an example.   Keep it Pithy As with the introduction to your essay, you should not […]

## GMAT AWA—How to Organize a Body Paragraph

Now that we’ve discussed how to write an introduction, it is time to turn to writing a body paragraph. What follows is a layout, a map if you will, of what to do in your body paragraphs. If you include each of these pieces in two to three body paragraphs, you’ll be on track for […]

## GMAT AWA – How to Write an Introduction to the GMAT Essay

GMAT Essay (a.k.a GMAT AWA) Tips: How to Start Strong! The GMAT Essay, also called the GMAT Analytical Writing Assessment, or AWA, appears at the very beginning of the GMAT. The essay requires you to read a short argument and make a written analysis of the argument. This opening GMAT task has a 30 minute time […]

## GMAT Tuesdays with Kevin: Articles

Hello! 🙂 A few weeks back, we asked all of YOU to ask us any questions you had about the GMAT, and one of you asked a question about articles! So this week, I’m sharing a strategy you can use to apply the right articles to the right context, and take your essay writing skills […]

## Active Verbs on the GMAT

To start, consider these practice GMAT Sentence Correction questions. 1) The Senator’s warm recommendation of the popular Congressman seemed to many an implication that he will not see re-election to his current office. (A) an implication that (B) to make the implication (C) to imply that (D) as if implying (E) to make implicit that […]