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McGraw-Hill's Top 50 Skills For A Top Score: ASVAB Reading and Math

Book Description

Target the 50 key skills to ace the reading and math sections of the ASVAB

McGraw-Hill's Top 50 Reading and Math Skills for ASVAB Success focuses directly on sharpening a defined list of specific skills that can add points to your score. It breaks up instructional material into short, easy-to-handle chunks. Within each lesson, problems of gradually increasing difficulty help you build your problem-solving skills. A posttest helps you check their mastery of each skill. Created by a former key member of the Department of Defense ASVAB development team, this guide also includes a CD-ROM with two additional 50-question posttests.

  • Extra help and practice with every concept topic tested on the ASVAB
  • Strategies for answering all multiple-choice and constructed response math question types on the SAT
  • Small bits of information make a quick review--you can do one skill a day or a week and track your progress accordingly

Inside you'll find: 50 Top Skills Checklist; About the Pretest; Taking the ASVAB; ASVAB question types; 50-item Pretest Skills 1 - 50; Table of Formulas; 50-item Posttest I; Answers and Solutions; Computation Review; Table of Measurements; ASVAB Vocabulary; Word Roots; Prefixes; and Suffixes.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. ASVAB *Reading and Math
  3. Copyright Page
  4. CD Content
  5. Contents
  6. How to Use This Book
  7. What Is the ASVAB?
  8. What Is the AFQT?
  9. Types of AFQT Questions
  10. Taking the AFQT Pretest
  11. AFQT Pretest
  12. Skill 1 Find the Main Idea in a Sentence in the Passage
  13. Skill 2 Choose the Best Summary Statement of the Main Idea
  14. Skill 3 Identify the Best Title
  15. Skill 4 Focus on Facts and Details
  16. Skill 5 Draw Conclusions
  17. Skill 6 Identify the Feeling or Mood of the Passage
  18. Skill 7 Focus on the Order of Events
  19. Skill 8 Identify the Author’s Purpose
  20. Skill 9 Distinguish between Facts and Opinions
  21. Skill 10 Paraphrase to Understand What You Are Reading
  22. Skill 11 Compare and Contrast
  23. Skill 12 Make Inferences
  24. Skill 13 Use Context Clues to Understand Unfamiliar Words
  25. Skill 14 Know Root Words
  26. Skill 15 Recognize Prefixes and Their Meanings
  27. Skill 16 Recognize Suffixes and Their Meanings
  28. Skill 17 Identify Synonyms—Part 1
  29. Skill 18 Identify Synonyms—Part 2
  30. Skill 19 Build Your Vocabulary
  31. Skill 20 Know (No) Your Homonyms
  32. Skill 21 Know Your Antonyms
  33. Skill 22 Watch for Words That Are Often Confused
  34. Skill 23 Add and Subtract Accurately
  35. Skill 24 Multiply Whole Numbers
  36. Skill 25 Divide Whole Numbers
  37. Skill 26 Work with Positive and Negative Numbers
  38. Skill 27 Know Place Values and How to Round
  39. Skill 28 Order Your Operations
  40. Skill 29 Use Fractions and Decimals
  41. Skill 30 Understand Mixed Numbers
  42. Skill 31 Add and Subtract Fractions, Mixed Numbers, and Decimals
  43. Skill 32 Multiply and Divide Fractions, Mixed Numbers, and Decimals
  44. Skill 33 Convert between Percents, Fractions, and Decimals
  45. Skill 34 Use Exponents and Roots
  46. Skill 35 Use Scientific Notation
  47. Skill 36 Identify and Understand the Mean, Median, and Mode
  48. Skill 37 Interpret Charts and Graphs
  49. Skill 38 Understand and Solve Equations
  50. Skill 39 Calculating Simple and Compound Interest
  51. Skill 40 Use Ratio and Proportion to Solve Problems
  52. Skill 41 Calculate Distance, Rate, and Time
  53. Skill 42 Determining Change and Percent Change
  54. Skill 43 Calculate the Probability of an Event
  55. Skill 44 Analyze Lines and Angles
  56. Skill 45 Understand the Characteristics of Triangles
  57. Skill 46 Know the Characteristics of Quadrilaterals
  58. Skill 47 Calculate the Perimeter of Polygons
  59. Skill 48 Calculate the Area of Polygons
  60. Skill 49 Calculate the Volume and Surface Area of Solids
  61. Skill 50 Calculate the Measures of a Circle, a Sphere, or a Cylinder
  62. AFQT Posttest
    1. Posttest Scoring Sheet
  63. Skill Answers and Solutions
  64. Appendix: AFQT Resources
    1. Common Word Roots
    2. Common Prefixes
    3. Common Suffixes
    4. Units of Measure
    5. Fraction, Decimal, and Percent Equivalents
    6. Geometric Shapes and Formulas: Summary
    7. Key Words in Word Problems
  65. For Download