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ProveIt! employment screening test experience?

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Hello,
Does anyone here have ProveIt! employment screening test experience - specifically, for MS Office? I'm pretty sure I can do most anything in Office, but I'm a hunt and peck typist. Any help will be most appreciated!
post #2 of 14
This is terribly tangential, but if you want to learn to type properly and quickly, play online PC shooters and chat alot, using proper spelling/punction/capitalization. That's pretty much how I learned, and I can type at well of 60 WPM when it's soemthing from my head. Even if you hunt-and-peck at first, you'll pretty quickly start doing it the most efficient way, which also happens to be the "correct" way.
post #3 of 14
There was a macromedia/flash game that had letters falling and you had to hit them on the keyboard before they fell past the line on the bottom of the screen, and as you typed them, the falling letters got faster and faster...wish I could remember the name of it or still had the link. It was a great typing brushup. Anyway, left hand on ASDF, right hand on JKL;, one thumb on space bar, and be sure to not look at the keyboard while you type. After that, it just takes practice.
post #4 of 14
I type in Dvorak. It's great when people try to use my computer.
post #5 of 14
I guess for the same reason that I use HP reverse polish notation calculators
post #6 of 14
I failed typing in high school, peaking at 13wpm. To pass I needed 15.

This is when people typed on typewriters.

Then I got to college and realized after the first week that I couldn't pay people to type my own papers forever, plus extra step worked against my finishing at the last minute. So I learned. Pretty much anyone can.
post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thank you all!
Turns out the tests were super easy if you've ever used Office in an office setting. My typing was slow-ish, but forgivable as I'm not looking to be an admin. I had a reverse polish notation calculator too.
post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by javyn
I guess for the same reason that I use HP reverse polish notation calculators

Oh, god I hate RPL, let me have a TI-89 with pretty print any day.

Jon.
post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by imageWIS
Oh, god I hate RPL, let me have a TI-89 with pretty print any day.

Jon.
TI-89s get me fucking hot.

Yeah, I said it.
post #10 of 14
TI-89 is fun for multi-player games (connect them with the link cable). Unfortunately you lose all your mathematical capabilities with that thing. I used it for Physics and Math in the US for a year- when I returned to Germany I wasn't allowed to use a graphical calculator for math, not to speak of a CAS- I lost all my math skills during that year and never fully regained them as I knew in the comfort of home I could 'double-check' with the Ti-89.

Great Gameboy replacement though.
post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by Edward Appleby
TI-89s get me fucking hot.

Yeah, I said it.

The TI-89 came out the summer before my freshman year of college. My university had no idea what the thing was at the time, and I got a Math minor out of it. 6 or 7 semesters of pretty raunchy mathematics, but I haven't a clue about any of it, except how to program my calculator to find the answer. I guess those Computer Science courses were good for _something_, even if it was just learning how to cheat through other courses. Don't even get me started on the online quizzes and homework.. oh boy that was a laugh..
post #12 of 14
HP 11-C, thank you very much.
When I got my MBA, I got a 12-C.

The funny part was, the school handed out the TI-??, but the finance professor told the class that what HP did in 5 strokes, the TI took around 27.

The really nice thing about RPL is this: no one takes your calculator.
post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by javyn
There was a macromedia/flash game that had letters falling and you had to hit them on the keyboard before they fell past the line on the bottom of the screen, and as you typed them, the falling letters got faster and faster...wish I could remember the name of it or still had the link. It was a great typing brushup. (snip)

I think that's the one you're talking about: http://hannu.daug.net/letters/letters08.php

Great, addicting game indeed.
post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by Tibo
I think that's the one you're talking about: http://hannu.daug.net/letters/letters08.php

Great, addicting game indeed.

That is sweet! Thanks for the link.
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