If you are considering a career with the United States Armed Services you will be required to take and successfully pass the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery or the ASVAB. No matter how well you study, there is a risk that you will feel unprepared on your actual test date. In this article I will give you a few tips you can apply the night before, and day of, to improve your ASVAB score
It should be a given that you have spent weeks or even months studying for and preparing for your upcoming exam. If you don’t have the proper knowledge-base and study experience, than the tips I am about to share may be useless. If you have studied properly and need the last minute tips then keep reading
Eat a healthy and carb-rich meal the night before
Exams can be seen as a feat of endurance. Just like you would prepare for an upcoming physical workout, you should apply similar techniques the night before an exam. Eat a healthy meal to ensure your body feels physically ready. This includes whole-grain pasta, bread with cheese and of course lots of fruits and vegetables
Get a good night’s rest
Perhaps you may be nervous about your upcoming exam. Try to relax as best as you can and go to sleep early to ensure you get a good nights rest. Try this technique to help calm your nerves. Go into bed 1-2 hours prior, but instead of trying to fall asleep right away, read an ASVAB study guide, or your notes to help you relax and get sleepy. You can even turn off the lights and listen to an audio ASVAB study guide.
Do a light stretch or workout in the morning
Working out increases your heart rate and blood flow. This in turn increases the blood going to your brain which results in your ability to think and process faster. You want your brain to be in top working condition when you get ready to start your exam. If you don’t have time for a workout consider light stretching.
Eat a light breakfast
The time to load your body with nutrition is the night before. This will have given your body plenty of time to digest and absorb the nutrients to prepare you for exam day. The day of the exam may find you so nervous that a big meal may cause you to puke.
Therefor find a light and healthy snack, perhaps cereal and milk, or healthy sandwich
Now go do your best!