But thinking about it again and again, there is too much to lose in leaving it to chance.
You want to be guided by expert Oxbridge-educated tutors who can pick out nuances in your arguments and push you to the next level.
You want to learn the time-saving tricks to speed up with the TSA so that you actually finish the paper and get a competitive mark.
You want to know that you’ve learnt the best and most efficient methods for the TSA, so that you can look at a problem and get to the right answer on your first attempt.
You want to be drilled and practised on a huge range of economic concepts. Pushed and prodded, to the point of discomfort, so that the real interview feels like a breeze!
Every part of the application matters and you’ll no doubt be aware that effort x time = success.
Incremental efforts, with the correct guidance, over a long period of time leads to success.
As an Oxford applicant, you need to:
- Have an impressive, well-expressed personal statement
- Be head and shoulders above the rest in terms of your TSA test score
- Be able to write an impressive, eloquent and contextually backed essay
- Argue qualitatively and quantitatively about real world economic problems, using your knowledge of economics and business to back up your assertions