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Preparing for career selection tests : numeracy and general ability / Vera Joosten.

By: Joosten, Vera.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Preparing for career selection tests: Publisher: Southbank, Vic. : Thomson, 2005Edition: Third edition.Description: viii, 210 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780170123136.Other title: Numeracy and general ability.Subject(s): Employment tests -- Study guides | Applications for positions | Test-taking skills | Numeracy -- Problems, exercises, etc | Mathematics -- Problems, exercises, etc | Ability -- Testing -- Problems, exercises, etc | Numeracy | Mathematical ability -- Testing | Comprehension -- Testing | Ability -- Testing | Occupational aptitude testsDDC classification: 650.14
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Police selection tests -- Armed forces selection tests -- Police aptitude tests -- Armed forces aptitude tests
"Useful resources on the web": p. 185-187.
Summary: "This book contains carefully selected tests and exercises designed to identify and familiarise you with the skills and aptitudes used by employers to recruit jobs, especially for those in the Police Force, the Australian Defense Force, Fire Brigade, Ambulance and the Public Services. This comprehensive guide is based on the latest test formats and has been extensively revised and expanded to eliminate weak areas and provide the practice and confidence-building needed to obtain top scores. The new third edition of this best-selling reference text previously titled Preparing for Career Selection Tests has been revised to more effectively cover the skills needed to succeed at ability tests. The author of this text is an educational consultant and psychologist who has many years experience in teaching numeracy and helping people pass selection tests."--Wheelers.co.nz
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This book contains carefully selected tests and exercises designed to identify and familiarise you with the skills and aptitudes used by employers to recruit jobs, especially for those in the Police Force, the Australian Defense Force, Fire Brigade, Ambulance and the Public Services. This comprehensive guide is based on the latest test formats and has been extensively revised and expanded to eliminate weak areas and provide the practice and confidence-building needed to obtain top scores. The new third edition of this best-selling reference text previously titled Preparing for Career Selection Tests has been revised to more effectively cover the skills needed to succeed at ability tests. The author of this text is an educational consultant and psychologist who has many years experience in teaching numeracy and helping people pass selection tests.

"Useful resources on the web": p. 185-187.

Police selection tests -- Armed forces selection tests -- Police aptitude tests -- Armed forces aptitude tests

"Useful resources on the web": p. 185-187.

"This book contains carefully selected tests and exercises designed to identify and familiarise you with the skills and aptitudes used by employers to recruit jobs, especially for those in the Police Force, the Australian Defense Force, Fire Brigade, Ambulance and the Public Services. This comprehensive guide is based on the latest test formats and has been extensively revised and expanded to eliminate weak areas and provide the practice and confidence-building needed to obtain top scores. The new third edition of this best-selling reference text previously titled Preparing for Career Selection Tests has been revised to more effectively cover the skills needed to succeed at ability tests. The author of this text is an educational consultant and psychologist who has many years experience in teaching numeracy and helping people pass selection tests."--Wheelers.co.nz

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • How to avoid the 10 most common mistakes of test-takers
  • How to handle tests
  • The selection process
  • Part 1 Pre-Tests
  • Sample tests
  • General ability test
  • Mechanical reasoning test
  • Mathematics test: Level 1
  • Mathematics test: Level 2
  • Personality or psychological tests
  • General ability pre-test
  • Answer sheet: General ability pre-test
  • Mathematics tests
  • Pre-test checklist
  • Multiplication table
  • Part 2 Skill Builders
  • Skill builder 1 Automatic responses
  • Skill builder 2 Mental mathematics
  • Skill builder 3 Problem-solving
  • Skill builder 4 Analogies
  • Skill builder 5 Abstract reasoning
  • Skill builder 6 Mechanical reasoning and spatial relation skills
  • Skill builder 7 Reading for meaning
  • Skill builder 8 Mathematical skills
  • Timed computation
  • Part 3 Achievement Tests
  • General ability post-test
  • Answer sheet: General ability post-test
  • Timed mathematics post-test: Level 1
  • Untimed mathematics post-test: Level 1
  • Timed mathematics post-test: Level 2
  • Appendix: Useful Resources on the Web
  • Answers
  • Part 1 Pre-tests Answers
  • Part 2 Skill builders Answers
  • Part 3 Achievement tests