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ASVAB AFQT For Dummies, 3rd Edition by Rod Powers, Angie Papple Johnston

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Chapter 3

Arming Yourself with a Study Plan

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Ensuring you have enough prep time

check Following a study plan

One of the easiest parts of prepping for the ASVAB’s Armed Forces Qualification Test is done: You bought this book. Now comes the hard part: studying to get the best possible score.

remember What the military really wants to know isn’t how much knowledge you already have stashed in your head (although it does use that information). Instead, the military’s big question is “Is this person trainable?” Everything in the military is set up to train a beginner, which you’ll see if you end up choosing a job that you know nothing about; even if you think you know a bit about it, each branch of the military has its own TTPs (that stands for tactics, techniques, and procedures) that you’ll have to learn from scratch.

The line scores the military uses to calculate your AFQT score will show them (and you) whether you’ll be a good fit for your chosen branch. Combine your AFQT scores with the scores you get on the other subtests, and the military can tell exactly where you’ll fit in. (You’re like a puzzle piece, and the entire test battery shows whether you’re part of the kitten’s face ...

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