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GED Test Prep: Tips for Reasoning Through Language Arts Writing Section

The writing part of the Reasoning Through Language Arts section of the GED evaluates your ability to use correct spelling and grammar to write clearly and succinctly. It tests your ability in various ways [more…]

GED Test Prep: Reasoning Through Language Arts Writing Extended Response Questions

When you finish the first part of the Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA) section of the GED, you start on the Extended Response—where you write an essay by analyzing arguments presented in two pieces [more…]

Things to Do Right Before You Take the GED

Doing well on the GED test involves more than walking into the test site and answering the questions. You need to be prepared for the challenges in the tests. To ensure that you're ready to tackle the [more…]

GED Test Prep: Mathematical Reasoning Section

The Mathematical Reasoning section of the GED expects you to have the same mathematical knowledge that someone graduating high school would have. The test covers the following four major areas: [more…]

How to Use the Keyboard for the GED

You need to have at least some familiarity with a computer's keyboard to take the GED. If you constantly make typing errors or aren't familiar with the keyboard, you may be in trouble. The good news is [more…]

GED Test Prep: Reasoning Through Language Arts Multiple Choice Questions

Like in all the four test sections of the GED, the multiple-choice question, or item, is the most popular. The basic multiple-choice question looks very similar to what appeared in the print format of [more…]

GED Test Prep: Reasoning Through Language Arts Drag-And-Drop Questions

The Reasoning Through Language Arts section of the GED uses multiple question formats suited to computer testing. The drag-and-drop question is one variation. The source text, an excerpt from [more…]

GED Test Prep: Reasoning Through Language Arts Reading Multiple-Choice Questions

Most of the items on the Reasoning Through Language Arts reading section are some form of a multiple-choice problem, where you choose from four answers. Multiple-choice items give you the correct answer [more…]

GED Test Prep: Reasoning Through Language Arts Reading Drag-and-Drop Questions

The Reasoning Through Language Arts section of the GED uses the drag-and-drop question type, among others. This item requires you to drag and drop information from one location on the screen to another [more…]

GED Test Prep: Reasoning Through Language Arts Writing Question Types

Most of the questions in the writing section of the Reasoning Through Language Arts section of the GED are multiple-choice items, but you'll also see some fill-in-the-blanks and drag-and-drop items. This [more…]

GED Test Prep: Social Studies Section

For the Social Studies section of the GED, you have to answer a variety of items. You have 90 minutes to answer the questions, multiple-choice items, other short items, and one Extended Response [more…]

GED Test Prep: Science Section

When you take the Science section of the GED test, you have to answer the same variety of question formats, including multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, drop-down menu, drag and drop, hot spot, and short [more…]

GED Test Tips: Make Sure You're Comfortable before the Test Begins

You usually take the GED test in an examination room with at least one official (sometimes called a proctor or examiner) who's in charge of the test. (Some locations have smaller test centers that have [more…]

What You Should Take to the GED Test

The GED test may be the most important exam you ever take. Treat it seriously and come prepared. Make sure you bring the following items with you on test day: [more…]

GED Test Tips: Use Your Time Wisely

When you start the computerized version of the GED test, you may feel pressed for time and have the urge to rush through the questions. Resist that urge! You have sufficient time to do the test at a reasonable [more…]

GED Test Tips: Evaluating the Different Questions

Although you don't have to know too much about how the GED test questions, or items, were developed to answer them correctly, you do need some understanding of how they're constructed. Knowing the types [more…]

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: [more…]

GED Test Tips: Use Intelligent Guessing

The multiple-choice questions on the GED provide you with four possible answers. You get between one and three points for every correct answer. Nothing is subtracted for incorrect answers. That means you [more…]

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 [more…]

GED Test Tips: Stay Focused

To succeed in taking the GED test, you need to be prepared. In addition to studying the content and skills needed for the four tests, you also want to be mentally prepared. Although you may be nervous, [more…]

GED Sample Questions: Reasoning Through Language Arts Reading Section

Here is a sample set that resembles the types of questions you may see on the Reasoning Through Language Arts section of the GED. Read all sections carefully before beginning. [more…]

GED Sample Questions: Reasoning Through Language Arts Grammar Questions

For the GED, you will need to be familiar with basic English grammar and conventions. The following is an example of the types of questions you would see on the test. [more…]

GED Sample Questions: Reasoning Through Language Arts Extended Response

The Reasoning Through Language Arts portion of the GED will include an extended response, or essay, section. You will need to be prepared for writing a lengthy, clear, concise response. Here are some examples [more…]

GED Sample Questions: Social Studies Historical Speech Analysis Questions

On the Social Studies portion of the GED, you may be asked to identify information from historical speeches. Here is an example of questions asked about a speech given by a historical figure. [more…]

GED Sample Questions: Reasoning Through Language Arts Reading Dialect

On the Reasoning Through Language Arts portion of the GED, you may be asked to answer questions about a passage that involves dialect. Passage written in dialect may contain words may seem unfamiliar because [more…]

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