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10 Habits of Highly Successful GED Test-Takers

As you prepare to take the GED test, don't forget that you still have a life. Set aside some time for relaxation, to do those fun things you enjoy, and to share time with friends and family. But then make [more…]

Reviewing the GED Test and What It Covers

Before you begin to prepare for something as important as passing the GED test, you need to know what you're getting into — namely, what the different test sections are all about. Each test section is [more…]

10 Surefire Ways to Prepare for the GED

Of course you want to do well on the GED test. But, your time is limited, so here are ten ideas and tips for preparing for the test, from selecting the right test-taking time for you to working through [more…]

10 Ways to Survive GED Test Day

Besides all those hours of studying, to succeed on the GED test, you also need to know what to do on the day of the test and how to stay focused through each test section. Here are ten quick and easy ways [more…]

10 Ways to Use Your GED after You Pass the Test

Passing the GED makes life more rewarding because it opens doors that you may not have even known were closed. You’ve probably already figured out why you want your GED; if not, consider these ten great [more…]

Reasoning through Language Arts Writing Skills Practice

For the questions on the Reasoning through Language Arts section of the GED, pay special attention to the mechanics of writing, spelling, and grammar. Work carefully, but don’t spend too much time on any [more…]

GED Reasoning through Language Arts Writing Skills Sample Questions

On the GED, you will encounter a section of questions call Reasoning through Language Arts. In this section, you will need to give extra attention to the mechanics of writing, spelling, and grammar. [more…]

GED Reasoning through Language Arts Reading Skills Practice

The reading component of the Reasoning though Language Arts section on the GED consists of excerpts from fiction and nonfiction. Each excerpt is followed by multiple-choice items based on the reading material [more…]

GED Reasoning through Language Arts Reading Skills Sample Questions

On the Reasoning though Language Arts section on the GED, you may encounter excerpts from fiction and nonfiction. These excerpts will each be followed by a series of questions about the passage. [more…]

Preparation Strategies for the Social Studies Section of the GED

You may find yourself stuck when it comes to the Social Studies portion of the GED. To improve your skills and get better results on the Social Studies test, try the following strategies: [more…]

GED Social Studies Sample Questions

The GED Social Studies test is only intended to measure general social studies concepts. The questions are based on readings that often include visual aids, such as maps or charts. Work carefully, and [more…]

Preparation Strategies and Resources for the Science Portion of the GED

Don’t let the Science part of the GED make you nervous. To get better results from the time and effort you put into preparing for the Science test, try the following strategies: [more…]

Test Tips for the GED Mathematical Reasoning Test

Some test takers struggle with certain sections of the GED. The Mathematical Reasoning test is challenging for some. Here are a few tips to help you. As you prepare for the Mathematical Reasoning test, [more…]

How to Use the GED Mathematical Reasoning Test’s Special Features

During the GED Mathematical Reasoning test, you can use the built-in calculator for all but the first five questions. Before you start celebrating, remember that the calculator is an instrument that makes [more…]

What Do You Need to Know for the Grammar and Writing RLA Section of the GED?

The grammar and writing component of the RLA test evaluates you on certain types of skills related to grammar. Note that unlike the other GED test sections, this component of the RLA test expects that [more…]

How to Practice for the GED Extended Response Essay

The Extended Response essay on the GED requires some very specific skills, ranging from grammar and proper language usage to comprehension and analysis skills. If you’ve ever had an argument about who [more…]

How to Develop Your Reading Skills for the GED

To succeed on the GED RLA test, you can prepare in advance by reviewing rules of grammar, punctuation, and spelling and by familiarizing yourself with the format and subject matter of the test. Here are [more…]

How to Develop Comprehension Skills for the GED

After you know what to read to prepare for the GED, you need to focus on how to read. You can’t easily skim the type of prose that appears on the test. You need to read each question and passage completely [more…]

What Skills Do I Need for the GED Social Studies Test?

The question-and-answer items of the GED Social Studies test evaluate several specific skills, including the ability to read and understand complex text, interpret graphs and relate graphs to text, and [more…]

Subject Areas You Will Need to Know for the GED Social Studies Test

The question-and-answer section of the GED Social Studies test includes about 50 questions. The exact number varies from test to test, as the difficulty level of the questions varies. Most of the information [more…]

Tips for Answering Questions about Visual Materials on the GED Social Studies Test

One half of the question-answer portion of the GED Social Studies test is based on maps, graphs, tables, political cartoons, diagrams, photographs, and artistic works. Some items combine visual material [more…]

What Skills Do I Need for the GED Science Test?

If you’re totally unfamiliar with science and its vocabulary, you’ll likely have trouble with the questions on the GED Science test. You’re expected to have some basic knowledge about how the physical [more…]

Subject Areas You Will Need to Know for the GED Science Test

If you were really good at Biology, don’t assume you will ace the GED Science test. In terms of subject matter, the questions on the Science test check your knowledge in the following areas: [more…]

Tips for Answering Questions about Visual Materials on the GED Science Test

Visual materials are pictures that contain information you may need to answer the corresponding questions on the GED Science test. They can be in the form of tables, graphs, diagrams, or maps. Understanding [more…]

How to Approach Short Answer Items on the GED Science Test

Although the term short answer usually means a few words or phrases in response to a statement or question, on the GED Science test, the Short Answer is closer to a full-blown essay. Introducing the Short [more…]

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