Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) Section

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The Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) measures your ability to think critically and to communicate your ideas. During the AWA, you are asked to analyze the reasoning behind a given argument and write a critique of that argument.

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Sample AWA Question

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AWA Topics

Most Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) Analysis of an Argument topics are available as a downloadable PDF.

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