These free GED® RLA (Reasoning through Language Arts) online classes cover the foundational concepts of Grammar, Reading Comprehension, and Writing the GED Essay.
Students should get familiar with these topics in order to pass the GED RLA test.
The GED RLA (Reasoning through Language Arts) test is 150 minutes long and has about 53 questions.
Along the way, a tutor provides practice challenges and step-by-step solutions so students can check their knowledge. All video lessons contain transcripts and quizzes.
The GED RLA subtest measures your ability to read texts, your ability to write clearly, and in how far you are capable of editing text and comprehending written English text within its context.
You are required to know basic English grammar rules and how to use these rules correctly. The GED RLA test comes with three sections which you need to complete in 150 minutes (including a short 10-minute break).
Most GED test-takers need to improve their reading comprehension skills as well to successfully take the GED RLA subtest.
- Subjects and Verbs
- Pronoun Agreement
- Parts of Speech
- How to Use Commas -7 comma rules
- End Punctuation
- How to use Colons
- Adverb vs Adjective
- Prepositional Phrase
- Author, Audience, and Purpose
- Fact and Opinion
- Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions
- Recognizing the Main Idea in a Complex Reading
- Using Context Clues
- How to Summarize Text
- What Are Supporting Details
- Reading Comprehension Tips
- Deductive and Inductive Reasoning
- Consonance vs Alliteration
- False Dichotomy
GED Essay (Extended Response Answer)
What’s Included in the GED RLA (Language) test
The RLA 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.
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 GED RLA test includes three sections and you have 150 minutes (including a 10-minute break) to complete everything.
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.
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.
Getting optimally prepared is essential. We help you to boost your essential English grammar skills, develop your reading comprehension capabilities, and master a good level of English writing and reading. Our free video lessons and practice tests are highly efficient so you’ll get all set for the GED test fast. We additionally created very effective GED testing strategies to help you with fast-tracking your GED preparation.
The GED exam is pretty challenging and preparing for the GED RLA test is more important than ever before! Even if you think the Literacy section may cause you little problems, you need to get comfortable with the subject matter in an easy-to-understand way, and that is exactly what our video lessons do!
Chances are you haven’t been in school for a couple of years so you really need to brush up your knowledge and get acquainted with the new computer-based way of taking the GED test.
Developers of GED RLA Classes
Our online GED RLA Online classes come from Covcel GED Prep. This premium course allows us to publish 118 lessons and practice tests.
Covcel is created by experienced teachers and Ph.D. graduates from America’s leading universities. You can read more about Covcel GED Prep here.