PCSR Civil Service Exam Review Guide 15

This week, we will learn about areas of common figures asked in the Civil Service Exam. We will also learn some techniques and strategies on how to answer paragraph organization questions. Enjoy!

PART I: MATH
A. Videos

1. Area of a Rectangle – Concept and Formula

9. Area of a Trapezoid – Concept and Formula
10. Area of a Trapezoid – Sample Problems

11. Area of a Circle – Concept and Formula
12. Area of a Circle – Sample Problems

B. Articles

Area of Rectangles
Part 1: Calculating Areas of Geometric Figures
Part 2: How to Solve Rectangle Area Problems Part 1
Part 3: How to Solve Rectangle Area Problems Part 2

Area of Trapezoid

Area of Circle
Part 1: Introduction to the Basic Concepts of Circles
Part 2: How to Calculate the Area of a Circle
Part 3: Area of a Circle: Worked Examples

Part II: ENGLISH

How to Answer Paragraph Organization Questions

Part III: Sa mga gustong humabol, nandito ang links ng Weeks 1-12.
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Strategies in Answering Paragraph Organization Tests

This is the summary of the last three posts about answering paragraph organization tests.

The first part discusses strategies on how to order random sentences into a coherent paragraph. The sentences that can easily be seen in terms of order is the first sentence which usually introduces the topic and the last sentences which is the conclusion. As for the second sentence, it usually explains, supports, or elucidates the first sentence. Continue Reading

How to Answer Paragraph Organization Tests Part 3

This is the third part and the conclusion of How to Answer Paragraph Organization Tests Series. In the first part, we have learned how to strategically order random sentences into a coherent paragraph, and, in the second part, we have learned how to make use of the choices in Paragraph Organization questions to increase the chance of getting the correct answer.

In this post, I will share with you a personal strategy, the things I usually do when I answer Paragraph Organization questions. Note, however,  that different strategies work for different persons, so be careful. You should try out the strategy first before using it in actual exams. Continue Reading

How to Answer Paragraph Organization Tests Part 2

In the previous post, we have discussed in detail some strategies on  how to arrange shuffled sentences into a coherent paragraph. Although I have mentioned in that post that it was not that hard, it appeared to be the opposite. This time, we discuss why is it actually not as hard as you think.

In actual examinations, what makes a Paragraph Organization test a bit easy is the availability of choices. For instance, let us answer the question in the previous post — this time with choices. Use Sample Choices 1 in the table below. Continue Reading

How to Answer Paragraph Organization Tests Part 1

Paragraph Organization or arranging separate sentences into a coherent paragraph composition is probably one of the most difficult types of test in the Civil Service Examination. In this series, I am going to show that it is actually not that hard.

In this post, I am going to show you how to analyze in details a Paragraph Organization sample question. The task is to arrange the five sentences below in correct order. Please read the sentences thoroughly before you continue.