Time for the nitty gritty -- how can you get the best score you possibly can on the ASVAB? Here's a few insider tips.
"Practice makes perfect" is a well-known cliche; it also happens to be true. Take as many practice tests as you can. Figure out which areas you need to work on. Simulate actual test conditions, right down to the exact time for each subtest. Take a practice test online, and get test help guides. After you take practice tests, identify areas that you need to work on.
Once you've signed up for the test, build a schedule that allows you to study at a steady pace. Make a plan that you feel comfortable with, but don't put off studying until the last minute. You're not going to magically learn everything you need to know in one or two days. If you can organize what you need to do in advance, and lay it all out in manageable steps, you'll be in full control of your study preparation, and be more confident.
Discipline yourself so that during your study time, you are really studying. Get away from all distractions, and get yourself in the right frame of mind. It's also better to study in one long, uninterrupted period rather than on and off for 10 or 20 minutes at a time.
Get a good night's sleep – people test best when they're well-rested, have a healthy breakfast and a positive mind set. Dress comfortably on the day of the test, and make sure you have everything you need (your ID, extra pencils, etc.) before you go the testing center. Arrive at the testing center early.
The ASVAB is a multiple choice test, with four possible answers to every question. Remember these tips when taking the test:
Now for the important part – taking an actual practice test. Sign in, try a few sample questions, and get an idea of how you would score. Then use these tips, put together your study plan, and kick some ASVAB butt.