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1 Choosing a Career Research for Knowledge

2 In this section of the test, you are asked to look at some reference materials and then use the materials to answer some questions. Research Topic: Choosing a Career Suppose you were assigned to write a report on choosing a career. You need to find out various aspects of different careers. Six different sources of information about different careers are contained in this section of the test. The information sources are listed below.* Skim all of the resources to become familiar with the information they contain. Remember that these are reference sources, so you should not read every word in each source. Once you have skimmed these sources, answer the questions that follow. *Portions of the resources are provided on the following slides. We will view the questions first in order to locate the resource then write the page number where the resource is located.

3 Use the information sources to help you answer the questions. As you work through the questions, go back and read the sections that will give you the information you need. 1. Excerpt from a Book, Which Way Now? Creative Career Choices a. Flowchart (page 92) b. “Read All About It” (pages 93-94) 2. Excerpt from a Book Your Dream Job and How to Find It (pages 95-96) 3. Web Site Information from JobSurf.com (pages 97-98) 4. Table of Contents from a Book Snoop for a Living: Becoming a Private Investigator (page 99) 5. Interview from Taking the Fall (pages )

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10 Multiple-Choice Questions 1 point each (8 points total)

11 1. In the flowchart from Which Way Now? Creative Career Choices, you would go to art school if you wanted to be… A. an architect. B. a window dresser. C. a chef. D. a film critic. B. window dresser

12 2. Which source would most likely lead you to information about how to interview for a job? A. Taking the Fall interview. B. jobsurf.com. C. Which Way Now? Creative Career Choices flowchart. D. Your Dream Job and How to Find It. B. jobsurf.com

13 3. Under which heading of Your Dream Job and How to Find It would you find out about the difficulties of having an unusual career? A. 9 to 5? No Way! B. Get Paid to Eat Ice Cream C. When You Work for Yourself, You’re Always at Work D. The World Beckons C. When You Work for Yourself, You’re Always at Work

14 4. In which section of jobsurf.com should you first look to find information about careers that include travel? A. Careers of the Week B. Never-Ending List of Careers C. Additional Reading D. Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About

15 5. Which section of Snoop for a Living: Becoming a Private Investigator includes true stories about private investigating? A. Two B. Three C. Four D. Appendices

16 6. Through which source can you apply for a job? A. jobsurf.com B. Taking the Fall interview C. Your Dream Job and How to Find It D. Which Way Now? Creative Career Choices excerpt A. jobsurf.com

17 7. According to the flowchart from Which Way Now? Creative Career Choices, if a person wants to become a wedding consultant, he/she should begin with a A. personal services internship. B. visual arts art school. C. fashion/ interior art school. D. humanities college. A. personal services internship.

18 8. What advice does the stunt double give about doing stunts for a living in Taking the Fall? A. Don’t look at the camera. B. Join a circus. C. Become physically fit. D. Specialize in free-falls. C. Become physically fit.

19 Multiple Choice: 1 point each (8 points total) 1.B. window dresser 2.B. jobsurf.com 3.C. “When you Work…” 4.D. Everything You Ever… 5.D. Appendices 6.A. jobsurf.com 7.A. personal service internships 8.C. become physically fit

20 9. CR, 2 points SAMPLE RESPONSE: Two sources that would be most helpful when beginning my career choice research are the flowchart and the excerpt from Which Way Now? Creative Career Choices and the excerpt from the book Your Dream Job and How to Find It. These two sources are most helpful because-of the sources listed-they contain the most basic information about job possibilities. 9. What are two sources that would be most helpful when you are first beginning your career choice research? Explain your response.

21 10. CR, 2 points SAMPLE RESPONSE: According to Taking the Fall, the presence of a camera is the most significant difference between being a gymnast and a stunt double. After being asked about the most significant difference between the two, the stunt double states, “Well, the camera is one thing. You never have that as a gymnast.” 10. According to the interview from Taking the Fall, what is the most significant difference between being a gymnast and a stunt double? Use textual evidence to support your response.

22 Research for Knowledge Choosing a Career 12 points possible MISSED POINTS: Advanced Mastery Basic Basic Basic U U U U U U U


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