Importance Of Practice With Regard To GED Preparation

This test is built up for people who haven't got a high school diploma. Such people can take up the test at any point of time, as college level tests are also available. But before appearing for these tests, it is required that they should fulfill the required conditions. Generally one out of every seven American has appeared for the GED.

It permits the test takers to prove the skills that they possess, which are equivalent to those of a normal high school graduate. People usually appear for this test because most of the employers and various other institutions do not approve anyone who does not provide them with same form of academic competency. Approximately 95% of the colleges and universities accept these test grades. If the college doesn't accept the candidate, then he can get himself admitted into any community college in America and later on change to any 4-year school. Many colleges and public institutes present scholarships and financial aid to the students in order to help them in upgrading their education. This test is made up of a battery of five tests and in order to sit for the test, the test taker must undergo practice for each of the five tests to gain an insight into the syllabus. The best way to prepare is to undertake practice as much as possible.


The mathematics test basically focuses on disciplines like number operations and number sense, measurement and geometry, data analysis, probability and statistics, algebra, functions and patterns. The time given to complete the test is 90 minutes in which you will have to complete 50 multiple-choice questions in total. The questions generally test the test takers' mathematical skills and problem solving ability. The most important thing that you should keep in mind while practicing for the test is the time limit. You should try to solve 25 questions in nearly 45 minutes. During practice, try not to spend too much time on any one question. If you get stuck in any question, move ahead and solve the other questions and then come back to that question. This will help you save lot of time. Try to solve each and every question. Practice and memorize the formulas well. Sometimes as opposed to the general trend of using only one formula to solve a question, the question may demand you to use two formulas and disciplines of mathematics. For instance, algebra and geometry may have to be used together to solve a particular question. Practice as many such questions as possible to avoid confusion and gain confidence. All the questions will not be of the same length i.e. the information given may be unequal. Some questions may contain more information, which might create confusion and some questions might be very short in length and the information conveyed by them might prove to be inadequate to solve the problem. The best way to deal with such vague questions is to mark "No enough information provided" as the correct choice. Speed plays a key role in succeeding in any test, so while you undergo practice try to build up your speed. Try to solve problems using mental math during practice, as the use of calculator in the test is restricted only to the first part.


You will be given 70 minutes to answer 50 multiple-choice questions in total. The test will cover topics related to Economics, Geography, Civics and Government and United States and World History. For practice of this section you should read books and articles covering topics such as global warming, civics, economics, environment law and history. The test will also contain editorial cartoons accompanied with or without written passages, graphs, charts and other images. In order to practice for the charts, images, graphs etc, you must first of all identify the main idea and then go through these details. Identifying the main details will help you in avoiding the trap holes and thus save a lot of time. See beyond the surface meaning and try to figure out what has been asked, mark the signpost words and then try to follow it. Try solving the questions within the given time limit. Observe the trends before you start answering the questions.


In this section questions related to life science, earth and space science and physical science are asked. The time allotted to finish a total of 50 multiple-choice questions will be 80 minutes. The best way of practice for this test is to focus your attention and practice questions related to environmental and health related topics like pollution, hygiene, heredity etc. The questions are basically related to the relevance of science in everyday life. You should also practice topics like weather, photosynthesis, climate, magnetism, energy etc.

Many questions in this test are given in the form of graphic representations such as maps, graphs, charts or diagrams.

You should practice analyzing, visualizing and interpreting the main ideas that these graphical representations want to convey. Identify facts and try to make inferences.

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