**Glossary A**

## Abbreviations

Shortened forms of words or phrases used to save time and space in writing or speech.

## Absolute Value

The distance of a number from zero, regardless of its sign.

## Absolute value equations

Equations that involve the distance of a number from zero, regardless of its sign.

## Academic vocabulary

Words and phrases commonly used in academic settings and disciplines.

## Accountability

The state of being responsible for one’s actions and decisions.

## Accountability measures

Systems or processes put in place to ensure individuals are responsible for their actions and decisions.

## Accountability Partner

A person who helps hold an individual accountable for their actions and goals.

## Accountability partner (s)

A person or group that helps hold an individual accountable for their actions and goals.

## Achievement test

A standardized test designed to measure a student’s knowledge or skills in a particular subject area.

## Acronyms

Abbreviations formed from the first letters of a phrase or name, often used to simplify communication.

## Active learning

The process of actively engaging with and learning new information.

## Active learning methods

Techniques used to actively engage with and learn new information.

## Active listening

The process of actively engaging with and comprehending spoken communication.

## Active listening skills

The ability to listen attentively and effectively.

## Active Reading

The process of actively engaging with and comprehending written material.

## Active reading strategies

Techniques used to actively engage with and comprehend written material.

## Active Reading Techniques

Strategies used to actively engage with and comprehend written material.

## Active Recall

The process of actively retrieving information from memory.

## Adaptability to new tools and materials

The ability to learn and use new tools and materials effectively.

## Adaptive testing

A testing method that adjusts the difficulty of questions based on the test-taker’s performance.

## Addition

A mathematical operation that combines two or more numbers to produce a sum.

## Adequate sleep and nutrition

Sufficient amounts of rest and healthy food to maintain physical and mental well-being.

## Adhesives

Substances used to bind materials together.

## Adjustment

The ability to adapt to new situations and changes in circumstances.

## Algebraic concepts

Mathematical ideas and principles related to algebra, such as equations, inequalities, and graphs.

## Algebraic Concepts Understanding

The ability to understand and apply algebraic concepts, such as variables, equations, and functions.

## Algebraic Equations

Mathematical statements that use variables and mathematical operations to express relationships between quantities.

## Algebraic Equations Comprehension

The ability to understand and interpret algebraic equations.

## Algebraic Equations Mastery

The ability to solve algebraic equations with ease and accuracy.

## Algebraic expressions

Mathematical expressions that contain variables, constants, and mathematical operations.

## Alleviate

To reduce or relieve the severity of something, such as stress or pain.

## Ampere meter

A device used to measure the flow of electric current in a circuit.

## Analogies

A comparison between two things that are similar in some way, often used to explain complex ideas.

## Analytical abilities

The ability to analyze and interpret information to solve problems and make decisions.

## Analytical reasoning

The process of using logical thinking and analysis to solve problems or make decisions.

## Analytical skills

The ability to analyze and interpret data, solve problems, and make informed decisions.

## Analytical thinking

The ability to break down complex information into smaller parts and analyze them to gain a deeper understanding.

## Analyzing

The process of examining something in detail to understand its components or structure.

## Analyzing the author’s purpose

Identifying the intended goal or message of a written work.

## Analyzing word choice and connotation

Examining the specific words used in a text and their implied meanings or associations.

## Annotating

The act of marking or highlighting important information in a text or document.

## Annotating important information

Marking or highlighting key information in a text or document for easier reference or study.

## Answer all questions, even if unsure

A strategy for maximizing the chances of getting a higher score on a test by attempting to answer every question, even if unsure of the answer.

## Antonym Practice

Exercises or activities designed to improve the ability to recognize antonyms.

## Antonym Recognition Approaches

Different methods or strategies for identifying words with opposite meanings.

## Antonym Recognition Capability

The ability to identify words with opposite meanings.

## Antonyms

Words that have opposite meanings.

## Applications

Practical uses or examples of a particular concept or skill.

## Applications Master Concepts

Understanding how to apply mathematical concepts to real-world situations.

## Applying basic algebraic concepts to solve percentage and ratio problems

Using fundamental algebraic principles to solve problems involving percentages and ratios.

## Applying critical thinking skills to identify patterns in data sets involving percentages and ratios

Using logical reasoning to recognize trends and relationships in numerical data expressed as percentages or ratios.

## Approaches

Different methods or strategies for solving a problem or completing a task.

## Aptitude assessment

An evaluation of a person’s natural abilities and potential for success in a particular field or occupation.

## Aptitude Battery Test

A comprehensive test that measures a person’s abilities in various areas, including math, language, and mechanical reasoning.

## Aptitude evaluation

An assessment of a person’s natural abilities and potential for success in a particular field or occupation.

## Aptitude test

A standardized test designed to measure a person’s ability to acquire certain skills or knowledge.

## Area

The measurement of the size of a two-dimensional surface, usually expressed in square units.

## Arithmetic Computation

The process of performing mathematical calculations involving numbers and operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

## Arithmetic Operations Fluency

The ability to quickly and accurately perform basic arithmetic operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

## Arithmetic Operations Understanding

A standardized test used to determine a person’s eligibility for enlistment in the United States Armed Forces.

## Arithmetic reasoning

The ability to understand and perform basic mathematical operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

## Arithmetic Reasoning Section

The ability to solve mathematical word problems.

## Armed Forces Qualification Test

Part of the ASVAB test that assesses a person’s ability to solve mathematical word problems.

## Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery

A test used by the United States Armed Forces to determine a person’s eligibility for enlistment.

## Aromatherapy with essential oils

The use of essential oils to promote relaxation and reduce stress.

## Arrive early to reduce stress

A tip for reducing stress on test day by arriving early.

## Asking questions while reading

A reading strategy that involves asking questions to better understand the material.

## Assembly techniques

Techniques used to assemble or put together objects or parts.

## Assessment tools

Tools used to evaluate a person’s skills or abilities.

## Associative chaining

A memory technique that involves linking items together in a chain.

## ASVAB Arithmetic Reasoning test prep

The process of studying and practicing for the ASVAB Arithmetic Reasoning section.

## ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery)

A standardized test used to determine a person’s eligibility for enlistment in the United States Armed Forces.

## ASVAB exam

Short for Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery.

## ASVAB Mathematics

Part of the ASVAB test that assesses a person’s mathematical skills.

## ASVAB Math Exam

Part of the ASVAB test that assesses a person’s mathematical skills.

## ASVAB math section

Part of the ASVAB test that assesses a person’s mathematical skills.

## ASVAB Paragraph exam

Part of the ASVAB test that assesses a person’s ability to understand and analyze written paragraphs.

## ASVAB prep

Short for ASVAB preparation.

## ASVAB preparation

The process of studying and practicing for the ASVAB test.

## ASVAB quantitative reasoning section

Part of the ASVAB test that assesses a person’s ability to solve mathematical problems.

## ASVAB Reading Comprehension

Part of the ASVAB test that assesses a person’s ability to understand written passages.

## ASVAB test

A standardized test used to determine a person’s eligibility for enlistment in the United States Armed Forces.

## ASVAB test day

The day on which a person takes the ASVAB test.

## ASVAB Verbal Section

Part of the ASVAB test that assesses a person’s ability to understand and use written and spoken language.

## ASVAB Word Knowledge

Vocabulary skills assessed in the ASVAB test.

## ASVAB Word Knowledge section

A section of the ASVAB test that assesses vocabulary skills.

## Attention to detail

Careful and thorough examination of details.

## Audio aids

Tools that assist with auditory learning.

## Avoiding caffeine and sugar on test day

Avoiding stimulants that may negatively affect performance.

## Avoiding distractions

Eliminating distractions during studying and testing.

## Avoiding distractions during note-taking

Focusing on note-taking without distractions.

## Avoiding heavy, greasy meals before testing

Eating light and healthy before the exam.

## Avoiding multitasking during the exam

Focusing on one task at a time during the exam.

## Avoiding processed foods

Eliminating highly processed foods from one’s diet.