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TSI Essay Practice Test

Take a TSI essay practice test to help you prepare for the essay portion of your TSIA2 exam.

You will find 4 different TSI writing prompts below. Each prompt follows the style you will see on the actual exam. Start preparing for your TSI essay below!

TSI Essay Practice Test

You can prepare for other sections of the exam by visiting our TSI practice home.

TSI Essay Overview

The TSI essay is designed to test your ability to write and communicate your thoughts. You will find the essay on the ELAR portion of the TSIA2 exam.

You can expect the following:

  • 1 Prompt
  • 300-600 Word Essay Style Response

Your essay will be graded on the following 6 characteristics:

  1. Purpose and Focus: Ability to present information in a clear and unified way.
  2. Organization and Structure: Ability to order your essay and connect thoughts.
  3. Development and Support: Ability to develop ideas and support them.
  4. Sentence Variety and Style: Ability to create sentences and paragraphs with a control over vocab, structure, and voice.
  5. Mechanical Conventions: Ability to express ideas with proper English and grammar.
  6. Critical Thinking: Ability to communicate and think in a critical manner.

You will need to score 5+ on the essay portion of the TSIA2. Remember, the essay is given along with the ELAR section.

TSIA2 Essay Exam Overview
If you want to practice for other sections of the TSI, visit our TSI practice questions home.

TSI Essay FAQs

The TSI essay is not timed. You can complete it on your own time. However, it must be completed in one session (no breaks).

Your TSI essay should be between 300 and 600 words. This is also stated in the directions given to you before you start.

Your essay will be graded on the following 6 characteristics:

  1. Purpose and Focus
  2. Organization and Structure
  3. Development and Support
  4. Sentence Variety and Style
  5. Mechanical Conventions
  6. Critical Thinking
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