GED for Dummies�

ISBN-10: 0764554700
ISBN-13: 9780764554704
Edition: 2003
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List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 8.00" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Providing one-stop shopping to ace the GED, this guide offers readers the essential information they need. It addresses general study methods and test-taking tips, highlights new features of the GED series exam and provides in-depth coverage of each individual test module.

Murray Shukyn dise_a programas y material didfctico orientado a la preparaci#243;n de los exfmenes GED. Dale E. Shuttleworth, PhD,ha dictado conferencias y escrito ampliamente acerca de temas educativos y capacitaci#243;n para rendir los exfmenes GED. Ambos autores han sido maestros y participan activamente de programas educativos de alcance comunitario.

Introduction
About This Book
Foolish Assumptions
How This Book Is Organized
Icons Used in This Book
Where to Go from Here
Putting the GED into Perspective
Taking a Quick Glance at the GED
Reviewing the Test Sections
Language Arts, Writing
Social Studies
Science
Language Arts, Reading
Mathematics, Parts I and II
It's a Date: Scheduling the Test
Knowing when you can take the tests
Discovering whether you're eligible
Signing up
Working with unusual circumstances
Taking the test when English is your second language
Knowing How Scores Are Determined
Scoring well
Knowing what to do if you score poorly on one or more tests
Succeeding on the GED
Finding Out What to Take to the GED Tests
Knowing What to Expect When You Get There
Discovering General Test-Taking Strategies
Watching the clock
Guess for success: Using intelligent guessing strategies
Leaving time for review
Reviewing a Few Rules of the Road
Reviewing the Five GED Tests
The Write Stuff: The Language Arts, Writing Test, Parts I and II
Passing Part I
Preparing for Part I
Understanding the Part I test format
Testing your skills for Part I
Reviewing a few rules of the road for Part I
Passing Part II
Preparing for Part II
Understanding the Part II test format
Watching the clock
Testing your writing skills
Reviewing a few rules of the road for Part II
A Graph, a Map, and You: The Social Studies Test
Understanding the Test Format
Preparing for This Test
Working with text passages
Working the visual materials
Looking at Sample Problems
Reviewing a Few Rules of the Road
From Aardvarks to Atoms: The Science Test
Understanding the Test Format
Types of questions
Questions about passages
Questions about tables
Questions about graphs
Questions about diagrams
Questions about maps
Testing Your Ability to Synthesize Science Information
Preparing for This Test
Looking at Sample Problems
Reviewing a Few Rules of the Road
Reading Between the Lines: The Language Arts, Reading Test
Understanding the Test Format
Literary passages
Non-fiction passages
Preparing for This Test
Looking at Sample Problems
Reviewing a Few Rules of the Road
Safety in Numbers: The Mathematics Test, Parts I and II
Understanding the Test Format
Multiple-choice questions
Alternate-format questions
Questions with a calculator
Questions without a calculator
Testing Your Math Skills
Measurement
Number relations
Data analysis
Algebra
Geometry
Preparing for This Test
Reviewing a Few Rules of the Road
A Set of Full-Length Practice Tests
The Language Arts, Writing Test: Parts I and II
Language Arts, Writing, Part I
Language Arts, Writing, Part II
Answers and Explanations for the Language Arts, Writing Tests
Answer Key (for Part I)
Analysis of the Answers for Part I
Sample Essay (for Part II)
Tips and Ideas for Mastering Part II
The Social Studies Test
Answers and Explanations for the Social Studies Test
Answer Key
Analysis of the Answers
The Science Test
Answers and Explanations for the Science Test
Answer Key
Analysis of the Answers
The Language Arts, Reading Test
Answers and Explanations for the Language Arts, Reading Test
Answer Key
Analysis of the Answers
The Mathematics Test: Parts I and II
The Mathematics Test, Part I
The Mathematics Test, Part II
Answers and Explanations for the Mathematics Tests
Answer Key (for Part I)
Analysis of the Answers for Part I
Answer Key (for Part II)
Analysis of the Answers for Part II
Once More, with Feeling: Another Set of Full-Length Practice Tests
Language Arts, Writing Tests: Parts I and II
Language Arts, Writing, Part I
Language Arts, Writing, Part II
Answers and Explanations for the Language Arts, Writing Tests
Answer Key (for Part I)
Analysis of the Answers for Part I
Sample Essays (for Part II)
Tips and Ideas for Mastering Part II
The Social Studies Test
Answers and Explanations for the Social Studies Test
Answer Key
Analysis of the Answers
The Science Test
Answers and Explanations for the Science Test
Answer Key
Analysis of the Answers
The Language Arts, Reading Test
Answers and Explanations for the Language Arts, Reading Test
Answer Key
Analysis of the Answers
The Mathematics Test: Parts I and II
The Mathematics Test, Part I
The Mathematics Test, Part II
Answers and Explanations for the Mathematics Tests
Answer Key (for Part I)
Analysis of the Answers for Part I
Answer Key (for Part II)
Analysis of the Answers for Part II
The Part of Tens
Ten Ways to Improve Your GED Test Scores
Studying Subject-Matter Books
Enrolling in a Preparation Class
Scheduling Time to Study
Preparing for the Test in Your Mind
Getting Good Rest the Week Before Your Test(s)
Wearing Comfortable Clothes
Making Sure You Have the Proper Identification
Practicing Your Route from Home to the Test Site
Arriving Early
Starting with Easy Questions
Using Relaxation Techniques
Ten Ways to Avoid Messing Up Your GED Tests
Selecting a Test Date During a Busy Time in Your Life
Not Preparing
Worrying about Everything and Anything
Being Late for the Tests
Talking to Strangers on Your Way into the Tests
Letting Your Mind Wander
Looking at your Neighbor's Answer Sheet
Considering Yourself a Failure if You Don't Pass the Tests the First Time
Ten Misguided Rumors about the GED
The GED Tests Are Only for Other People--Not for You
It's Expensive to Take the GED Tests
If You're Not Almost Finished with High School, You Shouldn't Try to Take the Tests
The GED Tests Measure Intelligence
You Can't Study for the GED Tests
You Have to Answer All the Questions to Pass
You Shouldn't Guess at Answers
You Can't Get Into College with a GED
Nobody Important Ever Took the GED
Ten Ways to Use Your GED After You Pass the Tests
A Diploma Helps You Get a Job
A Diploma Helps You Get a Promotion
A Diploma Shows Former Teachers and Classmates That You Can Achieve
A Diploma Becomes an Important Part of Your College Portfolio
A Diploma Proves You're Ready for Further Education
A Diploma Sets an Example for Your Kids
A Diploma Looks Good on Your Wall
A Diploma Makes You Part of a Select Group
GED Testing Centers
GED State Testing Centers
U.S. Territories and Other Jurisdictions
U.S. Military
Correctional Facilities
Index

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