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2015 / 2016 ASVAB For Dummies

2015 / 2016 ASVAB For Dummies

Rod Powers

ISBN: 978-1-119-03833-7

Jun 2015

456 pages

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The bestselling ASVAB study guide, now with even more information and practice

ASVAB For Dummies is your ultimate guide to acing the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, with clear explanations, plenty of practice, and proven test-taking techniques. This new edition goes deep into detail on each of the nine subtests, and includes practice questions, two full-length practice tests, and a sample AFQT exam to help you prepare. You'll build your word knowledge and paragraph comprehension skills, and expand your mathematics and arithmetic reasoning as you hone your focus and develop a feel for the test itself. Expert study tips show you the best preparation strategies, and insider advice reveals the most effective ways to approach the material. You'll learn which subtests are most important for your military goals, so you can zero in on the material that matters and maintain your laser-like focus right up until exam day.

The ASVAB test determines whether or not you're qualified to enlist in the U.S. Military, and your aptitude for each specialty. The higher your score, the broader your options. This book gives you everything you need to brush up, practice, and bring weak areas up to speed so you can face test day with confidence.

  • Build vocabulary, reading comprehension, and math skills
  • Get in-depth understanding of each of the nine subtests
  • Learn proven study strategies and test-taking tactics
  • Test your knowledge with full-length practice exams

Over one million people take the ASVAB every year, and you're competing with them all — the exam is scored on a percentile basis, so your standing is relative to everyone else's. A high score makes you eligible for a wider range of occupations and Enlistment Bonuses, so it behooves you to study early and often. ASVAB For Dummies gives you the tools and information you need to score the military future of your dreams.

Introduction 1

Part I: 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 II: Words to Live By: Communication Skills 31

Chapter 4: Word Knowledge 33

Chapter 5: Paragraph Comprehension 47

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

Chapter 6: Mathematics Knowledge and Operations 65

Chapter 7: Arithmetic Reasoning: Math Word Problems 99

Part IV: The Whole Ball of Facts: Technical Skills 113

Chapter 8: General Science 115

Chapter 9: Auto & Shop Information 139

Chapter 10: Mechanical Comprehension 157

Chapter 11: Electronics Information 179

Chapter 12: Assembling Objects 195

Part V: Practice ASVAB Exams 205

Chapter 13: Practice Exam 1 207

Chapter 14: Practice Exam 1: Answers and Explanations 239

Chapter 15: Practice Exam 2 253

Chapter 16: Practice Exam 2: Answers and Explanations 285

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 359

Chapter 21: AFQT Practice Exam 2 367

Chapter 22: AFQT Practice Exam 2: Answers and Explanations 383

Part VI: The Part of Tens 393

Chapter 23: Ten Surefire Ways to Fail the ASVAB 395

Chapter 24: Ten Tips for Doing Well on the AFQT 399

Chapter 25: Ten Ways to Boost Your Math and English Skills 403

Appendix: Matching ASVAB Scores to Military Jobs 407

Index 425