Look at all of the real AWA questions beforehand:
To beat the competition, you will need to
do some brainstorming for all 280 AWA questions. Any
of them could appear on your GMAT, so you should spend some time preparing
in advance. While there are many possible questions, the good news
is there are no surprises. You will be able to review all of the potential
1. The questions are in Adobe
Acrobat (.pdf format). If you do not have Adobe Acrobat you can
download it for free click here
to download Adobe 5.0.
2. Then, go to 2004_awa_topics.
(NOTE: REQUIRES ADOBE ACROBAT 5.0 or better.)
3. After you have downloaded the Acrobat file, print out the 140 Issue
questions and the 140 Argument questions.
To review our sample essays (based on 2003 essays):
1. Download 2003_awa_topics
2. Number the questions from 1-10 for Analysis of Argument and 1-10
for the Analysis of Issue. (The Analysis of Issue essays start after
the 140 Analysis of Argument questions. The Issue questions start
on approximately page 22 of the print out.) We have the answers to
those questions here for the first ten essays for both categories.
3. Skim through all of the essay questions. You
are guaranteed to see two of these questions on test day, so take
quick notes on each of the questions. Then go back and read
each one again. Pause for a minute to ponder the topic. At least three
or four ideas will probably pop into your mind; jot them down. At
this point, don't try to organize your thoughts or commit to a position
on the issues.
- There is no one "correct"
response to any AWA question.
- These essays were written in
30-45 minute periods. They represent 5-6 score essays.
- We cannot post the actual question.
Instead we have used a brief identifying phrase for each question.