Tsi, the Key to Success!

Tsi, the Key to Success!

Texas Success Initiative THE KEY TO SUCCESS! Mrs. Elizabeth Coiman-Lopez BAT., MS. Houston Community College Fall 2018 http://ctle.hccs.edu/gcpass/TSIPracticeTests/tsipracticetests.htm https://www.mometrix.com/academy/tsi-test/ Assesses students abilities in reading, writing, and mathematics. Helps in choosing the right academic classes. All incoming college students in the state of Texas are required to take

the TSI. Who does not take the TSI?: Student has met the minimum college readiness on ACT, SAT, or other state test. Student has completed college-level math and English. Student is not seeking a degree. Student is in the military. Student is in a Level-One certificate program (with fewer than 43 semester hours.) WHAT IS THE TSI?

2 A multiple-choice test administered by computer. Each section, reading, writing, and math, is taken separately.

Writing: essay of 300-600 words. It is not timed. You may stop, save the work, and complete it within the next 14 days. The assessment results are given immediately after completion. Contact the Counselor to arrange to take the TSI. Tell Counselor if you need accommodations for disabilities. HOW IS THE TSI ADMINISTERED?

3 HOW IS THE TSI SCORED? 4 It is a diagnostic test, no pass or fail. Texas Coordinating Board has determined cut-off scores for college readiness, changing annually. The TSI is computer adaptive: a students response determines de difficulty level of the next question.

Answering correctly, the next one will be harder. Answering incorrectly, the next one will be easier. Essay is scored 8 0: Clarity of purpose Organization Coherence Focus Demonstration of critical thinking Strength or argument and development Sentence variety Style

Proper use of mechanics (grammar and punctuation) HOW IS THE TSI SCORED? 5 ESSAY WRITING ESSAY WRITING 6

Writing an Essay: One essay of 300 600 words 1. Effective Essay: https://www.fastweb.com/student-life/articles/essay-tips-7-tips-on-writing-an-eff ective-essay 2. Organized writing with supported and well-developed ideas: (p. 6768, 138-139). https://www.wikihow.com/Organize-an-Essay 3. Strong sentence structure: (p. 50, 151-152, 169-170)

https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-pty-pty_email&hsimp=yhs-pty _email&hspart=pty&p=English+Sentence+structure+youtube#id=3&vid=9235282 e7659b664f57f803a54a76407&action=view https://www.english-grammar-revolution.com/sentence-structure.html 4. Few Mechanical Errors: (Grammar and Punctuation Handouts) https://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/CommonErrors.html 5. Following the Conventions of Standard English: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/pdf/official-sat-study-guide-writing-lan guage-standard-english-conventions.pdf https://study.com/academy/exam/topic/conventions-ofstandard-english.html

WHAT IS ON THE ESSAY WRITING TEST? 7 MULTIPLE CHOICE WRITING QUESTIONS MULTIPLE CHOICE WRITING QUESTIONS 8 There are 20 questions: 1. Essay Revision

A. Improving organization: (p. 156) a. coherence, https://study.com/academy/lesson/coherence-in-writing-d efinition-examples.html a. word choice (vocabulary p. 185-188), https://writingcenter.gmu.edu/guides/onlineresources-for-improving-grammar-and-word-choice-in-writin g c. rhetorical effectiveness https://justbuyessay.com/blog/rhetorical-analysis-essay https://writingcenter.gmu.edu/guides/rhetoric B. Using evidence:

https://writingcenter.unc.edu/tips-and-tools/evidence/ https://literarydevices.net/evidence/ https://academichelp.net/samples/gwt-samples/essentialswriting-gwt-samples/evidence/evidence.html WHAT IS ON THE MULTIPLE CHOICE 9 There are 20 questions: 1. Essay Revision 2. Agreement: (p. 171-179)

A. Performing subject-verb agreement: https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-pty-pty_em ail&hsimp=yhs-pty_email&hspart=pty&p=subject-verb+agreem ent#id=1&vid=48db2fcb456ae2c2afffda60b860f58c&action=clic k https://www.grammarbook.com/grammar/subjectVerbAgree.a sp B. Pronoun agreement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KehSMJyB4vE C. Determining verb tenses: https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-pty-pty_em

ail&hsimp=yhs-pty_email&hspart=pty&p=english+verb+tenses+ youtube#id=11&vid=830935bb1ffbef3a8c319656a9487024&ac tion=view WHAT IS ON THE MULTIPLE CHOICE 10 There are 20 questions: 1. Essay Revision 2. Agreement

3. Sentence Structure: (p. 151-152, 169-171) https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-pty-pty _email&hsimp=yhs-pty_email&hspart=pty&p=English+Sent ence+structure+youtube#id=10&vid=5ad65e2147d3c245d bd239809a328688&action=view A. Determining and resolving errors in punctuation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrlxyeG7M6Q A. Errors in sentence structure. https://youtu.be/S8vir_sXw4Y WHAT IS ON THE MULTIPLE CHOICE

11 PROPERLY PLACING AND USING CONNECTORS OR TRANSITIONS (P. 180-181) 12 Properly Placing and Using 13

Properly Placing and Using 14 Adjective Clauses: Using Clauses 15 STUDY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4jLwtubK-E

PRACTICE TEST: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4WUlbcPDgo WRITING PRACTICE TEST 16 TSI READING TSI READING

17 http://tlr.hccs.edu/gcpass/TSIPracticeTests/reading/ reading_quiz/Pretest_2013/index.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjbJMJydaNo TSI READING 18

1. 24 questions 2. Literary analysis: A. Identifying and analyzing elements and ideas in texts. 3.

Main idea and supporting details: A. Identifying the main ideas and supporting ideas of a passage. B. Identifying details in a passage. 4. Inferences in a text or texts: A. Connecting ideas between two passages B. Comparing 2 passages C. Drawing inferences about a single passage

5. Authors use of language: A. Identify the authors purpose, tone, use of language, organization, and rhetorical strategies B. Using evidence to determine the meaning of words in context. WHAT IS ON THE TSI READING TEST?

19 1. Literary analysis: A. Identifying and analyzing elements and ideas in texts. LITERARY ANALYSIS 20

LITERARY ELEMENTS 21 LITERARY ELEMENTS 22 LITERARY DEVICES 23

LITERARY DEVICES 24 1. Literary analysis: 2.

Main idea and supporting details: (Step 2, 3, 4 p, 57-180) A. Identifying the main ideas and supporting ideas of a passage. B. Identifying details in a passage. MAIN IDEA AND SUPPORTING DETAILS 25 MAIN IDEA AND SUPPORTING DETAILS 26

MAIN IDEA AND SUPPORTING DETAILS 27 1. Literary analysis: 2.

Main idea and supporting details: 3. Inferences in a text or texts: (Step 7 p. 273-318) A. Connecting ideas between two passages CONNECTING IDEAS 28

1. Literary analysis: 2. Main idea and supporting details: 3.

Inferences in a text or texts: (Step 7 p. 273-318) A. Connecting ideas between two passages B. Comparing 2 passages COMPARING TWO PASSAGES 29 1.

Literary analysis: 2. Main idea and supporting details: 3. Inferences in a text or texts: (Step 7 p. 273-318) A.

Connecting ideas between two passages B. Comparing 2 passages C. Drawing inferences about a single passage INFERENCES ABOUT A PASSAGE 30 READING = THINKING = INFERRING

31 1. Literary analysis: 2. Main idea and supporting details:

3. Inferences in a text or texts: 4. Authors use of language: A. Identify the authors purpose, tone, use of language, organization, and rhetorical strategies B. Using evidence to determine the meaning of words in context.

WHAT IS ON THE TSI READING TEST? 32 AUTHORS PURPOSE 33 AUTHORS TONE

34 AUTHORS USE OF LANGUAGE 35 AUTHORS ORGANIZATION 36 AUTHORS RHETORICAL STRATEGIES

37 AUTHORS RHETORICAL STRATEGIES 38 AUTHORS MEANING OR THE WORDS IN 39 AUTHORS MEANING OR THE WORDS IN 40

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