Tuesday, October 16, 2007

GED Help Writing

Students who have a good understanding of sentence structure, organization, usage and mechanics will most likely do well on the GED Language Arts test. I would recommend that students whom you are teaching/tutoring/mentoring write in a journal every day. This would be an excellent tool for you to start your "GED Writing Discussion". Start simple with sentences, evolving to paragraphs, and finally the GED essay itself.

I have found that most students do not write on a regular basis, and therefore the GED Language Arts Writing test is challenging.

Perhaps you want to give your students a writing prompt (How did the weekend weather affect your planned activites?)

Writing is great fun and once your students learn the process they will be one step closer to their GED!

Monday, August 27, 2007

GED Math Dictionary

Did you know.....

is, is equal to, equals, the same MEANS =
of, the product, times, multiple, multiplied by MEANS x or ∙
add, more than, plus, sum, increased by, added to, more MEANS +
subtract, less than, minus, difference, decreased by, less MEANS -
divide, divided by, the quotient MEANS ÷
double, twice, twice as much MEANS 2x or 2 ∙
half, half of, half as much MEANS ½ x or ½ ∙

A great math dictionary to use for preparing for the GED test is Usborne Illustrated Math Dictionary. It is a great bargain and less than $15.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

GED: General Education Diploma

GED stands for General Education Diploma. The GED is a battery of five tests which test your knowledge in reading, math, writing, science, and social studies. Depending on where you are located, you may need to take the entrie battery of GED tests in one or two sittings. Other places may allow you to take one test at a time.

It is important that you contact your local official GED Testing Center to fnd out the specific GED requirements for your location.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

GED Reading Level Recommendation

It is important to prepare for the GED using the appropriate learning materials. This means materials that are appropriate with your current skills. It has been my experience that if you have a reading level of at least 10th grade, you should not have any problems with the Language Arts, Reading, Science, or Social Studies tests. If your reading level is lower than 10th grade, consider purchasing Pre-Ged study materials.

Friday, July 27, 2007

GED Orientation

Many states will require a formal GED orientation session prior to testing. In addition, some states may require classes or have other requirements. It is important that you contact them to see what requirements are specific to your area.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Super Savings on GED Math Books

I don't usually do this, but this is such a great deal, that I wanted you to know about this GREAT GED sale that I am having. If you are tutoring students, or you are currently studying for your GED, then this may be the sale for you.

You may wonder why I am reducing inventory. I am getting rid of some of my GED books because I plan on bringing in other GED materials and I need the space!


Friday, July 20, 2007

GED Study Buddy

If you are struggling with your GED tests, I would recommend a GED study buddy. This could be someone who is also currently working on their GED or someone who has gone through the process. It could also be a trusted friend or a parent. The key is to find someone who you know, like, and trust and study with them. Develop a schedule of study and stick to it. Good luck!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Study Materials

when considering GED study materials, there will be many choices. My suggstion would be to either purchase a Pre- GED book or materials depending on your reading ability. There are also great web sites for GED prep.