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 ...

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071778350
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/4/2013
  • Series: Demystified Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 782,328
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Cynthia Johnson has more than 20 years experience in writing and editing test-prep guides for America’s leading educational publishers.

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Table of Contents

Part I All About the ASVAB

Chapter 1 Deciding on Military Service 3

Army 4

Navy 4

Air Force 5

Marine Corps 5

Coast Guard 6

Making the Choice 7

Chapter 2 Introducing the ASVAB 9

ASVAB Test Areas 10

Taking the Test 13

Chapter 3 ASVAB Scores and Score Reports 15

Norm-Referenced Testing and Standard Scores 15

Scores 16

Receiving Your Score 17

Retaking the Test 17

Chapter 4 The ASVAB and Military Entrance AFQT Scores and Eligibility for Enlistment 19

AFQT Score 19

Educational Requirements for Enlistment 20

Eligibility for Enlistment 21

Job Eligibility 22

Chapter 5 Taking the CAT-ASVAB 23

What to Expect on the CAT-ASVAB 23

Comparing the CAT-ASVAB to the ASVAB 26

Chapter 6 Steps to Acing the ASVAB 29

Preparing for the Test 29

Test Day 31

Taking the Test 31

A Final Word 34

Part II ASVAB Practice Diagnostic Tests

Chapter 7 Practice Diagnostic Tests 37

Practice Diagnostic Test Answers 77

Part III Review of All ASVAB Test Topics

Chapter 8 General Science 99

Physics 99

Chemistry 102

Human Physiology 103

The Senses 107

Biology 108

Ecology 114

Earth and Space Science 114

Geology 117

The Atmosphere 118

Reading and Reviewing 119

Chapter 9 Arithmetic Reasoning 1: The Basics 121

Operations 121

Exponents 122

Order of Operations 122

Prime and Composite Numbers 123

Fractions 123

Chapter 10 Arithmetic Reasoning 2: Word Problems 129

Basic Word Problems 130

Percents 131

Rates and Ratios 132

Area and Perimeter 133

Chapter 11 Word Knowledge 135

Word Origins and Derivations 135

Root Words 136

Prefixes and Suffixes 137

Context Clues 138

Synonyms and Antonyms 138

Technical Language 138

Reading 139

Chapter 12 Paragraph Comprehension 141

Finding Specific Information 141

Main Ideas 143

Author's Viewpoint 144

Context Clues 146

Inference 147

Reading and Comprehending 148

Chapter 13 Mathematics Knowledge 1: Algebra and Probability 149

Algebra 149

Probability 153

Chapter 14 Math Knowledge 2: Geometry 157

Angles 157

Triangles 159

Circles 161

Volume 161

Chapter 15 Electronics 163

Describing Electricity 163

Current 164

Describing Circuits 164

Working with Electricity 167

Consuming Electricity 168

Conclusion 169

Chapter 16 Auto Information 171

Engine Mechanical 171

Four Steps of Internal Combustion 173

Engine Management 173

Ignition System 174

Fuel-Delivery System 174

Air Intake System 175

Exhaust System 175

Engine Cooling Systems 176

Lubrication System 177

Electrical System 178

Driveline 179

Suspension 180

Steering System 181

Brake System 182

Conclusion 183

Chapter 17 Shop Information 185

Safety First 185

Materials 186

Ways of Powering Tools 186

Measuring 187

Drilling and Boring 188

Cutting 188

Fastening 189

Additional Tools and Shop Helpers 190

Fasteners 191

Joining Materials 192

Finishing 192

Conclusion 193

Chapter 18 Mechanical Comprehension 195

Describing Motion 195

Force and Newton's Laws of Motion 196

Work, Energy, and Power 199

Machines 200

Fluid Dynamics 206

Chapter 19 Assembling Objects (CAT-ASVAB Only) 207

Puzzles 208

Attachments 208

Specific Strategies 208

Part IV ASVAB Practice Tests

Chapter 20 ASVAB Practice Test 1 215

Practice Test 1 Answers 254

Chapter 21 ASVAB Practice Test 2 273

Practice Test 2 Answers 314

Appendix: Jobs in Today's Military 333

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