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ASVAB AFQT For Dummies - Rod Powers

ASVAB AFQT For Dummies

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Prove your military worth with a stellar AFQT score

The Armed Forces Qualifying Test (AFQT) is the most important part of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), and you need to start preparing for it early. Your AFQT score determines which branch of the military you can join, and the better your score, the more attractive you become to recruiters. Your AFQT score is determined by your scores on the Verbal Expression, Mathematics Knowledge, and Arithmetic Reasoning sections of the test. Each branch of the military has their own criteria for potential candidates, with different minimum standard for high school graduates and GED holders. These minimum standards are rising with enlistment levels, so you need to prove that you're up to par.

ASVAB AFQT For Dummies, 2nd Edition is your complete study guide to the AFQT. Retired Air Force Sergeant Rod Powers is a recognized authority in U.S. Military matters, and the ultimate AFQT tutor. Powers guides you through the critical information you need for the test, and gives you the confidence you need to do your best under pressure.

  • Get acquainted with the basics of the AFQT, and learn the art of test taking
  • Expand your vocabulary and enhance your reading comprehension skills
  • Refresh your math skills, and make peace with word problems

ASVAB AFQT For Dummies, 2nd Edition includes four separate practice exams with answers, so you'll know exactly what to expect on test day. Being in the military is all about showing what you're made of. The ASVAB is your first opportunity to do that, and ASVAB AFQT For Dummies, 2nd Edition will teach you how to dig deep and be the recruit the military wants.

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

ISBN: 9781118775172
ISBN-10: 1118775171
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 16th June 2014
Dimensions (cm): 27.69 x 21.21  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.51