GED Language Arts Lessons

These free GED Language Arts lessons cover the foundational concepts of Grammar, Reading Comprehension, and Writing the GED Essay.

The topics covered will help you understand GED® Language Arts questions better. All video lessons contain transcripts and short practice tests. You will also learn how to write the GED Essay aka Extended Response.

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Provided examples of the GED essays include an explanation and tips.


GED Language Arts Lessons

Sentence Structure



GED Essay (Extended Response Answer)

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These lessons are a part of our GED Language Arts Study Guide and are based on Onsego GED Prep.

The Language Arts test assesses your ability to read texts closely, write in a clear way, and edit and comprehend the usage of written English text in its context.

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You must know English grammar rules and understand how to use them correctly and you most probably will need to boost your reading comprehension as well.

The RLA test provides you with two types of texts that you must read: informational text (actual text from workplaces and non-fictional text) and literary text.

The first part makes up around 75 percent of the questions whereas literary text is around 25 percent of the questions.

All through the GED exam, your reading, analyzing, and applying skills will be assessed as well. There are no poems or poetry texts in the GED RLA test.

Section 1 tests your reading and writing skills and is around 35 minutes. This grammar part includes passages that contain, for example, errors in sentence structure, word usage, or errors in punctuation or capitalization.

After you have read the sentences, you must answer the multiple-choice questions. Some of the questions may also refer to sentences that are written incorrectly. Usually, the best answer produces a sentence that is consistent with grammar rules (e.g. verb tense) and the point of view that’s used in the text.

GED Essay

The second section is the Essay part of the exam, also referred to as the Extended Response part, for which you have 45 minutes.

You are expected to read two short passages that include opposing views on a given topic.

When you have read the passages, you will need to indicate which one of the arguments is supported in a better way.

Your RLA Essay is graded based on how you have analyzed various arguments and how you used the provided evidence, on how you have developed ideas and structure, and on the clarity of how you have expressed your arguments and ideas to see if you master Standard English.

For section 3 (writing and reading comprehension) you will have 60 minutes, and the provided text usually is between 500 and 900 words.

Students should get familiar with these topics in order to pass the GED RLA test. English Language Arts Literacy lessons are designed to familiarize students with the Common Core State Standards.

Common Core Standards represent the next generation of K–12 standards designed to prepare all students for success in college, career. They are the foundation of the GED Test.

Last Updated on September 6, 2021.