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

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Chapter 21

Ten Tips for a Better AFQT Score

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Setting up a study plan

check Using the practice examinations

check Boosting your math and communication scores

The U.S. military enlists around 250,000 new troops every year, counting the active and reserve components. And all those men and women share one thing in common: They all earned a qualifying score on the AFQT. (See Chapter 2 for qualifying AFQT scores for each service.)

Many people score very high, which makes their families proud and their recruiters smile. A high score also opens up a new world of special enlistment programs and enlistment incentives that are available only to those who score well on the AFQT.

I’m sure you want to be counted among that group; otherwise, why would you be reading this book? If so, this chapter will be a big help. Here, I list ten surefire ways to maximize your AFQT score and get you on your way to a satisfying and successful military career.

Take Your Time Studying

Don’t cram. I don’t care whether you call it a “power study,” “mega-brain feeding,” or “mugging”; study after study has shown that it doesn’t work. For example, a 2007 study conducted by University of South Florida psychologist ...

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