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TSA - how much did you improve?

Hi,

I am applying for E&M at Oxford for 2023 entry and I am preparing for the TSA, but would find it very valuable if some people with personal experience of how practicing has improved their score from x to y so I know it is possible to improve. I.e. what was your score when you started preparing and what did you get by the end?

Thanks a lot
I started at around 72/3, and ended up with 80 in the test, but my highest timed/exam conditions score was 93. My critical thinking improved more than numerical reasoning, but my critical thinking was weaker in the first place. I would say the average score increases in later papers, i.e. while 70 would secure you an interview in 2010s papers, by 2020/1/2, you are looking closer to 75 (obv. people with less get interviews, and people with more don't, but as a benchmark). So don't be too disheartened by a slightly lower score in earlier papers, but also bear in mind avg. scores/scores to get interviewed have risen.
I wouldn't bother with TSA practice books (too easy), study the guide on the tsa website in detail - it tells you how to approach different questions. Work out where you have gone wrong when you go through papers after doing them, don't just work out your score and discard them, ask teachers for help if needed.
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I am also applying for E&M but i don't know anyone else applying to ask for help with questions im stuck on. Is there somewhere to look for advice on questions or would anyone be interested to start a discussion for TSA questions?
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Original post by seene.j
I am also applying for E&M but i don't know anyone else applying to ask for help with questions im stuck on. Is there somewhere to look for advice on questions or would anyone be interested to start a discussion for TSA questions?

That’s a good idea
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Original post by Har6547
That’s a good idea


Made one called TSA section 1 discussion

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