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McGraw-Hill's Postal Exams 473/473C

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ISBN-10: 0071475095

ISBN-13: 9780071475099

Edition: 2007

Authors: Mark Alan Stewart

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Includes seven full-length practice exams based on the real 473 and 473C postal testsEvery year, the number of postal applicants far exceeds the number of job openings.This book is essential for anyone looking to beat the competitionSpecial section to help readers improve their memorization skillsAlso includes updated information on postal careers, hiring procedures, physical requirements, benefits, and salary
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 1/5/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.80" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

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How to Use This Book
USPS Jobs and Taking Test 473
Working for the U.S. Postal Service in Entry-Level Jobs: Eligibility, Requirements, and Benefits
Postal Jobs Requiring Test 473 Scores
City Carrier
Mail Processing Clerk
Mail Handler
Sales, Services, and Distribution Associate
Jobs Requiring Scores from Other Postal Exams
Rural Carrier Associate
Data Conversion Operator
USPS Employment Eligibility Requirements
USPS Compensation and Employment Benefits
Health Insurance
Social Security and Medicare
Retirement Benefits
Life Insurance
Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Vacation and Sick Leave
Holidays
All About Test 473
Format and Description of Test 473
Address Checking
Forms Completion
Coding and Memory
Personal Characteristics and Experience Inventory
How Test 473 Is Scored
Address Checking
Forms Completion
Coding and Memory
Personal Characteristics and Experience Inventory
Applying to Take Test 473
Vacancy Announcements
Postal Exam Telephone Hotline Numbers
How to Apply to Take the Exam
After You Apply for the Exam-the Scheduling Notice
Exam Accommodations for Persons with Qualifying Disabilities
The Day of the Exam
Testing Procedures and Rules
After the Test-Your Rating on the Entrance Register
General Test-Taking Strategies
Avoid Random Guesswork in Parts A, C, and D
Consider Random Guesswork for Part B-but Only If You're Running Out of Time
Don't Be Afraid to Mark Up Your Test Booklet
Develop a System for Marking Your Answer Sheet
Pace Yourself Properly, So That You Have Time to Check Your Answers
Content and Lessons
Address Checking
Types of Errors to Look For
Names
Numbers
Types of Errors Not to Look For
Punctuation
Capitalization
Incorrect ZIP Codes
Types of Errors That Are Easily Overlooked
Cities-Spelling Errors
Street Names That Look or Sound Similar
Street Names-Compass Directions
Street Names-Is It a "Road" or a "Drive"?
Is It "Kansas City, KS" or "Kansas City, MO"?
Address-Checking Strategies
Check Each Part of Each Address Separately
Use Your Fingers to Point to Addresses as You're Checking Them
Mark Errors with Your Pencil as You Find Them
Mark Your Answer Choices in Groups on the Answer Sheet
Pace Yourself So You Have Enough Time to Check Your Answers
Address-Checking Practice Drills
Answer Sheet
Answer Key
Forms Completion
Three Types of Questions
Identifying Information for a Particular Field
Identifying the Appropriate Field for a Given Type of Information
Identifying the Type of Information and Where to Enter It
Strategies for Forms Completion
Familiarize Yourself with the Form
If a Form Confuses You, Skip It and Come Back to It Later
Answer the Questions in the Order Presented
Mark Your Answer Choices on Your Answer Sheet in Groups
Pace Yourself
Forms Completion Practice Drills
Answer Sheet
Answer Key
Coding and Memory
Coding Section
Memory Section
Coding Guide
Test Items Based on Sample Coding Guide
Strategies for the Coding Section of Part C
Code All Addresses for Each Street Name Separately; Start with the Street Names Appearing Only Once in the Coding Guide
Code the Addresses in Your Test Booklet First
Pace Yourself So That You Have Enough Time to Check Your Scored Answers
Strategies for the Memory Section of Part C
Reorganize the Coding Guide in a Way That's Easy to Memorize
Use Memory Techniques Such as Association to Help Fix Street Ranges in Your Mind
After Each Study Period, Immediately Jot Down the Address Ranges in Your Test Booklet
As You Code from Memory, Apply the Same Coding Strategies as for the Coding Section
Coding and Memory Practice Drills
Coding and Memory
Answer Sheet
Answer Key
Personal Characteristics and Experience Inventory
Personal Characteristics
Agree/Disagree Questions
Frequency Questions
Experience
Strategies for Completing Part D Inventory
Never Choose More Than One Lettered Choice for Any Question
Respond to the Questions in Part D Based on Your Experiences in a Job or Other Work Setting, if Possible
Read Each Statement Very Carefully Before Responding to It
Respond to All Questions in Part D as Honestly as Possible
Work Through Part D at a Reasonably Quick Pace
Mark Your Responses on the Answer Sheet in Groups
There's No Need to Practice for Part D of the Test
Practice Tests
Practice Test 1
Address Checking
Forms Completion
Coding and Memory
Coding Section
Memory Section
Personal Characteristics and Experience Inventory
Answer Sheet
Address Checking
Forms Completion
Coding and Memory
Personal Characteristics and Experience Inventory
Answer Key
Address Checking
Forms Completion
Coding and Memory
Practice Test 2
Address Checking
Forms Completion
Coding and Memory
Coding Section
Memory Section
Personal Characteristics and Experience Inventory
Answer Sheet
Address Checking
Forms Completion
Coding and Memory
Personal Characteristics and Experience Inventory
Answer Key
Address Checking
Forms Completion
Coding and Memory
Practice Test 3
Address Checking
Forms Completion
Coding and Memory
Coding Section
Memory Section
Personal Characteristics and Experience Inventory
Answer Sheet
Address Checking
Forms Completion
Coding and Memory
Personal Characteristics and Experience Inventory
Answer Key
Address Checking
Forms Completion
Coding and Memory
Practice Test 4
Address Checking
Forms Completion
Coding and Memory
Coding Section
Memory Section
Personal Characteristics and Experience Inventory
Answer Sheet
Address Checking
Forms Completion
Coding and Memory
Personal Characteristics and Experience Inventory
Answer Key
Address Checking
Forms Completion
Coding and Memory
Practice Test 5
Address Checking
Forms Completion
Coding and Memory
Coding Section
Memory Section
Personal Characteristics and Experience Inventory
Answer Sheet
Address Checking
Forms Completion
Coding and Memory
Personal Characteristics and Experience Inventory
Answer Key
Address Checking
Forms Completion
Coding and Memory
Practice Test 6
Address Checking
Forms Completion
Coding and Memory
Coding Section
Memory Section
Personal Characteristics and Experience Inventory
Answer Sheet
Address Checking
Forms Completion
Coding and Memory
Personal Characteristics and Experience Inventory
Answer Key
Address Checking
Forms Completion
Coding and Memory
Practice Test 7
Address Checking
Forms Completion
Coding and Memory
Coding Section
Memory Section
Personal Characteristics and Experience Inventory
Answer Sheet
Address Checking
Forms Completion
Coding and Memory
Personal Characteristics and Experience Inventory
Answer Key
Address Checking
Forms Completion
Coding and Memory
USPS Hotline Numbers