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

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Chapter 4

Mastering the Art of Studying and Test-Taking

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Reading the right way

check Discovering your learning style

check Making time to study

check Sitting down to the test

Amilitary career is all about taking tests. You take tests to enter the military, you take tests in basic training, you take tests when learning your new military job, you take tests when you go to military schools to further your career, and in some branches, you even take tests to earn promotions!

Lots of people think they can’t take tests, but realistically, that’s just not true. If you couldn’t take tests, you never would’ve made it through high school or gotten a high-school equivalency certificate, and one of the two is required in order to join the military. The truth of the matter is that when people get out of a school environment, they quickly lose the motivation and skills to study properly. Lack of success in test-taking has more to do with ineffective study skills and techniques than it does with intellectual ability.

Effective studying doesn’t happen overnight. Studying requires time and patience, ...

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