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How to Get the Most Out of GED Practice Tests

To pass the General Education Development (GED) test with flying colors, try a few practice tests. Reviewing typical GED test questions and feeling confident with your answers is a great way to prepare [more…]

Canadian GED Tips for Newcomers to Canada

The Canadian General Education Development (GED) tests are generally provided in English and require a level of English understanding equal to that of most Grade 12 students. If you are new to Canada, [more…]

GED Test Prep: Reasoning Through Language Arts Drop-Down Menu Questions

On the GED, you’ll encounter technologically enhanced questions. One type of question on the Reasoning Through Language Arts section asks you to correct, edit, or generally improve samples of writing. [more…]

GED Test Prep: Reasoning Through Language Arts Extended Response Questions

In the Extended Response of the Reasoning Through Language Arts section of the GED, you get 45 minutes to write an essay. Note that the source material is longer than one screen. The tabs on the top of [more…]

GED Test Prep: Social Studies Question Types

In the Social Studies section on the GED test, you'll encounter all the same types of questions as you do on the other sections: multiple choice questions, drag-and-drop questions, drop-down menu questions [more…]

GED Test Prep: Science Question Types

When you take the Science section of the GED test, you have to answer a variety of the same types of questions in the other tests, all in 90 minutes. These sections focus on the slight differences you [more…]

GED Test Prep: Mathematical Reasoning Question Types

The computerized GED test will have questions that test your mathematical reasoning ability. Here are some of the specific test formats you'll encounter in the Mathematical Reasoning section of the GED [more…]

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

Make sure you work through some GED test prep questions to see how the questions work and what's expected of you to answer them. You first answer a series of short items, mainly multiple-choice. However [more…]

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…]

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 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…]

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…]

10 Tips for Doing Your Best on the GED Test

You plan to take the GED test because you want to receive your high-school diploma equivalency, right? You're spending the time and money to take the test, so why not ensure that you do your best? Make [more…]

9 Ways to Ease Anxiety about the GED Test

You may be the type of person who experiences a lot of anxiety and panic before taking a test. Instead of working yourself up as test day approaches, spend your energy and time preparing for the GED test [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…]

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…]

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…]


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