05-02-2004, 11:02 PM #1
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Written test reading comprehension and math?
Reading comprehension and math? There is a wealth of testing secrets in the Career Article section from the Jobs drop down menu just above this posting. Here is a segment from the Reading Comprehension article:
When you are reading a short passage for the first time, read it carefully. A short passage is one that is only seven or eight lines long. You can retain all of the main ideas and remember where particular things are mentioned from one careful reading. Hence, you do not want to waste time reading this passage twice.
Besides wasting time, another bad consequence of reading a short passage very carelessly the first time is that it may leave you with some false impressions of what you have read. Wrong ideas can get stuck in your head from a careless reading. Then it will be more difficult to get the correct answer.
You can read the entire article in the Career Article section from the Jobs drop down menu just above this posting here:
For math, you only need to know about twelve formulas. Those formulas are in the Firefighter Entrance Hand Book here: http://www.firecareers.com/moreinfo.cfm?Product_ID=434
Once you have the formulas down, you just plug in the numbers or convert the word math problems into the formula and you can't be fooled.
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