• ELAT (English Literature Admissions Test) a pre-interview admissions test for applicants to English, Classical and Modern Languages undergraduate courses at the University of Oxford.
• ELAT is a paper-based, 90-minute test designed to enable applicants to show their ability in the key skills of close reading. It consists of one writing task:
• One essay comparing two or three passages set for comment, focusing on elements such as: language, imagery, allusion, syntax, form and structure.
• The passages are to be selected from six poems or passages from drama and/or prose (fiction or non-fiction). There will be some sort of link between the six passages, which will be explained in the introduction.
See ELAT practice papers here.