Certificate in Prepare for the GED® Test Online Course

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Start Now To Learn How To Prepare for the GED® Test If you're comfortable reading a high school textbook, doing math basic operations like fractions and decimals without a calculator, and writing a short letter in English, you're ready to get started! This course will help you analyze your strengths and weaknesses so you can focus your studying on the areas that you need most. You'll get the basics of what you need to know to succeed on the four 2014 GED® test modules: Reasoning Through Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematical Reasoning. After completion of this course, you should be well-equipped to take—and pass—the GED® test! Important: Some GED® Testing Centers require proof that you have passed a GED® test preparation course or the official practice tests before you can take the official GED® tests. Before enrolling in this course, please check with the official GED® Testing Center where you intend to take your tests to make sure that this course will meet their requirements.  

*GED® is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education and may not be used without permission. The GED® and GED Testing Service® brands are administered by GED Testing Service® LLC under license. THIS WORK IS NOT AUTHORIZED, ENDORSED, OR LICENSED BY AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EDUCATION OR GED TESTING SERVICE®, AND ANY REFERENCE TO "GED®" IN THE TITLE OR BODY OF THIS WORK IS IN NO WAY INTENDED TO IMPLY AN AFFILIATION WITH, OR SPONSORSHIP BY, GED TESTING SERVICE® OR ANY STATE OR ENTITY AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE GED® BRANDED GOODS OR SERVICES. Course Fast Facts: Learn how to Prepare for the GED® Test Online Course in only 6 weeks Approximately only 2 to 4 hours per week of study is required This course is delivered 100% on-line and is accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone Instructors lead each course and you...

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Requirements: Entry requirements Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills. Minimum education Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course. Computer requirements Students will need access to a computer and the internet. Minimum specifications for the computer are: Windows: Microsoft Windows XP, or later Modern and up to...

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Testing
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Algebra
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Writing

Course programme

There are 12 units of study

What's the GED® Test All About?
How many subjects does the GED® test cover, and how much time do you get for each part of the test? Where do you go to take the test? Do you get to use a calculator? Will this class teach everything from four years of high school? In this lesson, you'll learn the answers to all these questions and more.

Reasoning Through Language Arts: Focus on Reading
Reasoning Through Language Arts is the longest of the four GED® test modules, so we'll spend three lessons on it. In this lesson, I'll give you an overview of the RLA, and then we'll focus on your reading skills. Together we'll map out a strategy for mastering the reading passages of the RLA.

Reasoning Through Language Arts: Focus on Editing
Today we'll continue preparation for the Reasoning Through Language Arts test module, but we'll shift gears a bit. It's time to explore the parts of speech, punctuation, capitalization, and sentence structure. What you learn today will prepare you for the editing part of the RLA test module and help you with the writing we'll do in later lessons. 

Reasoning Through Language Arts: Focus on Writing
It's time to use what you learned about reading strategies in Lesson 2 and grammar in Lesson 3 to create an extended response, which is a type of essay. The extended response has a high point value, so you'll want to ace it!

Mathematical Reasoning: Focus on Math Terms and Algebra Basics
In this first of three math lessons, I'll introduce you to the test content and the approved GED® calculator. We'll also review the concept of "order of operations," which tells you what to do and in what order when you have a multi-step problem to solve. More than half the math questions cover algebra topics, so we'll jump right into the language of algebra. By the end of this lesson, you'll be simplifying and evaluating expressions and solving equations and inequalities that have one variable.

Mathematical Reasoning: Focus on Formulas and Dimensions
Lesson 6 applies the algebra you learned in Lesson 5 to formulas and dimensions in geometry. You'll use formulas for perimeter, area, volume, and surface area. These lessons work in real life as well as on the test: By the end of this lesson, you'll know how to figure your gas mileage, the cost per unit and the sale price of an item you're buying, and the area and perimeter of your yard.

Mathematical Reasoning: Combining Algebra and Geometry
In this lesson, you'll bring your basic algebra skills to a higher level and combine them with geometry concepts. You'll learn how to plot points, graph lines, and figure out the slope of lines on a coordinate grid. Then you'll factor and solve a quadratic equation. Last, I'll show you how to use tables to solve word problems algebraically. There's a lot going on in this lesson, but I know you're up to the challenge! 

Science: Energy and Related Systems
In our first science lesson, we'll tackle the theme of energy and related systems. Besides investigating the cosmos and learning physics laws, we'll practice some math that relates to science. The science test also features two short-answer items, and I'll help you prepare for those.

Science: Human Health and Living Systems
Ever wonder why you have blue eyes and your siblings have brown eyes? Ever watched TV news reports about the effects of hurricanes, tornadoes, or earthquakes? Then you're ready for this science lesson. Today we'll tackle the first science theme: Human Health and Living Systems. 

Social Studies: Modern Liberties and Democracy
Understanding your government is an important part of being a good citizen. As you prepare for the social studies test, you'll learn about events that shaped the history and economy of the United States.

Social Studies: Dynamic Responses to Societal Systems
Explore the second social studies theme as you learn to analyze political cartoons, master the basics of economics, and learn more about 20th-century history. 

Testing and Beyond
We're almost done with this course! Use the checklists in this lesson to make sure you're ready for the GED® test. You'll also find tips and techniques to make test day less stressful. And we'll talk about your plans for the future, whether that's college or another path.

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Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction and interaction with your tutor, participants in these courses gain valuable knowledge at their convenience. They have the flexibility to study at their own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. And they can access the classroom 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.

New sessions of each course run every month. They last six weeks, with two new lessons being released weekly (for a total of 12). The courses are entirely Web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes, and...