GED Test For Dummies

GED Test For Dummies

by Murray Shukyn, Jane R. Burstein

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Score high on the GED Test

In today's job environment, it's usually the better-educated person who gets the position, promotion, or raise. Scoring high on the GED Test can give you an edge over the competition—whether it's to get a brand-new job or advance in the one you already have. If you're preparing for the exam and want to increase your odds of scoring higher, GED Test For Dummies gets you up and running with everything you need to know for test day.

Inside, you'll find valuable, easy-to-digest information for navigating your way through tests on Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematical Reasoning, and Science. Whether you're looking to perfect your grammar and punctuation skills, put the social in your studies, take the fear out of math and science, get familiar with different types of fiction and nonfiction passages, or answer every multiple-choice question with confidence, GED Test For Dummies makes it not only possible, but easy for you to score high on this life-changing exam.

  • Fully updated to reflect the latest version of the GED test
  • Includes two full-length practice tests with answers and detailed explanations
  • Provides vital information and test-taking tips to help maximize your score
  • Includes special considerations for those whose first language isn't English

Feel good about yourself knowing that you accomplished something amazing. Get GED Test For Dummies and put yourself on the road to greater success.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119287223
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/12/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 426,944
File size: 12 MB
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About the Author

Murray Shukyn was a lifelong teacher, with students at every level, from elementary to adult. He designed learning programs and teaching materials for GED Test preparation.
Jane Burstein has taught high school and college for many years. She is the coauthor of several test prep books, covering the SAT, ACT, ASVAB, GMAT, and GRE.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1

Part I: Getting Started with the GED Test  5

Chapter 1: Taking a Quick Glance at the GED Test  7

Chapter 2: Examining the Ins and Outs of the New Computerized GED Test  19

Chapter 3: The GED Test’s Four Sections and You 39

Chapter 4: Succeeding on the GED Test  53

Part II: Minding Your Ps and Qs: The Reasoning through Language Arts Test  63

Chapter 5: Preparing for the Reasoning through Language Arts Test  65

Chapter 6: RL  A Question Types and Solving Strategies  77

Chapter 7: Working through Some Practice RL A Questions  87

Part III: Finding Your Way: The Social Studies Test  111

Chapter 8: A Graph, a Map, and You: Getting Ready for the Social Studies Test  113

Chapter 9: Social Studies Question Types and Solving Strategies  121

Chapter 10: Getting Some Practice on Social Studies Questions 133

Part IV: Peering at Your Specimen: The Science Test  157

Chapter 11: From Aardvarks to Atoms: Confronting the Science Test  159

Chapter 12: Science Question Types and Solving Strategies  163

Chapter 13: Building Your Skills with Some Science Practice Questions  173

Part V: Counting All the Possible Solutions: The Mathematical Reasoning Test  197

Chapter 14: Safety in Numbers: Facing the Mathematical Reasoning Test  199

Chapter 15: Mathematical Reasoning Question Types and Solving Strategies 203

Chapter 16: Practicing Sample Mathematical Reasoning Problems 209

Part VI: Putting Your Skills to the Test: GED Practice Test 1  223

Chapter 17: Practice Test 1: Reasoning through Language Arts  225

Chapter 18: Answers for Practice Test 1, Reasoning through Language Arts  245

Chapter 19: Practice Test 1: Social Studies  253

Chapter 20: Answers for Practice Test 1, Social Studies  271

Chapter 21: Practice Test 1: Science  277

Chapter 22: Answers for Practice Test 1, Science 297

Chapter 23: Practice Test 1: Mathematical Reasoning 305

Chapter 24: Answers for Practice Exam 1, Mathematical Reasoning  321

Part VII: Getting More Test Practice: GED Practice Test 2  331

Chapter 25: Practice Test 2: Reasoning through Language Arts  333

Chapter 26: Answers for Practice Test 2, Reasoning through Language Arts  353

Chapter 27: Practice Test 2: Social Studies 361

Chapter 28: Answers for Practice Test 2, Social Studies  379

Chapter 29: Practice Test 2: Science 385

Chapter 30: Answers for Practice Test 2, Science 403

Chapter 31: Practice Test 2: Mathematical Reasoning 409

Chapter 32: Answers for Practice Test 2, Mathematical Reasoning 425

Part VIII: The Part of Tens  435

Chapter 33: Ten Surefire Ways to Prepare for the GED Test  437

Chapter 34: Ten Ways to Sur vive Test Day 441

Chapter 35: Ten Ways to Use Your GED after You Pass the Test  445

Appendix: Practicing Basic Computer Skills for the GED Test  449

Index  457

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