ASVAB Paragraph Comprehension Tips - dummies

By Angie Papple Johnston

Part of 1,001 ASVAB AFQT Practice Questions For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Pulling key information from reading passages and excerpts is essential to a successful career in the military, so the Paragraph Comprehension subtest of the ASVAB gauges how well you can do that. When you’re taking this subtest, remember the following:

  • Skim the paragraph and read the question. Then go back to the paragraph to find the answer.
  • When a question asks you for a main idea (or says, “A good title for this passage might be . . .”), focus on the whole passage, not just one or two points.
  • Don’t let your personal knowledge or opinion affect your answer. Choose answers based only on what you’ve read in the passage.