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AWA compilations - 109 Analysis of Argument Essays

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Hi guys,

I am attaching compilation of 223 essays, 109 arguments and 134 issues. I am sure this will be very helpful. As it is mentioned in all the GMAT books, dont go for the languages, but the ideas must be helpful for all of us. Unfortunately i do not have time to go through all of these, but I plan to go through the ones wherein i do not a single clue what to write. I hope you guys will go through them all.

It is a zipped file, as the original was more than 1 mb. In case you are not able to get it, pls contact me on PM with your mail id so that i can mail them to you.

Happy studying (if there is anything like that...)

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Kalpesh

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I am also providing another great AWA resource - 800 AWA guide. It has all that is required to know to crack AWA in a short time. It has some very insightful discussion on how E-rater works.

Hope it is useful.

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The AWA involves staring at a blank page and cursor and thinking up stuff to write, not an easy task for many people.

It also consumes a lot of mental bandwidth at the very beginning of the test.

To top it off, it does not even add to your final score!

I'm sure the above three reasons are enough to make it your least favorite section on the GMAT.

But don't worry! there are shortcuts to cracking the AWA section.

The AWA lends itself very easily to the use of an essay template. No matter what the argument prompt is, you can bet that there will be at least 3 glaring errors of logic in it. You can, therefore, use a template to structure your AWA essay. Using a template takes most of the stress away from the AWA section.

CRACKVERBAL AWA TEMPLATE


The argument claims that < restate the argument >. Stated in this way the argument fails to take into account a few key factors which could call the conclusion to question. It rests on some assumptions, for which there is no clear evidence. Therefore, the argument is unconvincing and falls apart at the seams.

Paragraph 1:
1. Firstly, ( )
2. This statement is a stretch and not substantiated in any way.
3. The argument would have been much clearer if ( )

Paragraph 2:

1. Second ( ). This is again a very weak and unsupported claim as the argument ( ).
2. For example,
3. This argument would have sounded a lot more convincing if
4. In addition, it would have been strengthened ever further if the argument provided evidence that

Paragraph 3:

1. Finally, the argument concludes that
2. However, what is not clear here is ( )
3. If there had been evidence to support ( )

In summary, the argument fails to convince because of the faulty assumptions aforementioned. If the argument had drawn upon examples as suggested and thereby plugged in the holes in the reasoning, it would have been far sounder on the whole.


Here is how you need to fill in your templatized response with specific details.

Paragraph 1:

The only detail you need to add to the first paragraph is a summary of the argument that is presented. In the above template, your summary should go here ->

Paragraph 2:
1. Start off by pointing out the first flawed assumption.
2. Explain why this assumption is flawed.
3. Give an example that supports the flaw.
4. Explain what further information could have strengthened this argument.

Paragraph 3:

1. Start off by pointing out the second flawed assumption.
2. Explain why this assumption is flawed.
3. Give an example that supports the flaw.
4. Explain what further information could have strengthened this argument.

Paragraph 4:

1. Start off by pointing out the third flawed assumption.
2. Explain why this assumption is flawed.
3. Give an example that supports the flaw.
4. Explain what further information could have strengthened this argument.

Paragraph 5:

This is the concluding paragraph. You already have it down in your template! ?


For more insights and examples on writing argument essays, check out our detailed blog on How to write your GMAT AWA Essay Effectively
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