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Give yourself an advantage over the thousands of other postal clerk and carrier hopefuls by choosing Postal Carrier and Clerk Exams: Exam Cram as your study tool. This concise review guide focuses on exactly what you need to know to pass the exam and gives you access to test taking strategies and additional study materials. Only those who get 100% on the exam are guaranteed an interview for a postal carrier or clerk position. Increase your chances of reaching this goal with Postal Carrier and Clerk Exams: Exam Cram.

About the Author

John Gosney is the author of several books, his most recent being the GED Exam Cram. John is currently an English Department instructor at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. John has degrees in English, psychology, and professional writing.

Dawn Rosenberg and Michele Lipson of Kangeroo Research Mavens perform custom research for a variety of clients. Both have Masters Degrees in Library and Information Science (MLS) with a combined total of over 25 years of professional experience in libraries and research. Lipson and McKay are members of the Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP).

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Self-Assessment.

1. Career Options with the United States Postal Service.

    Working for the USPS: Advantages and Benefits.

      Compensation for Postal Workers

      Health Insurance: Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHB).

      Retirement: Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS).

      Life Insurance: Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI).

      Flexible Spending Accounts.

      Leave Benefits.

    Working for the Federal Government.

      Learning About Federal Job Vacancies.

      Entrance Requirements.

      Earnings.

      Where Do Postal Employees Fit Within the Federal Employment Scheme?

    USPS Positions Requiring Exam 470: Descriptions and Qualifications.

      City Carrier: Position Description and Qualifications.

      Postal Clerk: Position Description and Qualifications.

      Flat Sorting Machine Operator: Position Description and Qualifications.

      Mail Handler: Position Description and Qualifications.

      Mark-up Clerk: Position Description and Qualifications.

    Exam 460: Rural Carrier Associate.

    Postal Workers: General Things to Know.

2. 460/470 Postal Carrier and Clerk Pre-Test.

    Why Take the Mock Exam?

    What Is being Tested on the Pre-Test?

    Preparing for the Mock Exam.

    Section One: Address Checking.

      Answer Key for Address Checking.

    Section Two: Memory for Addresses.

      Answer Key for Memory for Addresses.

    Section Three: Number Series.

      Answer Key for Number Series.

    Section Four: Following Oral Instructions.

      Answer Key for Following Oral Instructions.

    Mock Exam Wrap-Up: Assessing Your Score.

3. General Test-Taking Strategies.

    A General Test-Taking Strategy.

    Test-Taking Process, Part I: The Night Before the Exam.

      Night Before the Exam: Get a Good Night's Sleep.

      Night Before the Exam: Know Your Route to the Test Center.

      The Night Before the Exam: Plan to Arrive Early.

    Test-Taking Process, Part II: Taking the Test.

      Taking the Test: Listening and Reading Carefully.

      Taking the Test: Marking Your Answers Correctly.

      Taking the Test: Don't Cheat.

      Taking the Test: Pay Attention.

       Taking the Test: Focus on One Question at a Time.

      Taking the Test: Work As Quickly and Accurately As You Can.

      Taking the Test: Check Your Answers.

    Overcoming Test Anxiety.

    Introducing Bill Roberts, Your Test Partner.

    Exam Prep Questions.

4. Address Checking.

    What Is Being Tested with Address Checking Questions?

    Address Checking Strategies.

    Address Checking Scoring.

    Exam Prep Questions.

    Exam Prep Answers.

    Bill Roberts Case Study: Address Checking Questions.

5. Memory for Addresses.

    What Is Being Tested with Memory for Addresses Questions.

    Memory for Addresses Strategies.

      Approaching the Memory for Addresses Question Type.

      Strategies for Enhancing Your Memory.

    Memory for Addresses Scoring.

    Take the Memory for Addresses Practice Test.

    Exam Prep Answers.

    Bill Roberts Case Study: Memory for Addresses Questions.

6. Number Series.

    What Is Being Tested with Number Series Questions.

    Number Series Strategies.

    Number Series Scoring.

    Take the Number Series Practice Test.

      Addition and Subtraction.

      Multiplication and Division.

      Miscellaneous.

    Exam Prep Answers.

    Bill Roberts Case Study: Number Series Questions.

7. Following Oral Instructions.

    What Is Being Tested with Following Oral Instructions Questions?

    Following Oral Instructions Strategies.

    Following Oral Instructions-Scoring.

    Exam Prep Questions.

    Evaluating Your Score.

    Bill Roberts Case Study: Following Oral Instructions.

8. Address Checking Practice Test.

    Take the Address Checking Practice Test.

    Exam Prep Answers.

    Bill Roberts Case Study: Address Checking Questions Practice Test.

9. Memory for Addresses Practice Test.

    Take the Memory for Addresses Practice Test.

    Evaluating Your Score.

    Bill Roberts Case Study: Memory for Addresses Questions Practice Test.

10. Number Series Practice Test.

    Take the Number Series Practice Test.

    Evaluating Your Score.

    Bill Roberts Case Study: Number Series Questions Practice Test.

11. Following Oral Instructions Practice Test.

    Take the Oral Instructions Practice Test.

    Evaluating Your Score.

    Bill Roberts Case Study: Address Checking Questions Practice Test.

12. Preparing for Test Day.

    A Last-Minute Checklist: Do You Have What You Need?

    A "Real World" Test Preparation Case Study.

      Bill Roberts Case Study: The Night Before the Exam.

      The Night Before with Bill Roberts.

13. Full Length Practice Exam I.

    Address Checking.

    Memory for Addresses.

    Number Series.

    Following Oral Instructions.

14. Answer Key: Full Length Practice Exam I.

    Address Checking Answer Key.

    Memory for Addresses Answer Key.

    Number Series Answer Key.

    Following Oral Instructions Answer Key.

15. Full Length Practice Exam II.

    Address Checking.

    Memory for Addresses.

    Number Series.

    Following Oral Instructions.

16. Answer Key: Full Length Practice Exam II.

    Address Checking Answer Key.

    Memory for Addresses Answer Key.

    Number Series Answer Key.

    Following Oral Instructions Answer Key.

17. Full Length Practice Exam III.

    Address Checking.

    Memory for Addresses.

    Number Series.

    Following Oral Instructions.

18. Answer Key: Full Length Practice Exam III.

    Address Checking Answer Key.

    Memory for Addresses Answer Key.

    Number Series Answer Key.

    Following Oral Instructions Answer Key.

19. Full Length Practice Exam IV.

    Address Checking.

    Memory for Addresses.

    Number Series.

    Following Oral Instructions.

20. Answer Key: Full Length Practice Exam IV.

    Address Checking Answer Key.

    Memory for Addresses Answer Key.

    Number Series Answer Key.

    Following Oral Instructions Answer Key.

Appendix A. USPS Resources and Career Development.

    Additional Career Resource Information.

Appendix B. City, State, and Thoroughfare Abbreviations.

    State Abbreviations.

    U.S. Possessions Abbreviations.

    Thoroughfare Abbreviations.

    Abbreviations for Secondary Units.

Appendix C. Need to Know More?

    Part 1.

    Part 3.

    Part 4.

    Part 5.

    Part 6.

    Part 7.

Glossary.

Index.

Answer Sheets.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780789732613
Author:
Gosney, John
Publisher:
Que
Author:
Rosenberg, Dawn McKay
Author:
Rosenberg McKay, Dawn
Author:
Lipson, Michele
Subject:
Examinations
Subject:
Civil Service
Subject:
Postal service
Subject:
General Study Aids
Subject:
Postal service -- United States.
Subject:
United States Postal Service - Examinations
Subject:
Reference-Test Guides
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Exam Cram 2
Publication Date:
November 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
277
Dimensions:
9.10x6.10x.73 in. .84 lbs.

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