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.
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.
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.
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 school - whichever universities you are 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 600 practice questions for the UKCAT and BMAT 2 full practice tests for focused revision 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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