I emailed over 100 people two weeks ago asking them this question.
What is the one thing that is stopping you from passing the GED?
GED Math Advice
- Join a good GED class and get some good instruction. Most people cannot pass the GED just studying on their own.
- Purchase a GED Test preparation book on Amazon. Sit down, and take the entire math pre-tests. Then use the answers in the book to analyze your math strengths and weaknesses.
- In Iowa, GED students don’t take the GED test until they have passed a pre-test. If you can pass a pre-test, you can pass the real test.
Facing Your GED Nightmare
When my daughter was 3 or 4 years old she had nightmares. I can remember my advice perfectly, as if it was yesterday. It was over 20 years ago.
She said monsters scared her at night in her dreams. This is what I told her.
It’s your dream Claire. When the monsters come in your dreams tell them to leave. Tell them its your dream, not theirs.
The next morning she awoke and smiled.
Daddy, it worked. I told the monsters to leave my dream and they did.
This is one of my fondest memories of my daughter and I together.
If math is your GED “monster” you need to face it and tell it to leave your dream of passing the GED. Everyone has faced an intellectual monster. I struggled through pre-calculus when I was in college. Math is just a “monster” that many people have faced (high school dropouts to college graduates included).
Honestly, if GED math is your nightmare, face it squarely and banish it from your dream of passing the GED.