Randy from Muncie, IN – 17
I dropped out of school my first semester of my sophomore year, because I didn’t have the right amount of credits i should have. My mom thought it would be a good idea for me to try the GED. I don’t have very much family support, but some of the stories I read concerning other people and the GED really gave me motivation to keep going.
The biggest problem I have had in the past is always going in and out of detention and doc once, but I turn 18 in February so… I am just concerned that if I don’t do this now, I’ll regret it later when I’m job hunting. I have taken the evaluation tests to determine where I’m at. I got a 480 on math, a 450 on lang. arts writing, a 390 in lang. arts reading, a 470 in social studies, and a 450 in science.
It looks like you’re doing pretty well in most subjects, though I would suggest a little extra studying up to guarantee that you’ll pass your first time. You’ll definitely want to try and raise your reading score. Luckily, with the internet, you have a wealth of information at your fingertips. Find what interests you and look up news sites or informative sites about it. Taking a course in reading will definitely help you with your comprehension, too. It’s not just about reading the words, but understanding them. Then just keep on reading everyday and you’ll find yourself naturally getting better at it.
The biggest thing is to find out what interests you and delve into that. Finding an interesting career or even a hobby will keep you motivated and out of trouble. That will help move you forward to accomplish your goals. We know that you can pass the GED, and it’s great that you’re getting it done early. It shows that you’re already motivated and ready to get going with your life. Good luck!