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1. Retired Sample Official GMAT Questions

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 questions possible, the good news is there are no surprises. You will be able to review all of the potential questions beforehand.

2. Review Sample Essay Answers

1. Number the first ten questions from 1-10 for Analysis of Argument. We have sample essays for those questions.

2. Skim through all of the Analysis of Argument essay questions (Analysis of Issue is not tested on the GMAT). You are guaranteed to see one 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.


  • 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.
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