How to Establish a Study Program for the AFQT - dummies

How to Establish a Study Program for the AFQT

By Rod Powers

A study plan is essential if you want to score well on the AFQT. There is no one best way to prepare a study plan. Each person has different ways of studying and learning that work the best for him. Still, people generally fall into one of three categories:

  • Auditory learners: These people learn best by hearing something. They do really well in lecture classes, and they love listening to audiobooks.

  • Visual learners: These folks prefer to learn by seeing something. They would rather read a book or look at a diagram.

  • Tactile learners: These people get the best results by doing something. Instead of listening to an explanation or reading an instruction manual, they need to do it in order to learn it.

Try to figure out what type of learner you are before developing a plan of study.

Most people don’t look forward to sitting down for a study session. Because of that, they try to make study more enjoyable by spending time on the subjects they’re already good at. After all, studying familiar information is much easier than learning something new. Try not to fall into this trap!

If you’re already an avid reader, you probably don’t need to spend much of your time improving your reading comprehension skills. You’re already going to ace that portion of the AFQT, right? Instead, spend most of your time boning up on the areas where you need improvement, such as math and math word problems.

Try to dedicate one to two hours per day to your AFQT studies. Pick a time and place where you won’t be interrupted. Having your dad yell at you to cut the grass probably won’t be beneficial to your study session. Also, turn off your cellphone. Is that call as important as your future military career?