by two sample essays that were assigned the indicated score.
TSI Writing Pretest - Houston Community College
Be sure to write at least 2-3 sample essays before your exam so you are comfortable with the format. Have a teacher, friend, or trusted relative read through your exam and give you feedback. Below you’ll find a list of three possible TSI essay prompts. Choose at least TWO of these TSI essay topics and write a practice essay, attempting to follow the above template to the best of your ability.
Texas Success Initiative Pre-Assessment Activity Writing Pretest
One component of the TSI test is the essay question. You will be asked to write a persuasive essay on a controversial issue or an issue of current interest. The TSI essay will be evaluated on organization, focus, development and support, sentence structure, and mechanical conventions. The good news is that your essay is only required to be 300-600 words in length. A simple 5 paragraph essay will be more than sufficient. Scores on the essay section range from 1 to 8, with 8 being the highest.