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  • Paperback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 3 edition (November 16, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470637609
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470637609
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.9 x 10.9 inches
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (319 customer reviews)
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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.
 

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Learn to:

  • Score higher to qualify for the military job you want
  • Build word knowledge and paragraph comprehension
  • Test your skills with practice problems for each of the test's nine subtests
  • Take three full-length practice tests plus one AFQT

Ace the ASVAB by sharpening your test-taking skills with this updated and expanded bestselling guide

Are you ready to tackle the ASVAB and begin your military career? If so, this essential guide provides a comprehensive review of all nine subtest subjects covered on the paper enlistment and the CAT-ASVAB (computer adaptive test). You'll get hands-on, easy-to-follow guidance on what to expect on all the subtests, cutting-edge strategies and tactics for studying, and test-taking tips and advice. With help from ASVAB For Dummies, you'll perform well on the test and be on your way to beginning (or advancing) your military career.

  • Decipher the ASVAB — get the 4-1-1 on every aspect of the ASVAB, from making sense of the subtests to understanding how it's scored
  • Be prepared — get ready for test day challenges
  • Take your best shot — discover strategies for making the best guesstimate when in doubt
  • Multiply your math skills — grasp the math operations needed to score your best — from working with fractions to solving algebra problems
  • Get technical — get a handle on the scientific, technical, electrical, and mechanical knowledge covered on specific subtests
  • Land your dream job — find out which subtests are most important to your specific military career goals
  • Practice makes perfect — get acquainted with the different types of problems before taking the actual practice tests

Open the book and find:

  • Tips for improving your vocabulary
  • How to assemble objects
  • Math terminology and operations you need to know
  • Algebra and geometry reviews
  • The "real world" of math word problems
  • Critical concepts in general science
  • Auto & shop information
  • Ten tips for doing well on test day
  • Three sample tests and one AFQT
  • Questions throughout to help reinforce learning

Customer Reviews

I highly recommend this book as a study tool for the ASVAB!
Allison B.
The questions on the practice test in this book are much more difficult than the ASVAB questions!
Speedbacker
I used this book as a study aide 1 week before the test, and got a very high score.
RAC

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

90 of 93 people found the following review helpful By RAC on February 3, 2011
Format: Paperback
This book was excellent for cramming before the test. The material that the ASVAB covers is often dry and boring (honestly), but this book makes it an easy read that doesn't put you to sleep.

I used this book as a study aide 1 week before the test, and got a very high score. I'm not saying that using this book will guarantee you a High Score but I'm confident that it will help boost your score.

The fact is; the test material isn't hard but taking the test on things you haven't thought about for a while can be tricky. This book does three things for you:
1. Makes the material a bit more interesting
2. Jogs your memory
3. Familiarizes you with the style and timing of the test sections.

The 3rd one is the most important.

As if you couldn't guess, I highly recommend this book.
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Presence on November 14, 2010
Format: Paperback
Yes, I know there are errors in the book. Yes, it could use additional editing. Just be aware of those things; I think the benefits are still there. It provides a great quick review. I have been out of school a few years, so the review of material was beneficial. When I took the practice test in the recruiter's office I got a 77. Not too shabby, but you do have to think, this score means a great deal for career choices. I studied for a couple weeks and when I took the actual ASVAB I got a 99.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Jason on October 9, 2013
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I'm 30 years old and I haven't been in an educational environment in quite a while. I took the pre-test at the Army recruiting office without studying and scored a 62. I ordered this book a few days later and after reading through it an hour a day for a week, I was able to study some of the math and mechanical portions that everyone fresh out of high school remembers to some extent. I ended up scoring a 79 and my line scores for the job I want are well over the minimum requirement. If I hadn't purchased this book I believe that I would not have achieved the score I needed. I had forgotten things as trivial as how to multiply subtractions... So being able to review things that you don't use on a day to day basis was great. I also learned some things from the mechanical and electronics section. If you are looking at making a career out of the military I recommend this book as a refresher. I didn't do the practice tests included. The nice thing was that you were given two examples per question and not pages upon pages of work that you would have to deal with in high school. Also, everything you are tested on, you either know it or you don't. I highly doubt that if you have a poor vocabulary and used this book to improve that, you would get higher scores... Get this book to try and score at least ten more points and open up more possibilities of MOS's to choose from and good luck!!!
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28 of 38 people found the following review helpful By westly on February 17, 2012
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as a former Armed Service Recruiter i will say i have seen my share of individuals that are from all walks of life that wish to pursue a career in the Military and the fact of the matter it all start with the ASVAB. Now some believe that if your currently in high school you don't need to study or if your in college that the Math is easier on this test. let me tell you all from experience that i have witness more failures from High School Students and even more from those who are in college. and here is my conclusion to this occurrence. first the asvab is to determine ones amplitude from an high school level which means if your in college and haven't brush up on simple high school math you may have a hard time on this exam. as for high school students i believe it is how things are taught. they are trained to solve problems but sometime it not retained because it not applicable to real world issues and is forgotten and the end of the lesson. and asvab for dummies make it simple to regain the knowledge to be successful on this exam. just make sure your guide is current.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Biggar Family on October 3, 2011
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I greatly enjoyed the practice tests in this book. I always find that one of the best ways to prepare for a test is to practice similar tests and this book with companion cd gives you plenty of practice.

It is well written and reads more like a friendly conversation rather than a text book shouting facts at you.

No test prep book will ever give you all the information you could ever need to know, but this does suggest good secondary sources should you really need to brush up on some things.

Overall i would say that this book is great if you need to fill in some small gaps, but if you are looking for complete lessons, you might want to look for local classes(as the book suggests)
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27 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Hayden on August 5, 2011
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This book was extremely helpful in more ways then one. First off let me start out by saying I scored a 41 on the pretest, but ended up with a 70 on the real deal because of this book. It will help you out with not just what's on the test, but also helpful hints along the way. Test advice. What scores you will need for certain jobs. It also comes with a cd because 9/10 you will take the comp version of the test. It also has a page on what to do for test day itself to also help smooth things out. Really worth the money and amazon got it to me fast. Remember don't put off something this important. I went into the Army as a Cav scout, but getting such a good score opened up a whole world or other jobs for me. Good luck on your test and buy this book!
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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.

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