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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

 
Introduction
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
Introduction

 
Thinking Skills Assessment: Practice Test

 
Thinking Skills Assessment: Answers and Rationale

 
 
TSA Writing Task
Introduction

 
TSA Writing Task

 
Structured Approach

 
Writing the Essay

 
Critical Thinking

 
 
Other Oxbridge Admissions Tests
Oxford Tests

 
Cambridge Tests

 

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