City and State: New Orleans, LA
What motivated you to get your GED degree? I am tired of being on disability after hurting my back working construction. I need training in a different field of work .
How have your friends and family helped you? No, they have graduated high school and still ask me how to spell words.
What problems have you faced? I was never really good at advanced math or the structure of the English language. I should have taken my GED while i was in the army. I had to get a 80% or higher on ASVAB to join. I have forgotten to much of what I learned to pass the GED. I took the test five years ago and failed the English and math parts. They sent me to classes but they were a joke in New Orleans. I quit after two months. Continue reading
What motivated you to get your GED degree? I enrolled into an online school. They claimed to be accredited but I knew something was wrong when I searched them on the internet, and they weren’t listed on any of the websites they said recognized them as “accredited.” At that second I was lost. Then my dad told me about a GED and how he took it.
How have your friends and family helped you? My friends and family spoke about college and how fun it is or was, how it gets a person far in life, and how it can further an education. At that moment, I knew I wanted to go.
What problems have you faced? It took me a year to take the test. The first two times, I wasn’t taking the test serious and failed the math. But then the last time I was determined and took math classes. I came to my math class everyday and studied at home for hours. I also retook the reading section to get a higher score. In the end, I got a 540 in math and 610 in reading. I was so happy the day I passed and my family and friends threw me a party. Continue reading