Sample Template for AWA Argument on GMAT

In this video, you will come across a Sample Template for forming an AWA Argument on GMAT. This is an important video from the viewpoint of attempting the AWA Section on GMAT.

Sample Template for AWA Argument on GMAT

The Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) section of the GMAT consists of two essays. In the first, the student must analyze an argument and, in the second, the student must analyze an issue. Many GMAT-aspirants do not pay too much attention to the AWA section, believing it to be of minimal importance, compared to the quant and verbal sections. However, performing well in the AWA is no less vital to securing a good GMAT score. In this short article, we will provide an effective template for your GMAT AWA argument.

The Template

The following is a template that you can use on the GMAT, for your AWA questions. Please go through this template carefully. WA argument.

The aforementioned argument, in asserting that____ appears, at first glance, to be fairly convincing. However, upon further examination of the argument and its underlying structure, a number of flaws become evident. Among the most pivotal shortcomings of the argument are its inability to address, or even acknowledge, its assumptions and lack of information to substantiate its claims. WA argument.

Para 2: First of all,... (flaw)
Para 3: Secondly,... (flaw)
Para 4: Further,... (flaw)
Para 5: Moreover, ...(flaw)
Para 6: What all could have been done to make the argument convincing.

The argument, in its current stare, contains a considerable number of defects, the most blatant of which have been discussed above. Had the argument managed to address the aforementioned concerns, both its persuasive ability and its apparent legitimacy would have been greatly reinforced, perhaps to such an extent that it would have been difficult to refute. However, as it stands, one must conclude that that the argument is simply a hasty generalization, filled with overreaching assumptions and deficiencies in the information.

Now we will take a closer look at what exactly this template is doing. The first paragraph clearly suggests that the argument is wrong, and the subsequent stems 2-5 each discuss one of its flaws. Then there is the sixth paragraph, which suggests ways in which the argument could have been improved, and finally, the concluding paragraph that re-states that the paragraph is not convincing.

You might have noticed that this template is quite complex. We have deliberately made it in this manner so that students do not try to just cram it. Please use it wisely, as a reference, more to understand the structure of your essay, rather than picking up the exact words or phrases or sentences.

In the first paragraph, you must suggest that the paragraph is not convincing. Thereafter, in the next four to five paragraphs, point out one flaw each, per paragraph. No matter how small the flaw is, each should get a separate paragraph. Then have one paragraph where you list what all you think could have been done to make the argument more convincing. Finally, in the concluding paragraph, re-state that the paragraph is not convincing. This is the treatment that you must give to your essay. Please use your own vocabulary, style, and tonality.

This article has deliberately been kept brief; for a more elaborate explanation, please refer to Experts' Global's Stage One videos.

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