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Vox Audita Perrit, Literra Scripta Manet....
The heard word is lost, the written letter remains...
Ah, crap
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moony_girl13 From: moony_girl13 Date: September 1st, 2002 10:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, I don't know anything about the QCS, but good luck! I'm sure you'll do well ^_^ Just try your best.
From: ex_wavelengt207 Date: September 5th, 2002 07:58 am (UTC) (Link)


I'm a bit more of a curious personality type, not in a nosy way (I hope), but in a healthy like-to-know things kinda way. What is this QCS of which you speak? And, not sure if you've spoken of it in a future entry yet as am still catching up, I hope you've done well. And good luck has been transported back in time for you as I type this, I hope it arrived okay.
normandie_m From: normandie_m Date: September 5th, 2002 10:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: QCS.

QCS stands for Queensland Core Skills. It's basically a series of tests that determine how we fare in certain areas eg. writing, mathematics, logic and other things along those lines. It's a way of summarizing how me and my fellow seniors perform as a grade. And it's bloody hard of course.:-p
From: ex_wavelengt207 Date: September 6th, 2002 09:51 am (UTC) (Link)


Sounds evil and nasty... And it's a fair test, is it? Because I took an I.Q. test and it was anything than fair. It was much more an acquired knowledge test, and that defies the whole point with the I.Q. thing, doesn't it?
normandie_m From: normandie_m Date: September 6th, 2002 04:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Eep.

Well, the questions on the QCS test are all written assuming the taker of the test has Grade 10 knowledge and advanced mathematical skills (Grade 10 being the final year of Junior high school here), so there shouldn't be anything that we can't do. Of course, it's kinda hard for those of us who didn't do Grade 10 advanced maths (me being one of them), but still....the test is hard. They word the questions in such a way that makes it hard.
From: ex_wavelengt207 Date: September 7th, 2002 05:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

Question wording.

I reckon most tests would be pretty straightforward if it weren't for the way they worded all the questions in such ridiculous ways. But I think that's the point. They question your ability to spot how to solve a problem as well as being able to actually solve it. And sometimes the questions are quite amusing...

Three men jump off a 400m-high platform in the following sequence:
Arjamit jumps first, freefalls for 10 seconds at 25m/s then pulls the cord on his parachute to slow him down to an average descending rate for the remainder of 1m/s.
Betty leaps 120 seconds after Arjamit, freefalls for 14 seconds, then pulls the cord on her parachute, to slow her down to an average descending rate of 4m/s.
Chad leaps 20 seconds after Betty, freefalls for 16 seconds, and thus dies a most painful death.

Who reached the ground first? Who reached the ground last? How many seconds went by after the first person reached the ground before the last person did so?
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