Download Analysis of Argument Questions for the GMAT. The Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) consists of one 30-minute writing task of analysis of an argument. The new GMAT replaced analysis of an issue by Integrated Reasoning section. The Analytical Writing Assessment is designed as a direct measure of your ability to think critically and communicate your ideas. The Analysis of an Argument task tests your ability to formulate an appropriate and constructive critique of a prescribed conclusion based upon a specific line of thinking.