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GED Test Tips: Addressing and Answering Questions

When you start the GED, you want to have a game plan in place for how to answer the questions. Keep the following tips in mind to help you address each question:

  • Whenever you read a question, ask yourself, “What am I being asked?” Doing so helps you stay focused on what you need to find out to answer the question. You may even want to decide quickly what skills are required to answer the question. Then try to answer it.

  • Try to eliminate some answers. Even if you don't really know the answer, guessing can help. When you're offered four answer choices, some will be obviously wrong. Eliminate those choices, and you have already improved your odds of guessing a correct answer.

  • Don't overthink. Because all the questions are straightforward, don't look for hidden or sneaky questions. The questions ask for an answer based on the information given. If you don't have enough information to answer the question, one of the answer choices will say so.

  • Find the best answer and quickly verify that it answers the question. If it does, click on that choice, and move on. If it doesn't, leave it and come back to it after you answer all the other questions, if you have time. Remember: You need to pick the most correct answer from the choices offered. It may not be the perfect answer, but it is what is required.

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