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How to Pass Advanced Numeracy Tests: Improve Your Scores in Numerical Reasoning and Data Interpretation Psychometric Tests (Testing Series)
How to Pass Advanced Numeracy Tests: Improve Your Scores in Numerical Reasoning and Data Interpretation Psychometric Tests (Testing Series)
by Mike Bryon
Edition: Paperback

1.0 out of 5 stars How can you publish something with so many glaring errors?, 27 Nov. 2012
I thought this would be a useful way to prepare for the psychometric tests that are now commonplace for most graduate schemes. It isn't. It seems there simply wasn't enough time/resources for at least one human being to proofread this before it went to print. On this point alone it should be disregarded. Even if one overlooks these problems (graphs without labels, clumsily worded questions and answers that are just plain wrong) the book still lacks a coherent focus. What do I want from a book like this? Lots of the difficult data analysis questions that come up in real tests. What do I not need? Questions about the functional dependence of curves, definitions of business lingo or business judgement graphs (none of which I have ever seen come up on tests for the many business and management related schemes I have applied to). I have gotten far more out of practising the free online practice tests that can be found scattered around the web.


One Day
One Day
by David Nicholls
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £18.99

68 of 82 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A book of cliches for the braindead, 17 July 2011
This review is from: One Day (Hardcover)
I read this book on the recommendation that it was a "light" summer read but nonetheless had a bit of substance to it. I was hugely disappointed. The characters are cliched to the point where every reader will recognise a part of themselves or someone they know in them. Even if this has been done on purpose, it results in them coming across like cardboard cut outs who never do anything out of the ordinary and never actually think for themselves. They blindly stumble through a succession of dull chapters filled with clunky pop-culture references in which the last 3 decades are presented as they would be on a corny "best bits" tv montage. The device of each chapter being set on the same day every year could have made things interesting, however most of the time a chapter will open with characters having a cringe-worthy dialogue (or internal monologue) along the lines of "This is what has happened over the last year..." which makes the whole device redundant and any sense of subtlety quickly vanishes. I guess it does mean that the years can be raced through and this allows for maximum cramming of those pop-culture references which everyone loves...
If you don't mind switching off your brain for 400+ pages and swallowing a tiresome will-they-won't-they plot set against a clumsy caricature of the last 20 years then this book is for you. If you like a bit of thinking with your reading then go for something else.
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