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    Quote Originally Posted by Cant_wait View Post
    Do you get the reading passages back during the test portion?
    No. It was just like taking a test in college or high school. Read it, study it and then answer questions based on what you read.
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    Just a reminder. Sep 30 is last day to apply for Seattle 2013 test.

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    any one who has taken this test before have any suggestions on how to study for this test?

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    You will have 2-2 1/2 hours to study the test packet on test day. I can't think of anything that you can study to prepare for this test, it's all short term memory. Maybe practice looking at pictures and being able to recall specific information, also it might be helpful to know how to read a map and recall things.

    Best thing you can do to prepare is get there early, be well rested and don't over hydrate (coffee)

    Good luck.

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    The written is a pass/fail test and your score only matters when there is a tie in oral boards. Last time the passing was 74%. Which is very low, not sure what it will be this year but the written isn't too tough. Study basic GED material and if your smart, start on oral boards asap. Thats what its all about. Good luck everyone
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    Does anyone know how spots they are hiring for?

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    They are saying anywhere from 25-50. The current list will have hired 73 in its 3 years. The list before was 25 over 2 years. I think this will be at least 50.

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    Hey GRNFT it seems that you have a lot of knowledge in regards to this test what would you reccomend to study as far as math? And also the overall picture of this exam. Thank you

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    Hi there KTF I was reading your 2011 post did you end up getting hired?

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    You'll want to study basic high school math:

    Long Division
    Mutliplication
    Averages
    Percentages (and decimals)
    Distance = Rate x time

    Stuff like that. I find the ARCO book to be a good example of our stuff. Nothing too crazy.

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    Do you work for Seattle Fire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRNFT View Post
    You'll want to study basic high school math:

    Long Division
    Mutliplication
    Averages
    Percentages (and decimals)
    Distance = Rate x time

    Stuff like that. I find the ARCO book to be a good example of our stuff. Nothing too crazy.

    ok well i have the Norman Halls book, i hope is as good. [/I] [/I]

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    I do work for SFD.

    Really any book that gets you prepared for those type of math questions will be fine.

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    FYI in the unconfirmed and unofficial department but our Assistant Chief has told the Training Division he'd like a class in Aug 14 based off of the list created from the oct 13 test. As always budget will dictate. Keep your eye on the mayoral election. Will determine a lot I think.

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    Thanks for the help I am going out of state,and I want to be very prepared I appreciate the help thanks a lot. Do the proctors read a part of the test out loud for us to try and remember the information? Or is it quite for those 2.5 hrs?

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    They pass out a study guide with math formulas, essays, technical drawings, pictures, maps and you have 2.5 hours to do with that what you will. It will be a quiet study session in there. After that they collect your notes and study guides and pass out the exam. The exam is multiple choice questions based on the readings, pictures, maps, etc... from the study session. You have 90 minutes for this part. They will give you scratch paper to work things out.

    My .02 of advice: As soon as the exam portion begins use the scratch paper to sketch out the maps, outlines, etc... from the study session as it's fresh in your brain. Then answer those questions first. Come back to the math section.

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    I've heard on the street that they might be hiring a good amount off this list over time, like in the 100's, any truth to this? Also I know Seattle doesn't do any type of lateral, but if you're a career firefighter already will that have leverage during oral boards?

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    They are saying 25-50. The currently list will go through 75. I don't anticipate any more than that. Being a precious career helps if you bring up your skills training experience during the oral boards.

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    Hey GRNFT i asked you a few weeks ago regarding the math portion on the exam, but how is the rest of the exam? Thank You.

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    Well how do people think they did? Also anybody know how many tested?
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