GED Study Guides

How to Select GED Study Guides

The test is conducted through dedicated testing centers around the world. It helps people prove their high school educational knowledge and skills. Corporations and institutions accept the score as a measure of a person's abilities to perform work functions and pursue further studies. It is made up of five different individual tests. These tests include the subjects of Mathematics, Science, Language Arts- Reading, Language Arts- Writing and Social-Studies. Since there are various tests to study, you should ensure that the study material you are using is good and helps you prepare for the test well. Below are a few points that will help you with selecting the guides.

  • Look up the name of the book and make sure it's recognized
  • Go through the content of the book and check if it covers everything
  • The book should explain the test as well as textual content
  • Proper explanations should be provided for model or sample answers
  • Test taking tips and strategies will be an added bonus




There are a host of guides available in libraries and books stores. Pick one that will either prepare you for the test on the whole or one that will help you with targeted practice for weaker areas. Below are some of the famous books available.

1. Kaplan GED 2009-2010 Edition: Complete Self-Study

This is one of the few books that will thoroughly prepare you for the test. It explains every concept on the test to you whilst providing examples so you understand it better. It gives you reviews and explanations of every question type and also helps you with various and unique test taking tips and strategies. It also has hundreds of practice questions along with a full-length mock test so you can see how well you will perform after you have finished studying for the test. To read more information about this and other books available on Amazon visit the following website: http://www.amazon.com/Kaplan-GED-2009-2010-Complete-Self-Study/dp/1419552503.

2. Cracking the GED, 2012 Edition

This is one of the study guides provided by "The Princeton Review". It gives you thorough reviews about the various sections that form the test. You will find answers and explanations to common questions and doubts that test takers have about the test. It also features practice questions and 2 full-length practice tests. It also gives you tips on how to improve your writing skills so you can complete the writing test in a better manner. To know more about this, visit the following website: http://www.amazon.com/Cracking-2012-College-Test-Preparation/dp/0375428380

3. Complete GED Preparation

This book is authored by Steck-Vaughn company and boasts of over 2000 questions to prepare the test taker for the test. It provides detailed content on the writing and math tests. This one like others also contains test taking tips and strategies to help the test taker complete the entire test in time. To read more about this book visit the following website: http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Ged-Preparation-Ellen-Northcutt/dp/141905399X/ref=pd_sim_b_1.

An online search using the correct keywords will help you look for various materials over the internet. Follow the instructions at the beginning of this article and check to see if the book satisfies all your requirements. There is no point in wasting your time and money if the book does not teach you the right things. You will also make silly mistakes on the day of the actual test due to the use of subservient materials. It is better to be sure than sorry. Look up the internet and read all the relevant information available on the website so that you are familiar with the rules and procedures of taking the test.