Analytical Writing Assessment
The Analysis of an Argument essay topic is not so far removed from the Critical Reasoning section of the GMAT, so it may be helpful to get into this mindset as you approach the prompt. Since you’re being asked to evaluate the effectiveness of the argument, as you read through the case, you need to be on the lookout for holes in the foundation such as weaknesses in the argument or faulty assumptions. Sound familiar? The only difference between this section of the GMAT and the Critical Reasoning section is that instead of choosing between someone else’s evaluations of the argument, you are now creating your own. Other than this not-so-small detail, the skills assessed are actually quite similar. Of course, there’s also the fact that you’re being scored on how eloquently and effectively you can analyze the impact of the argument—no pressure though!
"Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it."
- George Halas
The very first TV commercial was for Bulova watches in 1941, and it aired in the middle of a pro baseball game between the Dodgers and Phillies. The spot cost nine dollars.