Take our Free TSI Writing Practice Test (2023)

Last updated 12/2022

The TSI Assessment (TSIA) is a college readiness assessment that is part of the Texas Success Initiative program. This program seeks to measure if candidates are ready to enter directly into college-level subjects, in the areas of writing, reading, and math.

Take a look at our free TSI writing practice test. We created our TSI writing questions to be in keeping with the questions that feature on the Texas Success Initiative Assessment. Take our free TSI writing practice test today and find out what your writing strengths and weaknesses are.

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All Information about the TSI Assessment in Writing

The TSI Assessment in writing has a multiple-choice section and an essay part.

The multiple-choice section

The multiple-choice section on the TSI Assessment in writing is designed to assess your skill level in relation to the four topics seen below. There are about 20 questions on the TSI placement test and 10-12 questions in each section of the TSI diagnostic test.

  • Essay Revision measures your ability to demonstrate coherence, organization, and correct word selection. It also assesses your ability to use rhetorical methods well and to use evidence.
  • Agreement looks at how well you use subject-verb agreement and pronoun agreement. It also tests your capacity to use verb tenses.
  • Sentence Structure measures your knowledge of subjects including run-on sentences and comma splices; fragments and parallelism; improper punctuation; and coordination and subordination.
  • Sentence Logic measures your ability to correctly use modifying clauses and phrases and looks at how well you use transitions.

Essay Section

In this section, you may be asked to construct a five-paragraph (250-500 words essay), which adopts the persuasive form. You may be told to write on a current or controversial topic or issue. You will need to clearly put forward your main idea and give specific examples to back up this main idea. You will also need to make sure you stick to the conventions of standard English. You will not be allowed to use resources such as a dictionary. You can, however, use plain scratch paper to draft and/or plan out your essay.

About Prepterminal’s TSI Prep Course

If you want to prove to others and to yourself that you are ready to enter directly into college-level courses you’ll need to ace your TSI exam. And, the best way to do this is by preparing for your exam beforehand using Prepterminal’s practice materials. Check out our free TSI guide, with an extensive overview of the TSI exam. And, why not try out our other TSI practice tests, including our math quiz, and reading quiz.

At Prepterminal, we have also carefully developed a total online TSI Prep Course to help you maximize your TSI test score. This Prep Course will give you all the information you require to ace your TSI exam. Our Prep Course features both video and written course modules to make sure that you remain engaged while you study. Prepare for your test with ease with Prepterminal.

Make sure that you start college the right way, by taking college-level subjects. Start preparing for your TSI test with Prepterminal and watch your TSI testing score greatly improve.

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