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When Online GED Test Prep Is A Waste of Time

GED Prep Online is becoming more and more popular, but the big question is if it is effective or just a waste of your time. Well, the answer is both. Online learning requires a high level of self-discipline, a stimulating environment, and real commitment. Not everybody can do that. We’ve seen so many students who …

Study Guide for the GED Test That Works Right Now

Use this study guide with our free practice tests and free video lessons to pass your GED test quickly. These video classes include 112 Math, Social Studies, Science, and RLA lessons with mini-quizzes after every lesson. We also publish practice tests, including sample tests with a timer, so you can learn how to manage your …

Jobs that Don’t Require a High School or GED Diploma

There are many jobs for people who didn’t have the chance to get their High School or GED Diploma. Many of these jobs are in demand and most of them require having some kind of practical skills. Developing these skills usually take place “on the job” or through apprenticeships. Usually, little or no previous work-related skill, knowledge, …

GED Science Test Without Short Answers

Great news! The GED Science test does not include Short Answer items anymore.  Short answers were part of the GED Science test and a nightmare for many students. Now, this part is gone. You can read about this on the GED blog website.* Students who recently took the GED Science test happily reported that indeed there …

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Covcell GED Prep Review and Discount

The online GED Classes that are offered on this website are a part of the Covcell GED® Prep Course. So it seems a good idea to us to give you more information about it. Here is our review. Covcell is an independent online publisher that is part of Adato Media, LLC. Each Covcell GED Prep module, all …

GED vs HiSET And TASC

GED, HiSET, and TASC are exams that allow adult students, who never finished high school, get their High School Equivalency Credential. This credential is all across America accepted just like a high school diploma by practically all institutions of higher learning, government agencies, and employers. The GED Test is the most popular exam but not …

How to Pass the GED Test Without Studying

Passing the GED® Test without studying might seem nearly impossible, but it can be done. Like everything else, it can be done under certain conditions and prerequisites. First of all, you need to know that passing the GED Test without studying is not for everyone. If your reading comprehension skills are strong, the chances are …

How to Choose Online GED Classes

This is the ultimate guide to GED® Prep and passing the GED Test in 2018. Online video GED classes have become an important part of GED prep and you should take advantage of the wide availability. There are free and premium courses that will speed up the learning process because visual learning is very powerful. …

What is the GED Test and GED Diploma?

A term “GED Test” refers to the GED exam that measures basic knowledge at a level that high school students must command upon graduation. In the United States adult students who left high school before graduation can secure a high school equivalency credential and get the GED Diploma by passing the GED test. This test …

50 Successful People Who Have A GED Diploma

Take a look at this list of 43 successful people who also have a GED® diploma. “Few of our failures are fatal,” Financial Times columnist Tim Harford writes in his new book Adapt: Why Success Always Starts With Failure.  According to Adapt, “success comes through rapidly fixing our mistakes rather than getting things right the …

Alternatives to the GED Test by State

There are several states that have decided to use alternative tests instead of the GED® for the purpose of high school equivalency (HSE) testing. In total there are three HSE exams, GED, HiSET, and TASC. HSE stands for High School Equivalency. If you get an HSE certificate it means that, through testing, you proved to …

Best TASC Prep Books

TASC Books for the 2018 test. Get one of these books and learn (just purchasing it will not help:-) and you will get ready for the TASC exam. Kaplan TASC 2017-2018. McGraw-Hill Education Preparation for the TASC Test 2nd Edition TASC Practice Tests: 350 Test Prep Questions for the Test Assessing Secondary Completion by TASC Exam …

Free GED Prep At Walmart, KFC, Taco Bell

Some of America’s most important brands and employers (such as KFC, Walmart, Southeastern Grocers, and Taco Bell) now offer their employees the chance to earn a GED®, TASC, or HiSET diploma. This will cost the workers nothing at all through the GED Works program. This program comes with free online instruction and study material, and …

Hilton GED Assistance Program

The Hilton Hotel Group has introduced great help for their employees, the ‘ GED Assistance Program’. This program offers thousands of the company’s workers the chance to acquire their HSE (high school equivalency) diploma. This GED Assistance Program is actually the most comprehensive HSE Program ever developed by a hospitality company in America. The program …

Can You Join the Army with a GED in 2018?

You can join the Army with your GED Diploma. What’s more, the Army has even a special enlistment program for people who have neither a high school diploma or a GED. It’s called the Army GED Plus Enlistment Program. However, keep in mind that The Army only allows about 15 percent of their total enlistments each year …

HiSET Only HSE Test In Tennessee

Tennessee’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development has decided that the HiSET exam (developed by ETS – Educational Testing Service) will be the sole option for adults who want to earn their HSE (High School Equivalency) Diploma in Tennessee. Until April 2016, adults who never finished their regular high school education in Tennessee could choose between …

GED Diploma vs High School Diploma?

Is High School Diploma better than GED Diploma? It depends. GED Diploma is accepted by many schools and employers as an equivalent to a high school diploma. To pass the GED test, you need to have a sophisticated level of knowledge of Math, Social Studies, and Science. The whole test lasts about 7 hours, but …

6 Best GED Prep Books

This post contains a listing of the best GED® prep books that offer thorough coverage of the revised GED exam. Preparing for the GED test can be a tricky challenge. All of these books provide new test information, instruction, practice, and practice tests. Answer key included. Amazon.com offers usually the best price and therefore, check …

High School Diploma For Adults over 21

Many high schools offer Adult Programs with highly flexible methods. You can either get an official high school diploma or be well prepared to take on the GED® exam. In the U.S. you are only allowed into high school until you are 21, and once you’re over that age, you will have to go to …

GED Age Requirements By State

States can impose their own GED® testing fees and qualification requirements, and this page shows you age requirements per state. Required additional documentation shows just some of the prerequisites. Please check your state’s websites for a full report. Applicants must register at GED.com and create an account with the portal MyGED. There are four Subtests …

GED Registration Manual-How to sign up for MyGED

Registration for the GED® Test is done online through the website GED.com. After you create your account with the portal “MyGED” you will be able to schedule your test, find the GED test dates and locations near you. Here is a friendly manual what to expect and how to set up your MyGED account. To …

Lower Scores Required For Passing GED Test

Many students who had not passed the GED® exam received their credentials retroactively, as GED Testing Services has decided in early 2016 to lower the score needed to pass the GED tests. The reason was that in many states GED graduates outperformed regular high school graduates in college and that the required scoring standards were set …

How Hard Is The GED Test in 2018?

The GED® Test is hard because it is very time-pressured. The GED test gives you limited time (from 70 to 150 minutes, depending on the subject) for around 35-40 questions per subject. Many GED test-takers end up feeling that they could have done much better if they only had more time. It’s also hard because …

How To Answer Multiple Choice Questions

Whenever you are faced with a set of answers and asked to choose, you should choose the most appropriate or `best’ answer, as more than one may be `correct’ in a limited sense. Choose Best Answer A] A seagull is a bird; B] A seagull is a bird that eats fish; C] A seagull is …

How to Write a GED Essay in the Right Format

Learn how to write your GED® Essay and what really matters when the graders are reading your essay. We’ve got a quick and easy guide for you. Follow these tips to learn how to create an essay that will help you to pass the RLA Test. Your essay needs to be a story that reveals your thoughts …

What Are Top Online High Schools

There are many ways to demonstrate your knowledge. You may want to follow online GED classes and pass the GED exam or get your high school diploma. There are people who prefer the second option and here you will find information about top high online schools. We can find a growing number of online high schools …

GED Prep – How To Stay Perfectly Motivated

How to stay on track with your GED® preparation Step one: Set your goal and make it real Ask yourself why do you need the high school equivalency (GED, TASC, or HiSET) diploma? Do you want a better job and a better future? Then you will probably need additional education. I want you to find schools …

Interview with Mark Mussman-Mercy Neighborhood Ministries, Cincinnati

Dr. Mark Mussman is the Education Coordinator at Mercy Neighborhood Ministries, Cincinnati, Ohio.  I asked Mark about his perception of the new GED® test. Kate: The new GED test was introduced in January 2014, what is your perception of the new test? Dr. Mark: The new GED test is an opportunity for students to demonstrate critical thinking and …

GED Essay Topics Examples

If you want to successfully pass the GED® test, or the HiSET or TASC, you will have to write an essay. This essay should be on a level that is comparable to an essay written by the majority of graduating high school students. During the test, you will be required to point out your thoughts and opinions. …

How To Use Calculator TI-30XS for the GED Exam

This online calculator provides basic and advanced mathematical functions useful for school or college. You can operate the calculator directly from your keyboard, as well as using the buttons with your mouse. Watch the video how to use the Calculator TI-30XS. And here you can read also about GED courses. You can also download Chrome extension …

Math Formulas for the GED exam

These Math Formulas are part of our GED online prep, click here to read how it works.   AREA of a: square Area = side2 rectangle Area = length × width parallelogram Area = base × height triangle Area = 1/2 × base × height trapezoid Area = 1/2 × (base1 + base2) × height circle …

GED Essay Topics

If you want to take the HSE (high school equivalency) exam, you need to show up at an official GED, HiSET, or TASC testing site optimally prepared as all the HSE exams are quite challenging. Take a look at these tips about types of essay topics used during the exam. The HSE essay component requires you …

Craig J. Boykin – How he went from GED to PhD

We talked with Craig J. Boykin who not only obtained his GED® diploma, but also worked his way up to Master’s degrees in Theology and in Criminal Justice, and now is working towards his Ph.D. in adult education.  Craig is also the author of the book and a highly sought-after motivational speaker. And here you can read …

Lyndon B. Johnson

Lyndon Baines Johnson, (1908-1973), 36th President of the United States •Nickname: “LBJ” •Born: Aug. 27, 1908, near Johnson City, Texas •Education: Southwest Texas State Teachers College (graduated 1930) •Profession: Teacher, Public Official •Religious Affiliation: Disciples of Christ •Marriage: Nov. 17, 1934, to Claudia Alta “Lady Bird” Taylor (1912- ) •Children: Lynda Bird Johnson (1944- ); …

GED History – LBJ and the War on Poverty

The GED® (General Education  Development) program was established as a program for returning WW II veterans in the early forties of the last century. But it was in 1947 that the state of New York decided to allow civilians to sit for the GED test as well. Around 1970, all of the 50 states were …

How to prepare for the GED test fast

The most frequently asked question by prospective students is: ‘how can I get my GED®, HiSET, or TASC diploma fast?’ Here you can read also about GED courses. We asked students who successfully got their GED Diploma in a short time what worked best for them. These are the top 6 tips you should keep …

Tips for Writing The GED Essay

Writing an essay is a part of the GED® (or HiSET or TASC) test. Essays demonstrate a candidate’s capability to think rationally and clearly but writing it can be challenging. This article is based on tips from our free online GED classes for adults and is your cheat sheet that will surely help increase your score …

How Long Does It Take to Get Your GED

It can take three months to get a GED® diploma if you study 2-3 times a week for at least 1 hour. If you would learn once a week, it will take 6-8 months to get ready for the GED® test. But this is just an indication and it all depends how students get prepared so the results …

Interview with Michael Kheyfets from Aztec Software About GED Prep

It is a couple of years now since the totally revamped computer-formatted GED® exam was introduced. The new GED test needed a massive overhaul to remain credible as an alternative to a high school degree. The new GED exam better reflects high school proficiency and now it’s time to the considerations and ideas of the …

Top Learning Tips for GED Students

I live in Los Angeles, it’s a great city but full of distraction too, so for me following high school equivalency preparation classes in LA and preparing for the TASC, HiSET, or GED ® exam was overwhelming. But actually, I used smart strategies and improved my effectiveness & efficiency in studying. And here you can read also …