Directions: Read each paragraph. Then answer the questions about the supporting details.
One common employment screening test is a drug test. For example, applicants might be required to take a test that detects marijuana or cocaine. A second type of test is a physical exam administered by a doctor. This testing indicates whether the applicant’s health permits him or her to do the job, such as one that involves lifting. A skills test is the third type of test. Skills tests determine whether an applicant has the abilities and aptitudes required for a job. For example, an applicant may be required to demonstrate the ability to type, operate a cash register, or use a particular software program. Depending on the nature of their company, employers use various types of tests to screen out unsuitable job applicants.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a bizarre mental illness that affects millions of Americans. Obsessions are unwanted thoughts or ideas that the person dwells on to the point of driving out other thoughts. For example, the person might worry constantly that the public water supply is being poisoned by enemy agents. Compulsions are repetitious rituals that serve no useful purpose. They are senseless actions that disrupt the person’s normal daily life. Constant, unnecessary hand washing is an example of a compulsion.
Cell phones are as likely to ring during a church service as during a movie. Even worse, there are clods who actually accept the calls and start chatting. People around them are forced to listen to one side of the conversation, which is usually carried on in a loud voice. In addition to cell phones, pagers go off in restaurants, classrooms, and meetings. When people should be paying attention in a meeting or in class, they whip out laptops to check their email, surf the 'Net, or play computer games. Using electronic devices at inappropriate times and places is a new form of rudeness that permeates every aspect of society.
There are three categories of typefaces or letter styles used by printers. Each has certain characteristics.
The Drawbacks of Poor Grammar If you use incorrect grammar, people may lower their opinion of you. They’re not trying to be unkind. In fact, they may do it without realizing it. Moreover, poor use of language makes you sound unintelligent, even if you are bright and talented. Poor grammar can limit you in your business and professional life. For example, it can cause potential employers to decide not to hire you. They may conclude that you do not fit with their company. If you already have a job, you may be passed over for promotion. This is especially true if the new role involves interacting with clients who are well spoken. Finally, poor grammar hurts your credibility. For instance, it may cause others to have less confidence in you and your abilities. Poor grammar can limit you personally and professionally.