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Tips for Preparing for the GED Exam

Preparing for your GED exam does not have to be stressful. With with help of a GED test prep tutor, you can get organized and begin studying today!

Preparing for your GED exam does not have to be stressful. With with help of a GED test prep tutor, you can get organized and begin studying today!

Studying is never a fun for the average student. Studying for a major exam like the GED is much more stressful. The GED covers a lot of subjects and topics, and it takes about 7 hours to complete the entire test. How much studying do you need to do for a 7 hour test? If you are looking for a shortcut to prepare for your GED, here are some strategies you can consider.

Start Early

If you do last-minute cramming, you will have too much on your plate and sometimes that discourages you from studying. Last-minute studying also contributes to the higher levels of stress that comes with a major exam like the GED. Starting your revision early has its perks. If you start early, you will have more time to get through all of the material. You can take your time to study. Start as early as a few months ahead of the GED exam, and you can spend just an hour or two to review one or two topics a day. Take time to make a study plan so you can keep track of the subjects and topics that you have already finished and what you need to do.

Begin at Ground Zero

Take a mock GED now. It may sound counter-intuitive to take an exam you have not studied for, but if you take the practice GED without studying, you will be able to see what you actually know, and what you need to study up on. The practice GED test will give you a rough estimate of where your abilities are and where you stand in terms of your knowledge. After you have taken the practice GED, go through the test to see what you are good at, this will allow you to see what your strengths are. Make sure to flag out all the questions you failed to answer correctly because these incorrect answers will give you an idea of what topics you are weak in. With these topics in mind, you can focus more on what you are weak at in order to polish your skills for a better score when you take the real GED exam.

Practice Again… And Again

Keep your practice GED score in mind. As you are studying for the GED exam, you should take a break every now and then to see if you have actually learned anything. Make it a point to take a practice GED exam every time you finish a couple of topics. The overall practice GED scores will allow you to see if you are improving or if your studying methods are not working out as well as you have expected. Depending on what you score on these mock exams, you can adjust your study plans accordingly.

Contact Educational Tutorial Services to hire a tutor to help you prepare for your GED exam. Your tutor can assist with study tips and help you organize your study time in addition to actually helping you learn the material.

Tips on Balancing a Job and Preparing for the GED Exam

Getting your GED expands your job opportunities. Tutoring can help you pass the exam the first time you take it!

Getting your GED expands your job opportunities. Tutoring can help you pass the exam the first time you take it!

Taking the GED test is an important step for many who did not complete high school.  Passing this test certifies that your “General Education Development” is equivalent to a high-school senior who graduates through a traditional school system. For people whose education got interrupted for any number of reasons, they can obtain this equivalency and pursue further studies or career goals. Most employers and colleges consider the certificates based on passing of GED to be an equivalent of high-school graduation. The GED test is designed to test the capability of a candidate in Math, Reading, Writing, Social Studies and Science. Taking practice tests and then following up with study of the material equivalent to the school curriculum is the best way to get ready for it.

GED 2014 Version

GED tests have been revised several times since they were first made available. The last revision was in 2002 to bring it up to the latest standards in schools. Prior to this, it was found that a large majority of the test takers look at it as a means to access higher education. Only about 30% of the test takers considered GED certification as a means to better employment. This is contrary to expectations on which this test was introduced. It was thought a candidate with an education equivalent to a high school graduate will help open up employment opportunities. This test is expected to be revised in January 2014. It is being redesigned to better test for college preparedness. More importantly, the test will not be on paper any more but will be taken interactively on computers. This is a significant change for test takers.

Preparing for the GED

People planning to take the GED are those whose high school studies have been interrupted. They will have some catching up to do depending on how long they have been out of the school system or when their home schooling stopped. It is possible they may not be familiar with computers the way school students are. So, in addition to preparing for the Math, Science, Social Studies and the reading and writing, they must catch up with computer usage very quickly. If you are already using a computer on your job, this process will be much easier for you. The computer training does not need to be extensive. You simply need to be able to use the computer sufficiently to answer questions timely. The best strategy is to take online practice tests.

If you have a job, it is recommended you develop a study plan. You will need to balance the demands of your test prep with the time you must spend on the job. Whether you are brushing up and adding to your subject knowledge or preparing for the practice tests, private tutoring can help you score higher on your test. We offer private test prep tutoring here to students who want to pass the GED test the first time they take it. Contact us today!