The ELAT (English Literature Admissions Test) is a pre-interview admissions test for applicants to undergraduate courses in English at the University of Oxford. The test is designed to enable applicants to show their ability in the key skill of close reading, paying attention to such elements as the language, imagery, allusion, syntax, form and structure of the passages set for comment.
We offer a series of individual tutorials to review approaches to past paper questions. You will consider how to use your close reading of the passages to develop a well structured and focused argument, and how to draw effective comparisons between the chosen texts. Advice will also be given for further practice and suggestions made for relevant ELAT revision topics.
To apply, please complete the Supplementary Tuition Registration Form.