GRE Analytical writing scoring



  • How is the writing section in GRE scored?



  • Your overall GRE Analytical Writing score will be anywhere between 0 and 6, in 5 point increments.



  • When it comes to the “Analyze an Issue” task, they see if a student-

    Forms a clear and thoughtful opinion on the issue
    Comes up with cogent arguments and examples to support the opinion
    Is able to sustain a well-focused, well-organized analysis, connecting ideas coherently
    Conveys ideas using effective vocabulary and sentence variety
    For the “Analyze an Argument” task, they see if a student-

    Forms a clear understanding of the argument
    Develops ideas cogently, organizes them logically, and connects them well
    Comes up with coherent arguments and examples to support the opinion
    Conveys ideas using effective vocabulary and sentence variety