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Essential Reading Skills, Preparation for High School Equivalency Tests

18.95

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This book teaches students to identify and break down the important parts of any text to better comprehend the author’s meaning and purpose. Lessons develop the literacy skills necessary to take on college and career-level reading.

Lessons connects new ideas to familiar concepts. Students learn to approach reading tasks efficiently using purpose-driven reading strategies. Practice questions help students test out the strategies, then check their work.

Aligned to Common Core and College and Career Readiness Standards, this book focuses on developing vocabulary skills, and a knowledge of central themes, arguments, literary conventions, story structure and point of view. Science and social studies texts are presented along with fiction and nonfiction texts.

Use the 36 complete lessons to support classroom teaching or as a self-study guide. The 380-page book is filled with graphic organizers and helpful visual reminders to improve student’s reading comprehension and prepare for the rigors of the 2014 GED® test, TASC Test™, or HiSET® exam.

Review:

This book can make a huge difference for anyone who struggles with reading. The core building blocks of reading are covered, but in a way that emphasizes how the reader can quickly achieve their purpose for reading, whether that be research, or just pure enjoyment. There are plenty of graphical organizers and memorable strategies presented in the book to help the reader increase comprehension skills. The chapters on persuasive appeals and evaluating arguments will help students prepare for the reading and language arts portion of the 2014 GED® test.


Essential Writing and Language Skills, Preparation for High School Equivalency Tests

18.95

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Learn strategies for developing ideas and expressing them clearly through writing. Using the “Plan, Draft, Evaluate, Submit” process, students develop stronger, more persuasive writing.

Lessons are divided into four easy steps that connect new ideas to familiar concepts and demonstrate strategies for make writing decisions. Students then practice the strategy and check their work.

This 412-page book covers business, social studies, and science writing and develops extended response writing skills to prepare students for the 2014 GED test, TASC Test, or HiSET exam. Aligned to Common Core and College and Career Readiness Standards, this book can be used to complement a test preparation course or as a stand-alone study guide.

Review:

Here is a great writing resource that will not gather dust on your bookshelf. The lessons are organized around a writing process of “Plan, Draft, Evaluate and Submit” showing students how to polish their writing. In depth explanation and practice is provided on how to write an extended response essay and demonstrate reasoning through Language Arts. College and career bound students can use the lessons on preparing thesis statements and writing business communications. There are also lessons that cover scientific method and useful tips for social studies writing.


Essential Math Skills, Preparation for High School Equivalency Tests

18.95

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Learn how to solve any math problem on the the 2014 GED test, TASC Test, or HiSET exam quickly and accurately by applying mathematical reasoning skills.

Students learn to connect new concepts to what they already know then learn strategies to find the answer quickly. Practice questions and answer key shows students how to check their work for accuracy.

Lessons in this book are aligned with Common Core and College and Career Readiness Standards, and cover polynomials, algebra with linear equations, integers, and geometry. Common mathematical problems used in science, social studies, and business are also included.

At 444 pages, this book is a complete test preparation course useful for self-study or to compliment online instruction.

Review:

Anyone who works through the problems in this book will be ready for the math portion of the 2014 GED test. It is also a great resource to prepare students for entry-level college math courses and on-the-job math problems. What makes this book different is that it relates new ideas to familiar concepts then teaches a process to solve the problem. The practice questions are rated by difficulty so students can test out the process then check the answers. Every answer explains why it is correct, to reinforce the lesson goals. at 444 pages, this book is a great investment.


Steck-Vaughn GED Complete Preparation 2014

26.99

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This is a basic GED guide in all five subject areas. It includes two GED practice tests with analysis and lessons to improve skills in students’ weak areas. Lessons are short and direct and offer good instruction in most subject areas. Book layout and presentation is easy to follow. It is a good GED guide for GED training and offers a printable GED test.

Review:

The lesson format for the Science, Reading and Social Studies subject areas are excellent. Each lesson is structured in a critical thinking format and provides good instruction. The Math and Writing instruction is good. This is a good basic study guide for the GED.


McGraw-Hill Education Preparation for the GED® Test

22.00

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This comprehensive book provides excellent preparation for how to get a GED. It offers targeted assessment, easy-to-follow instruction, hundreds of reinforcement activities, and a simulated GED practice test for all five GED subject areas. Clear instruction, followed by hundreds of GED practice questions in official GED format help to build confidence. A post test for each subject is followed by a second GED Practice Test in official GED format to determine readiness for the actual test.

Review:

This is one of best overall preparation books available. It has been fully revised for the new 2002 GED tests. At almost 1200 pages, it is the most complete GED prep book available with thorough instruction in all of the five subject areas. The math section is especially good. The book’s only weakness is in essay writing. We would recommend supplementing this book with Contemporary Language Art, Writing book for better GED writing instruction.


GED Test Prep

21.95

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GED Test Prep is a comprehensive guide to excelling on the GED test, with complete sections for all five test areas--GED writing, GED reading, GED social studies, GED science, and GED math--as well as guidance on new topics, such as space study, business documents, and number grids. This guide also provides a diagnostic exam, two full GED practice tests, and a complete GED online test for each subject area.

Review:

A good basic GED guide for the GED test. It provides a good study backup for online GED programs f and covers most areas needed to pass the GED Test. We would like to see more emphasis on critical thinking skills as this is crucial to passing the test, but it does include many questions using these skills and some analysis of the answers.


Study Skills Simplified

40.62

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Study Skills Simplified was designed to provide the student with the tools needed for success in learning. From surviving your first week to time management to note taking strategies, Study Skills Simplified is a concise introduction to the study skills students need to master to be successful in college. Coverage of the key study skills (note taking, time management, etc.) that are critical to college success.

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We highly recommend this book for the student who has been away from the classroom for more than 3 years. It will build your confidence and teach you the survival skills of learning successfully.


Steck-Vaughn GED: Test Preparation Student Edition Mathematical Reasoning 2014

24.95

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A complete text on GED mathematics test including both a pre-and post- GED pre test. The text covers: fractions, ratios and proportion, percent, measurement, data analysis, basic geometry, and algebra. Layout is easy to follow and the instruction is clear. Includes the use of the GED recommended calculator and offers a printable GED Test.

Review:

This is one of the most complete texts available for GED mathematics test. It is a must for the GED candidate who needs to relearn basic mathematics. The book is organized well and easy to follow. The pretest includes an evaluation chart to direct learning in the areas that the candidate needs to work on. We highly recommend this book.


Steck-Vaughn GED: Language Arts Reading

24.95

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Often used as a textbook in GED reading classes, Steck Vaughn’s Language Arts, Reading is a complete course in reading. It includes pre- and post-tests for the GED Test. Included are four units included on the GED test: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama. The book is a good supplement to online GED training and GED tutoring.

Review:

This is an excellent book for improving reading skill, particularly comprehension. This book will be helpful for the GED candidate who needs to improve their reading skills and use of language. We highly recommend it.


Steck-Vaughn GED: Test Preparation Student Edition Reasoning Through Language Arts 2014

18.95

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This book provides instruction for Part I of the GED Writing Test, editing and proofreading documents. The text covers the basics of English usage, sentence structure, organization and mechanics. The organization is clear and concise.

Review:

This is one of the best texts available for English usage and mechanics for GED test prep. We like it because it explains the material in easy to understand language. It includes both a pre- and post- GED pre test and can be used as a printable GED test.





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