Why Is It Important to Take Practice Tests Before the GED? - dummies

Why Is It Important to Take Practice Tests Before the GED?

By Murray Shukyn, Dale E. Shuttleworth, Achim K. Krull

The GED is not something you should take lightly. If you plan on taking the test, you should definitely prepare for it, preferably by making the most of practice tests. Taking practice GED tests is important for a few reasons, including the following:

  • They give you an indication of how well you know the material. One or two tests won’t give you a definite answer, because you need to do four or five tests to cover all possible topics, but they do give you an indication of where you stand.

  • They confirm whether you know how to use the computer to answer the questions. Until you try, you simply won’t know for sure.

  • They familiarize you with the test format. You can read about test questions, but you can’t actually understand them until you have worked through several.

  • They can ease your stress. A successful run-through on a practice test allows you to feel more comfortable and confident in your own abilities to take the GED test successfully and alleviate your overall anxiety.

Practice tests are an important part of any preparation program. They’re the feedback mechanism that you may normally get from a private tutor. As long as you check your answers after the practice test and read the answer explanations, you can benefit from taking practice tests. If possible, take as many practice tests as you can before taking the actual GED test.

You can find more practice tests at the GED Testing Service Practice Test Page and a few more sample questions at the GED Testing Service Sample Questions Page. Use a search engine to find more examples of practice tests online.