GRE AWA Section: How to Make Use of Evidence to Strengthen/Weaken the Argument

Understanding the GRE Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) Argument Task

In the GRE Argument task, you are provided with a passage, which is often called an argument. An argument broadly consists of facts and opinions: the author of the argument presents reasons, examples, and facts to support some claims or conclusions that he makes.

As a test taker, you are expected to analyse the line of reasoning used by the author and evaluate the logical correctness of the argument. This must be done in accordance with the instructions you are provided with.

It is a known fact, however, that the argument made by the author will be a flawed one. So, on the GRE argument task, you are required to assess the weaknesses of the given argument and write an essay that illustrates the logical incoherencies.

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