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Master The ASVAB: CD INSIDE; Score High and Launch Your Military Career Paperback

ISBN-13: 978-0768926026 ISBN-10: 0768926025 Edition: 4th

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Product Details

  • Series: Master the Asvab
  • Paperback: 672 pages
  • Publisher: Peterson's; 4 edition (April 11, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0768926025
  • ISBN-13: 978-0768926026
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.6 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #202,695 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Lt. Col. Scott Ostrow is chief of the Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) Recruiting Training Branch at Robins Air Force Base, GA. In 2004, he served in Iraq as administrator, deputy commander, and officer in charge of the 332nd Contingency Aero-medical Staging Facility’s medical support flight.

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Dr. Scott A. Ostrow retired from the Air Force in September 2005 (as a Lt Col) and has been teaching Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) at Dublin High School since August of 2006. He was born in Brooklyn New York where he attended P.S. 224. After moving to Long Island he graduated from Copiague High School. After high school he enlisted in the Navy and served as a Poseidon Missile Technician and then as a recruiter. While serving in Charleston, SC, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management, from Baptist College at Charleston in 1984. In 1986, after completing Officer Training School, he was commissioned as a 2Lt in the Air Force where he served as a Minuteman III Launch Control Officer, and also served in recruiting before becoming a Medical Service Corps Officer. He served in various assignments in Minot ND, RAF Upper Heyford, UK, McGuire AFB, NJ, and Robins AFB, GA. He has also had deployments to Turkey (1990-1991) and Balad Iraq (2004). He earned his Masters of Public Administration degree in 1990 and his Doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership in 2012. He is also a graduate of the Air Force Air Command and Staff College, as well as Air War College. Scott is the author of Guide to Joining the Military, and has worked on several military test prep books. He has been married to his wife Barbara (Susie) since 1981. They have six children, two of whom currently serve in the Air Force.

Dr. Ostrow is the host of a Blog Talk Radio show, http://www.blogtalkradio.com/guidetojoiningthemilitary and hosts a Facebook fan page, http://www.facebook.com/guidetojoiningthemilitary

Customer Reviews

This book is a great study guide to prepare for the ASVAB.
Brian Hadfield
I just took the ASVAB a month ago and I felt like this book had a very good idea of the kind of questions that would be on the test.
S. Van
I took the ASVAB and scored a 97 for the AF using this book.
M. Tyler

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132 of 134 people found the following review helpful By Griffyndor on December 19, 2010
Format: Paperback
I know how important it is to find a "good review" especially for a book that could help shape your military career, which is precisely why I decided to take the time to write about my CAT-ASVAB experience after reading two study books, taking numerous practice exams, and then re-reading the study books all over again.

First, some of you might be wondering what score I made (I know I would be too). I got a 95%, qualifying me for virtually every program in the military. My best sections were Mathematics Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Electronics Information, and tied for fourth were General Science, Arithmetic Reasoning, Mechanical Comprehension, Assembling Objects, and Word Knowledge. In all of these sections I scored higher than 60. Now that we've established my credibility for this particular subject, let us move on to the review of the study material(s) themselves, and to what extent they helped in preparing me for the exam.

The two books I read were "Master The ASVAB: by Scott A Ostrow, Therese DeAngelis" and "McGraw-Hill's ASVAB, Second Edition" (book titles should always be underlined, but not sure how to do that at the moment). My favorite of the two was "Master the ASVAB: by Scott A Ostrow" because I felt the practice exams were more difficult especially since they are timed. The practice exams for McGraw-Hill's ASVAB were pretty good too, but they just didn't quite feel like the real thing since the tests were not timed. Both books were comprehensive, sparing no expense in covering everything that could (emphasis added) show up on the ASVAB. I'm going to re-emphasize the word "could" because it is likely that 90% of the material won't.
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35 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Brian Hadfield on May 6, 2009
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This book is a great study guide to prepare for the ASVAB. After going through the book and taking the pretests, I felt a lot more prepared and got a 92. I am not intending to brag but I have not had a math class in 5 years and this helped me review important areas that I would have done poorly without review. Get the book and give yourself plenty of time to prepare.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By S. Van on April 13, 2010
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I thought this book did a pretty good job of preparing me. To be honest, I mostly used it to learn more about Electronics, Auto/Shop, and Mechanical Comprehension. I've always been very good at English, so I can't say it really helped me improve there. The book did help me review some math concepts I had forgotten, too.

Some people are complaining that the questions in the book didn't show up on the test. I just took the ASVAB a month ago and I felt like this book had a very good idea of the kind of questions that would be on the test. The subject review sections are very helpful. I studied by taking the first diagnostic practice exam. I read through all the explanations of the questions, took notes, and then read the subject reviews for any areas I was weak on. I took the second exam in full and reviewed all the question explanations. After that, I only did exam sections for subjects I was weak on, again paying attention to the explanations. In all, I probably spent about 6-8 hours studying with this book and nothing else. I scored a 99 and all my line scores were above 140. I couldn't have done it without this prep book.

If you're worried, get this book, study, and don't sweat it test day because you'll do fine.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By College Boy on September 5, 2009
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I followed the directions in the book as much as I could with the time I had. Scored 90 on AFQT and high marks in all areas; enough to qualify for every job in the military. My scores a few years ago without it are not worth mentioning because they were so bad. Thanks to this book I am eligible for some exciting things!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Matthew K. Stiltner on May 18, 2010
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Like many others who have had the great "pleasure" of taking the ASVAB ill-prepared in high school, resulting in a relatively low score, I was recommended to purchase a study guide. After leafing through a few pages of this guide, I came to the conclusion that this would be the best guide for those of us who don't have the additional time to work through a "step-by-step" program that many of the competitors provide. "Master the ASVAB" is chocked full of practice test material. It carefully outlines how the test is administrated, and how these practice tests, if taken under similar testing constraints as the real ASVAB, does a great job in preparing you for the real test. I found that many of the questions provided in this guide were also listed in the real ASVAB (can't beat that!) This guides only downfall is its lack of math and word knowledge preparation. I found that many of the math knowledge questions provided in both this guides practice tests and the real asvab were not properly explained in this guide, if at all. Furthermore, I found that this guides method of educating its reader with word knowledge brief and a little uninformative (something similar to the "flash-card" system provided in the text would be nice.) However, where this book is lacking in those two fields it significantly makes up for in the mechanical and engineering sections. With plenty of detailed diagrams and thorough explanations, this guide can seemingly turn any reader into an apprentice mechanic or engineer. All in all, I am well pleased with my purchase. Scoring a 90 on the ASVAB has significantly improved my chances in gaining my preferred military career.

4 1/2 stars.
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