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Passing Oxbridge Admissions Tests

Passing Oxbridge Admissions Tests

Second Edition

July 2012 | 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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