• Study Aids

Ace the Thinking Skills Assessment


Author: Neel Burton
Publisher: Acheron Press
ISBN: 1783015608
Category: Study Aids
Page: 164
View: 6182
This book, written by an Oxford tutor and writer, covers all aspects of the Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA), including problem-solving, critical thinking, and the writing task. It should also prove useful for other aptitude tests such as the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT). The TSA is an admission test for an increasing number of courses at an increasing number of universities, including and originally Oxford and Cambridge. The emphasis of the TSA is very much on thinking skills, and the amount of knowledge required is minimal. This means that the best way to prepare is to develop your thinking skills by working through a large number of TSA-style questions, and the bulk of this book consists of three full-length mock papers, each followed by detailed explanations of the answers. You should look upon the TSA not only as a means to stand out from your competition, but also, and indeed mostly, as an opportunity to hone your thinking skills, which are going to be far more important to your future impact and wellbeing than any facts that you could ever learn. As BF Skinner once put it, "Education is what survives when what has been learnt has been forgotten."

    • Education

Think You Can Think?

Cracking the Thinking Skills Assessment
Author: Minesh Tanna
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780955079740
Category: Education
Page: 300
View: 1115
This is a practical guide to cracking the Thinking Skills Assessment, an admissions test required for a number of courses at Oxford and Cambridge universities. The text gives students the opportunity to pit their logical wits against challenging critical thinking questions and complex exercises.

    • Business & Economics

Cracking the Thinking Skills Assessment

A guide to the entrance exam required for selected courses at Oxford and Cambridge University
Author: Mitesh Desai
Publisher: Mitesh Desai
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 132
View: 1993
Oxford and Cambridge now require students to complete an exam called the Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA) before they invite them for interview. This exam forms a large part of their assessment of candidates prior to meeting them; good TSA scores can sometimes lead to interviews despite poor results in public exams and a poor TSA score has been known to lead to rejection of a candidate before interview despite flawless public exam scores. This textbook is designed to help students improve their performance in the TSA through a number of methods: 1. Exam Strategy This exam is unlike any exam most candidates will have ever faced. The textbook arms students with simple but extremely effective strategies designed to save candidates time and also to use the nature of the exam to guide them towards more correct answers. 2. Approach The textbook also shows candidates simple approaches to the unique style of question presented in the TSA. It helps candidates get comfortable and confident with the questions the TSA requires candidates to complete. 3. Practice With 130 practice questions which are all designed in a similar way to the questions on the TSA exam, along with numerous worked examples, candidates will go into the exam having more experience of the questions. There is also a comprehensive explained answer section so candidates can check their answers and also see different methods to evaluate the questions and get to the correct answer more often, faster.

    • Education

The Ultimate TSA Guide

300 Practice Questions: Fully Worked Solutions, Time Saving Techniques, Score Boosting Strategies, Annotated Essays, 2017 ... for Thinking Skills Assessment
Author: Jonathan Madigan,Rohan Agarwal
Publisher: RAR Medical Services Limited
ISBN: 1999857011
Category: Education
Page: 287
View: 6055
“If you had all day to do your TSA, you would get 100% But you don’t!” Whilst this isn’t completely true, it illustrates a very important point - the clock is your biggest enemy. This seemingly obvious statement has one very important consequence. The way to improve your TSA score is to improve your speed. There is no magic bullet. But there are a great number of techniques that, with practice, will give you significant time gains, allowing you to answer more questions and score more marks. Published by the UKs Leading Admissions Company, the Ultimate TSA Guide is the most comprehensive TSA book available. Written for the 2018 Entry, it contains powerful time-saving strategies that will allow you to answer difficult questions within the time limit as well a massive 300 Practice Questions written in the style and difficulty of the real exam. Each question comes with Fully Worked Solutions that guide you through the most efficient way for getting the correct answer as quickly as possible. With contributions and advice from over 10 Specialist TSA Tutors, this is your Ultimate companionto the TSA and a MUST-BUY for those looking to do well in the exam.

    • Education

Testing for Kindergarten

Simple Strategies to Help Your Child Ace the Tests for: Public School Placement, Private School Admissions, Gifted Program Qualification
Author: Karen Quinn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416596769
Category: Education
Page: 272
View: 8987
Karen Quinn has successfully taught hundreds of parents how to prepare their children for testing, and Testing For Kindergarten is her ultimate, comprehensive guide to having fun while teaching to the underlying abilities every test assesses. Whether your child is going to a private kindergarten or a public school, he or she will most likely be tested—and placed in classrooms according to those results. But information about intelligence tests is closely guarded, and it can be difficult to understand what your kids need to know. As an expert who has successfully taught hundreds of parents how to work with their own children, Karen Quinn has written the ultimate guide to preparing your child for kindergarten testing. The activities she suggests are not about “teaching to the test.” They are about having fun while teaching to the underlying abilities every test assesses. From the “right” way to have a conversation to natural ways to bring out your child’s inner math geek, Quinn shares the techniques that every parent can do with their kids to give them the best chance to succeed in school and beyond. It’s just good parenting—and better test scores are icing on the cake.

    • Fiction

That Old Ace in the Hole


Author: Annie Proulx
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416588924
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 6032
Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Annie Proulx's That Old Ace in the Hole is told through the eyes of Bob Dollar, a young Denver man tryingto make good in a bad world. Dollar is out of college but aimless, when he takes a job with Global Pork Rind -- his task to locate big spreads of land in the Texas and Oklahoma panahandles that can be purchased by the corporation and converted to hog farms. Dollar finds himself in a Texas town called Woolybucket, whose idiosyncratic inhabitants have ridden out all manner of seismic shifts in panhandle country. These are tough men and women who witnessed first hand tornadoes, dust storms, and the demise of the great cattle ranches. Now it's feed lots, hog farms, and ever-expanding drylands. Dollar settles into LaVon Fronk's old bunkhouse for fifty dollars a month, helps out at Cy Frease's Old Dog Café, targets Ace and Tater Crouch's ranch for Global Pork, and learns the hard way how vigorously the old owners will hold on to their land, even though their children want no part of it. Robust, often bawdy, strikingly original and intimate, The Old Ace in the Hole tracks the vast waves of change that have shaped the American landscape and the character over the past century. In Bob Dollar, Proulx has created one of the most irresistible characters in contemporary fiction.

    • Study Aids

Ace the LSAT Logic Games


Author: Get Prepped! LLC
Publisher: Get Prepped Llc
ISBN: 9780974853369
Category: Study Aids
Page: 510
View: 8290
Ace the LSAT Logic Games. The premier guide for acing the challenging LSAT logic games.

    • Consultants

Ace Your Case!

Consulting Interviews
Author: WetFeet (Firm)
Publisher: WETFEET, INC.
ISBN: 1582077436
Category: Consultants
Page: 78
View: 476

    • Study Aids

Ace the GRE Writing Assessment


Author: Tim Avants
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402220553
Category: Study Aids
Page: 143
View: 5458
If you're one of the 500,000 students who will take the GRE this year, you know the stakes are high. Your score can determine whether you get into your ideal school-or settle for second-best. And the Writing Assessment is the hardest part of the test-one that trips up many students. Ace the GRE Writing Assessment gives you simple and clear instruction on what you need to know to score well on the toughest section of the test and provides real essay samples that you can relate to. You'll get the lowdown on what you need to score high in an easy-to-understand format full of great tips. Inside you'll discover how to handle: -Analysis of arguments -Logic -Cause and effect essays -Comparison/contrast statements -Punctuation - Transitions and much more! Don't let the Writing Assessment stand between you and the score you want. Ace the GRE Writing Assessment is the resource you need to tackle the most challenging section of the GRE.

    • Education

Assessment for Excellence

The Philosophy and Practice of Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education
Author: Alexander W. Astin,anthony lising antonio
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442213639
Category: Education
Page: 380
View: 2743
Assessment for Excellence introduces a philosophy of assessment based upon the talent development concept. Colleges and universities prioritize developing the talents of students and faculty, rather than gathering the most resources and status for their institutions. The Input-Environment-Outcome assessment model focuses on talent development and highlight the pitfalls of common assessment practices.

    • Young Adult Fiction

American Ace


Author: Marilyn Nelson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698407903
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 128
View: 6801
This riveting novel in verse, perfect for fans of Jacqueline Woodson and Toni Morrison, explores American history and race through the eyes of a teenage boy embracing his newfound identity Connor’s grandmother leaves his dad a letter when she dies, and the letter’s confession shakes their tight-knit Italian-American family: The man who raised Dad is not his birth father. But the only clues to this birth father’s identity are a class ring and a pair of pilot’s wings. And so Connor takes it upon himself to investigate—a pursuit that becomes even more pressing when Dad is hospitalized after a stroke. What Connor discovers will lead him and his father to a new, richer understanding of race, identity, and each other. From the Hardcover edition.

    • Business & Economics

Ace Your Teacher Interview

149 Fantastic Answers to Tough Interview Questions
Author: Anthony D. Fredericks
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781681570044
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
View: 8371
Ace Your Teacher Interview provides you with inside information on how to prepare for interviews, various interview formats, and how to handle tricky questions. Additionally, youll discover a creative range of inside information on what impresses interviewers and makes you stand out as a candidate. In a witty and informative manner, Fredericks generously shares the time-tested strategies that will get you hired. Dr. Anthony D. Fredericks has participated in numerous interviews from both sides of the desk. In Ace Your Teacher Interview, the Revised and Expanded 2nd edition, he has assembled the wisdom and experience of scores of seasoned educators. This all-in-one sourcebook of teacher interview questions, paired with the best responses, offers invaluable insights on what you need to succeed in a very competitive job market. Revised for this edition is information on eleven new questions and answers to reflect the most current educational trends like Common Core, Standards-based teaching, and more. Also updated is the information on dress codes and reviewed and revised questions and answers. Readers will find a Preface, a personal checklist for interview success, web resources for interviewees, and resources for teachers and teachers-to-be. What readers have said about Ace Your Teacher Interview: I just got my dream job in a great school district because this book made me a more desirable candidate. This should be required reading for all Education Majors. I spent one year looking for a teaching job with no luck. I bought this book, and it taught me what I was doing wrong in interviews and on applications. I now have a full time teaching job that I love! * Excellent tips! I have interviewed multiple times; then I read the book and landed

    • Logic

Mind Benders B2

Deductive Thinking Skills
Author: Anita E. Harnadek
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780894550201
Category: Logic
Page: 33
View: 5850

    • Education

Making Thinking Visible

How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners
Author: Ron Ritchhart,Mark Church,Karin Morrison
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118015032
Category: Education
Page: 320
View: 334
A proven program for enhancing students' thinking and comprehension abilities Visible Thinking is a research-based approach to teaching thinking, begun at Harvard's Project Zero, that develops students' thinking dispositions, while at the same time deepening their understanding of the topics they study. Rather than a set of fixed lessons, Visible Thinking is a varied collection of practices, including thinking routines?small sets of questions or a short sequence of steps?as well as the documentation of student thinking. Using this process thinking becomes visible as the students' different viewpoints are expressed, documented, discussed and reflected upon. Helps direct student thinking and structure classroom discussion Can be applied with students at all grade levels and in all content areas Includes easy-to-implement classroom strategies The book also comes with a DVD of video clips featuring Visible Thinking in practice in different classrooms.

    • Education

Ace the IELTS

IELTS General Module - How to Maximize Your Score
Author: Simone Braverman
Publisher: IELTS-Blog
ISBN: 0646516132
Category: Education
Page: 68
View: 1118
This excellent self-study book for intense IELTS preparation in a few weeks is designed to help students achieve their best personal score. All the tips, techniques, strategies and advice are focused on maximizing students' score by increasing their task-solving speed and efficiency, and preventing typical mistakes. 'Ace the IELTS' is loved by teachers as well as students.

    • Education

Essential Questions

Opening Doors to Student Understanding
Author: Jay McTighe,Grant Wiggins
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416615709
Category: Education
Page: 119
View: 4160
What are "essential questions," and how do they differ from other kinds of questions? What's so great about them? Why should you design and use essential questions in your classroom? Essential questions (EQs) help target standards as you organize curriculum content into coherent units that yield focused and thoughtful learning. In the classroom, EQs are used to stimulate students' discussions and promote a deeper understanding of the content. Whether you are an Understanding by Design (UbD) devotee or are searching for ways to address standards--local or Common Core State Standards--in an engaging way, Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins provide practical guidance on how to design, initiate, and embed inquiry-based teaching and learning in your classroom. Offering dozens of examples, the authors explore the usefulness of EQs in all K-12 content areas, including skill-based areas such as math, PE, language instruction, and arts education. As an important element of their backward design approach to designing curriculum, instruction, and assessment, the authors *Give a comprehensive explanation of why EQs are so important; *Explore seven defining characteristics of EQs; *Distinguish between topical and overarching questions and their uses; *Outline the rationale for using EQs as the focal point in creating units of study; and *Show how to create effective EQs, working from sources including standards, desired understandings, and student misconceptions. Using essential questions can be challenging--for both teachers and students--and this book provides guidance through practical and proven processes, as well as suggested "response strategies" to encourage student engagement. Finally, you will learn how to create a culture of inquiry so that all members of the educational community--students, teachers, and administrators--benefit from the increased rigor and deepened understanding that emerge when essential questions become a guiding force for learners of all ages.

    • Games

Ace on the River

An Advanced Poker Guide
Author: Barry Greenstein
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780972044226
Category: Games
Page: 316
View: 1622
'Ace on the River' is no ordinary poker book. This is the first truly "advanced" guide aimed at improving your game. Written in an easy-to-read, bare bones conversational style and designed to help anyone interested in increasing their understanding of the game, this book is ideal for those new to the game or winning professionals. The fundamental philosophies presented go beyond the green felt and can be applied in all competitive ventures. While most poker books focus on basic rules and strategies, the books advanced perspective addresses elements that effect both game play and the player. Focusing on a variety of subjects such as the psychology of poker, money management, family issues, and sex, this book gives the reader a rare chance to look beyond the cards to see the poker world through someone who lives it. The unique you-make-the-call-play by play section will challenge the reader again and again. This is a review and guide to the world of high-stakes poker as seen by one of the most well-known and well-respected players of all time. From the beginning of 2003 until the middle of 2004, Barry Greenstein won seven poker tournaments and came in second five times, including winning a World Poker Tour event and a World Series of Poker bracelet. Known as the Robin Hood of Poker, Barry has donated nearly three million dollars of his tournament winnings to charity.


    • Cognition in children

Building Thinking Skills Primary


Author: Sandra Parks,Howard Black
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780894558870
Category: Cognition in children
Page: 265
View: 6251

    • Education

What Are They Thinking?

Promoting Elementary Learning Through Formative Assessment
Author: Page Keeley
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1938946650
Category: Education
Page: 226
View: 3716
"Children are continually developing ideas and explanations about their natural world. … Some of these ideas are consistent with the science children are taught; others differ significantly from scientific explanations. Many of these ideas will follow students into adulthood if they remain hidden from the teacher and unresolved. The challenge for teachers is to find ways to elicit these ideas and then use appropriate strategies to move students’ learning forward.” —Page Keeley, author of the bestselling NSTA Press series Uncovering Student Ideas in Science You don’t have to become a mind reader to understand the ideas young students bring to science class. This collection will help you draw out and then recognize what students know—or think they know—about the natural world. What Are They Thinking? is a compendium of 30 “Formative Assessment Probes” columns from NSTA’s elementary journal Science and Children. Each chapter provides: • A sample formative assessment probe: a set of interesting questions that root out commonly held, often-mistaken ideas. Geared to elementary students, probe topics range from why you can see the Moon in the daytime to where water goes when it evaporates to what is or isn’t a rock. Your students’ answers to each probe will help you take a step back and figure out how to guide them from where they are conceptually to where they need to be. • Accompanying teacher notes: easy-to-grasp explanations and advice that tell you how to encourage evidence-based discussion and then monitor students’ understanding. • A bonus feature: a set of study group questions written especially for this compendium by award-winning author Page Keeley. So forget about acquiring psychic powers. Instead, turn to What Are They Thinking? to transform both your teaching and your students’ learning about science.