Sunday, February 06, 2005


For additional fswe review, Renato recommended a number of the "Cliff's Quick Reviews" by CliffNotes. Government, History, Economics, English usage, Composition, etc., there's something in almost every category covered by the Job Knowledge section of the fswe. You have no excuse not to do well! :)

In my previous post, FSWE Basics, I neglected to mention a very important aspect of the Biographical Information section of the exam. The primary reason I advised the applicant to think back on your personal & occupational lifestyles is that this section is not entirely multiple choice - you have to manually list out examples to support your answers. For example, you might be asked "How many times in the past three years have you helped with planning, hosting, or organizing a Presidential Campaign?"

a) 0
b) 1
c) 2
d) 3
e) 4 or more

This question then would have a follow-on question: If you answered b, c, d, or e, then describe up to five of them briefly below:


Obviously, the sample question was made up, but you get the idea. You do not want to be struggling to come up with supporting evidence the day of the exam, hence the suggestion to spend some quality time in detailed reflection.