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ASVAB DeMYSTiFieD

Book Description

A straightforward, step-by-step approach for fast and fun mastery of ASVAB

ASVAB DeMYSTiFieD takes the mystery out of studying for the ASVAB by walking you step-by-step through the fundamentals of the subject. Following the easy-to-use the book helps you build the skills you need to prepare for the test.

Get your desired score with

  • Instructional materials in short, easy-to-handle chunks
  • Sample practice tests with complete answer explanations
  • Review sections of the Reading and Math skills
  • Tips and strategies for mastering every question type
  • Extra help and practice with every concept topic tested on the ASVAB
  • "Letter to the Student" that touts the DeMYSTiFieD brand and highlights the series benefits
  • Chapter-opening objectives that gives insight into what you are going to learn in each step
  • Questions at the end of every chapter that reinforce your learning and pinpoint your weaknesses
  • "Still Struggling?" icons that offer specific recommendations for those difficult subtopics
  • A final exam for overall self-assessment

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. ASVAB Demystified®
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents
  5. Part I: All About the ASVAB
    1. Chapter 1: Deciding on Military Service
      1. Army
      2. Navy
      3. Air Force
      4. Marine Corps
      5. Coast Guard
      6. Making the Choice
    2. Chapter 2: Introducing the ASVAB
      1. ASVAB Test Areas
      2. Taking the Test
    3. Chapter 3: ASVAB Scores and Score Reports
      1. Norm-Referenced Testing and Standard Scores
      2. Scores
      3. Receiving Your Score
      4. Retaking the Test
    4. Chapter 4: The ASVAB and Military Entrance AFQT Scores and Eligibility for Enlistment
      1. AFQT Score
      2. Educational Requirements for Enlistment
      3. Eligibility for Enlistment
      4. Job Eligibility
    5. Chapter 5: Taking the CAT-ASVAB
      1. What to Expect on the CAT-ASVAB
      2. Comparing the CAT-ASVAB to the ASVAB
    6. Chapter 6: Steps to Acing the ASVAB
      1. Preparing for the Test
      2. Test Day
      3. Taking the Test
      4. A Final Word
  6. Part II: ASVAB Practice Diagnostic Tests
    1. Chapter 7: Practice Diagnostic Tests
      1. Practice Diagnostic Test Answers
  7. Part III: Review of All ASVAB Test Topics
    1. Chapter 8: General Science
      1. Physics
      2. Chemistry
      3. Human Physiology
      4. The Senses
      5. Biology
      6. Ecology
      7. Earth and Space Science
      8. Geology
      9. The Atmosphere
      10. Reading and Reviewing
    2. Chapter 9: Arithmetic Reasoning 1: The Basics
      1. Operations
      2. Exponents
      3. Order of Operations
      4. Prime and Composite Numbers
      5. Fractions
    3. Chapter 10: Arithmetic Reasoning 2: Word Problems
      1. Basic Word Problems
      2. Percents
      3. Rates and Ratios
      4. Area and Perimeter
    4. Chapter 11: Word Knowledge
      1. Word Origins and Derivations
      2. Root Words
      3. Prefixes and Suffixes
      4. Context Clues
      5. Synonyms and Antonyms
      6. Technical Language
      7. Reading
    5. Chapter 12: Paragraph Comprehension
      1. Finding Specific Information
      2. Main Ideas
      3. Author’s Viewpoint
      4. Context Clues
      5. Inference
      6. Reading and Comprehending
    6. Chapter 13: Mathematics Knowledge 1: Algebra and Probability
      1. Algebra
      2. Probability
    7. Chapter 14: Math Knowledge 2: Geometry
      1. Angles
      2. Triangles
      3. Circles
      4. Volume
    8. Chapter 15: Electronics
      1. Describing Electricity
      2. Current
      3. Describing Circuits
      4. Working with Electricity
      5. Consuming Electricity
      6. Conclusion
    9. Chapter 16: Auto Information
      1. Engine Mechanical
      2. Four Steps of Internal Combustion
      3. Engine Management
      4. Ignition System
      5. Fuel-Delivery System
      6. Air Intake System
      7. Exhaust System
      8. Engine Cooling Systems
      9. Lubrication System
      10. Electrical System
      11. Driveline
      12. Suspension
      13. Steering System
      14. Brake System
      15. Conclusion
    10. Chapter 17: Shop Information
      1. Safety First
      2. Materials
      3. Ways of Powering Tools
      4. Measuring
      5. Drilling and Boring
      6. Cutting
      7. Fastening
      8. Additional Tools and Shop Helpers
      9. Fasteners
      10. Joining Materials
      11. Finishing
      12. Conclusion
    11. Chapter 18: Mechanical Comprehension
      1. Describing Motion
      2. Force and Newton’s Laws of Motion
      3. Work, Energy, and Power
      4. Machines
      5. Fluid Dynamics
    12. Chapter 19: Assembling Objects (CAT-ASVAB Only)
      1. Puzzles
      2. Attachments
      3. Specific Strategies
  8. Part IV: ASVAB Practice Tests
    1. Chapter 20: ASVAB Practice Test 1
      1. Practice Test 1 Answers
    2. Chapter 21: ASVAB Practice Test 2
      1. Practice Test 2 Answers
  9. Appendix: Jobs in Today’s Military