- Series: Peterson's Master the Officer Candidate Tests
- Paperback: 364 pages
- Publisher: Peterson's; 8 edition (April 20, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0768927943
- ISBN-13: 978-0768927948
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.8 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #78,320 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This guide book has a lot of good information beyond just the test prep questions so it is a good one to have in your arsenal for preparing for any of the officer tests and what you need to do to become in officer. From my experience I recommend adding these other items to study from:
The OAR tests you on your math, mechanical, and reading skill level. To get the most from this guide book read all sections related to the test your going to take no matter the branch, for example read ALL math sections to prepare for your math test.
REGARDING OAR SECTIONS:
The mechanical section of this book is EXTREMELY lacking in information, in comparison to the actual OAR's mechanical section questions. To help with this all you need is a basic high school level physics book. Which I picked one up at my local library. It takes about two weeks to read ALL chapters, if you do one or two a day. Don't bother with the nuke sections if it has it. Lastly google or yahoo "pulleys" and "levers". I found that neither this guide nor the physics book went into enough detail like the OAR questions actual do about these two things. A quick read on all the basics (types and classes) of these two will do.
The math section of this book is ok, to enhance it read more than just the few sections dedicated to just the OAR math section, look at all the branch's math areas. The actual test covers basic algebra, advanced algebra, geometry, and beyond. About 5 or more questions will be very hard, a bonus for those with engineering and nuke related degrees.Read more ›
If you've never taken an officer candidate exam, you really won't be able to fully prepare. However, I do still feel that the vocabulary section helped me. I actually did the tests quite a few times and realized there were indeed some words which I didn't know the meaning to, and learning those words is a good idea.
Don't beat yourself up if you don't feel proficient at the pretests in the book; the actual test was easier than the pre-tests. The thing that the book preaches mainly is, think quickly, answer the question, move on.
If you aren't sharp on your math skills, or vocabulary, you should take at least an AP math in high school or college math, and begin to read some books. This will help sharpen your math and verbal skills. Of course, you can't become an officer without a degree so what is the point in taking the test if you aren't planning on finishing a degree?
I won't lie, when you take the test your head will feel like its on fire! So get some sleep before you take the test, and do your normal routine, if you normally skip breakfast then skip breakfast. The book will tell you all of this, but in more words and more detail.
Overall the book helps ease your nerves about the test, but it won't prepare you entirely. So practice the pre-tests, read the sections applicable to your branch, and follow the directions and you should do reasonably well.
If you're curious how I scored, I scored well enough to be a pilot, navigator and basically any other job. So, did it work? That's anybody's guess, but the vocab section did help a bit.
does not include:
1. rotated blocks section
2. general science section
3. hidden figures section
4. air force pilot info section
5. table reading section
I just recently took the AFOQT, I will admit I am happy i bought this book because I feel like my score has definitely improved with this book but this book is not the only thing you need to get a good test score. You need to cover all the sections the AFOQT is on and since this book does not cover all of them you must find other sources.
Do not rely on this for study. Use GRE, GMAT, SAT and ACT study guides. You are much better off. The questions are very easy and, again, only cover very briefly material that needs to be known.
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This is awesome and helpful when doing practice test. A lot of strategies to help preparing for the actual testPublished 19 days ago by Rey Miguel Talisayon
I tried to use this for the ASTB for the Navy and it was OK at best. It says that the book can be used to study for the ASTB but it doesn't have all the sections required for the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
It didn't tell me anything I didn't already know. Maybe helpful for other people.Published 2 months ago by Amber
Bought this with another book to prepare for the AOR. This book gives you a very basic idea of what to expect. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Martha Hammersmith