GED Language Arts and Reading Study Guide

This free GED RLA prep course covers 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 test is 150 minutes long, and it 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.

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Grammar and Sentence Structure



GED Essay (Extended Response Answer)

RLA Practice Tests

Now test your knowledge by taking one of our practice tests. You can choose a 10-question,  15-question, 25-question, or a 50-question test.

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 be 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 new 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.

What You Need To Know

You must know the 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 assesses your ability to read texts closely, write in a clear way, and edit and comprehend usage of written English text in its context.

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.

For 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 inGED Language Prep Classes 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 written correctly. 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.

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