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2015 / 2016 ASVAB For Dummies by Rod Powers

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Chapter 24

Ten Tips for Doing Well on the AFQT

In This Chapter

arrow Using your scratch paper wisely

arrow Reading carefully

arrow Performing math operations

arrow Making sure your answers make sense

Commonly referred to as the ASVAB score, the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) score is actually computed only from the reading and math skills subtests of the ASVAB. The AFQT score determines whether you’re even qualified to enlist in the service of your choice. (For the full scoop, see Chapter 1.) The ten concepts presented in this chapter help you score better on the four subtests of the ASVAB that are used to calculate your AFQT score.

As Soon as the Test Starts, Write Down What You’re Likely to Forget

tip You can’t bring your own scratch paper to the test, but the test proctors will give you as many sheets of scratch paper as you want. Not only is your scratch paper useful to take the place of the calculator you’re not allowed to use, but you can also use it to write notes at the very beginning of the test ...

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