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 time during the real test.
The biggest and most important key to passing the GED Test is content. And this is the most neglected area. There are tons of things that a student needs to know.
When you begin learning for the GED test you need to know where to start with learning, what subject to choose.
So let’s answer the first two questions: where do you I start? What subject or lessons should I take? We say, start with the subject that is the easiest for you. If Language (RLA) is the easiest for you, choose that subject.
I guess you’re wondering why? Because when you go through a series of steps kind of like a series of small successes, you will turn your fear (you know, something like: I don’t get it at all, there are so many things to learn, blah, blah, blah) into familiarity.
As a result, GED prep and the test will be easier to conquer.
When you get confidence in your academic abilities, math will not seem like a big problem. I promise. In general, the goal is to go through a series of small successes to develop confidence in your capabilities.
For the same reason, we also encourage students to play (video) games.
So to get you started here are the links to online video lessons and practice tests.
Choose a GED subject below to start learning. No need to sign up.
When you get closer to the date of your GED exam, or one of the subtests, you should also think about learning better time management strategies and get familiar with educated guessing strategies.
What we have in mind is that you simulate the GED test and see how long it takes for you to solve the questions that yield enough points to pass the test.
For example, on the GED Social Studies test, there are 35 questions.
According to GED Testing Service, you need to get 60 to 65% of your answers right to pass the GED Social Studies test.
So depending on the number of questions, you need to aim to answer correctly between 23 and 25 questions. So what you should do is take a practice test, set a timer for 70 minutes (because you will get 70 minutes for Social Studies test) and try to answer the questions.
It doesn’t matter at this moment if you get 65% correct answers. If you just started learning you can’t expect to be perfect on the first try. What you want to do is analyze your score. This score is a signal to you about what you know and what you need to learn
Try to figure out why you missed the question. Was it lack of knowledge, a wrong guess, or carelessness?
Now you can plan how you can manage your time to score better. Should you spend a bit more time on easier questions and forget all about these too difficult questions? This is what we call the Cherry Picking Strategy.
Would it help if you learn more about reading maps and charts? Because charts and maps are always on the GED test?
If you take all of that into account, you will be able to come up with the perfect time management strategy for your GED test.