You can get a perfect score of 340 in the quantitative aptitude and verbal reasoning sections but what about analytical writing? Writing a full fledged essay on two different topics can be the sweetest dream or the biggest nightmare, depending on how good you are in writing for an entire hour. Analytical writing is nothing like the verbal section in which you will be needed to fill up the blank spaces or to choose an option available. Analytical writing is no math, where you can apply some tricks and get the right answer. It is something where you have to create a magical piece of writing through which you can present your thoughts and views in front of the GRE examiners and show them that you are the perfect candidate for the grad schools. GRE never asks you to be a prize-winning writer, but it does want its aspirant to be a competent writer who can play with standard words and use them according to their benefits.
Before we can decide which books are best to refer to analytical writing in GRE, we should understand what analytical writing is.
Analytical is the first section of the GRE, without completing this section you can’t move to the next section of verbal or quantitative aptitude. There is no experimental section on analytical writing, and in this section you will have one hour where you need to write two different essays. These are:
- Analyze an Issue: The essay on analyzing an issue asks you to analyze and respond on some general proclamation, which can be related to education, politics, or culture. You are asked to take a position on complex issues.
- Analyze an Argument: The Argument, in contrast to the issue essay, prompts you to dichotomize the soundness of any given position. You will find the situation in the paragraph provided. Hence it won’t be wrong to say that it requires a little bit of more reading than the Issue topic.
Here are a few study materials that can help you be ready for the analytical writing in GRE and get a picture-perfect score of 6.
- Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis: You can create an exceptional piece of the article if you have an active vocabulary. Writing an essay is a game of words and the words listed in this book are based on the etymology of the words. Hence, playing with words become easy and fun as you know the parent words.
- Read lots of standard Novels: These novels will help you in understanding the correct way of presenting your ideas and thoughts.
- Read international newspapers: International newspapers, especially the ones published in the US will help you get a better idea of politics, culture, and education as the topics are given in the exam is of the US economy.
Try these and getting a perfect 6 will be a child’s play for you. Be a competent writer, play with words and your perfect piece of article will be as simple as a piece of cake.