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Why the ASVAB Practice Test is Effective

Why the ASVAB Practice Test is Effective

IMG_0790Taking the ASVAB practice test is the best way to prepare for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (A. S. V. A. B.). The A. S. V. A. B. is a test administered by the U. S. Armed Services to all candidates for enlistment. The A. S. V. A. B. both tests the candidate for enlistment’s qualification for enlistment as well as assesses the candidate for enlistment’s skill set so as to best fit him or her with a job within the U. S. Armed Services that will make use of those unique talents. For these reasons it is important that any candidate for enlistment perform well on the A. S. V. A. B.

What is the ASVAB Practice Test and What it is Not

The A. S. V. A. B. consists of a written section and a multiple choice section. Each section tests ten distinct subject areas. These areas are:

  • General Science (GS) – 16 questions in 8 minutes
  • Arithmetic Reasoning (AR) – 16 questions in 39 minutes
  • Word Knowledge (WK) – 16 questions in 8 minutes
  • Paragraph Comprehension (PC) – 11 questions in 22 minutes
  • Mathematics Knowledge (MK) – 16 questions in 20 minutes
  • Electronics Information (EI) – 16 questions in 8 minutes
  • Automotive and Shop Information (AS) – 11 questions in 7 minutes
  • Mechanical Comprehension (MC) – 16 questions in 20 minutes
  • Assembling Objects (AO) – 16 questions in 16 minutes
  • Verbal Expression (VE)= (WK)+(PC)

The purpose of the A. S. V. A. B. is twofold. First the A. S. V. A. B. tests the candidate’s eligibility to enlist in the U. S. Armed Services. Second the A. S. V. A. B.  assesses the candidate’s skill set in order to best match him or her with an occupation that will best suit those particular skills.

A career in the U. S. Armed Services can be an exciting experience for any young person. It is for this reason that it is vitally important that her or she perform well on the ASVAB.

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Searching for Weber State Housing

Searching for Weber State Housing

The mail room for the Everything About Learning Blog has been literally inudated with letters and cards desperately (seemingly anyway) seeking information regarding the subject of Weber State housing. Fortunately, our crack team of researchers have uncovered what we believe to be the best option for prospective students who are looking for information on this very subject. This “best option” happens to be an apartment building which is conveniently located adjacent to the Weber State University campus.

Conveniently Located Weber State Housing 

This apartment complex happens to be under new ownership and management. Accordingly, this location promises to be the number one destination for Weber State University students. All W. S. U. students who currently live in this apartment complex by all meaningful measurements appear to enjoy the benefits it affords them. These benefits include but are by no means limited to its proximity to the Weber State University campus which happens to be located directly across the street. Other benefits include a significantly larger sized floor plans, extremely fast fiber optic and wi-fi internet connections, remodeled interiors, new furniture and appliances as well as fun student life. This apartment complex just so happens to be the preferred choice for Weber State University students’ off-campus housing.

Before we close this most august of blog posts we feel it incumbent upon ourselves to briefly mention the subject of picking the right room mate. Many a Weber State University student has suffered through the non-ideal situation of having to live through a semester with a person who is incompatible with their life style and living standards. The impact of this negative situation are legion. With the wrong room mate it is difficult to study and life becomes a more difficult and depressing proposition to endure. It is for this reason that the Everything About Learning Blog highly recommends Weber State University students choose their room mates wisely.

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ASVAB Practice Test is the Most Effective Preparation

ASVAB Practice Test is the Most Effective Preparation

The loyal readers of the Everything About Learning Blog are well aware that taking the ASVAB practice test is the best way to prepare for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery or ASVAB test. This is true regardless of the branch of the U. S. Armed Services the candidate for enlistment seeks to enter be it the U. S. Navy, the U. S. Army, the U. S. Marines Corps, the U. S. Air Force, the U. S. Coast Guard, or the U. S. National Guard. This is true because the same ASVAB test is required for enlistment in all of the aforementioned branches of the U. S. Armed Services.

Why YOU Should Take the ASVAB Practice Test

By taking a practice version of the ASVAB test the candidate for enlistment in the U. S. Armed Services will achieve two very important purposes. First, by taking a practice version of the ASVAB the candidate for enlistment in the U. S. Armed Services will become intimately familiar with the test format of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery. Second (and no less important) by taking a practice version of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery the candidate for enlistment in the U. S. Armed Services will gain insight as to which of the ten subject areas tested on the ASVAB will require further study in order to achieve an optimal score on the actual test.

As just mentioned the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery tests knowledge in ten distinct subject areas. These subject areas are:

  • General Science (GS) – 16 questions in 8 minutes
  • Arithmetic Reasoning (AR) – 16 questions in 39 minutes
  • Word Knowledge (WK) – 16 questions in 8 minutes
  • Paragraph Comprehension (PC) – 11 questions in 22 minutes
  • Mathematics Knowledge (MK) – 16 questions in 20 minutes
  • Electronics Information (EI) – 16 questions in 8 minutes
  • Automotive and Shop Information (AS) – 11 questions in 7 minutes
  • Mechanical Comprehension (MC) – 16 questions in 20 minutes
  • Assembling Objects (AO) – 16 questions in 16 minutes
  • Verbal Expression (VE)= (WK)+(PC)

The purpose of the ASVAB is twofold. First the ASVAB tests the candidate’s eligibility to enlist in the U. S. Armed Services. Second the ASVAB assesses the candidate’s skill set in order to best match him or her with an occupation fitting that skill set.

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Umbrella Categories and Subcategories

Umbrella Categories and Subcategories

“Everything about learning” is a rather large category. Underneath this umbrella is a subset entitled “housing.” True, housing is not directly related to learning and education. But indirectly it is related in that many people relocate from their home to institutions of higher learning. Accordingly, when they do this they will have to find Weber State housing especially if the choose to attend Weber State University.

We here at the “Everything About Learning” blog editorial board are firmly of the philosophy that in order for the umbrella category to maintain its own integrity all of its many subcategories must also possess a well structured integrity. To this end it must be re-emphasized in a very clear and concise manner that when a student puts himself or herself in the position where he or she is looking for Weber State housing, he or she will both in theory and practical effect find themselves squarely under the umbrella category which is called “Everything About Learning.”

Indeed there are many, many other subcategories that can find themselves under this rather large category. For example, text books might be found under this category. Teachers might be there as well. Moreover, one might easily find the subcategory of course work under this category as well. Come to think of it there are probably an infinite number of subcategories that can fit both under this umbrella category and any umbrella category for that matter. However, it goes without saying (but I will say it anyway) that a full and complete listing of this subset of subcategories cannot not be listed in a three hundred word blog post. In fact, the idea of doing so is preposterous and anyone suggesting that such a thing could be done is either very ill informed or psychologically unstable and in need of treatment.

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A Sign of Relief

A Sign of Relief

Today I walked past the house of the dude who hangs signs and banners from his front porch. It has been a while since he has hung a sign and I must say that I am feeling a little nostalgic for the good old days when there was a new sign each week. I know that his signs were a bit of an embarrassment for the neighborhood. I also know that the poor woman named Susan who lived across street and courageously fighting cancer probably is relieved the signs are now gone. Still I must admit that I do miss seeing them.

As we all know the dude of which I speak hung those signs and banners as a sign (quite literally) of encouragement to Susan whilst she fought the cancer. This was the reason why the situation was so awkward. On the one hand the dude had the best of intentions in his displays. On the other hand the signs made everyone uncomfortable. Even the home owners’ association got involved and told him to knock it off. In response to the letter they sent him he hung a very passive aggressive last sign that simply read, “Have a Great Day!!!”

But it has been weeks since that last sign was displayed. Now his porch is empty. His yard is still immaculately manicured. Everything seems to have moved forward. Susan is done with her treatment and we all hope she is doing well. I suspect a great number of people in the neighborhood are happy the whole situation is over with. In a sense it has been swept under the rug and repressed. I think his desire to hang another sign is festering under the surface. And so I wait. I wait for the moment I know someday I will see when the next sign is hung. I will be there to walk past his house an breathe a sign of relief.

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Facing Danger with Courage

Facing Danger with Courage

It has often been said that the true measure of a man resides in his ability to face danger with courage. Many people however mistake courage to mean the absence of fear. This is not courage. Courage is the ability to move forward in the face of fear. This is a quality that is taught to the many people who enlist in the U. S. Armed Services.

Before enlisting in the U. S. Armed Services, however, the candidate for enlistment must sit for an exam called the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery or ASVAB test for short. The ASVAB is required for candidates for enlistment in all branches of the U. S. Armed Services including the U. S. Navy, the U. S. Army, the U. S. Marines Corps, the U. S. Air Force, the U. S. Coast Guard as well as the U. S. National Guard. The ASVAB is designed to test the candidate’s qualification for enlistment as well as to assess which profession within the U. S. Armed Services would be the best fit for the candidate.

Many successful candidates for enlistment in the U. S. Armed Services report that the reason they performed successfully on the ASVAB was because they prepared themselves by taking the ASVAB practice test. They typically describe that by taking multiple versions of the ASVAB practice test they both became familiar with the ASVAB test format but also learned which of the ten subject areas covered by the ASVAB required additional focus.

By preparing themselves with the ASVAB practice test they increased the probability that they would perform well on the actual ASVAB test. This in turn increased the probability of a successful enlistment as well as a profession of their choice once enlisted in the U. S. Armed Services. As one can see, performing well on the ASVAB can translated into a successful military career.

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Taking the ASVAB

Taking the ASVAB

Whether a young individual seeks enlistment in the U. S. Army, the U. S. Air Force, the U. S. Marines Corps, the U. S Coast Guard, the U. S. National Guard or the U. S. Navy, he or she will have to sit for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery or ASVAB test. The ASVAB consists of a written section and a multiple question format section. Both sections are comprised of questions related to ten different subject areas. These subject areas are (1) General Science, (2) Arithmetic Reasoning, (3) Word Knowledge, (4) Paragraph Comprehension, (5) Mathematics Knowledge, (6) Electronics Information, (7) Automotive and Shop Information, (8) Mechanical Comprehension, (9) Assembling Objects and finally (10) Verbal Expression.

The best way for a candidate for enlistment in the U. S. Armed Services to prepare for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is to take an ASVAB practice test. Not only does taking multiple versions of an ASVAB test help to familiarize the candidate for enlistment with the test format but it also helps the candidate for enlistment better discern the specific subject areas that he or she may lack sufficient knowledge and therefore would require more focused attention.

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery serves two distinct purposes. The first purpose served by the ASVAB is that it assesses the candidate’s qualifications for enlistment. Although it is not a particularly high bar for most young people to achieve, some people do in fact lack these qualities and are therefore not qualified to serve in the U. S. Armed Services regardless of the branch. The second purpose served by the ASVAB is that it assesses the candidate’s individual skill set in order to best match that candidate (assuming he or she passes the exam) with an appropriate occupation within the U. S. Armed Services. The bottom line is that it is important the candidate perform well on the ASVAB and the way to do that is to prepare by taking multiple versions of the ASVAB practice test.

 

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