- Filename: foreign-service-officer-test-fsot-2013-edition.
- ISBN: 061581137X
- Release Date: 2013-07-22
- Number of pages: 250
- Author: Adar Review
The 2013 Complete Study Guide to the Foreign Service Officer Test includes information about the test and Foreign Service, valuable test-taking strategies, practice questions and essay prompts. This book is current as of July 2013.
- Filename: career-diplomacy.
- ISBN: 9781589017542
- Release Date: 2011-03-22
- Number of pages: 320
- Author: Harry W. Kopp
- Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Career Diplomacy—now in its second edition—is an insider's guide that examines the foreign service as an institution, a profession, and a career. Harry W. Kopp and Charles A. Gillespie, both of whom had long and distinguished careers in the foreign service, provide a full and well-rounded picture of the organization, its place in history, its strengths and weaknesses, and its role in American foreign affairs. Based on their own experiences and through interviews with over 100 current and former foreign service officers and specialists, the authors lay out what to expect in a foreign service career, from the entrance exam through midcareer and into the senior service—how the service works on paper, and in practice. The second edition addresses major changes that have occurred since 2007: the controversial effort to build an expeditionary foreign service to lead the work of stabilization and reconstruction in fragile states; deepening cooperation with the U.S. military and the changing role of the service in Iraq and Afghanistan; the ongoing surge in foreign service recruitment and hiring at the Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development; and the growing integration of USAID’s budget and mission with those of the Department of State.
- Filename: inside-a-u-s-embassy.
- ISBN: 9781612344676
- Release Date: 2011
- Number of pages: 265
- Author: Shawn Dorman
- Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
All-new third edition of the essential guide to the Foreign Service
- Filename: cliffstestprep-foreign-service-officer-exam.
- ISBN: 9780764596469
- Release Date: 2005-10-14
- Number of pages: 304
- Author: American BookWorks Corporation
- Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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
- Filename: a-nation-of-nations.
- ISBN: 9781476743875
- Release Date: 2015-09-15
- Number of pages: 416
- Author: Tom Gjelten
- Publisher: Simon and Schuster
“An incisive look at immigration, assimilation, and national identity” (Kirkus Reviews) and the landmark immigration law that transformed the face of the nation more than fifty years ago, as told through the stories of immigrant families in one suburban county in Virginia. In the years since the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act, the foreign-born population of the United States has tripled. Americans today are vastly more diverse than ever. They look different, speak different languages, practice different religions, eat different foods, and enjoy different cultures. In 1950, Fairfax County, Virginia, was ninety percent white, ten percent African-American, with a little more than one hundred families who were “other.” Currently the Anglo white population is less than fifty percent, and there are families of Asian, African, Middle Eastern, and Latin American origin living all over the county. “In A Nation of Nations, National Public Radio correspondent Tom Gjelten brings these changes to life” (The Wall Street Journal), following a few immigrants to Fairfax County over recent decades as they gradually “Americanize.” Hailing from Korea, Bolivia, and Libya, the families included illustrate common immigrant themes: friction between minorities, economic competition and entrepreneurship, and racial and cultural stereotyping. It’s been half a century since the Immigration and Nationality Act changed the landscape of America, and no book has assessed the impact or importance of this law as A Nation of Nations. With these “powerful human stories…Gjelten has produced a compelling and informative account of the impact of the 1965 reforms, one that is indispensable reading at a time when anti-immigrant demagoguery has again found its way onto the main stage of political discourse” (The Washington Post).
- Filename: fsot-study-guide-complete-guide-to-the-written-exam-and-oral-assessment.
- ISBN: 1533412693
- Release Date: 2016-05-20
- Number of pages: 250
- Author: Adar Review
Adar Review is the leading provider of FSOT preparation materials on Amazon. This newly-released (2016 Edition) book has 250 pages of content, providing a full review of the FSOT and FSOA process, including: (1) What to expect at the test? (2) How to prepare to succeed the first time (3) How to prepare for the Biographical Information section (4) How to prepare for the Biographical Questionnaire (5) How to prepare for each section of the FSOA, including the new sections added in 2014 The book ends with tow practice question sections and sample essay prompts. Please browse through the book on Amazon by clicking on "Look Inside". We trust that you will find this book very informative and useful. Some of the 34 Amazon reviews for our previous edition included: "This book [...]narrowed down my studying, foscusing on more important issues + countries." (2013) "This book has been such a great source of information, I have read it numerous times." (2014) "You should definitely read this book before deciding what other study materials to invest in." (2015) "Lots of helpful information about the test, and material to study. Great idea if you are interested in foreign service, or even government/foreign relations work!" (2016) "Don't buy any other guides--this one is enough" (2016) Adar Review wishes you success as you prepare for one of the most demanding and employment tests and exciting and rewarding careers.
- Filename: 2016-2017-asvab-for-dummies.
- ISBN: 9781119239185
- Release Date: 2016-04-15
- Number of pages: 456
- Author: Rod Powers
- Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The bestselling ASVAB For Dummies—expanded and improved for 2016/2017 Are you one of the more than one million students who take the ASVAB every year? ASVAB For Dummies is your ultimate guide to acing the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, with clear explanations, plenty of practice, and proven test-taking techniques. It includes in-depth reviews of all nine test subjects with complete explanations for every question, and is complemented with proficiency exercises and tips to help you pinpoint your weaknesses and hone your test-taking skills in the areas where you need improvement. Featuring three full-length practice ASVAB tests and two AFQT practice tests, 2016/2017 ASVAB For Dummies helps you discover the pros and cons of the paper and computer exams, which tests are important for your military career, and cutting-edge study techniques. This new edition includes a countdown to the ASVAB exam—chock full of tips and strategies to help you steer your focus if you're taking the ASVAB in two weeks, four weeks, or further down the road. The ASVAB is no small thing. Your scores in four critical areas—Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, and Mathematics Knowledge—determine whether you're qualified to enlist in the U.S. military and eligible for certain military occupational specialties and enlistment bonuses. So why leave your scores to chance? With the help of this newly updated test-prep guide, you'll be armed with the know-how to score high and secure the military job and signing bonus you want. Test your skills with practice problems of each of the test's nine subtests Score high and qualify for the military job you want Boost your math, science, and English skills Gauge your understanding of the material as you go and focus on where you need the most help Packed with practice questions and proven study tips, this is the only guide you need to score your best and find your place in the military!
- Filename: the-devil-s-pleasure-palace.
- ISBN: 9781594037696
- Release Date: 2015-08-11
- Number of pages: 280
- Author: Michael Walsh
- Publisher: Encounter Books
In the aftermath of World War II, America stood alone as the world’s premier military power. Yet its martial confidence contrasted vividly with its sense of cultural inferiority. Still looking to a defeated and dispirited Europe for intellectual and artistic guidance, the burgeoning transnational elite in New York and Washington embraced not only the war’s refugees, but many of their ideas as well, and nothing has proven more pernicious than those of the Frankfurt School and its reactionary philosophy of “critical theory.” In The Devil's Pleasure Palace, Michael Walsh describes how Critical Theory released a horde of demons into the American psyche. When everything could be questioned, nothing could be real, and the muscular, confident empiricism that had just won the war gave way, in less than a generation, to a central-European nihilism celebrated on college campuses across the United States. Seizing the high ground of academe and the arts, the New Nihilists set about dissolving the bedrock of the country, from patriotism to marriage to the family to military service. They have sown, as Cardinal Bergoglio—now Pope Francis—once wrote of the Devil, “destruction, division, hatred, and calumny,” and all disguised as the search for truth. The Devil's Pleasure Palace exposes the overlooked movement that is Critical Theory and explains how it took root in America and, once established and gestated, how it has affected nearly every aspect of American life and society.
- Filename: mathematics-formative-assessment-volume-1.
- ISBN: 9781452269443
- Release Date: 2011-09-13
- Number of pages: 256
- Author: Page Keeley
- Publisher: Corwin Press
Transform your mathematics instruction with this rich collection of formative assessment techniques Award-winning author Page Keeley and mathematics expert Cheryl Rose Tobey apply the successful format of Keeley’s best-selling Science Formative Assessment to mathematics. They provide 75 formative assessment strategies and show teachers how to use them to inform instructional planning and better meet the needs of all students. Research shows that formative assessment has the power to significantly improve learning, and its many benefits include: Stimulation of metacognitive thinking Increased student engagement Insights into student thinking Development of a discourse community
- Filename: 6-practice-tests-for-the-sat-2017-edition.
- ISBN: 9781101919798
- Release Date: 2016-06
- Number of pages: 576
- Author: Princeton Review
- Publisher: Princeton Review
Presents a review of subjects, sample questions and answers, and six full-length practice tests.
- Filename: launch.
- ISBN: 0996989544
- Release Date: 2016-05-15
- Number of pages: 298
- Author: John Spencer
Something happens in students when they define themselves as makers and inventors and creators. They discover powerful skills-problem-solving, critical thinking, and imagination-that will help them shape the world's future ... our future. If that's true, why isn't creativity a priority in more schools today? Educators John Spencer and A.J. Juliani know firsthand the challenges teachers face every day: School can be busy. Materials can be scarce. The creative process can seem confusing. Curriculum requirements can feel limiting. Those challenges too often bully creativity, pushing it to the side as an "enrichment activity" that gets put off or squeezed into the tiniest time block. We can do better. We must do better if we're going to prepare students for their future. LAUNCH: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Maker in Every Student provides a process that can be incorporated into every class at every grade level ... even if you don't consider yourself a "creative teacher." And if you dare to innovate and view creativity as an essential skill, you will empower your students to change the world-starting right now. Look, Listen, and Learn Ask Lots of Questions Understand the Problem or Process Navigate Ideas Create Highlight What's Working and Failing Are you ready to LAUNCH?
- Filename: 100-sight-word-mini-books.
- ISBN: 0439387809
- Release Date: 2005-12-01
- Number of pages: 112
- Author: Lisa Cestnik
- Publisher: Teaching Resources
One hundred mini-books featuring one high-frequency word and a rhyming poem for children to complete are accompanied by teaching tips and extension activities.