**Target the 50 key skills to ace the reading and math sections of the ASVAB**

*McGraw-Hill's Top 50 Reading and Math Skills for ASVAB Success* focuses directly on sharpening a defined list of specific skills that can add points to your score. It breaks up instructional material into short, easy-to-handle chunks. Within each lesson, problems of gradually increasing difficulty help you build your problem-solving skills. A posttest helps you check their mastery of each skill. Created by a former key member of the Department of Defense ASVAB development team, this guide also includes a CD-ROM with two additional 50-question posttests.

- Extra help and practice with every concept topic tested on the ASVAB
- Strategies for answering all multiple-choice and constructed response math question types on the SAT
- Small bits of information make a quick review--you can do one skill a day or a week and track your progress accordingly

Inside you'll find: 50 Top Skills Checklist; About the Pretest; Taking the ASVAB; ASVAB question types; 50-item Pretest Skills 1 - 50; Table of Formulas; 50-item Posttest I; Answers and Solutions; Computation Review; Table of Measurements; ASVAB Vocabulary; Word Roots; Prefixes; and Suffixes.

- Cover Page
- ASVAB *Reading and Math
- Copyright Page
- CD Content
- Contents
- How to Use This Book
- What Is the ASVAB?
- What Is the AFQT?
- Types of AFQT Questions
- Taking the AFQT Pretest
- AFQT Pretest
- Skill 1 Find the Main Idea in a Sentence in the Passage
- Skill 2 Choose the Best Summary Statement of the Main Idea
- Skill 3 Identify the Best Title
- Skill 4 Focus on Facts and Details
- Skill 5 Draw Conclusions
- Skill 6 Identify the Feeling or Mood of the Passage
- Skill 7 Focus on the Order of Events
- Skill 8 Identify the Author’s Purpose
- Skill 9 Distinguish between Facts and Opinions
- Skill 10 Paraphrase to Understand What You Are Reading
- Skill 11 Compare and Contrast
- Skill 12 Make Inferences
- Skill 13 Use Context Clues to Understand Unfamiliar Words
- Skill 14 Know Root Words
- Skill 15 Recognize Prefixes and Their Meanings
- Skill 16 Recognize Suffixes and Their Meanings
- Skill 17 Identify Synonyms—Part 1
- Skill 18 Identify Synonyms—Part 2
- Skill 19 Build Your Vocabulary
- Skill 20 Know (No) Your Homonyms
- Skill 21 Know Your Antonyms
- Skill 22 Watch for Words That Are Often Confused
- Skill 23 Add and Subtract Accurately
- Skill 24 Multiply Whole Numbers
- Skill 25 Divide Whole Numbers
- Skill 26 Work with Positive and Negative Numbers
- Skill 27 Know Place Values and How to Round
- Skill 28 Order Your Operations
- Skill 29 Use Fractions and Decimals
- Skill 30 Understand Mixed Numbers
- Skill 31 Add and Subtract Fractions, Mixed Numbers, and Decimals
- Skill 32 Multiply and Divide Fractions, Mixed Numbers, and Decimals
- Skill 33 Convert between Percents, Fractions, and Decimals
- Skill 34 Use Exponents and Roots
- Skill 35 Use Scientific Notation
- Skill 36 Identify and Understand the Mean, Median, and Mode
- Skill 37 Interpret Charts and Graphs
- Skill 38 Understand and Solve Equations
- Skill 39 Calculating Simple and Compound Interest
- Skill 40 Use Ratio and Proportion to Solve Problems
- Skill 41 Calculate Distance, Rate, and Time
- Skill 42 Determining Change and Percent Change
- Skill 43 Calculate the Probability of an Event
- Skill 44 Analyze Lines and Angles
- Skill 45 Understand the Characteristics of Triangles
- Skill 46 Know the Characteristics of Quadrilaterals
- Skill 47 Calculate the Perimeter of Polygons
- Skill 48 Calculate the Area of Polygons
- Skill 49 Calculate the Volume and Surface Area of Solids
- Skill 50 Calculate the Measures of a Circle, a Sphere, or a Cylinder
- AFQT Posttest
- Skill Answers and Solutions
- Appendix: AFQT Resources
- For Download