How to Improve GRE Analytical Writing Score?

The GRE analytical writing section can be daunting at first, but with some practice, you should be able to improve your score. You just need to know what your GRE Analytical Writing score is based on — a strong focus on topic, good evidence to support arguments, and good use of grammar. If your essays have all three of these important factors, you’ll earn a top analytical writing score of 6.

Focus on Topic

If you want a high GRE analytical writing score, you have to stay on topic. Read the prompt very carefully. Make an outline and stick to it. You don’t have much time to write the essay, so if you spend time writing off-topic material, you’re wasting valuable minutes.

Use Supporting Evidence

You might have good arguments, but without evidence any argument is useless. Therefore, do not make statements unless you have evidence to support them. You can draw evidence from personal experiences, current events, or stuff you’ve learned in class. Just make sure your evidence is relevant to the essay topic and to your arguments.

Use Good Grammar

Don’t write sentence fragments. Don’t use slang. Don’t use vocabulary words incorrectly. For more details on, check out’s AWA sessions in VERBAL MASTER

Where to Find Good GRE Analytical Writing

The best place to get an idea of how you should write is The Wall Street Journal. Read The Journal every day and you’ll quickly get a good grasp of how you should write for the GRE Analytical Writing section. As you read The Journal you will discover an improvement in vocabulary and reading comprehension skills as well.