Well... sorry cactus. That's not what it said. I think you just reworded it for your own convenience.
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We do make mistakes occasionally and admit when we are wrong. However, in this case, the test instruction was not incorrect and we have not reworded it.
The first test is not difficult, and I cleared it. The second test does not make sense. I am a scientist working for the NIH. I have 3 first author publications, and several second author publications in top ranked journals including JACI, NEJM, BLOOD and others. However, the recruiters did not find me suitable for reviewing/editing a manuscript. I don't think they even looked at my CV, and relied on a very specific criteria for the results of the second test. I think it would be better to send a manuscript to edit as a second test instead.
This just sounds like a disgruntled person who failed the test. Sorry. I took the test too and I thought it was a very good challenge and tests your knowledge of the subjects well.
Are you a Neuroscientist? Nice! Which test did you take? I cleared the first one. I just made a suggestion for second test. Where editing a real manuscript would be a better test. Not disgruntled at all.
The editing I sent back took me about 70 min to do. The page was completely red with edits/suggestions. This was truly bad writing, but I made it more intelligible and with decent flow (or so I thought). They replied back to say I had changed the meaning/intent of the authors, but weren't any more specific than that. I definitely disagree. It was a bit of a slap in the face; I've published many articles and book chapters myself on related topics. I suspect this organization is run by non-scientists/non-experts.
Agree with this assessment. Had the exact same experience. I have written for US military and NASA on the subject of electronics for many years. The edit I sent back was of quality that I would present to an audience myself. Got the same form letter, and am not sure about the reviewers at Cactus, and the sample they sent was in need of many many red lines to make it coherent. Additionally, my changes were to clarify acronyms at first use. UGH!
This notion that you should be tested is BS... tests are for kindergarten ... my CV speaks for itself
Hello, I don't have a solid answer for you, however, I, too, noticed there was no correct answer on that question. Frustrating. Also, the question regarding Chicago Manual Style with the various options on how to write it accordingly, technically had no correct answer either.
I just took Cactus's test and there are several questions where there is no correct answer. Even with those, I am sure I got most questions right. I see a great disparity between the writing on their website and the quality of the test. The test unfair. Perhaps they hired someone else to write their website copy, because it is excellent, but the test is amateurish.
Yes. (WordPress is a blogging system. It's very simple and doesn't leave much space for creativity in my opinion. However, that being said- make sure you can tell them something you enjoy about WordPress. They could probably see the disappointment on my face.)