Top Five Ways to Pass the GED Test.
Ultimately, you need to take the GED test in person at an official testing center. So passing the GED test means taking the test in person, and earning a passing grade.
But how you prepare for the GED test is the focus of this article. You need to think about how you learn and what works best for you: studying by yourself, reading books, going to class, or taking no preparation at all.
#1 Take the GED Test without preparation.
Have faith in yourself, register to take the GED test at an official testing center, take the test, and pass it.
Probably not your best alternative.
Taking the GED test with absolutely no preparation is not a good plan. Yes, you might be the 1 out of 100 people who could pass the GED test without preparation. But it’s doubtful (no offense).
#2 Study a GED preparation book, then pass the GED.
There are some wonderful GED preparation books available and you should read and study them. There are both general GED prep books and math specific GED prep books.
GED Mathematics (Steck-Vaughn Ged Series) has 11 reviews on Amazon, and everyone valued it with 5 stars. A teacher of 20 years experience called this book “the best GED math text book on the market right now.” It’s just one example of a terrific GED practice book that you can use prior to taking the GED test.
These books tend to be long and thorough. So please don’t let the length of the book scare you. Let’s face it, some of us don’t like long books.
If you choose the right GED preparation books, it will be a tremendous aid in passing your GED test.
#3 Find a private tutor, study, then pass the GED.
I’ve never seen this mentioned much on the Internet, but it’s a possibility. A talented tutor and a dedicated student can do wonders.
But this would be a long term commitment. As a teacher of thousands (computer training) I wouldn’t even attempt this task for GED student unless I tested him/her first, received a written commitment from them, and used a good GED preparation book to teach them.
But finding a tutor is an option. But it doesn’t work if you don’t look for a tutor or even ask someone for help.
#4 Find a GED class, study, then pass the GED.
Of all the options for a GED student (regardless of age), I think finding a class for preparation is the best idea.
Most people who need a GED probably can’t take the test without preparation. Using only a book to prepare for the GED would take tremendous discipline on the part of the student. Finding a tutor is most likely hard to find and costly when you do fine a tutor. So the 4th option of finding a class is a good idea.
How do you find a GED class in your area? I can list lots of options. Find a GED class you can physically attend after searching the Internet. Can’t fine one? Call a local junior college, ask for a counselor, and ask if they know of any GED classes or programs. Still no luck? Call your City Hall or local government, ask for the information officer, and ask them where you can find a GED class. Still no luck? Call up your local politician. In Chicago I would call my local elected alderman or alderwoman and I would probably get help from them.
There’s no excuse for not finding a GED class you can attend. It may be easy or hard to find one. Just do it.
#5 Combine these methods, study, then pass the GED.
Why not combine these methods to prepare for the GED?
Find a good GED preparation book, enlist the aid of a friend who can help you with hard parts of the GED, and attend a GED class. Combing GED learning methods should help you better prepare for the GED test.
Decide on a Winning Strategy to Pass the GED Test
Most likely, you won’t be able to walk into a GED testing center, take the GED test, and pass it without preparation.
So you need to prepare first, and study. But how do you prepare for the test?
Know your learning style. If you are good with repairing cars because you read auto manuals, you can study with a book to pass the GED. If you like classrooms and miss them after being away from school, join a GED class. Or maybe you can prepare just fine with a good book and maybe a good friend/tutor.
Decide on your best GED preparation method, follow your plan, and then pass the GED test.