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3 Paths to Your GED Success

  For the GED® test, there are three pathways for improving your scores: Time Management, Test-Taking Strategies, and Content. The Time Management pathway is really important. Time management is one of the biggest stumbling blocks to passing the GED test. The most common mistake that leads to failing the GED test is the fact that students …

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GED Prep in 2018 – 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. …

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What is the GED® Test?

The GED® test examines basic knowledge at a level that high school students must command upon graduation. The GED includes four subtests on these subject areas: Language Arts (Writing and Reading), Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. An occasional test taker may be able to pass four GED tests (that can be taken separately within two years) …

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50 Successful People Who Have A GED

“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 first time. I do agree with Harford, I didn’t get things right too but then I …

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Alternatives to 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 some states, you will have to take the TASC (Test Achieving Secondary Completion), and in other states, you are required to take the HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) to demonstrate that …

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Best TASC Prep Books

TASC Books for the 2017 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 2016-2017. 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 …

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Free GED Prep for Employees of 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 GEDFinancial Times columnist Tim Harford, TASC, or HiSET diploma. This will cost the workers nothing at all through the GEDWorks program. This program comes with free online instruction and …

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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. And here you can …

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Army Careers with a GED Diploma

A career in the U.S. Army is unique from any other, it offers you the opportunity to travel, learn new skills, serve your country, and the ability to expand your horizons. One of the best aspects of your Army career is your ability to make choices. Choices like your career field, promotion, accession, changing your …

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HiSET Now Only High School Equivalency 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 …

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GED Diploma vs. High School Diploma

Contrary to High School Diploma holders, there are still often stigmas related to GED® (or HiSET-TASC) recipients. It’s often perceived that they started out as high school dropouts, or that they wanted to take an education shortcut, or that they lack persistence and motivation. Today, GED is in line with college expectations The latest version …

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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. 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, for your convenience, all of these books are linked to the …

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High School Diploma For Adults

Whether you just missed out on graduation last year or 50 years ago, it is never too late or too early to get your high school diploma or equivalency. Many high schools offer Adult Programs with highly flexible methods where you can either get an official high school diploma, or be well prepared to take …

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GED Age Requirements By State

From January 2014, the GED® test is only available in a computer-based format at state- and Pearson VUE-approved testing centers. Applicants must register at GED.com and create an account with the portal MyGED. There are four Subtests (modules) that must be passed within a 2-year time frame to earn a GED High School Equivalency Diploma. Not …

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MyGED-The Place to Register for The GED Test in 2018

MyGED is a particular website that belongs to GED.com and is designed for people who want to register for taking the GED® test. To sign up for the GED exam, you need to make an account on the GED.com website. This is the official website for registration if you want to take the GED tests. Here you …

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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 test students outperformed regular high school graduates in college and that the required scoring standards were …

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GED Test 2017 and High Impact Indicators

To pass the GED® exam, you need be familiar with more than 300 topics. That’s a lot of content, so it can be hard to focus your studying. So it’s great that the GED testing service, the official GED organization, identified a number of topics that  are “the basis for the development of other skills …

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Is the GED Test 2017 Easy or it is Hard to Pass?

Many people say that the GED® test is easy and that it’s not hard to pass. I think that the GED test can be easy but if you don’t know how to approach it and rely just on your luck, it can be very hard to pass. How hard is the GED test? It’s hard because …

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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 …

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How to write a GED Essay 2018 in a Few Steps

Follow these tips how to write a GED® test, TASC, or HiSET essay. These tips are part of our online HiSET-TASC-GED video classes and they are designed to help you to pass the HSE (High School Equivalency) exam. You will have no more than 45 minutes to create your essay on a given topic or question, …

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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 …

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GED Prep – How To Stay Perfectly Motivated

How to stay on track with your GED-TASC-HiSET 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 …

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Interview with Mark Mussman About the New GED Test

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 …

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GED Essay Topics Examples-Use Them To Score Higher

If you want to successfully pass the GED® (General Education Development) test, or the HiSET or TASC, you will have to write an essay on a level that can comparable to an essay written by the majority of graduating high school students. Online HiSET-TASC-GED classes emphasize these skills too, because during the test you will …

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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.

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Math Formulas for the HiSET-TASC-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 …

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7 Things That Kill Your Motivation To Learn For Your Exam

These are the seven things that kill your motivation most to learn for your exam No Objectives Setting your objectives is the most important step toward successfully achieving your goals. This signifies the first factor that will lead to your success and will put your mind into a true activity setting. Without setting your goals, …

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GED Essay Topics

If you want to take the HSE (high school equivalency) exam you must be sure that you are prepared perfectly. Check tips from online HSE classes about types of essay topics used during the exam. The HSE essay component will require you to compose a well-structured essay of roughly 200 to 400 words in a time frame …

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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 …

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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- ); …

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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 …

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How to prepare for the GED test fast

The most frequently asked question by prospective students is: ‘how can I get my GED® test, HiSET, or TASC diploma fast?’ And here you can read also about GED courses. We asked students who successfully got their HSE (high school equivalency) Diploma in a short time what worked best for them best. These are the top …

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Writing The Essay-The Best, Actionable Tips

Writing an essay is a part of the HSE (high school equivalency – GED test, 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 online GED/HiSET/TASC classes and is your cheat sheet that will surely help increase …

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GED in 2018 – How Long Does It Take?

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. You can increase your chances of passing the  GED® exam by 20% if you apply these simple …

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Michael A. Kheyfets – Aztec Software, GED Preparation is very important

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 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 real …

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Top Learning Tips for GED-TASC-HiSET 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 about …

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