Common errors in the argument's line of reasoning likely resemble one or more of the following: The weakest responses are usually those in which students write about the subject of the quotation (how a restaurant should be run, why television advertising is a good idea, why student fees should be reduced), but never analyze the weakness in the reasoning of the argument.
The argument you must analyze will never be strong.
Don't waste your time trying to find something good to say about it.
The AWA involves staring at a blank page and cursor and thinking up stuff to write, not an easy task for many people.
It also consumes a lot of mental bandwidth at the very beginning of the test.
Also remember, that this is an analysis, not an opinion piece. Unlike the Quant and Verbal sections, where your thumb-rule should be to get as high a score as possible, we’d suggest that you do not expend too much mental energy on the AWA, trying to score a 6 on 6.
Do not bring YOUR perspective and your opinions into the essay. Getting a perfect 6 will look good on your GMAT score card, and will sound great as you’re telling your friends about it. The AWA is graded by an E-reader application and by a human reader.
Many of these facts will ease your AWA fears and bring a smile to your face! ), to test your readiness for an MBA program and for your post-MBA career. On the AWA, you need to be a lawyer, that is, you need to find faults with the given argument.
One of the skills you will definitely need post-MBA is an ability to analyze an argument impartially and convey your perspective clearly. You do not need to be a journalist, that is, you do not need to write about all possible perspectives of an issue.
If you haven’t exercised your writing muscles for a while, it is a good idea to put in some practice.
Scoring well on the AWA is not an esoteric art, you just need to keep few basic things in mind.