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.

GED Testing Service

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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Math Matters

Whether it’s a bad prior experience, a learning difference, or just plain ol’ frustration, the Math section of the High School Equivalency exam is a challenge for many. But like all other sections and anxiety inducing obstacles, preparation can arm you with the confidence needed to tackle the test!

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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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Developing Curiosity

Some studies show 4-year-olds ask as many as 200 to 300 questions a day…an average of 40,000 questions between the ages of 2 and 5.

Warren Berger

Wow! That’s a lot of questions!

Sadly, those same studies go on to suggest that our daily number of questions goes on a rapid decline as we age. While this happens for a number of reasons, the result is that many of us lose our innate curiosity as we get older. Human nature kicks in and we feel the urge to answer more than we ask.

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