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

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

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

 What Is the ASVAB? 1 What Is the AFQT? 6 Types of AFQT Questions 9 Taking the AFQT Pretest 13 AFQT Pretest 14 Skill 1 Find the Main Idea in a Sentence in the Passage 26 Skill 2 Choose the Best Summary Statement of the Main Idea 28 Skill 3 Identify the Best Title 30
 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 Copyright