How to tackle the Analytical Writing Assessment in GMAT

The Analytical writing assessment is a small section in GMAT that is very much important for GMAT score. It true that Quant and verbal score is much more important in GMAT but you can’t completely neglect AWA. Although the difference between 5 or 6 on AWA will not make a break to get admission in any business school but having a score below a 4 could hurt you.

The AWA test basically depends on your writing skills or how effectively you express yourself in written form. It is so important in the business world where you deal with email and online chatting. Score below 4 in AWA may raise various questions for the business schools. That’s why it is very important to score well in AWA.

There is not so much preparation required to crack the AWA. A small amount of preparation can make a large difference on the test day so let’s see some of the important tips are:

  1. Be particularly concerned with structure:

Divide your essay in three parts as the introductory parraph, two to three content parraphs and a conclusion. Take some time to analyze that what you are going to write because that will set up an organizational structure.


  1. Use transitional phrases:

Some of the words and phrases add some points to your writing skill. Try to use words or phrases like “first”, “on the other hand,” and “therefore” that will help you to identify by the computer. Use of these words shows the clear concepts between and within the parraph.


  1. Be a conformist:

The system is not designed to appreciate individually as for his/her humor, or poetic inspiration. The system only compares the style and structure of your essay to other high rated essays. It has more than 50 sample high score essay sample that are used to compare your essay.


  1. Know the essays and how to answer them:

Before start writing, try to know your essay that at which topic you are going to express your views. Don’t answer any of the essays which are beyond to your knowledge. Try to give the genuine and authentic news as per as your knowledge. Don’t try to put some words that are only a random guessing.


  1. Practice, Practice, Practice:

This is the best thing you can do for better performance.  Try to do more practice under real condition within 30 min of time frame. There are many more online sites are available that will help you by providing you mock test and manymore.


So basically improving the AWA scores is not that much difficult as it seem, you are just few steps back to get your success. You just need to follow some of the basic steps and if you do little practice then you can easily archive it. I really hope that steps mentioned above will help you to enhance your writing skills. So what are you waiting for, get up and start practice


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