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Five-star guidance from an ASVAB insider
To reach your military career goals, it is necessary for you to score high on the ASVAB--the exam used to qualify and place recruits in all branches of the armed services. Written by a former key member of the ASVAB team at the Department of Defense, McGraw-Hill's ASVAB provides you with insider advice to achieve exam success.
This guide includes four complete sample ASVABs with explanations, as well as tips and strategies for succeeding on the Verbal and Math test sections you must pass to qualify for enlistment.
About the Author
Janet E. Wall, Ph.D., was the manager of the ASVAB Career Exploration Center at the Defense Manpower Data Center (Department of Defense). She has also served as president of the Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education (AACE). Currently she is a consultant on instructional, testing, and career issues for the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of Education, Department of Labor, and other federal government agencies. Among her many awards is the Commander's Award of the U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command, the agency that directs the activities of all recruiters for the U.S. military.
Table of Contents
McGraw-Hill's ASVAB 2/e
Part 1. All About the ASVAB
Chapter 1. Deciding on Military Service
Opportunities in the Army
Opportunities in the Navy
Opportunities in the Air Force
Opportunities in the Marine Corps
Military Pay and Benefits
Chapter 2. Introducing the ASVAB
What Is the ASVAB?
Who Takes the ASVAB?
Where Can You Take the ASVAB?
Who Administers the ASVAB?
Can You Retake the ASVAB?
Chapter 3. ASVAB Scores and Score Reports
If You Take the ASVAB at a School
If You Take the Paper/Pencil ASVAB at a Military Facility
If You Take the CAT-ASVAB at a MEPS
Chapter 4. The ASVAB and Military Entrance
AFQT Scores and Eligibility for Enlistment
Additional Educational Requirements
Beyond the ASVAB
Chapter 5. Taking the CAT-ASVAB
How the CAT-ASVAB Works
Special Strategies for Taking the CAT-ASVAB
Chapter 6. Follow These Suggestions to Ace the ASVAB
Seven Steps to Acing the ASVAB
Taking Care of Your Body as Well as Your Brain
How to Study
the Day Before the Test
The Day of the Test
Part 2. ASVAB Diagnostic Test Form
Answer Keys and Self-Scoring Charts
Answers and Explanations
Part 3. Review of All ASVAB Test Topics
Chapter 7. General Science
Chapter 8. Arithmetic Reasoning 1: The Basics
Chapter 9. Arithmetic Reasoning 2: Word Problems
Chapter 10. Word Knowledge
Chapter 11. Paragraph Comprehension
Chapter 12. Mathematics Knowledge 1: Algebra and Probability
Chapter 13. Mathematics Knowledge 2: Geometry
Chapter 14. Electronics Information
Chapter 15. Auto Information
Chapter 16. Shop Information
Chapter 17. Mechanical Comprehension
Chapter 18. Assembling Objects (CAT-ASVAB Only)
Part 4. Three ASVAB Practice Test Forms
ASVAB Practice Test Form 1
ASVAB Practice Test Form 2
ASVAB Practice Test Form 3
Part 5. Jobs in Today's Military