GT Enhancement


Improve your ASVAB GT score
Current New Jersey Army National Guard Soldiers can participate in a unique program to improve their ASVAB GT score. Sponsored by the NJARNG Recruiting and Retention Battalion, the GT Enhancement Course is a great way to meet the qualifications for OCS, WOCS, or MOS reclassification. Get all the information below.


Course Information

Who: Current New Jersey Army National Guard Soldiers
What: GT Improvement Training
When: 21 - 25 July 2014 (Training) 26 July 2014 (Testing)
Where: Classrooms 1 & 2, JFHQ, Bldg 3650, Fort Dix, NJ.
Why: OCS, WOCS, or MOS reclassifications
Info: Seating is limited to 15 Soldiers. A RFO and pre-test is required to be selected for seating (see FAQs below).


Course FAQs

1. Will I be on orders / in a duty status?
A. Yes, for 5 days. In addition, you will be on orders for one day for testing. Soldiers must obtain approval from their Chain of Command prior to attending the class. All request for orders (RFO) MUST be sent from the Soldier's unit to
SSG Romero at mauricio.romero.mil@mail.mil. RFOs will be requested for six days. Soldiers will be notified via their email address.

2. Will there be meals provided?
A. No. All meals will be the responsibility of the student.

3. Is lodging provided?
A. Yes, lodging is available in Fort Dix barracks. Overnight facilities must be requested by the student prior to the start of class. All lodging requests will be forwarded to CPT Salvani at anthony.j.salvani.mil@mail.mil.

4. What are the class times daily?
A. Class begins at 0800 and ends at 1700. There is a 1 hour lunch period daily.

5. Is there transportation provided?
A. No. All transportation will be the responsibility of the student.

6. Are there any pre-requisites? A pre-test?
A. Yes. A pre-test is required to be selected for course seating. The pre-test is available at ASVAB Pre-Test using the ASVAB Pre-Test Instructions. The results of the pre-test must be emailed to CW3 Rice at jennifer.rice11.mil@mail.mil.

7. Is there daily physical training?
A. There is no organized formal PT scheduled. Physical training is the responsibility of the student.

8. What is the uniform for the class?
A. Duty uniform for each student - ACUs.

9. Is there a packing list of items needed for this class?
A. Bring a pen and a notepad. All other items will be provided for you.

10. What else do I bring?
A. Bring your motivation and your positive attitudes, and be prepared to learn!


Course Cirriculum

The GT Enhancement Course is a 5-day intensive course designed to help you achieve a GT score of at least 110. This score will open many doors for you, such as the possibility of becoming an Officer Candidate, joining Special Forces, or joining another MOS with this gateway score. Students will be expected to have reviewed and mastered the times tables 1x1 through 12x12 before the first day as this basic skill will significantly increase your speed on the GT test. It is highly recommended you go online to various websites that let you review the times tables through drill and repetition games prior to the course. Math.com is one such site.

The curriculum will cover three components:

Basic math to include prealgebra: this will take 2/3 of the class time. Concepts reviewed include addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of fractions, decimals, and percents; conversion of fractions to decimals and vice versa; mix fractions; extensive word problems in all basic math areas; proportions word problems; computing simple interest; the distance formula; basic geometry formulas; finding perimeter, area, and volume. Because the basic math portion of the GT is almost all words problems, we will practice extensively on these.

Paragraph comprehension: This will take 1/6 of the class time. You will learn strategies to maximize your reading comprehension, including finding the main idea, finding supporting details, eliminating obviously wrong answers, trigger words in answers to avoid, and more.

Vocabulary: This will take 1/6 of the class time. The vocabulary part of the GT involves matching synonyms, words that mean close to the same thing. You will master approximately 120 of the most common words found on the GT, along with groups of synonyms for each.

Practice Tests: The first day of class and the last day of class you will take a timed practice GT test. This will give you experience with the test and give us a baseline to evaluate your progress over the course of the week. The instructor will go over the final test Friday and look at test taking strategies.

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