An ASVAB Guide would not be complete without covering these ten topics on improving your ASVAB AFQT score. The AFQT score is the most important score because this will gauge whether you are even qualified to enlist in the military service of your choice. The AFQT test you on Communications and Math skills. Make sure you are strong in the following types of problems and your ASVAB Score is sure to improve.
Finding The Word Closest in Meaning
In the Word Knowledge section of the ASVAB test, you will surely encounter unfamiliar words. Your job when to come across unfamiliar words is simply to find the word’s closest meaning. What is good in this subtest is that all the choices are given; your duty is simply to find the word which has a closest meaning to the given word. When you find it, you hit the right answer.
Using Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes
In the ASVAB test, unfamiliar words are often the source of confusion. ASVAB Guide’s helpful tip when you encounter unfamiliar word is to figure out the word’s root, its prefix or suffix. When you successfully locate the root, prefix or suffix, then you will surely hit the right answer.
Getting To The Point
In the Paragraph Comprehension subtest, you will be ask to locate the main point of a given paragraph or passage. Here you have to remember that the main point of any given paragraph or passage is also the essence of the story given or the main point. The main point of any given passage or paragraph is not hard to find since it is written down in the paragraph. Your mission is simply to locate it.
Finding Specific Information
Finding specific information in the Paragraph Comprehension subtest is also an easy task. The specific information is written in the passage. All you have to do here is use the method of deduction. This is performed by eliminating the unnecessary ideas in the passage. When all has been eliminated, what remains is the specific information.
Drawing conclusion is tantamount to performing the process of inferential reasoning. The given passage usually appears to be confusing, as it is really designed to confuse you. The given information may even lead you to nowhere. The logical thing to do here is perform an inferential reasoning so that you can successfully arrive at the conclusion.
In mathematical operations, you need to change a percent to a fraction or a decimal. To change a percent to a fraction, you simply need to multiply the percent by 1/100 and drop the percent sign: take for example 5% = 5.0% = 0.05
Clearing Up Inverse Confusion
In mathematical operations, you have to understand that inverse operations are themselves opposite operations. Therefore, the opposite of addition is subtraction, and vice versa; the opposite of multiplication is division, and vice versa. However, when it comes to numbers, the term inverse is not the same as opposite.
Outlining The Order Of Operation
The ASVAB Guide reminds you as an applicant that when a math problem asks you to perform more than one operation, make sure to perform the operation in the correct order.
Reviewing Ratios, Rates, Scales
Understanding ratios, rates and scales is quite a difficult task. This, however, you need to understand if you wish to get high score in this subtest.
Calculating Area, Perimeter, and Volume
In the ASVAB test, you will surely encounter mathematical questions that will require you to calculate area, perimeter, and volume. Here are a few helpful tips: for a rectangle, area = base x height; for a triangle, area = x altitude (the height of the triangle at its highest point) divided by two; the volume of a rectangular unit is found by multiplying length x width x height.