GED Test Tips: Leave Time for Review

Having a few minutes at the end of the GED to check your work is a great way to set your mind at ease. These few minutes give you a chance to look at any questions that may be troubling. If you've chosen an answer for every question, enjoy the last few minutes before time is called — without any panic.

Keep the following tips in mind as you review your answers:

  • After you know how much time you have per item, try to answer each item in a little less than that time. The extra seconds you don't use the first time through the test add up for time at the end of the test to review. Some questions require more thought and decision making than others. Use your extra seconds to answer those questions.

  • Don't try to change a lot of answers at the last minute. Second-guessing yourself can lead to trouble. Often, second-guessing leads you to changing correct answers to incorrect ones. If you have prepared well and worked numerous sample questions, then you're likely to get the correct answers the first time. Ignoring all your preparation and knowledge to play a hunch isn't a good idea.

  • On tests where you're required to write essays, use any extra time to reread and review your final essay. You may have written a good essay, but you always need to check for typos and grammar mistakes. The essay is evaluated both for style, content, and proper English. That includes spelling and grammar.

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