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ASVAB AFQT For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Book Description

Score higher on the ASVAB AFQT

Having a stable and well-paying career in the military can change your life for the better—and this book makes it easier than ever to pass the ASVAB AFQT so you can serve your country and set your future up for success.

Inside, you’ll find all the guidance and instruction you need to practice your way through the Math Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Word Knowledge, and Arithmetic Reasoning sections of the exam so nothing comes as a surprise on test day. Plus, you get a one-year subscription to the online companion, where you can take additional full-length practice tests and focus your study where you need it the most. 

  • Updated guidelines and tools to analyze test scores and understand how to master these critical sections of the exam
  • Advice and tips for becoming more confident with vocabulary, word knowledge, and reading comprehension skills
  • A review of math basics, including algebra and geometry instruction
  • Four full-length practice exams with complete explanations and answers to track your progress 

Your future in the military awaits! Get there faster and more confidently with ASVAB AFQT For Dummies!

Table of Contents

    1. Cover
    2. Introduction
      1. About This Book
      2. Foolish Assumptions
      3. Icons Used in This Book
      4. Beyond the Book
      5. Where to Go from Here
    3. Part 1: Getting Started with the ASVAB AFQT
      1. Chapter 1: Examining the AFQT
        1. Getting a Close-Up View of the AFQT
        2. Reaping the Benefits of Getting the Highest Possible Score
        3. Establishing a Study Program
        4. Guessing Smart
        5. Using the Practice Exams to Your Advantage
      2. Chapter 2: Facing the AFQT Head-On
        1. Looking at the Big ASVAB Picture
        2. Scoring the AFQT
        3. Making Sense of Minimum Qualifying Scores
        4. Retaking the Test
      3. Chapter 3: Arming Yourself with a Study Plan
        1. Do You Have Enough Time?
        2. Planning Your Study Strategy
      4. Chapter 4: Mastering the Art of Studying and Test-Taking
        1. Reading for Study
        2. Putting Study Strategies to Work for You
        3. Taking the Test: Putting Your Best Foot Forward
    4. Part 2: Expressing Yourself and Understanding Others
      1. Chapter 5: Developing a Solid Vocabulary
        1. Growing Your Vocabulary
        2. Building a Word from Scratch
        3. A Word by Any Other Name: Surveying Synonyms and Antonyms
        4. Getting Homogeneous with Homonyms
        5. Flex Your Lexicon: Vocabulary Exercises
        6. Answers and Explanations
      2. Chapter 6: The Word Knowledge Subtest
        1. Getting Acquainted with the Test Format
        2. Bumping Up Your Test Score
        3. Trying On Some Sample Questions
        4. Answers and Explanations
      3. Chapter 7: Reading for Comprehension
        1. Taking Pointers about Points
        2. Analyzing What You’ve Read
        3. Improving Your Reading Comprehension Skills
        4. Speaking about Speed
        5. Diving for Facts: Paragraph Comprehension Practice
        6. Answers and Explanations
      4. Chapter 8: The Paragraph Comprehension Subtest
        1. Tackling the Test Format: Types of Questions
        2. Planning Your Attack
        3. Surveying Sample Test Questions
        4. Answers and Explanations
    5. Part 3: Calculating Better Math Knowledge
      1. Chapter 9: Knowing Your Math
        1. Making the Most of Math Terminology
        2. The Heart of Math: Exploring Expressions and Equations
        3. Having Fun with Factors
        4. Looking at Least Common Multiples
        5. Conquering the Fear of Fractions
        6. Dealing with Decimals
        7. Playing with Positive and Negative Numbers
        8. Rooting for Roots and Powers
        9. Alphabet Soup: Tackling Algebra Review
        10. All Is Not Equal: Examining Inequalities
        11. Solving Quadratics
        12. Knowing All the Angles: Geometry Review
        13. You Got a Problem? Math Knowledge Exercises
        14. Answers and Explanations
      2. Chapter 10: The Mathematics Knowledge Subtest
        1. Taking Stock of the Test Structure
        2. Planning Your Test Attack
        3. Practice Makes Perfect: Sampling Some Practice Questions
        4. Answers and Explanations
      3. Chapter 11: Working with Word Problems
        1. Making Sense of Word Problems
        2. Setting Up the Problem
        3. Trying Out Typical Word Problems
        4. Practical Mathematicals: Arithmetic Reasoning Exercises
        5. Answers and Explanations
      4. Chapter 12: The Arithmetic Reasoning Subtest
        1. Looking at the Test Structure
        2. Developing a Test Strategy
        3. Taking Arithmetic Reasoning out for a Spin
        4. Answers and Explanations
    6. Part 4: AFQT Practice Exams
      1. Chapter 13: Practice Exam 1
        1. Answer Sheet for Practice Exam 1
        2. Part 1: Arithmetic Reasoning
        3. Part 2: Word Knowledge
        4. Part 3: Paragraph Comprehension
        5. Part 4: Mathematics Knowledge
      2. Chapter 14: Practice Exam 1: Answers and Explanations
        1. Part 1: Arithmetic Reasoning
        2. Part 2: Word Knowledge
        3. Part 3: Paragraph Comprehension
        4. Part 4: Mathematics Knowledge
        5. Answer Key
      3. Chapter 15: Practice Exam 2
        1. Answer Sheet for Practice Exam 2
        2. Part 1: Arithmetic Reasoning
        3. Part 2: Word Knowledge
        4. Part 3: Paragraph Comprehension
        5. Part 4: Mathematics Knowledge
      4. Chapter 16: Practice Exam 2: Answers and Explanations
        1. Part 1: Arithmetic Reasoning
        2. Part 2: Word Knowledge
        3. Part 3: Paragraph Comprehension
        4. Part 4: Mathematics Knowledge
        5. Answer Key
      5. Chapter 17: Practice Exam 3
        1. Answer Sheet for Practice Exam 3
        2. Part 1: Arithmetic Reasoning
        3. Part 2: Word Knowledge
        4. Part 3: Paragraph Comprehension
        5. Part 4: Mathematics Knowledge
      6. Chapter 18: Practice Exam 3: Answers and Explanations
        1. Part 1: Arithmetic Reasoning
        2. Part 2: Word Knowledge
        3. Part 3: Paragraph Comprehension
        4. Part 4: Mathematics Knowledge
        5. Answer Key
      7. Chapter 19: Practice Exam 4
        1. Answer Sheet for Practice Exam 4
        2. Part 1: Arithmetic Reasoning
        3. Part 2: Word Knowledge
        4. Part 3: Paragraph Comprehension
        5. Part 4: Mathematics Knowledge
      8. Chapter 20: Practice Exam 4: Answers and Explanations
        1. Part 1: Arithmetic Reasoning
        2. Part 2: Word Knowledge
        3. Part 3: Paragraph Comprehension
        4. Part 4: Mathematics Knowledge
        5. Answer Key
    7. Part 5: The Part of Tens
      1. Chapter 21: Ten Tips for a Better AFQT Score
        1. Take Your Time Studying
        2. Make a Study Plan
        3. Use the Practice Exams to Your Advantage
        4. Memorize Basic Math Formulas
        5. Know the Math Order of Operations
        6. Boost Your Vocabulary
        7. Comprehend What You Read
        8. Arrive at the Test Site Refreshed and Prepared
        9. Watch the Clock
        10. Guess Smart
      2. Chapter 22: Ten Topics to Explore
        1. For More about the ASVAB
        2. For More about the Military
        3. For More about Math
        4. For More about Math Word Problems
        5. For More about Vocabulary
        6. For More about Reading Comprehension
        7. For More about Test-Taking
        8. Playing at Public Libraries
        9. Consorting with Colleges
        10. Trying Out a Tutor
    8. Appendix: Matching ASVAB Scores to Military Jobs
      1. Army Enlisted Jobs
      2. Air Force Enlisted Jobs
      3. Navy Enlisted Jobs
      4. Marine Corps Enlisted Jobs
      5. Coast Guard Enlisted Jobs
    9. About the Author
    10. Advertisement Page
    11. Connect with Dummies
    12. End User License Agreement