Foreign Service Officer Test FSOT 2013 Edition

  • Filename: foreign-service-officer-test-fsot-2013-edition.
  • ISBN: 061581137X
  • Release Date: 2013-07-22
  • Number of pages: 250
  • Author: Adar Review
  • Publisher:

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.

Inside a U S Embassy

  • 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

CliffsTestPrep Foreign Service Officer Exam

  • Filename: cliffstestprep-foreign-service-officer-exam.
  • ISBN: 9781118153963
  • Release Date: 2011-11-18
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Fred N. Grayson
  • 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

Career Diplomacy

  • 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.

The Youngest Minds

  • Filename: the-youngest-minds.
  • ISBN: 9780684815374
  • Release Date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Ann B. Barnet
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Explains the biology and development of a child's brain in the first part of life

Why Nations Fail

  • Filename: why-nations-fail.
  • ISBN: 9780307719232
  • Release Date: 2012-03-20
  • Number of pages: 544
  • Author: Daron Acemoglu
  • Publisher: Crown Business

Brilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine? Is it culture, the weather, geography? Perhaps ignorance of what the right policies are? Simply, no. None of these factors is either definitive or destiny. Otherwise, how to explain why Botswana has become one of the fastest growing countries in the world, while other African nations, such as Zimbabwe, the Congo, and Sierra Leone, are mired in poverty and violence? Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson conclusively show that it is man-made political and economic institutions that underlie economic success (or lack of it). Korea, to take just one of their fascinating examples, is a remarkably homogeneous nation, yet the people of North Korea are among the poorest on earth while their brothers and sisters in South Korea are among the richest. The south forged a society that created incentives, rewarded innovation, and allowed everyone to participate in economic opportunities. The economic success thus spurred was sustained because the government became accountable and responsive to citizens and the great mass of people. Sadly, the people of the north have endured decades of famine, political repression, and very different economic institutions—with no end in sight. The differences between the Koreas is due to the politics that created these completely different institutional trajectories. Based on fifteen years of original research Acemoglu and Robinson marshall extraordinary historical evidence from the Roman Empire, the Mayan city-states, medieval Venice, the Soviet Union, Latin America, England, Europe, the United States, and Africa to build a new theory of political economy with great relevance for the big questions of today, including: - China has built an authoritarian growth machine. Will it continue to grow at such high speed and overwhelm the West? - Are America’s best days behind it? Are we moving from a virtuous circle in which efforts by elites to aggrandize power are resisted to a vicious one that enriches and empowers a small minority? - What is the most effective way to help move billions of people from the rut of poverty to prosperity? More philanthropy from the wealthy nations of the West? Or learning the hard-won lessons of Acemoglu and Robinson’s breakthrough ideas on the interplay between inclusive political and economic institutions? Why Nations Fail will change the way you look at—and understand—the world.

Test Automation Using Microsoft Coded Ui with C

  • Filename: test-automation-using-microsoft-coded-ui-with-c.
  • ISBN: 0992293545
  • Release Date: 2016-10-01
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Navneesh Garg
  • Publisher: Adactin Group Pty Limited

Coded UI, being an automation tool from Microsoft, is gaining huge popularity. A key objective of this book is to showcase in a simple guided way how to use Microsoft Coded UI so that you can attain maximum return on investment from using the tool. Not only will you learn how to use the tool but also how to effectively create maintainable frameworks using Coded UI. As part of the scope of this book we will cover Microsoft Coded UI with C# as the programming language with Visual Studio 2015. We will be using Visual Studio 2015 as the main IDE for creating Coded UI tests. No prior knowledge of C# language is required for this book but having an understanding of object oriented programming language concepts will definitely help. As part of this book we will be covering Basics of C# which would be required to use Microsoft Coded UI for beginner users. We will also learn how Microsoft Coded UI integrates with continuous Integration tools like Team Foundation Server. Our intent in this book is to discuss the key features of Microsoft Coded UI and cover all crucial aspects of the tool in order to help you create effective automation frameworks using Microsoft Coded UI. The target audience for this book are manual, functional testers who want to learn Microsoft Coded UI quickly and who want to create effective automation frameworks that generate positive ROIs to stakeholders.

The Elements of Style

  • Filename: the-elements-of-style.
  • ISBN: 0143112724
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 147
  • Author: William Strunk
  • Publisher: Penguin

Offers advice on improving writing skills and promoting a style marked by simplicity, orderliness, and sincerity.


  • Filename: communication.
  • ISBN: 0205029434
  • Release Date: 2012-02-20
  • Number of pages: 470
  • Author: Steven A. Beebe
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall

Updated in its 5th edition, Communication: Principles for a Lifetime helps readers see the relationships among the concepts, skills, theories, and contexts of communication by anchoring the content around five fundamental communication principles. Written by experienced and highly regarded textbook authors and teachers, Communication provides readers with all the theory and skills necessary in a manner that helps them apply what they've learned throughout their lives.

  • Filename: .
  • ISBN: 4770030908
  • Release Date: 2009-10-26
  • Number of pages: 239
  • Author: Hirokazu Kanazawa
  • Publisher: Kodansha

The martial art of Karate is one of the many facets of Japanese traditional culture that has been embraced worldwide. This book explains all the important Karate kata, illustrated with photos and detailed text by the author. It also explains in depth some of the more difficult aspects of Karate for learners to master, including steps, breathing, and pressure points, among others. Kata needs to be practiced repeatedly on an individual basis, and this book is written with such training in mind.

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