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Verbal Reasoning

The Verbal Reasoning measure contains three types of questions. Click on the links below to get a closer look at each, including sample questions with rationales.

Quantitative Reasoning

The Quantitative Reasoning measure has four types of questions. Click on the links below to get a closer look at each, including sample questions with rationales.

Quantitative Comparison Questions

Analytical Writing — Issue Task

“Analyze an Issue” task

  • Issue Pool— This page contains the Issue topics for the Analytical Writing section of the GRE revised General Test. When you take the test, you will be presented with one Issue topic from this pool.
  • Sample Issue Essay Responses—  The rater commentary that follows each sample essay explains how the response meets the criteria for that score.
  • Scoring Guide for the Issue Task

Analytical Writing — Argument Task

“Analyze an Argument” task

  • Argument Pool— This page contains the Argument topics for the Analytical Writing section of the GRE revised General Test. When you take the test, you will be presented with one Argument topic from this pool.
  • Sample Argument Essay Responses— The rater commentary that follows each sample essay explains how the response meets the criteria for that score.
  • Scoring Guide for the Argument Task

ScoreItNow! Online Writing Practice

A web-based tool that can help you sharpen your analytical writing skills and prepare for the Analytical Writing section of the GRE revised General Test. Using our patented e-rater technology, the automated scoring system provides immediate essay scoring in a confidential, risk-free environment. 

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