Self-Designed Study Plans for ASVAB

Custom-made Study Plans for ASVAB

The Benefits of Using Custom-made Study Plans for ASVAB:

The benefits of using a custom-made plan for ASVAB preparation are many. First of all, a custom-made study plan will be tailored to your particular needs. It will suit you in terms of:

  • How much you need to prepare
  • How fast you can prepare a topic
  • Whether you need additional help on a particular subject or not.

A good custom-made plan will also incorporate expected delays, such as important travel plans. It will also allow for unexpected events, within reasonable limits.

Where to Find Custom-made Study Plans:

You can find websites on the internet which provide online custom-made study plans. You could also engage a personal tutor or coach to prepare one for you. However, amongst these two options hiring a tutor can prove to be expensive. Thus, a good alternative is to prepare your own  methodology for studying. This is not as difficult as it sounds. Follow these ten steps to prepare your own study plan for ASVAB.

Make Your Own Study Plan for ASVAB:

1) First of all, gather all information that you can about the actual ASVAB. You can do this by visiting the official website, the link to which is as follows: Familiarize yourself with the subtests, duration of each section, etc and take a look at the sample questions.

2) Decide how well you want to perform in the test. This should include a minimum score that you have to achieve, and a maximum score that you feel you will be able to achieve.

3) Next, take a full length pre test to determine how much you need to prepare for the test, i.e. identify your strengths and weaknesses. This step is very important. Without it, you could waste valuable preparation time.

4) Make an educated guess about how much time you need to be able to prepare for this test. Assess your speed of study, and keep in mind that you may be able to go through some topics faster than you do for other topics.

5) The next step in your plan a schedule and  calculate how much time you can spare for preparation. It may be better to count the hours available per week as you may have more time spare over the weekend.

6) At this stage of your planning, you have to make a time-table of preparation. The time-table should be in writing on paper, or as a soft copy in your computer. It should be in a place where you can view it often, as a reminder of what you have achieved and how much remains for you to complete your preparation.

7) Within a few days of completion of your preparation (as per your time-table), you should aim to take the actual ASVAB. It is best to select a specific date for the test before you begin studying. Fixing a date for the test will help you to avoid unnecessary delay in beginning your preparation.

8) The next step is to collect the materials you need to help you prepare for the examination. You can begin with a basic prep book that contains information on all the subtests, for example, the Kaplan ASVAB 2011 Edition. As you proceed, you can also use materials that target any particularly tough topics. Your study materials should also include a sufficient number of pretests, so that you can assess your progress as you prepare.

9) You should plan to finish preparing for a subtest, one at a time. Then you should take a pretest only for that section, and move on to the next section only if you feel your performance was satisfactory. If any subject is especially difficult for you, plan to alternate its preparation with an easy subject. You can avoid boredom and frustration if you do this.

10) Identify the topics that you feel may be too difficult for you to prepare on your own. Find people who can tutor you in those especially tough topics. You could ask a high school teacher, a friend who did well in the test, or even get your recruiter to recommend someone.

A custom-made study plan is one of the best ways to prepare for an exam. As far as possible, you should use a study plan that is made for you and not for someone else.