Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Get sleep!

Be sure to get plenty of sleep the night before the test. It is important to be rested and clear of mind.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

GED or Pre-GED ??

When considering GED study materials, there will be many choices. My suggestion would be either Pre-GED or GED materials depending on your reading ability. Pre-GED is appropriate for individuals who are below a 9th grade reading level. GED materials are appropriate for individuals above a 9th grade reading level.

If you are unsure of your reading level, check with your local tech school or adult tutor and have your reading assessed. It's painless and should be quite inexpensive.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Know what areas of GED to study

It is important to determine which GED areas you are weak in. Many study books will have pre assessment tests to help you determine what area/s of the book you should start with. This is especially important when you are studying math. Consider each piece of math as a building block. You need a solid foundation of basic math (whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percents) before you can successfully handle algebra, measurement and geometry.

If you have access to a learning center where a GED Instructor can assess your skills, have them help you determine where to start.

It has been my experience that the better your reading, the faster you will proceed through the GED.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

One test at a time

Tip #1

If you can, take one official GED test at a time. You will be less tired and you will receive a better score than if you try to take as many tests as possible in one session. If you decide to double up on GED tests, only double up on Language Arts, Reading and one other.

I do realize that in some states and locals, you may need to take all five at once. However, if it is possible, DON'T.

Answering GED test questions

When taking the GED practice and official tests, answer those questions that you know right away first and go back to the others later. Do not spend an over amount of time on questions and passages that you do not understand. Rather, skim through and answer those you are sure about, then go back and finish those in question.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Welcome to My Blog

Welcome to my blog! If you are reading this, you are somehow working with the GED tests. Either you are a student, teacher, or tutor. This blog is intended to be a teacher's look at the GED. I have been prepping students for more than 12 years. Anytime you wish to add something, please feel free to post a comment.