AFQT Test Questions

Practice exam memory skills

What is Secondary Memorization?

When a student views a multiple choice test question from a practice exam, he or she will read the question and evaluate the available answers. After completing the question, the practice test system will show the student the correct answer, and the experience is subconsciously “logged” in the student's memory.

What happens when the student is shown the same multiple choice question again in the future? The student’s memory reflexes will likely allow them to recognize the correct answer simply by seeing the layout of the question. The student spots the correct answer, but not necessarily because they understand the reason why the answer is correct. We call this phenomenon secondary memorization and most of us have experienced this at some point in our educational history.

The Risks

Secondary memorization is a problem inherent to multiple choice practice tests and fools many ASVAB students into believing that they are "ready" for the real exam. They are shocked on test day when the questions on the exam cover the same concepts and topics, but use different wording in the presentation.

ASVAB Prep Tests to the rescue!

Our methods protect against secondary memorization in two primary ways:

Each time you generate a new test within one of the Testing Centers the system "pulls" an appropriate number of fresh, and completely random, questions from the ASVAB Prep Tests library. Due to the way the ASVAB Prep Tests system works you will never see the same test twice; forcing you to truly understand the information rather than inadvertently relying on the memorization of the questions and answers. Even the four multiple choice answers within each question are randomly presented each time the question is included in a test.

The ASVAB Prep Tests system protects users against secondary memorization with its huge library of over 1,500 questions. Students are not seeing the same questions over and over due to our ever-expanding library of test questions.

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