City and State: Philadelphia, PA
What motivated you to get your GED degree? I always knew I needed my diploma.
How have your friends and family helped you? My family was always there helping me study and telling me to never give up.
What problems have you faced? I have taken all my GED exams and passed all but one: math. I’ve taken it 8 times in the past 3 years, and I don’t know what to do. I have taken classes and studied in every way.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED degree? I hope to continue my education and find employment. I’m not getting any younger.
Do you have more to your story? I never wanted to drop out. I just wanted to graduate sooner, so I went to job corps. That didnt work out. Now I’m stuck with no education or employment. I’m embarrassed of how many times ive taken the ged math and still can’t pass it. I just feel like giving up. I even went and tried the EOP program to get my highschool diploma. With my luck, I went for a year, then the program was taken out the school.
It sounds like you’re really trying hard and continuing to hit road blocks! If you’ve taken classes and are still struggling, then you need to find someone to talk to one-on-one. Math is a big subject, and you need to find out exactly what about Math is tripping you up. Taking practice tests are a good way to see what problems you missed and study those types of problems specifically. I’d stop thinking of it in terms of, “I have a problem with math” though, and start thinking about exactly what the issue is. Do you have a problem with fractions? Word Problems? Algebra? Start there, and hold off on taking the math test again until you’re confident you can pass.
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