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McGraw-Hill's Top 50 Skills For A Top Score: ASVAB Reading and Math by Dr. Janet Wall

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Skill 13 Use Context Clues to Understand Unfamiliar Words

On the ASVAB your ability to read and understand text is critically important. Many questions are based on reading passages. In order to understand the reading passage, you must know the meaning of the vocabulary that is being used. If you don’t know the words, you will be a poor reader and score low on the verbal section of the ASVAB. There are literally many thousands of words in the English language. No one can be expected to know them all, but you will need to know many words to score high on the vocabulary section of the ASVAB. There is no way of predicting which words you will be asked to know. The very best way to build your vocabulary is to read, read, and read some more. Eventually ...

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