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Passing Oxbridge Admissions Tests: Student Guides to University Entrance Series

Autor Rosalie Hutton, Glenn Hutton
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 23 iul 2012
If you are applying to Oxford or Cambridge Universities, you may be required to take one of the Oxbridge-specific admission tests. This text provides all 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.
This revised and updated edition includes new material across all parts of the book. It provides enhanced information on interviews and personal statements, coverage of the Sixth Term Examination Paper (STEP), and expanded sections on the other tests for English, history, physics, mathematics and computer sciences.
Rosalie Hutton BSc, MSc, MCIPD, is an Occupational Psychologist who has specialised in the field of assessment and testing for 25 years. As CEO of her own company, Rosalie has designed and published a range of psychological assessment measures and is the co-author of a number of assessment books on multiple-choice questions.
Glenn Hutton BA, MPhil, FCIPD, is a consultant to organisations concerned with recruitment and selection by way of assessment or examination. Previously a Police Superintendent and Head of the National Police Training Examinations and Assessment Unit, he co-authors books on criminal law and assessment.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780857257970
ISBN-10: 0857257978
Pagini: 160
Dimensiuni: 171 x 246 x 10 mm
Greutate: 0.28 kg
Ediția:Second Edition
Editura: SAGE Publications
Colecția Learning Matters
Seria Student Guides to University Entrance Series

Locul publicării:London, United Kingdom

Cuprins

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

Notă biografică

Rosalie Hutton BSc, MSc, MCIPD, is an Occupational Psychologist who has specialised in the field of assessment and testing for 25 years. As CEO of her own company, Rosalie has designed and published a range of psychological assessment measures and is the co-author of a number of assessment books on multiple-choice questions.

Descriere

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.