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2016 / 2017 ASVAB For Dummies with Online Practice

ISBN: 978-1-119-23920-8
456 pages
June 2016
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The bestselling ASVAB test-prep guide—now updated for 2016/2017

Inside, you'll get in-depth reviews of all nine test subjects you'll encounter on the ASVAB, strategy cheat sheets for verbal, math, and general components, and tips to help you pinpoint your weaknesses and hone your test-taking skills in the areas where you need the most help. Your book purchase also includes a one-year subscription to online study tools, where you'll access six ASVAB practice tests, one AFQT practice test, 500 flashcards to improve your vocabulary, and tools to track your progress.

The ASVAB is the most widely used multiple aptitude test in the world. If you're one of the more than one million people preparing to take the ASVAB this year, this updated edition of ASVAB For Dummies gives you everything you need to get the score you need to get the military job you want!

  • Test your skills with practice problems on each of the test's nine subtests
  • Score high and qualify for the military job you want
  • Boost your math, science, and English skills
  • Get one-year access to additional online practice

If you have your sights set on enlisting in the military and want to ensure you perform your very best on test day, ASVAB For Dummies makes it easier.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1: Getting Started with the ASVAB 5

CHAPTER 1: Putting the ASVAB under a Microscope 7

CHAPTER 2: Knowing What It Takes to Get Your Dream Job 17

CHAPTER 3: Getting Acquainted with Test-Taking and Study Techniques 23

Part 2: Words to Live By: Communication Skills 31

CHAPTER 4: Word Knowledge 33

CHAPTER 5: Paragraph Comprehension 47

Part 3: Making the Most of Math: Arithmetic Skills 63

CHAPTER 6: Mathematics Knowledge and Operations 65

CHAPTER 7: Arithmetic Reasoning: Math Word Problems 97

Part 4: The Whole Ball of Facts: Technical Skills 111

CHAPTER 8: General Science 113

CHAPTER 9: Auto & Shop Information 135

CHAPTER 10: Mechanical Comprehension 153

CHAPTER 11: Electronics Information 175

CHAPTER 12: Assembling Objects 191

Part 5: Practice ASVAB Exams 201

CHAPTER 13: Practice Exam 1 203

CHAPTER 14: Practice Exam 1: Answers and Explanations 235

CHAPTER 15: Practice Exam 2 249

CHAPTER 16: Practice Exam 2: Answers and Explanations 283

CHAPTER 17: Practice Exam 3 297

CHAPTER 18: Practice Exam 3: Answers and Explanations 329

CHAPTER 19: AFQT Practice Exam 1 343

CHAPTER 20: AFQT Practice Exam 1: Answers and Explanations 361

CHAPTER 21: AFQT Practice Exam 2 369

CHAPTER 22: AFQT Practice Exam 2: Answers and Explanations 387

Part 6: The Part of Tens 397

CHAPTER 23: Ten Surefire Ways to Fail the ASVAB 399

CHAPTER 24: Ten Tips for Doing Well on the AFQT 403

CHAPTER 25: Ten Ways to Boost Your Math and English Skills 407

APPENDIX A: Matching ASVAB Scores to Military Jobs 411

APPENDIX B: Countdown to Taking the ASVAB 425

Index 429

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Author Information

Rod Powers retired from the United States Air Force with 23 years of service, 11 of them spent helping to solve the problems of the enlisted corps as a first sergeant. A world-renowned military careers expert, he advised thousands of troops about all aspects of U.S. Armed Forces careers.

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