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wmackirdy
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« on: January 22, 2018, 12:54:56 AM »

I am new to CAP...and new to the AE Officer position. I would like to test for the Yeager Award sometime in the future. But, it looks formidable. One exam...100 questions. Really? How do you get your arms around something like that?

Do you just read the book...take the test (I know, it is open book)...and hope you remember everything?

Ideas?
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kwe1009
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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2018, 10:30:42 AM »

It is an open book test so just have the required books at the ready and you should do fine.
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MacGruff
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2018, 12:25:32 PM »

I would suggest reading it first. Before taking the test...   >:D
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GaryVC
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2018, 04:03:28 PM »

Open the .pdf up and you can search it for answers. Search google when that doesn't work. When I took it in mid-2016 I found a couple of answers that were wrong. The one I recall is that they mixed up the scales for tornadoes and hurricanes. I complained at the time and perhaps it has been fixed.
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Cadetter
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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2018, 04:22:40 PM »

Open the .pdf up and you can search it for answers. Search google when that doesn't work. When I took it in mid-2016 I found a couple of answers that were wrong. The one I recall is that they mixed up the scales for tornadoes and hurricanes. I complained at the time and perhaps it has been fixed.

Isn't searching anything other than the textbook and notes not allowed? Not that anyone can stop it, but at least on cadet tests, we promise that we aren't using anything other than the book and notes.
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MSG Mac
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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2018, 05:16:45 PM »

I took the AEPSM test when it first came out and passed it on the first try. Without the book.  Not a hard test
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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2018, 05:21:54 PM »

Open the .pdf up and you can search it for answers. Search google when that doesn't work. When I took it in mid-2016 I found a couple of answers that were wrong. The one I recall is that they mixed up the scales for tornadoes and hurricanes. I complained at the time and perhaps it has been fixed.

Isn't searching anything other than the textbook and notes not allowed? Not that anyone can stop it, but at least on cadet tests, we promise that we aren't using anything other than the book and notes.

Yes. It's called Integrity. And seniors should have it, too.

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ColonelJack
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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2018, 07:33:56 AM »

It was a very easy test when I took it (as the AEPSM) in 1982.

Heck, mine's so old it doesn't even have Gen. Yeager's name on it.

Jack
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« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2018, 12:23:54 PM »

It was a very easy test when I took it (as the AEPSM) in 1982.

Heck, mine's so old it doesn't even have Gen. Yeager's name on it.

Jack

I did mine only a few years later (agree with you).

In those days, Gen. Yeager was still flying (Northrop F-20 Tiger Shark business development)!

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BraveRifles19D
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« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2018, 08:45:53 PM »

The textbook is around 650 pages and costs about $50, so download it from the website for free and have it open as you take the test and refer to it when you are stuck on a question. It is very easy, basic stuff. If you have an interest in aerospace, you won't have a problem.
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Rippeei46
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« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2018, 03:08:13 AM »

True! I have also joined an Online LSAT Prep course where there are a lot of practice papers and study material. I make sure I do that everyday and try to retain what all I have read in order to clear my law exam in the very first attempt.
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J2H
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« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2018, 03:18:41 AM »

It took me maybe 3 hours to take if that
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« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2018, 07:38:28 AM »

Take it as a group with others in the squadron.
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« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2018, 09:56:55 AM »

Any former cadet who earned the Mitchell Award should be able to take this test cold and pass it with an 80% plus score.
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OldGuy
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« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2018, 10:45:40 AM »

Any former cadet who earned the Mitchell Award should be able to take this test cold and pass it with an 80% plus score.
I did - 4 decades after my Mitchell!

If you are an aviation buff, it is a easy test. (I did take it open book, needed to check about a dozen questions, mainly history!)
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chuckmilam
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« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2018, 12:29:22 PM »

Any former cadet who earned the Mitchell Award should be able to take this test cold and pass it with an 80% plus score.

Can confirm.  Even years later, the material was quite familiar! 
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etodd
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« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2018, 09:11:38 PM »

It took me maybe 3 hours to take if that

Can you stop, and start back the next day? Does it remember, and pick back up?
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« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2018, 11:23:39 PM »

It should NOT take three hours to complete that test.
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TheSkyHornet
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« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2018, 09:15:40 AM »

It took me maybe 3 hours to take if that

Can you stop, and start back the next day? Does it remember, and pick back up?

Negative.

If you close out, the test closes.
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PHall
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« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2018, 10:44:16 AM »

If you need more then an hour to complete this test then you didn't study enough.
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