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2021 / 2022 ASVAB For Dummies


2021 / 2022 ASVAB For Dummies

Book + 7 Practice Tests Online + Flashcards + Video
10. Aufl.

von: Angie Papple Johnston

21,99 €

Verlag: Wiley
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 25.02.2021
ISBN/EAN: 9781119784197
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 608

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<p><b>Own the ASVAB test with the #1 guide on the market!</b></p> <p>Passing the ASVAB test is the essential ticket to getting into your dream branch of the military—and a good score can determine the shape of your career. A stellar performance can also help you get grants and bonuses for school, so—no pressure! But don't be daunted: like any military operation, having the right plan of attack and equipment are key—and as the number-one-selling guide year after year that's packed with all the information you need to win, the latest edition <i>ASVAB For Dummies</i> takes care of both of these in one!</p> <p>In a friendly, straightforward style, Angie Papple Johnston—who passed the test herself in 2006 to join the Army—provides in-depth reviews of all nine test subjects. Don't worry if you slept through some of this material in school; you’ll find a complete refresher on everything you'll be expected to know—plus full explanations for every answer, drill exercises, and strategy cheat sheets for verbal, math, and general sciences. You'll also get tips on how to pinpoint areas where you need to develop mental muscle and to strengthen your test-taking skills. And if this weren't already giving you some pretty awesome firepower, you can also go online to reinforce your game using flashcards and customizable practice tests calibrated to address areas where you need help the most.</p> <ul> <li>Match your skills against practice problems</li> <li>Drill your math, science, and English knowledge to perfection</li> <li>Master test strategy and tactics</li> <li>Get one-year access to additional practice tests, flashcards, and videos online</li> </ul> <p>Whatever your aim for your military career, this book provides the perfect training ground for you to be the very best you can be on the day of the test!</p>
<p><b>Introduction</b><b> 1</b></p> <p>About This Book 1</p> <p>Foolish Assumptions 2</p> <p>Icons Used in This Book 2</p> <p>Beyond the Book 2</p> <p>Where to Go from Here 3</p> <p><b>Part 1: Getting Started With the ASVAB</b><b> 5</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 1: Putting the ASVAB under a Microscope </b>7</p> <p>Knowing Which Version You’re Taking 7</p> <p>Mapping Out the ASVAB Subtests 8</p> <p>Deciphering ASVAB Scores 10</p> <p>Defining all the scores 10</p> <p>Understanding the big four: Your AFQT scores 12</p> <p>Do-Over: Retaking the ASVAB 15</p> <p>U S Army retest policy 15</p> <p>U S Air Force retest policy 16</p> <p>U S Navy retest policy 16</p> <p>U S Marine Corps retest policy 17</p> <p>U S Coast Guard retest policy 17</p> <p><b>Chapter 2: Knowing What It Takes to Get Your Dream Job </b><b>19</b></p> <p>Eyeing How ASVAB Scores Determine Military Training Programs and Jobs 20</p> <p>Understanding How Each Branch Computes Line Scores 21</p> <p>Line scores and the Army 21</p> <p>Line scores and the Navy and Coast Guard 22</p> <p>Line scores and the Marine Corps 23</p> <p>Line scores and the Air Force 23</p> <p><b>Chapter 3: Getting Acquainted with Test-Taking and Study Techniques </b><b>25</b></p> <p>Taking the Test: Computerized or Paper? 25</p> <p>Going paperless: The pros and cons of the computerized test 26</p> <p>Writing on hard copy: The advantages and disadvantages of the paper version 27</p> <p>Tackling Multiple-Choice Questions 28</p> <p>When You Don’t Know an Answer: Guessing Smart 29</p> <p>Studying and Practicing for the ASVAB 30</p> <p>Making Last-Minute Preparations: 24 Hours and Counting 32</p> <p><b>Part 2: Words to Live By: Communication Skills</b><b> 33</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 4: Word Knowledge </b><b>35</b></p> <p>Grasping the Importance of Word Knowledge 35</p> <p>Checking Out the Word Knowledge Question Format 36</p> <p>Building Words from Scratch: Strategies to Help You Decipher Word Meanings 37</p> <p>From beginning to end: Knowing prefixes and suffixes 37</p> <p>Determining the root of the problem 39</p> <p>Word families: Finding related words 40</p> <p>Deconstructing words 41</p> <p>Yin and Yang: Understanding Synonyms and Antonyms 42</p> <p>ASVAB Word Knowledge Strategy: Finding the Answer When You Just</p> <p>Don’t Know 42</p> <p>Creating your own context 43</p> <p>How’s it feel? Letting the words speak to you 43</p> <p>Compare and contrast: Picking up on signals 44</p> <p>One of these things is not like the other: Ruling out wrong answers 44</p> <p>Mind filling in? Replacing the word with the answer choices 45</p> <p>Say what? Parts of speech matter 46</p> <p>If all else fails, break your word 47</p> <p>Guess what! It’s okay on the ASVAB 47</p> <p>You Are What You Speak: Improving Your Vocabulary, Improving Yourself 48</p> <p>Reading your way to a larger vocabulary 48</p> <p>Keeping a list and checking it twice 49</p> <p>Crosswords: Making vocabulary fun 50</p> <p>Sounding off by sounding it out 50</p> <p>Word Knowledge Practice Questions 51</p> <p>Answers and Explanations 53</p> <p><b>Chapter 5: Paragraph Comprehension </b><b>55</b></p> <p>Understanding the Importance of Paragraph Comprehension for Military Jobs 55</p> <p>Eyeing the Physique of the Paragraph Comprehension Subtest 56</p> <p>Trying the Four Flavors of Comprehension Questions 56</p> <p>Treasure hunt: Finding specific information 57</p> <p>Cutting to the chase: Recognizing the main idea 57</p> <p>If the shoe fits: Determining word meaning in context 58</p> <p>Reading between the lines: Understanding implications 58</p> <p>Do You Get My Point? Breaking down Paragraphs 60</p> <p>What’s the big idea? Determining the main idea in a paragraph 60</p> <p>Extra, extra! Identifying subpoints 61</p> <p>Analyzing What You’ve Read: Guessing at What the Writer Really Means 62</p> <p>Faster than a Speeding Turtle: Tips for Slow Readers 63</p> <p>Read more, watch less 63</p> <p>Become a lean, mean word machine 63</p> <p>Build your confidence 63</p> <p>Test-Taking Tips for Reading and Gleaning 64</p> <p>Paragraph Comprehension Practice Questions 66</p> <p>Answers and Explanations 70</p> <p><b>Part 3: Making the Most of Math: Arithmetic Skills</b><b> 73</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 6: Mathematics Knowledge and Operations </b><b>75</b></p> <p>Just When You Thought You Were Done with Vocab: Math Terminology 76</p> <p>Operations: What You Do to Numbers 77</p> <p>First things first: Following the order of operations 78</p> <p>Completing a number sequence 79</p> <p>Averaging mean, median, and mode in a range 80</p> <p>Working on Both Sides of the Line: Fractions 80</p> <p>Common denominators: Preparing to add and subtract fractions 81</p> <p>Multiplying and reducing fractions 82</p> <p>Dividing fractions 83</p> <p>Converting improper fractions to mixed numbers and back again 83</p> <p>Expressing a fraction in other forms: Decimals and percents 84</p> <p>Showing comparisons with ratios 87</p> <p>A Powerful Shorthand: Writing in Scientific Notation 88</p> <p>Getting to the Root of the Problem 89</p> <p>Perfect squares 89</p> <p>Irrational numbers 90</p> <p>Other roots 90</p> <p>Test-Taking Techniques for Your Mathematical Journey 90</p> <p>Knowing what the question is asking 91</p> <p>Figuring out what you’re solving for 91</p> <p>Solving what you can and guessing the rest 91</p> <p>Using the process of elimination 92</p> <p>Math Knowledge and Operations Practice Questions 93</p> <p>Answers and Explanations 95</p> <p><b>Chapter 7: Algebra </b><b>97</b></p> <p>Coming to Terms with Basic Algebra Lingo 97</p> <p>Solving for x 98</p> <p>When All Things Are Equal: Keeping an Algebra Equation Balanced 99</p> <p>Solving one-step equations involving addition and subtraction 99</p> <p>Multiplying and dividing 100</p> <p>Solving multistep equations 100</p> <p>Simplifying equations 101</p> <p>Using FOIL 101</p> <p>Tackling Two-Variable Equations 102</p> <p>Substitution 102</p> <p>Combining equations 102</p> <p>Explaining Exponents in Algebra 103</p> <p>A Step Back: Factoring Algebra Expressions to Find Original Numbers 104</p> <p>Pulling out the greatest common factor 104</p> <p>Factoring a three-term equation (<i>x</i><sup>2</sup> + <i>bx </i>= <i>c</i>) 104</p> <p>Making Alphabet Soup: Solving Quadratic Equations 105</p> <p>All Math Isn’t Created Equal: Solving Inequalities 106</p> <p>Algebra Practice Questions 108</p> <p>Answers and Explanations 110</p> <p><b>Chapter 8: Geometry </b><b>115</b></p> <p>Outlining Angles 116</p> <p>Parallel lines 117</p> <p>Naming angles 117</p> <p>Pointing Out Triangle Types 118</p> <p>Back to Square One: Quadrilaterals 119</p> <p>Going around in Circles 120</p> <p>Navigating the circumference 121</p> <p>Mapping out the area of a circle 121</p> <p>Fillin’ It Up: Calculating Volume 122</p> <p>Scratching the surface area of solids 123</p> <p>Breaking down combined figures 125</p> <p>Mapping Out Coordinates 127</p> <p>Geometry Practice Questions 129</p> <p>Answers and Explanations 132</p> <p><b>Chapter 9: Arithmetic Reasoning: Math Word Problems </b><b>135</b></p> <p>Tackling the Real World of Word Problems 136</p> <p>Reading the entire problem 136</p> <p>As plain as the nose on a fly: Figuring out what the question is asking 136</p> <p>Digging for the facts 137</p> <p>Setting up the problem and working your way to the answer 138</p> <p>Drawing a diagram 138</p> <p>Reviewing your answer 139</p> <p>The Guessing Game: Putting Reason in Your Guessing Strategy 139</p> <p>Using the process of elimination 140</p> <p>Solving what you can and guessing the rest 140</p> <p>Making use of the answer choices 140</p> <p>Arithmetic Reasoning (Math Word Problems) Practice Questions 142</p> <p>Answers and Explanations 145</p> <p><b>Part 4: Examining General Science Under a Microscope</b><b> 151</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 10: General Science and Life Science </b><b>153</b></p> <p>There’s a Scientific Method to the Madness 154</p> <p>Understanding Forms of Measurement 155</p> <p>Uncovering Biology, from Big to Small 156</p> <p>Relating to your world through ecology 156</p> <p>Variety is the spice of life: Biodiversity 157</p> <p>Categorizing Mother Nature 157</p> <p>Perusing the Human Body Systems 160</p> <p>Picking your brain: The nervous system 161</p> <p>Flowing through the heart, blood, and circulatory system 161</p> <p>Renal 9-1-1: Emergency toxin filtering 162</p> <p>Breathing in and out: The respiratory system 162</p> <p>You are what you eat: The digestive system 162</p> <p>Muscling your way through life 162</p> <p>Taking the skeletons out of the closet 163</p> <p>Ending up in the endocrine system 164</p> <p>The lymphatic system: When things go haywire 164</p> <p>Damage control through the integumentary system 164</p> <p>Continuing the species through the reproductive system 165</p> <p>Keeping the body in peak operating condition 165</p> <p>Digging through Plant Physiology 166</p> <p>Types of plants 166</p> <p>Where plant processes take place 166</p> <p>Plant reproduction 167</p> <p>Thinking Small: A Look at Cells 168</p> <p>Inspecting cell structure 168</p> <p>Profiting from cell processes 169</p> <p>Swimming in the Gene Pool: Genetics 170</p> <p>Copying genes 170</p> <p>Determining your sex with two little letters 170</p> <p>Knowing which genes get passed down the family line 171</p> <p>Using Common Sense to Hypothesize about Answers 171</p> <p>General and Life Science Practice Questions 172</p> <p>Answers and Explanations 173</p> <p><b>Chapter 11: Physical Sciences </b><b>175</b></p> <p>Chemistry: Not Blowing Up the Lab 176</p> <p>How chemists look at things 176</p> <p>Understanding the elements, my dear Watson 177</p> <p>Sitting down at the periodic table 177</p> <p>Changing states: Physical and chemical moves for molecules 177</p> <p>Boiling and freezing 179</p> <p>Compounds, mixtures, and reactions: When elements get together 179</p> <p>Covering all the bases (and the acids, too) 181</p> <p>Physics: It Matters (and It’s Matter) 182</p> <p>Keeping track with SI units of measurement 182</p> <p>Weight and mass 183</p> <p>Newton’s laws: The science of motion 183</p> <p>Measuring work, force, energy, and power 185</p> <p>Did you hear that? Understanding sound waves 186</p> <p>The rainbow of frequencies on the electromagnetic spectrum 187</p> <p>Heating things up with energy 188</p> <p>Opposites attract: Magnetism and polarization 190</p> <p>Physical Science Practice Questions 191</p> <p>Answers and Explanations 193</p> <p><b>Chapter 12: Earth and Space Sciences </b><b>195</b></p> <p>Staying Down to Earth with Geology and Meteorology 195</p> <p>Peeling back the layers of the planet 196</p> <p>Seeing the sea through a different lens 197</p> <p>Outta this world: Checking the atmosphere 198</p> <p>Warming up to cold fronts 199</p> <p>We’re not in Kansas anymore: Understanding what causes extreme weather events 200</p> <p>Keeping track of weather patterns 200</p> <p>Classifying clouds 201</p> <p>Figuring out temperature conversions 202</p> <p>Paleontology: Can You Dig It? 203</p> <p>Plants, germs, dinosaurs, and humans 203</p> <p>Dating a caveman 205</p> <p>Where Few Have Gone Before: Astronomy 205</p> <p>Taking a bite out of the Milky Way 206</p> <p>Taking a quick glimpse at the sun 206</p> <p>Perusing the planets 207</p> <p>Shooting for the moons 208</p> <p>Watching for meteors, comets, and asteroids 209</p> <p>Getting Back to Your Latin Roots to Improve Your Test Score 210</p> <p>Earth and Space Science Practice Questions 211</p> <p>Answers and Explanations 213</p> <p><b>Part 5: The Whole Ball of Facts: Technical Skills</b><b> 215</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 13: Auto Information </b><b>217</b></p> <p>Checking under the Hood 217</p> <p>Chassis and frame: Holding it all together 218</p> <p>The engine: Different strokes 218</p> <p>Electrical and ignition systems: Starting up 222</p> <p>Cooling systems: Preventing a meltdown 223</p> <p>Lubrication systems: Keeping the engine moving smoothly 223</p> <p>Exhaust systems: Where byproducts go to die 223</p> <p>Emissions-control systems: Filtering out pollutants 224</p> <p>Drive systems: Taking it for a spin 224</p> <p>Suspension and steering systems: Keeping it on the road 225</p> <p>Brake system: Pulling out all the stops 226</p> <p>Cruising toward a Better Score 227</p> <p>Auto Information Practice Questions 229</p> <p>Answers and Explanations 231</p> <p><b>Chapter 14: Shop Information </b><b>233</b></p> <p>Picking Up the Tools of the Trade 233</p> <p>Measuring tools 234</p> <p>Leveling and squaring tools 234</p> <p>Striking tools 235</p> <p>Fastening tools 235</p> <p>Soldering and welding tools 237</p> <p>Cutting tools 237</p> <p>Drilling, punching, and gouging tools 238</p> <p>Finishing tools 239</p> <p>Clamping tools 240</p> <p>Sticking Materials Together with Fasteners 240</p> <p>Nails 240</p> <p>Screws and bolts 241</p> <p>Nuts and washers 241</p> <p>Rivets 242</p> <p>Building a Better Score 242</p> <p>Shop Information Practice Questions 244</p> <p>Answers and Explanations 246</p> <p><b>Chapter 15: Mechanical Comprehension </b><b>247</b></p> <p>A-mass-ing Knowledge on Matter, Weight, Density, and Relativity 248</p> <p>Understanding the Forces of the Universe 249</p> <p>He hit me first! The basics of action and reaction 249</p> <p>Equilibrium: Finding a balance 250</p> <p>Under pressure: Spreading out the force 250</p> <p>Looking at kinds of forces 250</p> <p>You Call That Work?! 254</p> <p>Contrasting the difference between potential and kinetic energy 254</p> <p>Exerting force to make things happen 255</p> <p>Overcoming resistance 255</p> <p>Powering through work 255</p> <p>Relying on Machines to Help You Work 256</p> <p>Using levers to your advantage 256</p> <p>Ramping up the inclined plane 257</p> <p>Easing your effort: Pulleys and gears 258</p> <p>Multiplying your effort: Wheels and axles 262</p> <p>Opening up the door to torque 263</p> <p>Getting a grip on things with vises 264</p> <p>Magnifying your force with liquid: Hydraulic pressure 264</p> <p>Working Your Way to a Better Test Score 265</p> <p>Using your observations and common sense 265</p> <p>Using the mathematics of mechanics 266</p> <p>Guessing with a mechanical mind 266</p> <p>Mechanical Comprehension Practice Questions 268</p> <p>Answers and Explanations 271</p> <p><b>Chapter 16: Electronics Information </b><b>275</b></p> <p>Uncovering the Secrets of Electricity 275</p> <p>Going subatomic 277</p> <p>Earning the good conduct(or) medal 278</p> <p>Examining the current of the electrical river 278</p> <p>Resistance: Putting the brakes on electrical flow 278</p> <p>Measuring voltage: Do you have the potential? 279</p> <p>Getting around to circuits 280</p> <p>Measuring power 284</p> <p>Producing electrical effects 285</p> <p>Switching Things Up with Alternating and Direct Current 286</p> <p>Figuring out frequency 286</p> <p>Impedance: Join the resistance! 287</p> <p>Rectifying the situation: Going direct 288</p> <p>Turning up the transistor radio 288</p> <p>Picture It: Decoding Electrical Circuit Codes 288</p> <p>Coming in Hot: Wire Color Codes Used in the U S 292</p> <p>Eyeing Some Electronics Information Test Tips 293</p> <p>Memorizing simple principles 293</p> <p>Playing the guessing game 294</p> <p>Electronics Information Practice Questions 295</p> <p>Answers and Explanations 297</p> <p><b>Chapter 17: Assembling Objects </b><b>299</b></p> <p>Getting the Picture about Assembling Objects 299</p> <p>Two Types of Questions for the Price of One 300</p> <p>Putting tab A into slot B: Connectors 300</p> <p>Solving the jigsaw puzzle: Shapes 302</p> <p>Tips for the Assembling Objects Subtest 303</p> <p>Comparing one piece or point at a time 304</p> <p>Visualizing success: Practicing spatial skills ahead of time 304</p> <p>Assembling Objects Practice Questions 305</p> <p>Answers and Explanations 307</p> <p><b>Part 6: Practice Asvab Exams</b><b> 309</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 18: Practice Exam 1 </b><b>311</b></p> <p>Answer Sheet for Practice Exam 1 313</p> <p>Subtest 1: General Science 315</p> <p>Subtest 2: Arithmetic Reasoning 317</p> <p>Subtest 3: Word Knowledge 321</p> <p>Subtest 4: Paragraph Comprehension 324</p> <p>Subtest 5: Mathematics Knowledge 327</p> <p>Subtest 6: Electronics Information 330</p> <p>Subtest 7: Auto & Shop Information 332</p> <p>Subtest 8: Mechanical Comprehension 335</p> <p>Subtest 9: Assembling Objects 340</p> <p><b>Chapter 19: Practice Exam 1: Answers and Explanations </b><b>343</b></p> <p>Subtest 1: General Science Answers 343</p> <p>Subtest 2: Arithmetic Reasoning Answers 345</p> <p>Subtest 3: Word Knowledge Answers 348</p> <p>Subtest 4: Paragraph Comprehension Answers 350</p> <p>Subtest 5: Mathematics Knowledge Answers 351</p> <p>Subtest 6: Electronics Information Answers 354</p> <p>Subtest 7: Auto & Shop Information Answers 356</p> <p>Subtest 8: Mechanical Comprehension Answers 357</p> <p>Subtest 9: Assembling Objects Answers 359</p> <p><b>Chapter 20: Practice Exam 2 </b><b>363</b></p> <p>Answer Sheet for Practice Exam 2 365</p> <p>Subtest 1: General Science 367</p> <p>Subtest 2: Arithmetic Reasoning 369</p> <p>Subtest 3: Word Knowledge 373</p> <p>Subtest 4: Paragraph Comprehension 376</p> <p>Subtest 5: Mathematics Knowledge 379</p> <p>Subtest 6: Electronics Information 382</p> <p>Subtest 7: Auto & Shop Information 384</p> <p>Subtest 8: Mechanical Comprehension 387</p> <p>Subtest 9: Assembling Objects 392</p> <p><b>Chapter 21: Practice Exam 2: Answers and Explanations </b><b>395</b></p> <p>Subtest 1: General Science Answers 395</p> <p>Subtest 2: Arithmetic Reasoning Answers 397</p> <p>Subtest 3: Word Knowledge Answers 399</p> <p>Subtest 4: Paragraph Comprehension Answers 401</p> <p>Subtest 5: Mathematics Knowledge Answers 402</p> <p>Subtest 6: Electronics Information Answers 405</p> <p>Subtest 7: Auto & Shop Information Answers 406</p> <p>Subtest 8: Mechanical Comprehension Answers 408</p> <p>Subtest 9: Assembling Objects Answers 409</p> <p><b>Chapter 22: Practice Exam 3 </b><b>413</b></p> <p>Answer Sheet for Practice Exam 3 415</p> <p>Subtest 1: General Science 417</p> <p>Subtest 2: Arithmetic Reasoning 420</p> <p>Subtest 3: Word Knowledge 423</p> <p>Subtest 4: Paragraph Comprehension 426</p> <p>Subtest 5: Mathematics Knowledge 429</p> <p>Subtest 6: Electronics Information 432</p> <p>Subtest 7: Auto & Shop Information 434</p> <p>Subtest 8: Mechanical Comprehension 437</p> <p>Subtest 9: Assembling Objects 442</p> <p><b>Chapter 23: Practice Exam 3: Answers and Explanations </b><b>445</b></p> <p>Subtest 1: General Science Answers 445</p> <p>Subtest 2: Arithmetic Reasoning Answers 447</p> <p>Subtest 3: Word Knowledge Answers 451</p> <p>Subtest 4: Paragraph Comprehension Answers 452</p> <p>Subtest 5: Mathematics Knowledge Answers 454</p> <p>Subtest 6: Electronics Information Answers 456</p> <p>Subtest 7: Auto & Shop Information Answers 458</p> <p>Subtest 8: Mechanical Comprehension Answers 459</p> <p>Subtest 9: Assembling Objects Answers 461</p> <p><b>Chapter 24: AFQT Practice Exam 1 </b><b>465</b></p> <p>Answer Sheet for AFQT Practice Exam 1 467</p> <p>Subtest 1: Arithmetic Reasoning 469</p> <p>Subtest 2: Word Knowledge 473</p> <p>Subtest 3: Paragraph Comprehension 476</p> <p>Subtest 4: Mathematics Knowledge 480</p> <p><b>Chapter 25: AFQT Practice Exam 1: Answers and Explanations </b><b>483</b></p> <p>Subtest 1: Arithmetic Reasoning Answers 483</p> <p>Subtest 2: Word Knowledge Answers 486</p> <p>Subtest 3: Paragraph Comprehension Answers 488</p> <p>Subtest 4: Mathematics Knowledge Answers 489</p> <p><b>Table of Contents </b>xv</p> <p><b>Chapter 26: AFQT Practice Exam 2 </b>493</p> <p>Answer Sheet for AFQT Practice Exam 2 495</p> <p>Subtest 1: Arithmetic Reasoning 497</p> <p>Subtest 2: Word Knowledge 501</p> <p>Subtest 3: Paragraph Comprehension 504</p> <p>Subtest 4: Mathematics Knowledge 507</p> <p><b>Chapter 27: AFQT Practice Exam 2: Answers and Explanations </b>511</p> <p>Subtest 1: Arithmetic Reasoning Answers 511</p> <p>Subtest 2: Word Knowledge Answers 515</p> <p>Subtest 3: Paragraph Comprehension Answers 517</p> <p>Subtest 4: Mathematics Knowledge Answers 518</p> <p><b>Part 7: The Part of Tens</b><b> 523</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 28: Ten Surefire Ways to Fail the ASVAB</b><b> 525</b></p> <p>Choosing Not to Study at All 525</p> <p>Failing to Realize How Scores Are Used 526</p> <p>Studying for Unnecessary Subtests 526</p> <p>Losing Focus 526</p> <p>Panicking over Time 527</p> <p>Deciding Not to Check the Answers 527</p> <p>Making Wild Guesses or Not Guessing at All 527</p> <p>Changing Answers 528</p> <p>Memorizing the Practice Test Questions 528</p> <p>Misunderstanding the Problem 528</p> <p><b>Chapter 29: Ten Tips for Doing Well on the AFQT</b><b> 529</b></p> <p>As Soon as the Test Starts, Write Down What You’re Likely to Forget 529</p> <p>Read All the Answer Choices before Deciding 529</p> <p>Don’t Expect Perfect Word Matches 530</p> <p>Read the Passages before the Questions 530</p> <p>Reread to Find Specific Information 530</p> <p>Base Conclusions Only on What You Read 530</p> <p>Change Percents to Decimals 530</p> <p>Understand Inverses 531</p> <p>Remember How Ratios, Rates, and Scales Compare 531</p> <p>Make Sure Your Answers Are Reasonable 531</p> <p><b>Chapter 30: Ten Ways to Boost Your Math and English Skills </b><b>533</b></p> <p>Practice Doing Math Problems 533</p> <p>Put Away Your Calculator 533</p> <p>Memorize the Order of Operations 534</p> <p>Know Your Geometry Formulas 534</p> <p>Keep a Word List 535</p> <p>Study Latin and Greek 535</p> <p>Use Flashcards 536</p> <p>Read More, Watch TV Less 536</p> <p>Practice Finding Main and Supporting Points 536</p> <p>Use a Study Guide 536</p> <p><b>Part 8: Appendixes</b><b> 537</b></p> <p><b>Appendix A: Matching ASVAB Scores to Military Jobs</b><b> 539</b></p> <p>Army Enlisted Jobs 539</p> <p>Air Force Enlisted Jobs 544</p> <p>Navy Enlisted Jobs 547</p> <p>Marine Corps Enlisted Jobs 550</p> <p>Coast Guard Enlisted Jobs 554</p> <p><b>Appendix B: Countdown to Taking the ASVAB</b><b> 557</b></p> <p>How Much Time Do You Have to Prepare? 557</p> <p>Outline Your ASVAB Study Strategy 557</p> <p>12 weeks out: Identify your weak spots 558</p> <p>10 weeks out: Dust off your strengths 558</p> <p>8 weeks out: Studying with your recruiter 559</p> <p>6 weeks out: Retest yourself 559</p> <p>4 weeks out: Zeroing in on your targets 559</p> <p>2 weeks out: Flashcards, practice tests, and more flashcards 559</p> <p>The day before the test 560</p> <p><b>Appendix C: Word Knowledge Resources</b><b> 561</b></p> <p>Digging Down to Word Roots 561</p> <p>Pointing Out Prefixes 570</p> <p>Spotting Hard-Working Suffixes 575</p> <p>Index 579</p>
<p><b>Angie Papple Johnston</b> joined the U.S. Army in 2006 as a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Specialist. During her second deployment as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Angie became her battalion’s public affairs representative. She also served as the Lead Cadre for the Texas Army National Guard’s Recruit Sustainment program.</p>
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