The GED

@Trace86 (5033)
United States
September 8, 2008 8:52pm CST
My stepson claims to want to take the GED soon. Do you think there is a place he can do practice tests to see how much more work he needs to do in order to pass?
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@spalladino (17924)
• United States
9 Sep 08
Yes, there are practice tests available and also study guides. I believe that you can find them online or maybe at the library or a book store. My son was going to take the GED test several years ago...until he found out how long the test was.
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@Trace86 (5033)
• United States
9 Sep 08
How long is it? My stepson has a terribly short attention span. That is probably why he dropped out and is unemployed.
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@Arkie69 (2156)
• United States
12 Sep 08
In this area most high schools offer GED classes and then give the test.
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@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
9 Sep 08
I know there are books you can buy. You may want to find out if your library offers any free prep classes or has the books and/or software for it. You can also pay for prep classes at most community colleges that include the cost of the GED & a retake if you fail. I had a friend who took the GED 7 or so years ago. She said there was an option to either take the test all day or break it into two parts over two days. I don't know if that varies from state to state or if the rules have changed for the test.
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@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
9 Sep 08
Good for him!! Yes, there definitely IS a place he can do practice testing. I used to tutor, and teach English at our Counties GED center. Almost every county, or area, has a program where people can go for their GED at no charge. The program is free, as well as all the schooling, which usually meets in the evening once or twice a week. If he finds out where it's at for your area, he can take the pre-testing to see if there's any area's he's weak in. Through this center they can tell if he's ready for the test, and do practice ones. If I remember correctly, the actual State GED test is charged for, but the practice ones are not. Good luck to him, I don't even know him and I'm proud of his wanting to get his GED!!
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@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
9 Sep 08
Oooooooops...forgot I wanted to add this. Here's a few free online GED places that have the practice tests, as well as the materials to refresh if he needs it: http://www.testprepreview.com/ged_practice.htm http://www.4tests.com/exams/examdetail.asp?eid=38 http://www.gedforfree.com/
• United States
22 Sep 08
I bought one Barron's GED 2007-2008 14th edition books. It has helped me alot it has the practice tests in it. And also the lessons in it to help to you or to help you remember what you've forgotten.