Study Aids

Passing Oxbridge Admissions Tests

Author: Rosalie Hutton,Glenn Hutton

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 0857257986

Category: Study Aids

Page: 160

View: 6995

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.
Medical

Passing the UKCAT and BMAT 2010

Fifth Edition

Author: Felicity Taylor,Rosalie Hutton,Glenn Hutton

Publisher: Sage

ISBN: 9781844454587

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 499

This revised and updated 2010 edition is now the most comprehensive guide available to the UKCAT and BMAT. Whichever universities you are applying to, you will find all you need to face the tests with confidence, fulfil your potential and succeed in your application. In addition to an extensive and comprehensive bank of questions, this essential text takes you through everything you need to know from writing your personal statement and preparing for interviews to time management and test-taking strategies.
Medical

Passing the UKCAT and BMAT

Advice, Guidance and Over 650 Questions for Revision and Practice

Author: Rosalie Hutton,Glenn Hutton,Felicity Taylor

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 147391762X

Category: Medical

Page: 424

View: 3071

The most comprehensive guide available for the UKCAT and BMAT! If you're an aspiring doctor or dentist, this book is all you need to face the admissions tests with confidence and get in to medical or dental school - whichever universities you‘re applying to. Offering support for both the UKCAT and BMAT, with hints and tips on how to pass the tests, worked examples and guidance on technique, this is your guide to success. Inside you'll find: Over 650 practice questions for the UKCAT and BMAT 2 full practice tests for focused revision Practice questions and guidance notes for the Situational Judgement section Guidance on applications and interviews, including the personal statement Test-taking strategies so you can practice and pass. This text is your tool for extensive revision and question practice for the UKCAT and BMAT. The practice tests replicate the format of the actual tests, so you can tackle them under timed conditions and be fully prepared for the real thing.
Medical

Passing the UK Clinical Aptitude Test and BMAT 2008

Author: Felicity Taylor,Rosalie Hutton,Glenn Hutton

Publisher: Learning Matters Limited

ISBN: 9781844451784

Category: Medical

Page: 245

View: 4643

The UK Clinical Aptitude Test is now being used by the majority of UK university medical and dental schools to help select their student entrants. The test examines verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, abstract reasoning, and problem solving skills. This third edition guide provides a no nonsense explanation of the rationale behind the four parts to the test, together with practice questions and answers. The book also presents step-by-step guidance for applying to medical or dental school programs at UK universities. There is an additional section for those required to take the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT), which includes a practice test and explanations of the answers.
Foreign Language Study

Guidelines

A Cross-Cultural Reading/Writing Text

Author: Ruth Spack

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521613019

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 336

View: 7982

Guidelines, Third edition, is an advanced reading and writing text designed specifically to strengthen students' academic writing. Guidelines is a classic reading/writing text that teaches academic essay and research writing. The book contains stimulating cross-cultural readings that provide source materials for critical thinking and writing. The book concludes with a hundred-page handbook that contains information on how to document sources and how to draft, review, revise, and edit.
Medical

Passing the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) and BMAT 2009

Author: Rosalie Hutton,Glenn Hutton,Felicity Taylor

Publisher: Learning Matters Limited

ISBN: 9781844452842

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 911

The UK Clinical Aptitude Test is now being used by the majority of UK university medical and dental schools to help select their student entrants. The test examines verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, abstract reasoning and problem solving skills. This guide provides no-nonsense explanation of the rationale behind the four parts to the test, together with practice questions and answers. The book also presents step-by-step guidance for your application for medicine or dentistry at university. There is an additional section for those required to take the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT), which includes a practice test and explanations of the answers.
Biography & Autobiography

Farbenblind

Author: Trevor Noah

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 364120643X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 5874

Trevor Noah kam 1984 im Township Soweto als Sohn einer Xhosa und eines Schweizers zur Welt. Zu einer Zeit, da das südafrikanische Apartheidsregime „gemischtrassige“ Beziehungen weiterhin unter Strafe stellte. Als Kind, das es nicht geben durfte, erlebte er Armut und systematischen Rassismus, aber auch die mutige Auflehnung seiner "farbenblinden" Eltern, die einfallsreich versuchten, Trennungen zwischen Ethnien und Geschlechtern zu überwinden. Heute ist er ein international gefeierter Comedian, der die legendäre "The Daily Show" in den USA leitet und weltweit – ob Sydney, Dubai, Toronto, San Francisco oder Berlin – in ausverkauften Sälen auftritt. In "Farbenblind" erzählt Trevor Noah ebenso feinsinnig wie komisch in achtzehn Geschichten von seinem Aufwachsen in Südafrika, das den ganzen Aberwitz der Apartheid bündelt: warum ihn seine Mutter aus einem fahrenden Minibus warf, um Gottes Willen zu erfüllen, welche Musik er für einen tanzenden Hitler aufzulegen pflegte, um sein erstes Geld zu verdienen, und wie ihn eine Überwachungskamera, die nicht einmal zwischen Schwarz und Weiß unterscheiden konnte, vor dem Gefängnis bewahrte.
History

Generational Conflict and University Reform

Oxford in the Age of Revolution

Author: Heather Ellis

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004225528

Category: History

Page: 258

View: 2615

This book argues that growing tensions between students and the university authorities were crucial in determining the introduction of key reforms such as competitive examination and a uniform syllabus at Oxford against the background of the American and French Revolutions.
Education

The Qualified Student

A History of Selective College Admission in America

Author: Harold S. Wechsler

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412854113

Category: Education

Page: 422

View: 2979

In The Qualified Student Harold S. Wechsler focuses on methods of student selection used by institutions of higher education in the United States. More specifically, he discusses the way that college and university reformers employed those methods to introduce higher education into a broader cross-section of America, by extending access to an increased number of students from nontraditional backgrounds. Implicit in much of this book is an underlying social and ethical question: How legitimate was and is higher education’s regulation of social mobility? Public concern over colleges’ and universities’ practices became inevitable once they became regulators between social classes. The challenging of colleges’ admissions policies in the courts augments similar concerns that have been present in legislatures for decades. The volume is divided into three main sections: Prerequisites, Columbia and the Selective Function, and Implications. It focuses mainly on four universities, The University of Michigan, Columbia University, the University of Chicago, and the City University of New York. Wechsler maintains that unlike other universities, these institutions were pacesetters; they did not adopt a new policy simply because some other college had already adopted it. A new introduction brings the book, originally published in 1977, up to date and demonstrates its continuing importance in today’s academic world of selective admissions.