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Discuss AIB Essay Titles in Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting on Navy Net; Originally Posted by Pontius What bolleaux. Any self-respecting candidate will have explored every avenue to increase his chance of success at the AIB and this will be expected. It's not cheating; it's using common sense ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pontius View Post
    What bolleaux. Any self-respecting candidate will have explored every avenue to increase his chance of success at the AIB and this will be expected. It's not cheating; it's using common sense and initiative to achieve the best outcome. As for the morality lesson; you need to grow up and realise that RN officers live in the real world and not some Dickensian novel. I don't think your pleading to the Captain that you failed to carry out the task because your chivalrous deeds did not match up to the mindset of the enemy, who were being frightfully dishonest and not obeying the rules, will be too well received.
    I fully concur with you Pontius. I started this thread: http://www.navy-net.co.uk/newbies/32...ay-titles.html and in no way thought I was cheating. My main aim was to get a feel for the sort of subjects that crop up so when the paper was put in front of me the choices were not so much of a shock. I don't find current affairs particularly interesting unless directly affecting myself. I rarely watch the news unless there is a military interest and my paper of choice is Navy News!

    You can't slate someone for putting some effort into their preparation; even if there are some things you can't prepare for any little heads up or snippet of information can be useful.

    As for my essay, something to do with traffic problems if I remember; as for the other choices I haven't got a clue!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magda View Post
    I'm not really in any position to give advice out, but when has that ever stopped any of us, as proven here? If I might venture therefore to pass on something I have learned over my relatively brief but interesting life:

    Refrain from making a prat out of yourself by pointing out other the errors other people make and concentrate on your own failings, with basic spelling being one of them as highlighted above.

    As for cheating - if those running the AIB want every candidate to be on a completely even footing when they arrive, then they should prevent forums such as this from even so much as mentioning anything to do with the AIB. The reality is that there are hundreds of pages of useful information on here. Senior officers within the RN frequent this site (shock horror, now where is that "delete" button?!); from what I have seen, none of them have as yet complained about the wealth of knowledge available to candidates. That may tell us something important about the difference between outright cheating and using one's common sense.

    And before I get it in the neck from the "Out the Cheats Gang" for having an opinion on something I know nothing about, I passed my AIB last year and - if I may bang my own drum for a moment (bang bang) - I got above average marks overall, and particularly on the essay.

    SO THERE.
    Congratulations on passing the AIB, when are you off to BRNC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mou Sea View Post
    Congratulations on passing the AIB, when are you off to BRNC?
    Mou Sea, without wanting to criticise you or anyone who has posted their start date in the BRNC thread...

    No one but a small selection of family and friends will know when I am going to BRNC.

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    My top tip for AIB is (by all means practice every aspect including the essay, however...) --- it's worth a pidley low number of points --- don't fret too much about the essay.


    A valid view is that it WILL be the first impression/aspect of you that the board gets to see and judge, however in the grand scheme you'll be far better off putting more effort into practicing interview technique and likely questions with various friends/colleagues/someone who intimidates you than practicing essays.


    Pickup a Saturday copy of the Times, or listen to Radio 4's breakfast (6-9am) or 5-6pm daily summary/discussion of current events for a couple of weeks, practice a handful of military based questions (seems to me that justifying certain aspects - do we need carriers? do we need marines? do we need nuclear weapons? etc. - comes up periodically) and you should be alright.
    Last edited by jc103; 13-04-12 at 15:51.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jc103 View Post
    My top tip for AIB is (by all means practice every aspect including the essay, however...) --- it's worth a pidley low number of points --- don't fret too much about the essay.


    A valid view is that it WILL be the first impression/aspect of you that the board gets to see and judge, however in the grand scheme you'll be far better off putting more effort into practicing interview technique and likely questions with various friends/colleagues/someone who intimidates you than practicing essays.


    Pickup a Saturday copy of the Times, or listen to Radio 4's breakfast (6-9am) or 5-6pm daily summary/discussion of current events for a couple of weeks, practice a handful of military based questions (seems to me that justifying certain aspects - do we need carriers? do we need marines? do we need nuclear weapons? etc. - comes up periodically) and you should be alright.
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    Incorrect, Tentoes. Go forth and study the difference twixt proper nouns, improper nouns and the capitalisation thereof.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pontius View Post
    Incorrect, Tentoes. Go forth and study the difference twixt proper nouns, improper nouns and the capitalisation thereof.
    The vast majority of Marines withing the Royal Marines Corps family have earned the right to capitalisation in MHO.
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    Lse89 - I'd advise you to look into correct apostrophe use rather than previous essay titles. Your posts are littered with incorrect uses and that will count against you.
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    The vast majority of Marines withing the Royal Marines Corps family have earned the right to capitalisation in MHO.
    I have a great deal of respect for the Royal Marines, made even more so since Daddykins was one for 25 years. However, your opinion of the right to capitalisation is neither here, nor there, regarding grammatical correctness and certainly does not entitle you to correct another's writing when you're wrong. By all means use a capital letter if you feel so inclined, but don't propose it as the right way to do things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by magda View Post
    mou sea, without wanting to criticise you or anyone who has posted their start date in the brnc thread...

    No one but a small selection of family and friends will know when i am going to brnc.

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