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ASTB study guide

Discussion in 'ASTB' started by Patrick Leblanc, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. Hopeful Hoya

    Hopeful Hoya Know-nothing ENS Contributor

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    Thanks man! Seems that my daily sacrifices to the Navy gods are working. Next time I'll make one for everyone at the board. :D
     
  2. Samuel Folkins

    Samuel Folkins New Member

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    Hey Patrick I just took the OAR and did not do so great. Since this was posted 3 years ago is this still an accurate study guide to study? Thanks looking for any help I can get!
     
  3. ForTheBoys

    ForTheBoys New Member

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    I read (skimmed) the blue ASTB book cover to cover over the course of a week and got a 9/9/8 69. Just take time to read the directions and be calm as you answer/respond to the test. I didn't read the directions the first time (was taking it for shts and gigs anyway) and got a 7/4/5 63.

    There's also a compass trick for the "target parking lot" questions that worked for some of my friends, but I didn't get the hang of it. Might have been helpful.
     
  4. f35b_marineofficer

    f35b_marineofficer New Member

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    Good afternoon to all,
    I'm on my final attempt at the ASTB in a few weeks in February. Last score was 42 for OAR and 3,4,5 everything else. I have the 2013 study guide from here and a new one my OSO gave me. I got the hang of the UAV compass trick & took advantage of the unlimited allowed practice time to learn how to orient for that section. Tips on everything else anyone? Thanks in advance!
     
  5. TheFlyingViking

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    Okay, so I got a 52, 6,7,6. And that's because I studied my BUTT off pretty much 2 or 3 hours a day for a whole month. I was relentless. I taught myself mechanics from the ground up and also math. Here's what I used:

    1. Barron's Military ASTB practice test book. (Buy it on amazon and have it shipped to you asap). Take the practice tests until you can get pretty much every question right.

    2. Google: "ASTB Mechanical Flashcards" and "ASTB Math Flashcards". There should be several links for each of these. If you can't tell how they solve the problem, look up a YouTube video that corresponds with that problem.

    Math: http://www.proprofs.com/flashcards/story.php?title=astb-math-knowledge

    Mechanical:
    http://www.proprofs.com/flashcards/story.php?title=astb-mechanical-comprehension-test

    3. Google: "ASTB UAV flash cards". They are formatted nearly the same as they appear on the test. Get to where you can blow through these without thinking.

    UAV:http://www.proprofs.com/flashcards/story.php?title=_36014

    4. To get the naval history down, it's super easy and just a matter of head knowledge.

    Naval History:
    http://www.proprofs.com/flashcards/story.php?title=astb-aviation-nautical-inforfmation-test



    I got a 47, 5,6,5 On my first try. It was discouraging for sure. But I decided to hit it one more time and I studied even harder using this stuff. I wish you the very best in your goals and dreams. May we both serve our country together someday.
     
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  6. vince.ray90

    vince.ray90 New Member

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    taking the astb for the 3rd time mid march and pretty nervous. been studying for a good while now and my last scores were, OAR:45 , AQR:4, PFAR:6, FOFAR:5.

    basically have to make it this next round because i turn 27 in october. if anyone has any current links to help with more of the "trick" word problems for the math section, or any information on the compass trick for the uav portion i would appreciate it. i have all concepts of algebra but still get stumped when its applied to situations.

    also just looking for some feedback on my past scores which ive been told have gotten acceptance and denials from the board. just want to know opinions because i've learned that any information about the test at all helps.
     
  7. TheFlyingViking

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    If you want this bad enough, you are gonna need to study these like your life depends on it. If you don't want it bad enough, don't bother to keep reading. I'm writing this down because I want you to K.O. This test and have your dream. I scored a 5/6/5 on my first run and I know how it feels to score not as well as you need to!! I improved to 6/7/6 after studying harder and smarter and taking it the second time.

    Math: (to practice, write out the problems but change the numbers and work through them with different variables so it readies you for the test. These problems are almost identical to the real test.)
    http://www.proprofs.com/flashcards/story.php?title=astb-math-knowledge

    Mechanics:
    http://www.proprofs.com/flashcards/story.php?title=astb-mechanical-comprehension-test

    Aviation info:
    http://www.proprofs.com/flashcards/story.php?title=astb-aviation-nautical-inforfmation-test


    And for the compass trick, take the scrap paper they give you and make a north, south, east, and west cross and then when your taking the test, hold up the compass you just made (in the direction that the screen tells you you're facing) and it will help you orient and know what direction the target is in relation to your position.

    Here's some flash cards for the UAV portion: (Know these and get them down cold where you can do all of them fast without making a mistake.
    http://www.proprofs.com/flashcards/story.php?title=_36014

    Kill that test man. Sieze your dream!!!

    Also, God bless you
     
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  8. vince.ray90

    vince.ray90 New Member

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    Much appreciated! One last question, I know the UAV portion is timed but is it just flat out better for your score to get them correct regardless of how fast you answer it or does your speed account for a large part of your score? most of my issues came from trying to be too fast and quickly realizing my error soon after answering.
     
  9. TheFlyingViking

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    That I don't know!! I hope someone else can answer this
     
  10. WaterHouse

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    Thanks for the links FlyingViking. I understand this post is a few months old but for anyone using this thread as an intro to studying for the ASTB like myself, I would recommend using the topics as a guide to do further research on as I have noticed one or two definitions/explanations seem to be incorrect.
     
  11. Safashton

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    I concur. I found the guides throughout the site are riddled with errors, thus recommendation from myself to others is to use the materials on the site to align you with types of materials/questions you will see on the exam, but study from more official sources.
     
  12. firefly1920

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    Hi everyone! Currently studying to retake the OAR portion for my second time. I never took physics so I struggled with that section the most my first time around. So this time I am really focusing on the mechanical portion and learning the material. So far the best resource I have come across is Khan academy. Believe me it is your best friend! Go to the physics section watch all the videos for the sections the test focuses on to get a good understanding of the concepts and work through some of their practice problems.

    https://www.khanacademy.org/science/physics

    I found this site to be useful for some of the simple machines like levers, pulleys, wedges, etc. http://www.engineersedge.com/mechanics_machines/mechanics_machines_menu.htm

    I still have a few more sections to go through, but I have compiled a lot of common formulas that you most likely will need to know, all of which come from the sites listed above. I will post an updated version once I get through everything but thought it could be useful for those who are studying now too. Good luck!
     

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