City and State: Ninety Six, SC
What motivated you to get your GED degree? I have two children in school that need my help on their homework, and I need a good job.
How have your friends and family helped you? Yes, my friend told me that I need to go back to school.
What problems have you faced? I need help in every subject.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED degree? I would love to better my life and get a better job.
Do you have more to your story? I want to show my friends and family that I can do it by getting my GED.
If you need help, there are lots of programs out there to help re-educate you so that you can pass. Check to see if there are local adult education GED preparation programs, or you can sign up for programs online. Then, with just a little bit of studying each day, you’ll be ready to take the test sooner than you think. Good luck!
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How have your friends and family helped you? My family can’t help me with studying. That’s why I can’t finish school.
What problems have you faced? I need to get a diploma, because I need to find work so that I can go to college.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED degree? If I get a GED diploma, I can go to college. My dream is to become a nurse or a doctor. I hope I can do that.
Do you have more to your story? I can’t finish school, and I can’t speak English very well. I want to help my family. That’s why I need to get my GED.
City and State: New York
What motivated you to get your GED degree? I knew I had to get this piece of paper to get the job that I want, or to go to college, and I wanted to do it before my children all became grown.
How have your friends and family helped you? Yes. My fianc?e?? and best friend of 11 years, Leslie, along with her mother, my mother, brothers, sisters, and friends.
What problems have you faced? I had plenty of years to take the GED test, but I was scared that I wouldn’t pass the math portion, and I was too busy making money, travelling, and taking care of my family. Once you start making money and taking care of responibilties, some of us forget about schooling. We see the bills and just want to pay them. We see the vacation and just ant to take one. However, when the money runs out, we have to find a job to make more money. Most of the positions I wanted, I was asked to produce my High School Diploma or GED, and I could not produce it. So I landed on welfare to help get me through the difficult financial times. I also face hardships of being semi-paralysed in a wheelchair, only to be told by doctors that I wouldn’t walk again, but I did walk with the help of God and my children’s mother. Continue reading
City and State: Irvington, AL
I need to stop wasting time. I’m always broke, and I sit around with nothing to do. I want to work hard so that when I’m older, I can relax and retire. But now, I just play cards with my family all day. My real goal is to live in my own home in a nice, peaceful community. I might like to get into welding or engineering. I’d like to work with planes. Planes, jets, the space station, these are the things that motivate me. So I’m going to work hard and be the best I can be!
Welding and engineering are great fields to get into! If you’re interested in planes, you could also look into joining the military. They help pay for school and teach you how to work with planes, both as a pilot and as an engineer. To pass the GED, you’ll need to be able to write a coherent essay. Find some adult education programs on writing and work hard on your spelling, grammar, and syntax. With some good time spent studying, you’ll be able to pass! You’re starting on the right track by posting your thoughts here. Keep at it! And good luck!
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What motivated you to get your GED degree? I left school at the age of 14. I’ve always wondered what it would have been like if I had finished school—how different my life could have turned out.
How have your friends and family helped you? My two daughters has always eccouraged me to go back to school. They are my source of inspiration. I’ve also got some wonderful friends who are with me all the way.
What problems have you faced? My major problems are the maths and sciences.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED degree? I would like to go to college. I want to be a social worker for victims of abuse. Continue reading
City and State: Canutillo, TX
What motivated you to get your GED degree? I’ve been married for five years, and have two boys. One is four, and the other is one. My oldest wants to go to school. He always asks me if I finished school, and I never answer his question. I don’t want him to have the same fate as me.
How have your friends and family helped you? My mother and grandmother are always inspiring me. They tell me that getting my degree or finishing school will get me somewhere better than where I am now.
What problems have you faced? I faced a lot of problems, like not having a job and not having enough money to get everything my kids need. I won’t be able to solve these problems either until I get my GED. Continue reading
City and State: Galloway, NJ
What motivated you to get your GED degree? I dropped out of high school because I had family problems, and for other reasons too. Since I can’t get a high school diploma, at least I can get a GED so my family can be proud of me, rather than wonder what I’m going to do with my life. I realized that, without a degree, you can’t find good jobs, and I dont want to waste any more years in high school. The best option now is to get my GED.
How have your friends and family helped you? Every day my parents ask me, “Jia, what’s on your mind today? Oh, I know, it isn’t school.” I think it’s time for me to do something with my life before it’s too late. Since I’m young, I can still make it through college. Continue reading
What motivated you to get your GED degree? I have not gotten my GED yet. I am studying so I can get it. Then I can get a better job to take care of my mom, who is very ill, and my two kids. I would like to put them through college. I would have graduated, but I didn’t pass my TAKS test. I missed it by two points. I have waited a long time. I’ve been putting it off to work, but now I would like to get my GED.
How have your friends and family helped you? My family and friends always inspire me, but I put studying for the test off all the time.
What problems have you faced? I have not had any problems. I just want to get a GED so I can become an RN, a criminal investigator, or work in a crime lab.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED degree? I hope to get a better job and live life to the fullest. Continue reading