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3a. Analysis of an Issue - Free GMAT Guide
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1. Analysis of an Issue

In this section, the candidate is expected to analyze an issue, take a position and support it using relevant reasons and examples from his or her own experience, observation, or reading.



The second section of Analytical Writing Assessment also consists of analytical writing task and has to be completed in the next 30 minutes. In this task, the candidate has to analyse how logically persuasive the argument presented in the question is?


Examples


“Education is a prime factor which provides many opportunities to individuals in our society. Just as wealth once was the key to success, education has now become the element that most ensures success in life.”

In your opinion, how accurate is the view expressed above? Explain using reasons and examples based on your own experience, observations, or reading.


“Scientists keep changing standards/specifications for what is beneficial or injurious to the environment. Since these specifications keep changing, companies should resist restructuring their products and processes in response to each new recommendation until those recommendations become government regulations.”

Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.




 



 
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