My son will graduate High School in May 2012 and is ready to join the Navy. We met with a recruiter last night and he took a practice test and didnt do very good. He is going back Thursday to take it again. WHat does that mean...is there a possibility that he wont get in? He said the test was hard and that it is timed and he didnt feel like he had enough time.
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ASVAB is the book that my daughter used and also if you goggle on navy practice test. He must relax I'm sure he got nervous they can make them very nervous. She is a seeman at Great Lakes Now and will have her PIR 2/10/12. Tell him to study and don't rush the test.
My son is currently an AE in C School in Norfolk, but when he told me he wanted to join the Navy, I bought him ASVAB for Dummies to study. However, he ended up not even cracking open the book and took the test cold turkey and got an 87 on it. I asked him how hard it was and he said if you graduated from high school, you should not have a problem with it. I often wonder how he would have scored if he actually studied the book. My younger son is using the book now as he wants to join also.
People face different stress levels when taking major tests. I'm sure you didn't mean to intentionally insult others who have struggled with the test.
To anyone planning on taking the ASVAB. Do yourself the favor of buying a study book. This is one of the few tests in life that really does affect your future.
Some people are good test takers (just born that way) while others get nervous and often score lower than their potential. Neither has anything to do with being a good sailor. If your son wants to be a sailor. Buy the book. Take practice exam. Time himself. Study. Go back and take some classes. There is no time line on when he has to join. Maybe he slacked off during high school. Just don't let him think that he can't do something because he had a lousy score on one little test. Have him sit down and write down a plan of attack. Then methodically go about improving his chances. He can do it.
Good luck to all and thank your children for us for wanting to serve our country.