SUCCEEDING ON THE ASVAB PREPARING FOR THE ASVAB By reviewing and studying this book, you can achieve a top score on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, or ASVAB. The ASVAB assesses knowledge that you have gained throughout your high school career. Most of the knowledge tested on the ASVAB is covered in your high school classes, although you may find some unfamiliar or less studied subjects. Don't panic! We provide carefully constructed reviews and drills so that you can learn the information you will need to do well on the ASVAB. The purpose of our book is to properly prepare you for the ASVAB by providing three full-length exams that accurately reflect the test in both types of questions and degree of difficulty. The practice exams include every type of question that can be expected, and detailed explanations are provided for every answer. Designed specifically to clarify the exam material, the explanations not only provide the correct answers, but also explain to the student why a particular answer to a question is more acceptable than any other response. By completing all three exams and studying the explanations, you can discover your strengths and weaknesses. This knowledge will allow you to concentrate on the sections of the exam you find most difficult. ABOUT THE ASVAB The most widely used multiple-aptitude test battery in the world, the ASVAB is required by the Armed Forces for new recruits joining one of the branches of the military following high school. The scores aid in the placement of new recruits into military occupations. The scores are also helpful, but not a requirement, in choosing an academic or vocational plan to be followed after high school graduation. Once you take the test, you and your guidance counselor will receive a written report that analyzes your test scores and explains in what fields you might excel based not only on the test scores but on the type of interests and lifestyle you wish to pursue. If you have a question about the test, you can call your local military recruiting office, or speak to your guidance counselor. THE COMPUTERIZED ASVAB The computerized ASVAB administration has been featuring a ninth subtest, Assembling Objects, which is designed to measure your strengths and weaknesses in spatial ability. This subtest gauges one's ability to visualize three-dimensional puzzle pieces and put them back together after being taken apart. Your score on this subtest has no affect on whether you will be accepted into the United States Armed Services. The results, however, can help you determine your career path. We have provided a review and full-length drill of the Assembling Objects subtest for practice. The drill is included only in our Diagnostic Test. You will have 9 minutes to complete these questions on the computerized test. Please check with your recruiter or guidance counselor for the most up-to-date information about the ASVAB computerized exam. ABOUT THE DIAGNOSTIC TEST Our Diagnostic Test is a full-length simulation designed to help you pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses on the ASVAB. For maximum benefit, it is best to replicate actual testing conditions by timing yourself and taking the test in a quiet place free from interruption. Take and score each section separately. Then review the detailed explanations of answers to determine where to brush up your studies. This will allow you to get the most out of your precious study time. You'll know which reviews to study most carefully, which ones you can simply skim, and, crucially, the subject areas that will require extra help from a teacher or tutor. Once you've completed the Diagnostic Test and discoverd the areas where you will need to focus your study efforts, our study schedule on page xi will help block out your time. ABOUT THE REVIEW SECTIONS This book offers subject reviews that correspond to each of the subtests for which you will be studying, including: GeneralJulian Paul Keenan Ph.D. is the author of 'ASVAB (REA)-The Best Test Prep for the ASVAB (Test Preps)', published 2005 under ISBN 9780738600635 and ISBN 0738600636.