Your local bookstore and your county library will have a shelf full of GED/High School Equivalency study guides from various companies. Each book takes a slightly different approach to studying. Flip through each one, read a few paragraphs or chapters, and choose the one you respond best to. This book, essentially, is going to be your teacher. You'll want one that you relate to easily.
The price of these books can be on the steep side. You might find a deal in a used book store or online. Write down the title, edition, publisher and author, and search for the book at half.com or eBay.com.
Before you start studying, make sure you know what's on the test so you study the right areas. There are five parts to the test, and all five parts are clearly laid out for you in The GED Test: What's On It?
Effective January 1, 2014, the GED test from GED Testing Service changed, and two new tests are now being offered. We'll add articles on the two new tests very soon.
Online GED classes allow you to learn in the privacy of your own home, and some are very good, but choose wisely. Do not fall for the offers you'll see online for high school diplomas. They're all scams.
Remember, too, that you must take the GED test in person at a certified testing center. Don't worry. They're in almost every city. There's a link in the test section below.
As you study, write down questions about the facts you think might be most important. Keep a running list, and you've written your own practice test. Brilliant! It's one of the very best ways of studying. And saves time too!
You already know what's on the test, right? So write questions for each part of the test:
7. Register for the Test When You're Ready
Remember that you cannot take high school equivalency tests online, no matter who tells you it's okay. It's not. If you take a test online, it's bogus. Remember that. All you're doing is wasting your money for a worthless piece of paper with a gold star on it. Forget about that.
You must go to a certified testing center, and you must make an appointment. The best way to find the center closest to you is to check your state's adult education website. Every state has one.
You can do this. Believe in yourself.
When you pass your test, I hope you'll realize what a wonderful accomplishment it is. Celebrate! In whatever way is meaningful to you. Whether it's a quiet night of satisfaction at home alone or with a whole bunch of your favorite people in the world. Celebrate. You've earned the equivalent of a high school diploma, and you can do anything you want with it. Congratulations!
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