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Passing Oxbridge Admissions Tests

Passing Oxbridge Admissions Tests

Second Edition

January 2013 | 160 pages | Learning Matters
If you are applying to Oxford or Cambridge Universities you may have to take one of the Oxbridge-specific admission tests. This text provides the essential information you need to understand the format and structure of the tests along with vital practice in the sort of questions you will face.

The book covers in detail the Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA) for both institutions, focusing on critical thinking and problem solving skills. It includes a practice test with answers and explanations and also guidance on the Writing Task undertaken by applicants to Oxford. The STEP and other subject-specific tests are also examined.

Key Features:
  • All you need for the thinking skills assessments required by both Oxford and Cambridge
  • Plenty of practice questions, with full answers and explanations
  • Guidance on the Oxford TSA Writing Task
  • Help with interviews and personal statements

Oxbridge Admissions Tests

How Will This Book Help Me?

Application Process for Oxford and Cambridge

Thinking Skills Assessment

Multiple-Choice Questions
Format and Design of Multiple-Choice Questions

Format of the Thinking Skills Assessment: Problem Solving

Format of the Thinking Skills Assessment: Critical Thinking

How to Approach Multiple-Choice Questions

Thinking Skills Assessment
Problem Solving

Problem-Solving Curriculum

Problem-Solving: Example Questions

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking: Example Questions

Thinking Skills Assessment Practice Test

Thinking Skills Assessment: Practice Test

Thinking Skills Assessment: Answers and Rationale

TSA Writing Task

TSA Writing Task

Structured Approach

Writing the Essay

Critical Thinking

Other Oxbridge Admissions Tests
Oxford Tests

Cambridge Tests


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