[texhax] test for LaTeX typist ?
torsten.wagner at fh-aachen.de
Wed Apr 26 18:21:04 CEST 2006
Dana Murray wrote:
> The secretary in our Math dept is leaving us. She learned LaTeX very
> quickly and became quite proficient. Ad now we have to replace her :-(
> Can anyone suggest a test, or an approach that we can follow, to
> determine whether an applicant for the job has the potential to become
> competent in LaTeX, roughy at the level of undergraduate math exam
> Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated
The easiest way of testing LaTeX skills maybe to ask all applicants to
send there application in both LaTeX-source and dvi-version.
By the way the solved this task you can decide whether you like to
invite them for a interview or not.
By this way you will sort (T)eXperts and non-(T)experts even before the
Other indicators; ask for programming skills. If they now perl, C, java,
and bash-scripts, or whatever, they are at least familiar thinking in code.
HTML or PHP Skills maybe also indicate that they are capable to learn
A Linux-geeking factor might be also an indication for "like-to-learn-TeX".
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