Are you ready to wow graduate schools with your impressive writing and reasoning skills? A perfect score on the GRE Argument Essay (a 6) is a great way to increase your graduate school admissions chances! Here are 7 tips to take your GRE Argument Essay to that perfect score.
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Your GRE essays will be scored by half-point increments, from 0 to 6 (highest). Two graders will score both this argument essay and your issue essay. A third grader will also score your essays if your two initial graders’ scores differ by more than one point. The graders base scores on their overall impression of your essay — holistically — rather than deducting points for specific errors.
The GRE testmaker, Educational Testing Service (ETS) reports a single score—the average of the two essays—rounded up to the nearest half-point. This score makes up the essay portion of your overall GRE score, despite there being two separate essays.
You can read more from ETS on specific score level breakdowns here.