Passing Oxbridge Admissions Tests

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SAGE, Aug 22, 2008 - Study Aids - 160 pages
Students applying to Oxbridge are increasingly required to sit Oxbridge-specific admissions tests. These are usually aptitude tests, consisting of multiple-choice questions focused on critical thinking and problem solving skills. The most widely used is the Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA).

This book introduces candidates to critical thinking and problem solving skills and their use in answering test questions. It includes a practice test, similar to the TSA, with answers and explanations and also guidance on the TSA Writing Task undertaken by applicants to Oxford. The book also refers to the tests for English, History, Physics, Mathematics and Computer Sciences.


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Multiplechoice questions 4 Thinking Skills Assessment 5 Format and design of multiplechoice questions
Thinking Skills Assessment practice test 36
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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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