Studying for the GED? Studying how people lose weight might be a good place to start.
If you’re like most high school dropouts (unfortunate phrase), you wish you could take the GED test immediately and pass it. There’s only one problem.
You’re not good enough yet. You need to study for the GED first.
Studying and improving your various skills prior to taking the GED test is a bit like dieting.
You think you can lose weight on your own, but you probably can’t lose weight on your own. You don’t have a support group encouraging you in your weight loss.
Losing weight is very much like studying for the GED. You think you’re smart, maybe you are smart. You think you can study a few GED topics and then pass the test. But months become years and you soon find yourself a father or mother of two kids. There’s not enough time. The kids come first. Soon, soon you’ll begin studying for the GED.
As you become older, life becomes more complex. Your responsibilities increase. Your free time decreases.
As someone on Weight Watchers I can tell you I thought I could lose weight on my own. But I finally acknowledged that I needed a group environment with an instructor to lead and support me in my weight loss efforts.
The teacher provides professional guidance. The group environment and the friendships you make encourage you to attend your Weight Watcher meeting. You keep track of your small successes (losing a few pounds a week) and soon you discover you’re losing weight.
How will you study to pass your GED?
- You might study alone. Not your best idea. If you had the iron discipline needed to study alone, you probably would not have dropped out of high school. Also, what books or methods will you use to study for the GED? Most people don’t have a method or an idea on how to study for the GED test.
- You might study with a few friends. Although admirable, those study sessions will rapidly become TV nights or unofficial beer nights.
- Studying at a local GED class. Sounds boring, doesn’t it. But a structured environment with a good teacher, supported by other people working towards the same goal, is probably your best idea.
So ironically, after dropping out of high school last year, or 5 years ago, or two “grown kids” ago, you’ll be back in a classroom working on your skills, and taking tests to measure your own skills. With a decent motivated teacher, going to GED classes regularly, you can prepare yourself to take and pass the GED test.
Find a local GED class and get started today. Studying for the GED is a lot like losing weight. A structured environment with group support will help you meet your goals.