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5 Ways to Get GED Practice

Get Good GED Practice Before Taking Your GED Test

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One of the best ways to study for your GED test is to find GED practice from the very beginning of your quest. Here are 5 ways to get some GED practice in before you sit for the test.

1. Online GED Practice Tests

There are several great sites online that offer GED practice tests for free. Simply follow the registration instructions and get going. Be careful, however, not to get taken advantage of. There are sites out there with hidden costs. Don't agree to pay for anything unless you want to. Some sites that charge, offer tutors, which might be worth the cost, but some are absolutely free, no strings attached.

2. GED Books

Larger cities have "big box" book stores likes Barnes & Noble and Border's that have shelves stuffed with GED books of various kinds. Take some time to look at each one. They offer different information and they offer it in different ways. Find the book that offers GED practice in a way that seems easiest to you in the way you like to learn.

3. Libraries

If you don't live near a great book store, you likely have a county library in the vicinity. Ask the librarian to show you their collection of GED books. Ask if they have any specifically designed for GED practice. Library books are especially great because you can check them out for free. We like free.

The other great thing about library books is that if you get one home and it's not easy for you to use, you can take it back and try another one. There are plenty to choose from. Be good to yourself.

4. Literacy Councils

Remember to consult your local literacy council for help with GED practice. Almost every town has one. Check the phone book. Literacy councils are usually set up to provide free, private, one-on-one tutoring for people who need help with any kind of learning -- GED, math, science, English as a second language, anything. All you have to do is ask.

Literacy councils are staffed with volunteers, many of whom are retired teachers who like nothing better than helping people in individual situations overcome whatever it is that's holding them back. If you need GED practice, get help at your local literacy council. It's a phone call away. It's usually free. It's almost always private. Nobody but your tutor has to know.

5. Advertise for a GED Buddy

This may sound extreme, but in this day of social networking, it should be pretty easy to find a GED buddy with whom to practice. Write up some neat little note cards and ask around town if you can put them up. Try the local grocery store bulletin board, the library, literacy council, youth or senior center, health club, anywhere you see a bulletin board.

Having someone to study with can make GED practice a lot more fun, and oodles more effective. Get a buddy.

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