An Introduction to the GED Test

Although there are several meanings for the acronym GED, the most common is General Equivalency Diploma. The GED test can be taken in attempt to earn this diploma. In basic terms it is equivalent to a traditional high school diploma. The rate of high school dropouts may have improved over the years, but there are still many people who are well into adulthood that have not obtained their high school diploma or general equivalency diploma.

This general education diploma as it is sometimes known equals a high school education in the eyes of colleges, universities and employers. If you are a high school dropout planning to pursue higher education as an adult, you will need to obtain a GED diploma before you can begin the college application process. The idea of GED testing can be intimidating, that is until you take time to study the subjects covered on the test and how the test is implemented. After breaking things down a bit you'll see it's not such a big deal after all.

Preparation is very important when you are in the process of getting a GED. Luckily there are a wealth of free resources available to test takers. You can sign up for a free or low-cost GED preparation course at your local adult learning center. There are a great deal of books on the subject of preparing for your high school GED test, such as the Kaplan GED 2009-2010 Edition: Complete Self-Study Guide for the GED Tests by author Caren Van Slyke. Using the most recent version of any study guide is a must. Guidelines change throughout the years therefore you need to have the most up to date information possible. You can find out more about GED specifics through the American Council on Education.

When getting GED ready, you should become familiar with the format of the test. There are five main sections of the GED test. They are as follows: Language Arts (Writing), Language Arts (Reading), Science, Mathematics and Social Studies. In order to pass the GED test, you need only score higher than 40 percent of seniors in high school. After successful completion of the GED examination you will receive your detailed test results, transcripts and a certificate. These documents are important to have when applying at colleges or even for jobs that require a high school diploma or the equivalent.

 

 

 



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D.C. residents will pay less to get a GED starting next month
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Harder test keeps people from GED classes
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Adult ed. to offer free GED practice exams
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Education program quickly helping county residents find work
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IVCC to observe literacy week
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PCCs Testing Center now certified
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Free practice tests aimed at increasing GED participants
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IVCC to observe literacy week
The Adult Education program at Illinois Valley Community College will celebrate National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week with a See for Free promotion, which is offered through the GED Testin..


Free practice tests aimed at increasing GED participants
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GED Pre-Testing Reflects Tougher Exam
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After changes, fewer earning GED
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D.C. residents will pay less to get a GED starting next month
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The GED Test Is About to Get Much Harder, and Much More Expensive
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GED test going digital at nearly double the cost
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Number of GED tests administered at San Juan College drops
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Harder test keeps people from GED classes
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Free GED practice test period begins today
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New GED test not making the grade
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Free practice GED test offered in Henderson
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Free GED practice test period begins today
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Student Earns General Education Diploma (GED)
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GED graduation Wednesday at GCC
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Chattanoogan.com - Chattanooga's source for breaking local news
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WGTC adult education program receives award
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Number of GED tests administered at San Juan College drops
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Students Prep for New GED Test
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