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ASVAB AFQT For Dummies, with Online Practice Tests, 2nd Edition

ASVAB AFQT For Dummies, with Online Practice Tests, 2nd Edition

Rod Powers

ISBN: 978-1-118-81778-0

Sep 2014

336 pages


Your mission is an AFQT 99th percentile score – emerge victorious!

If you're hoping to enter the military, the ASVAB may be the most important test you'll ever take. Your scores from the AFQT portion of the test determine your placement, and the minimum standards are rising along with increases in enlistment. You need great scores to be an attractive candidate. The AFQT is scored on a percentile basis, so you're competing for rank against a million other potential recruits. If you want to shine, you need to start preparing now.

ASVAB AFQT For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the ultimate guide to acing the English and Math sections of the ASVAB. The AFQT score focuses on Word Knowledge, Reading Comprehension, Mathematics Knowledge and Arithmetic Reasoning subtest, so you need to buckle down and get up to par. ASVAB AFQT For Dummies has long been the go-to AFQT prep resource, and the Premier version offers you an enhanced prep experience. In addition to the wealth of information in the book, you'll also get access to a host of online content that more closely mimics the actual ASVAB and CAT-ASVAB testing environment.

  • Create your own practice tests to eliminate your weaknesses
  • Expand your vocabulary with interactive flashcards
  • See complete answers and explanations to each question
  • Learn strategies specifically geared toward taking the AFQT

Your future in the military starts now. The minute you sit down to take the ASVAB, you're telling recruiters what you're worth. Start preparing now to perform to your full potential. ASVAB AFQT For Dummies, 2nd Edition is your single most valuable resource for AFQT prep. Only you can decide if you're up to the challenge.

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with ASVAB AFQT 5

Chapter 1: Examining the AFQT 7

Chapter 2: Facing the AFQT Head-on 13

Chapter 3: Mastering the Art of Studying and Test Taking 23

Part II: English as a First Language 33

Chapter 4: Developing a Solid Vocabulary 35

Chapter 5: The Word Knowledge Subtest 47

Chapter 6: Reading for Comprehension 53

Chapter 7: The Paragraph Comprehension Subtest 61

Part III: Calculating Better Math Knowledge 71

Chapter 8: Knowing Your Math 73

Chapter 9: The Mathematics Knowledge Subtest 105

Chapter 10: Working with Word Problems 113

Chapter 11: The Arithmetic Reasoning Subtest 131

Part IV: AFQT Practice Exams 139

Chapter 12: Practice Exam 1 141

Chapter 13: Practice Exam 1: Answers and Explanations 159

Chapter 14: Practice Exam 2 175

Chapter 15: Practice Exam 2: Answers and Explanations 193

Chapter 16: Practice Exam 3 209

Chapter 17: Practice Exam 3: Answers and Explanations 227

Chapter 18: Practice Exam 4 243

Chapter 19: Practice Exam 4: Answers and Explanations 261

Part V: The Part of Tens 277

Chapter 20: Ten Tips for a Better AFQT Score 279

Chapter 21: Ten Topics to Explore 285

Appendix: Matching ASVAB Scores to Military Jobs 289

Index 309