The General Education Development (GED) exams is an equivalency test for those who have been unable to receive an official high school diploma, but wish to show their proficiency of high school skills and knowledge. Last year, almost 900,000 people in the United States took the GED test in hopes of improving their choices for further education or job opportunities.
There are many reasons that people in the US are unable to achieve a high school diploma. Some of these reasons include dropping out of school for family, economic, or social reasons, failing high school exit exams, or an inability to complete an education because of health reasons, including alcohol/drug addiction, or pregnancy. The reasons that people decide, at some point, to go back and try to attain a GED vary as well. Some think a recent upturn in GED applications is due to the struggling economy – – people hope that a high school equivalency will help them achieve better paying jobs. Another benefit of the GED is that it is convenient for working adults to study for the test according to their own schedule. States with high school exit exams have seen a steady rise in GED students, who have difficulty passing the stringent requirements of the state exit test.
For whatever reason people choose to take their GED, they will require some form of preparation. The GED is not a “get out of school free” card. The GED is a comprehensive exam that covers all areas of general high school knowledge such as math, language arts, reading, science, and social studies. Approximately 95% of colleges accept GED graduates, especially if they are willing to take the SAT or ACT in addition to the General Education Development exam.
As with most standardized exams, the test taker must prepare his or herself by familiarizing themselves with the general subject matter to be covered, and by getting additional instruction in subject areas where they have a learning gap. As also is true with most standardized exams, vocabulary mastery is one of the keys to test success. Building a strong basic vocabulary can ensure that you will understand each multiple choice question, and be able to answer it with confidence.
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