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ASVAB test for more than military types

Lauren Nolen

Contrary to popular belief, the ASVAB test is universal and not just for the military. Though it’s required to enlist it is also helpful for people to decide what occupation best fits their personalities and thinking.

“The ASVAB is a great career aptitude test which can help students determine their areas of academic strength as well as help guide them to future career fields that their skills and interest align.” College and Career Counselor Emily Nichols said. “Students who take the ASVAB will have access to an amazing college and career resource where they can research careers in more detail as well as help find the right fit in their college search. ”

Students might be wondering, what is this ASVAB test anyway? Well, it’s short for Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery and is the world’s most popular multiple-aptitude test battery. This test is divided into four thinking sections: Verbal, math, science/technicalities, and spatial.

The verbal section defines scores based on text comprehension and word knowledge. How well can a student define words, summarize texts, and provide complex thinking to text?

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The math section offers multiple mathematical programs to test logical thinking and problem-solving skills.

The science/technicalities section offers general science questions, such as life science, earth and space science, and physical science

The spatial section assesses knowledge in electronics, automotive, assembling objects, and other various topics.

“I studied numerous hours for my ASVAB test,” ROTC Lieutenant Commander Carlos Martinez said. “I also went over old ASVAB tests and went over them time and time again until I was ready.”

THS offers this test to its students and it will be proctors November 28. Those interested in taking the ASVAB can sign up here before November 17 at 3 p.m.

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Lauren Nolen
Lauren Nolen, Photo Editor
Hey! My name is Lauren Nolen and I'm a junior here at THS. This is my 2nd year on the newspaper staff and I'm very excited to share my stories and photos! I also compete in journalism academic UIL events.  Outside of school I am a competitive figure skater and I also enjoy taking pictures, listening to music and hanging out with friends. Fun fact: My favorite band is Backseat Lovers. GO COOOGS!!