Be a Planner

In a previous post, Are You a Crammer? We looked at the way in which packing for a big trip is similar to studying for your HSE exam. Some are “crammers” who for whatever reason (or a number of factors) wait until the last minute to get ready to go. Others are planners… the precious few who map out a solid plan for readiness and success. In other words, they pack their mental bags with the skills and tools needed to succeed.

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Word Wars

One of the biggest road blocks to the reading passages on the HSE exams can be unfamiliar words or vocabulary. Imagine this: You are cruising right along on your test, time is being managed, you’re reading with purpose, and “EKKKKKK” the breaks throw down over some crazy word you’ve never seen before. Don’t panic! Go to war!

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Reading in Action

Have you ever read through a magazine article, online news report, or email only to get to the end and say, “I have no idea what I just read!” It happens to all of us. Our eyes are working, the words are going in, but nothing is making a connection.

Whether reading for pleasure or with purpose, all meaningful reading has to be active. When it comes to the Reading section of your High School Equivalency exam, that active reading needs to be on HIGH ALERT!

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Get to Know Your Calculator

You don’t have to have a “math mind” to pass the GED® Math test — you just need the right preparation.

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That’s a direct quote from the GED testing service…and it couldn’t be more true. Knowing what to expect and getting ready for the challenge can calm fear and prepare even the most anxious learner. As important as it is to study key mathematical concepts and subject matter, it’s equally important to get familiar with the resources provided by the test-makers to help you on your way. One of those resources is a calculator.

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Make the Best of Multiple Choice

No matter which High School Equivalency exam you are taking, there are several common factors among the tests. One of the biggest? Multiple choice questions!

The number of multiple choice questions within each exam outweigh the other question types by a long shot. So wouldn’t it make sense to develop a plan of attack when it comes to this specific obstacle? Let’s look at some top tips for answering this type of question.

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Boosting Memory

“I just can’t remember all that stuff!” “I haven’t been in school for a long time!” “I read. But I just can’t remember it all!” “I think I just have a bad memory.”

These statements are common when it comes to taking on the goal of studying for and passing your High School Equivalency exam. And, let’s face it…a big part of study and learning is memorization. If you are struggling with this essential skill, here are some tricks and tips when it comes to making memory count.

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