ASVAB AFQT For Dummies, with Online Practice Tests
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
Rod Powers is a recognized expert in all U.S. military matters. A retired Air Force first sergeant, he is the author of ASVAB For Dummies and 1,001 ASVAB Practice Questions For Dummies, and is also the U.S. military guide for About.com.
Features: Proven strategies to improve your score on the AFQT section of the ASVAB Ways to strengthen your math, vocabulary, and reading comprehension skills Where to focus your study with eight practice tests Hone your English and math skills to ace the AFQT Your AFQT score determines which branch of the military you can join, and this friendly, practical guide can help you boost your score. With laser-like focus, this book gives you exactly what you need to know to pass the four AFQT subtests with flying colors. You get reviews, practice questions, and study tips for the Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Arithmetic Reasoning, and Mathematics Knowledge subtests. You can’t go wrong by adding ASVAB AFQT For Dummies to your study arsenal. Stare down the enemy — get a close-up view of the AFQT, understand why you want the highest score possible, establish a study program, and put test-taking strategies to work for you Get the word out — grow your vocabulary; review word roots, prefixes, and suffixes; master synonyms and antonyms; and become proficient with homonyms Read for understanding — discover how to analyze what you’ve read, pick out main points, and improve your reading comprehension skills Divide and conquer math concepts — review topics, including basic math, fractions, decimals, algebra, geometry, and word problems Practice makes perfect — get comfortable taking the AFQT subtests on paper or on a computer so you’re confident on test day Open the book and find: Example questions that illustrate how to work out problems Advice for using the practice tests Tips on making smart guesses when you need to Pointers for making the most of your study time Listings of required scores for enlisted jobs in each branch of the military A breakdown of how the AFQT is scored Ten tips for a better AFQT score