The easy way to prepare for officer candidate tests Want to ace the AFOQT, ASVAB or ASTB? Help is here! Officer Candidate Tests For Dummies gives you the instruction and practice you need to pass the service-specific candidate tests and further your military career as an officer in the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard. Packed with practice questions and easy-to-follow information, Officer Candidate Tests For Dummies gives you a comprehensive review of all subjects covered on the tests, an explanation of the test formats, and everything you need to understand and conquer the exams. Includes practice exams for each test More subject-matter instruction than any other book on the market Covers all of the latest updates to the exams Whether you're aspiring to become an officer in the military by attending a service academy, ROTC, or Officer Candidate School or are already in the military and working to advance your career, Officer Candidate Tests For Dummies has you covered!
Introduction. Part I: An Officer and a Test. Chapter 1: The Path to Becoming an Officer. Chapter 2: The Tests at a Glance. Chapter 3: Test-Taking Tips and Techniques. Part II: Getting Schooled in English. Chapter 4: Building Word Skills. Chapter 5: Putting Your Word Skills to the Test. Chapter 6: Building Your Reading Skills. Chapter 7: Testing Your Reading Skills. Part III: Back to School with Math and Science. Chapter 8: Building Your Math Knowledge. Chapter 9: Putting Your Math Skills to the Test. Chapter 10: Solving Arithmetic Word Problems. Chapter 11: Testing Your Arithmetic Reasoning Skills. Chapter 12: Grasping the Specifics of General Science. Chapter 13: Testing Your General Science Skills. Chapter 14: Brushing Up on Mechanics. Chapter 15: Testing Your Mechanical Comprehension. Chapter 16: Making Sense of Electricity. Chapter 17: Testing Your Electronics Knowledge. Part IV: Practice Tests. Chapter 18: AFOQT Academic Aptitude Practice Test. Chapter 19: AFOQT Academic Aptitude Practice Test: Answers and Explanations. Chapter 20: ASTB OAR Practice Test. Chapter 21: ASTB OAR Practice Test: Answers and Explanations. Chapter 22: ASVAB GT Practice Test. Chapter 23: ASVAB GT Practice Test: Answers and Explanations. Chapter 24: ASVAB Marine OCS Composite Practice Test. Chapter 25: ASVAB Marine OCS Composite Practice Test: Answers and Explanations. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 26: Ten Strategies for Tackling Multiple-Choice Questions. Chapter 27: Ten Ways to Optimize Your Study Time. Index.
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Learn to: Plot a course of study for the AFOQT, ASVAB, and ASTB Gain confidence by taking practice exams Prepare for the requirements of each test The easy way to prepare for the officer candidate tests Want to ace the AFOQT, ASVAB, or ASTB? Help is here! Packed with tons of practice questions and easy-to-follow information, this friendly guide gives you everything you need to understand and conquer the exams — and further your military career as an officer in the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard. It's all in a word — get tips on how to assess the meaning of words from common roots, prefixes, and suffixes The writing on the wall — find out how to identify the main idea in a reading passage, pick key facts and figures out of paragraphs, and use clues to decipher the meaning of what you read Demystify math — sharpen your skills in basic mathematics, geometry, and algebra — and discover how to solve those pesky word problems Blinded by science — brush up on the general science subjects you'll encounter on the exam, including biology, chemistry, geology, astronomy, human anatomy, and more Practice makes perfect — take four practice exams, discover your strengths and weaknesses, learn how to pace yourself, and perfect your problem-solving skills for test day Open the book and find: What to expect on the different tests Lots of test-taking techniques and strategies Exercises to test your skills along the way Tips to build your vocabulary and reading skills Plain-English reviews of math and science subjects The formulas and calculations you need to know Full-length practice tests Military officer occupations and opportunities