CliffsTestPrep Foreign Service Officer Exam: Preparation for the Written Exam and the Oral Assessment

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Overview

Your guide to passing the Foreign Service Officer Exam

Why CliffsTestPrep Guides?

Go with the name you know and trust

Get the information you need—fast!

Written by test prep specialists

Introduction
* Review of how the exam is organized, along with answers to frequently asked questions

Part I: Written Exam: The Job Knowledge Test
* Descriptions of the five general career track knowledge areas—management, consular, economic, political, and public diplomacy
* Question-and-answer subject review chapters for the eight job topic areas, along with mini-tests after each subject review
* A sample Job Knowledge test with complete answers and explanations

Part II: Written Exam: The English Expression Test
* Grammar and usage review
* Two sample English Expression tests with complete answers and explanations

Part III: Written Exam: The Biographic Information Questionnaire
* General information on this section of the exam, plus helpful sample questions

Part IV: Written Exam: Written Essay
* Overview of the Written Essay portion of the exam, plus sample essay topics for practice
* Direction on how to effectively prewrite, outline, organize, edit, and revise your essay

Part V: Oral Assessment
* Overview of the Oral Assessment portion of the exam and the categories in which you'll be assessed

Test Prep Essentials from the Experts at CliffsNotes?

An American BookWorks Corporation Project

Contributors: Deborah Barrett, PhD; Elaine Bender, MA; Phillip Gay, PhD; Freddy Lee, PhD; Val Limburg, PhD; Tandy McConnell, PhD; Edward Miller, PhD; Deborah Grayson Riegel, MA; Sharon Saronson, MFA, MA; Brice Sloan, BA; Jonathan Weber, BA; Mark Weinfeld, MA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764596469
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 10/31/2005
  • Series: CliffsTestPrep Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 167,607
  • Product dimensions: 8.22 (w) x 10.76 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

Since 1976, American BookWorks Corporation has been producing and publishing a wide variety of educational books for many of the major publishing houses. The company specializes in Test Preparation books, as well as K-12 Review Books and Study Guides. In its role as a book producer, it functions as a co-publisher, providing publishers with strong editorial, marketing, and technological expertise, based on more than 30 years of experience.

Since 1976 AMERICAN BOOKWORKS CORPORATION has been producing and publishing a wide variety of educational books in conjunction with many of the major publishing houses. The company specializes in test preparation books, as well as K-12 review books and study guides. In its role as a book producer, it functions as a "co-publisher," providing publishers with strong editorial, marketing, and technological expertise, based on almost 40 years of experience.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

PART I: WRITTEN EXAM: THE JOB KNOWLEDGE TEST.

About the Job Knowledge Test.

United States Government.

United States Society.

World History and Geography.

Economics.

Mathematics and Statistics.

Management.

Communication

Computers.

Sample Job Knowledge Test.

Answers to Sample Job Knowledge Test.

PART II: WRITTEN EXAM: THE ENGLISH EXPRESSION TEST.

About the English Expression Test.

Grammar and Usage Review.

Sample English Expression Test.

Answers to Sample English Expression Test.

PART III: WRITTEN EXAM: THE BIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION QUESTIONNAIRE.

About the Biographic Information Questionnaire.

PART IV: WRITTEN EXAM: WRITTEN ESSAY.

About the Written Essay.

The Elements of Good Writing.

PART V: ORAL ASSESSMENT.

About the Oral Assessment.

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