armyreal.com - Forums

Go Back   ArmyReal.com Forums > Life in the Military > Help and Assistance
User Name
Password

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes

  #1  
Old 05-07-2009, 07:48 PM
WJon WJon is offline
Private
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 14
Question Best way to study

Im trying to study for the asvab because I want to get a decent score, atleast to land a decent job into the military for a career.. I have been trying to study on this study book and also looked up on registering on march2sucess but I had a problem..

When I actually finish studying and I close the book and walk away.. I began to think to myself and recap on my trouble parts. What have I learned today in my study session? And I think... hmm well wait I can't really remember ... I CANT REMEMBER!!! When I go back and look at the parts I think I can't remember... I remember them a little.. but when I move on and then go back, its like I got to retrain myself because their is so much other stuff I had to remember and learn trying to go back to something I first learned is sorta forgetable...

What are some good methods that help you study?
I currently, go into a quiet room. Well lit. And start going at it... I can't actually tell if its working for me 100% I tried to play a little music not to loud and or tv. I get side tracked like "damn thats a good song, i wanna play it again" or "oh ****.. this shows kinda good... ooo what happens next. aw man commerial.. oo. food. i am kinda hungry" so... what helps you people study?


Also on last note....
I saw an ad somewhere about some pills you take that help you study. Any idea on if these are good or not?


oh and one LAST question just an information question.
If and when I do take my asvab. Okay. And Im sure I will pass. Im going to pass it.. but when I take it. How soon will I be going to basic?? Someone told me like after 3 months or something.
Reply With Quote

  #2  
Old 05-07-2009, 07:53 PM
StrawberryShortcake StrawberryShortcake is offline
Second Lieutenant
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Davie, Florida
Posts: 667
Default

Study about an hour after a good breakfast.

I'm a big fan of flashcards, I make flashcards for everything.

& My bf shipped out 29 days after taking his ASVAB.
__________________
"Virtue is never left to stand alone. He who has it will have neighbors." - Confucius
"Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today." - James Dean
"Youth is a circumstance you can't do anything about. The trick is to grow up without getting old." - Frank Lloyd Wright
Reply With Quote

  #3  
Old 05-08-2009, 07:59 AM
reconmedik's Avatar
reconmedik reconmedik is offline
Sergeant First Class
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 187
Default Studying

It has been a thousand years since I had to study for anything so I wont be a good source for tips on that. However the length of time it takes for you to ship ourt varies. Your ship date is based on openings for the BCT and Ait of your MOS. I enlisted on Oct 23 1983 and was at Ft. Knox Kentucky on Nov 15th 1983. I fyou are in a hurry, let the MEPS guy know and he will slot you in the next available.
Reply With Quote

  #4  
Old 05-08-2009, 09:17 AM
JBizo's Avatar
JBizo JBizo is offline
First Lieutenant
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 809
Default

I second the flashcards, they work phenominally! Also, instead of studying in a block session, where you end up concentrating on staying focused more than stufdying. Try doing it in between things...for example, I did a lot of studying at work (shhh don't tell them I was slacking for a good cause)..but basically i would take 30 seconds between each of my tasks to shuffle through the flashcards I made. Took me like 2 or 3 days of this and I know the rank structure, alphabet, army values, basic land nav stuff, and im currently working on the creed.

Oh and Strawberry is right....eat a good breakfast and don't study right before the test.
Reply With Quote

  #5  
Old 05-08-2009, 12:07 PM
MSG Glenn's Avatar
MSG Glenn MSG Glenn is offline
Brigadier General
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 2,729
Default

I wouldn't put any stock in pills. Not that I don't believe they work but they're probably nothing more than some sort of pill that keeps you alert like caffeine or ginseng. I could be wrong as I've never heard of it.

The last thing I heard was that chewing gum was a method of temporarily increasing your IQ. Something about the chewing process increasing the blood supply to the brain. Makes sense I guess.
__________________
Proud Dad of a USArmy Ranger SFC - 3/75 Rangers
USNavy 1960-1966 Submarine Service, Navy Diver-UDT 21
USArmy 1980-2001 Airborne Infantry,G3, Army Instructor, Commo Instructor Company 1SG
Retired MSG
I was a Soldier. I am a Soldier. I will always be a Soldier.
Reply With Quote

  #6  
Old 05-08-2009, 12:19 PM
JBizo's Avatar
JBizo JBizo is offline
First Lieutenant
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 809
Default

The drug he is refering to is Aderall.

Quote:
Adderall is a central nervous system stimulant. It affects chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control.
Adderall is used to treat narcolepsy and [URL="http://www.army.com/forum/#"]attention deficit hyperactivity disorder[/URL] (ADHD).
Adderall may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Source: [URL="http://www.drugs.com/adderall.html"]http://www.drugs.com/adderall.html[/URL]
Personally, I wouldn't recommend it. Your brain is a very delicate instrument. I don't think forcing a change in function is something that will do you any good.
Reply With Quote

  #7  
Old 05-08-2009, 02:41 PM
WJon WJon is offline
Private
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 14
Default

Thanks everyone who replied. I won't be taking no pills to help me study, but I will eat a good meal and wait an hour before studying and pop some chewing gum in my mouth when I do study. I am going to give the flash cards a thought and figure out how I am going to do that with what I struggle in. I guess I can refresh my multipulcation and use the flash cards and some how incorperate fractions and +/-///x/ and all that into the flash cards. Thanks allot for so much help.. Yall are great.

My only fear is not passing and having to wait a whole month to retake the test.. Im trying to stay positive because If one person can pass the asvab and get it. Im damn certain I can do it. I mean why shouldn't I be able to? If I want to do something, I got to set my mind to it and do it. Right? I can pass.... I know I can pass... I can pass... I can pass.
Reply With Quote

  #8  
Old 05-08-2009, 04:29 PM
JBizo's Avatar
JBizo JBizo is offline
First Lieutenant
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 809
Default

Don't even worry about it WJon. I saw some people at MEPS taking the ASVAB that could barely spell their own names and they passed. You'll do fine.
Reply With Quote

  #9  
Old 05-08-2009, 04:35 PM
SniperAlpha1's Avatar
SniperAlpha1 SniperAlpha1 is offline
Colonel
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chagrin Falls, OH
Posts: 1,776
Send a message via AIM to SniperAlpha1 Send a message via MSN to SniperAlpha1
Default

Don't use Adderal. It's an amphetamine which can't do any good for your body. Plus, chances are it would come up in the drug screen. You'd have to explain why amphetamines are in your system without a prescription.
__________________
SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM
Reply With Quote

  #10  
Old 05-09-2009, 06:41 PM
WJon WJon is offline
Private
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 14
Default

Thanks!! I will try
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:06 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    
·Contact Us   ·Legal   ·Privacy   ·Link To Us    ·Advertise With Us    ·About Us    ·Site Map     
     Copyright 2004-2019 Activv, LLC. All rights reserved. Armyreal.com is a service provided by Activv.
This website is not affiliated, endorsed, authorized, or associated in any way with any government, military or country.