The Analytical Writing Assessment segment of the GMAT has a time allowance of 30 minutes in which the candidate will be expected to write a short essay. After being presented with an essay prompt, the test taker uses written communication skills to provide analysis and critique of the text.
GMAT AWA Sample Essays Analysis of an Argument. Download a free AWA sample essay (.pdf) responding to the following essay prompt. The following paragraph recently appeared in an editorial printed in the opinion section of a local newspaper.