McGraw-Hill's Top 50 Skills For A Top Score: ASVAB Reading and Math: ASVAB Reading and Math with CD-ROM

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McGraw Hill Professional, Oct 8, 2010 - Study Aids - 192 pages
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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.

 

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Contents

Skill 26 Work with Positive and Negative Numbers
88
Skill 27 Know Place Values and How to Round
90
Skill 28 Order Your Operations
92
Skill 29 Use Fractions and Decimals
94
Skill 30 Understand Mixed Numbers
96
Skill 31 Add and Subtract Fractions Mixed Numbers and Decimals
98
Skill 32 Multiply and Divide Fractions Mixed Numbers and Decimals
100
Skill 33 Convert between Percents Fractions and Decimals
102

Skill 4 Focus on Facts and Details
32
Skill 5 Draw Conclusions
34
Skill 6 Identify the Feeling or Mood of the Passage
36
Skill 7 Focus on the Order of Events
38
Skill 8 Identify the Authors Purpose
40
Skill 9 Distinguish between Facts and Opinions
42
Skill 10 Paraphrase to Understand What You Are Reading
44
Skill 11 Compare and Contrast
46
Skill 12 Make Inferences
48
Skill 13 Use Context Clues to Understand Unfamiliar Words
50
Skill 14 Know Root Words
52
Skill 15 Recognize Prefixes and Their Meanings
54
Skill 16 Recognize Suffixes and Their Meanings
58
Skill 17 Identify SynonymsPart 1
62
Skill 18 Identify SynonymsPart 2
66
Skill 19 Build Your Vocabulary
70
Skill 20 Know No Your Homonyms
74
Skill 21 Know Your Antonyms
78
Skill 22 Watch for Words That Are Often Confused
80
Skill 23 Add and Subtract Accurately
82
Skill 24 Multiply Whole Numbers
84
Skill 25 Divide Whole Numbers
86
Skill 34 Use Exponents and Roots
104
Skill 35 Use Scientific Notation
106
Skill 36 Identify and Understand the Mean Median and Mode
108
Skill 37 Interpret Charts and Graphs
110
Skill 38 Understand and Solve Equations
114
Skill 39 Calculating Simple and Compound Interest
118
Skill 40 Use Ratio and Proportion to Solve Problems
120
Skill 41 Calculate Distance Rate and Time
122
Skill 42 Determining Change and Percent Change
124
Skill 43 Calculate the Probability of an Event
126
Skill 44 Analyze Lines and Angles
128
Skill 45 Understand the Characteristics of Triangles
132
Skill 46 Know the Characteristics of Quadrilaterals
136
Skill 47 Calculate the Perimeter of Polygons
140
Skill 48 Calculate the Area of Polygons
142
Skill 49 Calculate the Volume and Surface Area of Solids
146
Skill 50 Calculate the Measures of a Circle a Sphere or a Cylinder
148
AFQT Posttest
150
Skill Answers and Solutions
162
AFQT Resources
178
For Download
188
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About the author (2010)

Janet E. Wall, Ph.D. was the manager of the ASVAB Career Exploration Center at the Defense Manpower Data Center (Department of Defense). She has also served as president of the Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education (AACE). Currently she is a consultant on instructional, testing, and career issues for the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of Education, Department of Labor, and other federal government agencies. Among her many awards is the Commander's Award of the U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command, the agency that directs the activities of all recruiters for the U.S. military.

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