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Tip to Write a Great GRE Analytical Essay

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Tip to Write a Great GRE Analytical Essay

Canada is regarded as one of the most popular study abroad destinations, and students study in these world’s top-ranked universities at an affordable price. In addition to this, Canada allows students to work part-time while pursuing their studies.

If you are also planning to study in a top Canadian college or university, you need to give some standardized exams such as IELTS, TOEFL, GMAT, or GRE to get into these exams. Canada boasts education from world-renowned institutes is affordable than other studies abroad destinations like the US, Australia, and the UK. Today, in this blog post, we will talk about GRE and top tips to write an impressive GRE analytical essay.

GRE or Graduate Record Examination is one of the main standardized tests for admission requirements for many graduate schools in Canada and other countries. It is a computer-based test that evaluates verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and analytical writing skills. GRE is required for master’s level admission in Canada. If you want to study MBA in Canada, then you don’t need to appear for the GRE.

GRE essay section, known as Analytical Writing Assessment, has two main parts, i.e., ‘Issue’ essay and an ‘Argument’ essay. You will get 30 minutes for each piece. When writing these essays, you should keep in mind to be very clear, coherent, and valid by substantiating your essay with logic and examples.

Issue Essay: 

In this type of essay, a general statement or opinion related to social issues or political or education is presented in the test. You have to give your point of view whether you agree or disagree with the proposed statement. Also, you have to substantiate your answer for the same.

Argument Essay

In this type of essay, a prompt will be given in the form of a situation, and you have to analyze the logic, as shown in the situation. You have to evaluate the evidence that is provided in the essay, and you have to present your argument coherently.

Grading scale

Knowing the grading scale is very important. The essays are scored on a scale of 0 to 6 with 0.5 points increments. Please note that your score will be the average score that two graders give. You will only get a zero score if you submit a blank page. If you get six scores in your essay, it means your essay has excellent arguments, error-free, and you dissected your prompt thoroughly.

If you are planning to study in Canada and your course demands a GRE, then it is vital to learn some of the top tips to ace this section:

  1. Make sure you structure your essay correctly. There is no specified word or page limit for this essay, but keeping your essay short with strong arguments is advisable. Also, make sure to have an introduction, three body paragraphs, and a conclusion. Writing an essay of about 1000 words and keeping each section roughly 200 is considered okay. You will have only 30 minutes for each essay; this time is enough to cover your arguments within this word limit.
  2. It is imperative to substantiate your essay with relevant examples. Be picky about adding certain examples in your essay. It would be best to use a real-life example or a case study in your essay. It will show that you are a critical thinker and are fully aware of the current social, cultural, and political events.
  3. Remember to never use the first person in your essays, especially in your introductions and concluding paragraphs.
  4. If you find any assumptions in your prompt, it is advisable to discuss them and add examples to support or write against them.
  5. The final tip is to practice, practice, and practice a lot for this section. Trust us when we say this; there is no substitute for it. Once you understand the pattern, it will build your confidence to attempt it.

If you are also planning to study in Canada, visit Canam Consultants, one of the leading study abroad consultants in the country. Our Expert counsellors are well-versed with the requirements of the colleges and universities of Canada so that your application is of high quality and doesn’t get rejected.

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