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ASVAB AFQT For Dummies Paperback – January 8, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0470566527 ISBN-10: 0470566523 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (January 8, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470566523
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470566527
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.8 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #47,949 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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    Title
ASVAB For Dummies ASVAB For Dummies, Premier PLUS 1001 ASVAB Practice Questions For Dummies ASVAB AFQT For Dummies
 
 
 
 
 
Guide Type
Test Prep
Test Prep/Book PLUS Online
Test Prep
Test Practice
 
Audience Level
All
All
All
All
 
Pages
408
408
312
336
 
List Price
$18.00.
$29.99
$22.99
$14.99
 
Publication Date
November, 2010
May, 2013
September, 2013
January, 2010
 
Author(s)
Powers
Powers
Powers
Powers
 
Imprint
For Dummies
For Dummies
For Dummies
For Dummies
 
Print Book
 
Kindle Book
 
Edition
3rd
3rd
1st
1st
 
Brief Description
Reviews all 9 subtests. Includes 3 ASVAB, and 1 AFQT tests with answers and explanations. Test-taking tips.
All the features of ASVAB For Dummies, PLUS free online access to more tests with interactive features for customized study.
1,001 questions with answers and access to problems online where you can create custom tests to study what, where, when you want.
Reviews the core concepts that comprise the AFQT portion of the ASVAB, providing the tools that you need to get your best score and become eligible for military enlistment.
 

From the Back Cover

Your tactical guide to maximizing your AFQT score

This friendly, practical guide gives you everything you need to hit the Armed Forces Qualification Test with an alpha strike! You'll get clear, easy-to-understand guidance on mastering every aspect of the exam: Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Arithmetic Reasoning, and Mathematics Knowledge.

  • Taking the AFQT tour — take a guided tour of the AFQT and get a clear explanation of the four ASVAB subtests that make up your AFQT score

  • English-language basic training — pump up your vocabulary, word knowledge, and reading comprehension skills for both of the language-related subtests

  • Calculating better math knowledge — get easy-to-follow instructions on everything from working with fractions to dealing with decimals to knowing the angles of geometry

  • Working with word problems and arithmetic reasoning — make sense of word problems and develop a strategy for answering reasoning questions

  • Practice makes perfect — take four practice exams and track your progress with complete explanations and answers

Open the book and find:

  • The score you need to join each branch of the military

  • A breakdown of how the AFQT score is computed

  • Advice for getting the most out of your study time

  • Instructions on how you can request a retest

  • How to make smart guesses when you need to

  • Algebra and geometry reviews

Learn to:

  • Test your knowledge and practice your test-taking skills with four complete AFQT exams

  • Boost your score and become eligible for enlistment

  • Be confident with your English and math knowledge

  • Master critical sections of the exam


More About the Author

Rod Powers is a recognized expert in all U.S. military matters. He is a retired First Sergeant from the U.S. Air Force. He also serves as the military guide for About.com at www.usmilitary.about.com.

Customer Reviews

I bought this book to help me study for the ASVAB.
Karla Palmer
I wanted to study this time and get a better score, and i saw this book primarily focused on the 4 subsections that create your AFQT Score and GT Score for my job.
NationalGuardNate17
Asvab for Dummies is a very useful book as it has helped my daughters and I acquire plenty of knowledge in Math and English.
Martita

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

50 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Chivo on April 14, 2010
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The math explanations in this book are very elaborate and easy to understand. I honestly think I learned more from this book than I did from my math teachers while in school. Thus, if you want to learn math, reading, and word knowledge this is the book.

Before I purchased this book I would have liked to know that not all the 9 sub test of the asvab are included, theres only the four most important ones for you to qualify and be able to join a military branch. However, the other 5 sub test are necessary for you to open your doors to more job positions.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Sam on June 10, 2011
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I bought this along with kaplan 2011 and Asvab flash cards, and this by far helped the most. the Asvab flashcards i got robbed cause nothing on those were on the test, and the Kaplan book is way harder than the actual test and that messed me up. Get this book. its the best investment you can make. I thought this book was the least of my favorite. until i took the test, and i realized when i was taking the test that this book was actually legit, and most of the math questions come straight from this book. The other books did not. I'm just giving you guys the 411. i ended up getting a 51 which is okay. but before that i got a 28. so this book helped alot.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By ShelRichDen on December 14, 2010
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This book is well worth the money! I have been out of High School for 7 years and was worried about taking the ASVAB. I took online practice tests but this didn't help me study much. I ordered this book and was pleasantly surprised by all the good information. The practice tests were a great help also! I looked over this book for about 2 weeks and scored an 80 on my ASVAB. There are a few mistakes throughout the book but nothing that should cause problems. I would tell anyone who asks to use this book when studying for the ASVAB.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Cecilia on February 4, 2014
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I took my practice AFQT test for the Air Force and scored perfectly on everything except the Arithmetic Reasoning. It helped improve my score on that section of the test. The instructions were clear and easy to follow. I'd recommend to anyone trying to improve their scores. ASVAB for dummies was also great.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Bernadette A. Moyer on August 21, 2011
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My son was determined to join the United States Navy and he used this guide to pass his test. It really works. He was sworn in last month and awaits basic training. The guide contributed to his success. It worked!
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15 of 21 people found the following review helpful By J. benz on April 8, 2011
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Buyer beware! although this book does have general review of the things that will be on the asvab, the tests that are included at the end of the book are EXACTLY the same as you get for FREE on Military.com. If you have Internet access (and I think you do, since you are reading this on-line review) you can save yourself the $ and take the online practice tests, then go and do some look ups for lessons on the math skills. Also, other books have lists of vocabulary words for you to study, which this one does not have.
good luck soldier!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Delta88 on June 18, 2014
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This book describes why getting a good score on the ASVAB/AFQT tests are important in getting the type of job you will qualify for in the military. I think it is a good primer but you begin to realize that you should have studied harder in school when you start to take the practice exams. It's hard to to be good a math and reading without earlier preparation although this will help.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Another Smith on December 4, 2013
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This item was bought for a friend. They were able to get good use out of the book, however they sought out different books because they did not feel this publication alone was enough.
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