The GRE Analytical Writing Measure (AWM) is comprised of two essays: a 45-minute
“Present Your Perspective on an Issue” and a 30-minute “Analyze an Argument.” The
first essay requires that the test taker construct his/her own argument by taking a position
on an issue (students will be able to choose one of two issues from which to write this
essay). The second essay requires the test taker to critique another person’s argument
(only one argument prompt will be provided). Each essay in the AWM will be scored
from 0 – 6, though students will only receive a single score for both essays; individual
essay scores will not...