Passing Oxbridge Admissions Tests

Author: Rosalie Hutton,Glenn Hutton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1844455793

Category: Study Aids

Page: 160

View: 4626


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.

History of Universities

Volume XXIV/1&2

Author: Mordechai Feingold

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199582122

Category: Education

Page: 404

View: 4410


Volume XXIV of History of Universities contains the customary mix of learned articles, book reviews, and bibliographical information, which makes this publication such an indispensable tool for the historian of higher education. Its contributions range widely geographically, chronologically, and in subject-matter.


Author: Brian V Peck

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1481790536

Category: Humor

Page: 274

View: 3517


One of the most savage critiques of Modernity ever written on so-called Democracy (in its many forms), Meritocracy, What is Truth - Fact or Fiction, the Mass Media and Individualism. Meaning in essence that Socrates famous axiom is as relevant today as it was in the past, which was according to Plato: ‘that the unexamined life is not worth living’.

Students Writing in the University

Cultural and epistemological issues

Author: Carys Jones,Joan Turner,Brian Street

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027294828

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

View: 2954


This volume aims to raise awareness of the underlying complexities concerning student writing in the universities. The authors address a series of theoretical as well as practical questions regarding the literacies required of students in Higher Education, from the perspective of both students themselves and of their tutors. The research described here intends to move beyond the narrow confines of current policy debates and the quick fix solutions of writing manuals, to explore the epistemological, cultural, historical and theoretical bases of such writing. Issues addressed include the nature of competing epistemologies that underlie the writing process and the varying degrees of explicitness about what academic writing entails; ways of challenging the institutional marginalisation of academic writing as teaching, learning, and research practice; what counts as knowledge and how far it is mediated by the rhetorical conventions of one culture; to what extent the challenging of such rhetorical conventions is itself a crucial epistemological issue. Writing, in this volume, then, is addressed in terms of academic literacy practices involving relations of power, issues of identity and theories of knowledge.

Moab is My Washpot

Author: Stephen Fry

Publisher: Random House (UK)


Category: Actors

Page: 343

View: 1779


A humorous autobiography that covers the author's time at public school, acting and writing career and the ups and downs of his personal life.

Postmodernism and Islam

Predicament and Promise

Author: Akbar S. Ahmed

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134924178

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 1355


Can West and East ever understand each other? In this extraordinary book one of the world's leading Muslim scholars explores an area which has which has been almost entirely neglected by scholars in the field - the area of postmodernism and Islam. This landmark work is startling, constantly perceptive and certain to be debated for years to come.