Author: Don Knowles
Publisher: Delmar Pub
Release Date: 2007-07
Genre: Study Aids
Updated to reflect the most current ASE tasks, this book combines a clear writing style, in-depth coverage, and abundant practice questions and tests to deliver a tool that will help trucking technicians and students successfully prepare for all eight areas of the Medium/Heavy Duty Truck certification exams. Each chapter of the Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Technician Certification Test Preparation Manual, 2nd Edition is devoted to thoroughly covering one specific ASE truck test, resulting in eight core chapters that instill the knowledge and skills needed to get certified. These chapters include extensive coverage of all the ASE tasks associated with each test, ASE-style questions to familiarize users with the testing format, as well as hints to encourage users to be actively involved in the problem-solving process. Pre-tests, post-tests, and sample tests are all accompanied by answers and answer analysis so users can receive immediate feedback for a continuous learning process.
Author: Ewan Clayton
Release Date: 2014-02-11
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
From the simple representative shapes used to record transactions of goods and services in ancient Mesopotamia, to the sophisticated typographical resources available to the twenty-first-century users of desktop computers, the story of writing is the story of human civilization itself. Calligraphy expert Ewan Clayton traces the history of an invention which—ever since our ancestors made the transition from a nomadic to an agrarian way of life in the eighth century BC—has been the method of codification and dissemination of ideas in every field of human endeavour, and a motor of cultural, scientific and political progress. He explores the social and cultural impact of, among other stages, the invention of the alphabet; the replacement of the papyrus scroll with the codex in the late Roman period; the perfecting of printing using moveable type in the fifteenth century and the ensuing spread of literacy; the industrialization of printing during the Industrial Revolution; the impact of artistic Modernism on the written word in the early twentieth century—and of the digital switchover at the century’s close. The Golden Thread also raises issues of urgent interest for a society living in an era of unprecedented change to the tools and technologies of written communication. Chief among these is the fundamental question: “What does it mean to be literate in the early twenty-first century?” The book belongs on the bookshelves of anyone who is inquisitive not just about the centrality of writing in the history of humanity, but also about its future; it is sure to appeal to lovers of language, books and cultural history.
One of the most trusted test preparation guides in the industry, AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION TEST PREPARATION MANUAL, 4th Edition, will help to prepare users for the A1-A8 and L1 ASE certification exams. The guide is highly effective in covering need-to-know information to help users pass their exams. Each chapter opens with a pretest to explore the depth of preparation that is going to be required to become familiar with the information in the chapter. Next the manual describes each ASE task and the essential content related to the task. Finally, each chapter ends with ASE style exam questions which mimic the questions found on actual ASE tests. The end result: is a powerful test preparation tool, filled with updated task list theory, practice tests, and abundant, demonstrative graphics, which will arm users with the knowledge they need to master the ASE certification exams.