GRE sample essays



  • Do you have links to any sample GRE essays I can look at?
    My writing section needs improvement.



  • Sure, you can-

    1. Head to the ETS website
    2. Click on the links of "Analyze an Issue" or "Analyze an Argument"
    3. Click on "Sample essays"

    And you'll find a whole list of those!



  • You can also practice from the questions in this article



  • Try these out-

    1. A nation should require all of its students to study the same national curriculum until they enter college.
    2. In any field of inquiry, the beginner is more likely than the expert to make important contributions.


    1. GRE Analyze an Issue task-
      The best way to teach is to praise positive actions and ignore negative ones.
      Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, you should consider ways in which the statement might or might not hold true and explain how these considerations shape your position.
    2. GRE Analyze an Argument task-
      “To reverse a decline in listener numbers, our owners have decided that WWAC must change from its current rock-music format. The decline has occurred despite population growth in our listening area, but that growth has resulted mainly from people moving here after their retirement. We must make listeners of these new residents. We could switch to a music format tailored to their tastes, but a continuing decline in local sales of recorded music suggests limited interest in music. Instead we should change to a news and talk format, a form of radio that is increasingly popular in our area.”
      Write a response in which you discuss what specific evidence is needed to evaluate the argument and explain how the evidence would weaken or strengthen the argument.