nosiriebobby said: Hi! I'm "studying" for the FSOT, but I haven't registered yet. How long did you study before you took the FSOT?
I took the FSOT right after graduating from undergrad and therefore, to be honest, didn’t study very much. I used the knowledge I had from my IR, business, and economic courses and then added to that a few days of studying from old AP U.S. History and U.S. Government prep books. A large number of the questions were basic U.S. government and constitution trivia (note: I took the exam June 2011 so can’t comment on any changes that have been made since then). I found the DOS recommended study guide to be very useful because it gets you familiar with the format of the test. You can purchase it here. DOS also provides a recommended reading list and course list. Along with that, there is a practice test now available online! Good luck and happy studying!