TSI Practice Test Essay

Use our TSI essay prompt example to practice for this portion of the test. If you have not done so already, be sure to review our TSI Essay Guide.


“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”

– Pablo Picasso


Creativity is an important part of everyone’s childhood, but should it be an important part of every child’s education? School districts across the country are facing major budgetary restrictions, leading many districts to make cuts to their art programs. Is it important that children experience art education in our public schools, or are these classes expendable luxuries?

Plan and write a persuasive essay in which you develop your point of view on the question above. Support your position with reasoning and examples taken from your reading, studies, experience, or observations. Your essay should have 5 paragraphs and include 300–600 words.

Now use this prompt to write your TSI practice test essay. After completing your essay you should get feedback from a friend, mentor, or teacher. You can also review our TSI Essay Sample.