Okay! I’m on the final step of revising my practice GED essay. That’s the conclusion. I think a good conclusion is really important on the GED. The GED readers look for organization, and a good conclusion shows good organization. The GED readers are also people…and people like a good conclusion. It leaves you with a good impression, since it’s the last thing you read. Read the rest of this entry »
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If you’ve been reading my blog, you know I’m revising my GED essay. Going through the same questions with each paragraph gives me practice using the questions to revise… and these are the questions GED readers use to grade the GED essay test. That’s what you want to do… make your GED essay fit what the GED readers look for. Read the rest of this entry »
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I’ve got the first paragraph of my GED essay revised, and now I’m going to use the same questions to revise the next paragraph. Remember, the questions I’m using are the same questions a GED reader uses to grade a GED essay test. Read the rest of this entry »
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Okay, I’m not going to put my whole GED essay draft in this post, so look back at the last post to read the whole thing. I want to get down to revising my essay for the GED… And I’ll start with the first paragraph: Read the rest of this entry »
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Last time, I finished a draft of a GED essay, and I know a lot of people want to stop after they wrote their draft for the GED. It’s hard to write, after all, and maybe you just want to be done with it! I know I feel that way sometimes. But going back and reading over your writing, and making changes, can make it so much better. So, I’m going to talk about editing my GED essay. Read the rest of this entry »
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Here’s the timed GED essay I wrote, using this practice question:
What is one important goal you would like to achieve in the next few years?
In your essay, identify that one goal and explain how you plan to achieve it. Use your personal observations, experience, and knowledge to support your essay.
Now here’s my essay:
Much of my life has been about caring for other people. I cared for my husband and my children. Now, I am on my own. I need to care for myself and think about who I am. The GED is my first step toward my goal: finding something meaningful to do with my life.
This goal is not as clear-cut as goals like becoming a nurse or a pharmacist. However, defining what the goal means is part of the goal. The first step I will take is to try to understand what it most meaningful to me. Do I want to work toward a greater social good? Should I concentrate on bringing small pleasures to people?
Once I understand my priorities, I need to look for an activity that will work with my priorities. This may mean finding a new career, or it may mean finding volunteer work to fit into my life. Either way, the skills I’ve learned while studying for my GED will help me write a resume, apply for positions, and talk with people.
I look forward to using my growing skills in something that I find fulfilling. I am happy to have spent my life caring for my family, and I am equally happy to now have time to pursue new interests. Defining those interests is a journey that is just beginning.
Let me know what you think!
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Happy New Year everyone! The old year is ending, and the new one’s coming up, with lots of possibilities for the future, right? Like passing the GED test! I guess we’re talking about endings and beginnings for the GED essay, too. I’ve been working on this GED essay practice question, and last time I drafted the middle of a GED essay question. Now it’s time to draft the conclusion… then a whole new step begins. Read the rest of this entry »
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I’m still working on that GED essay to prepare for the test. Last time, I showed you how I drafted the first paragraph of a GED practice essay. Doing the first paragraph takes a little extra time, I think, because you want to make a good impression on the GED test readers. The middle is easier for me. So, here’s how I drafted the middle of the GED writing essay: Read the rest of this entry »
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Last time, I showed how I drafted a GED essay for the test. Now, I’m going to show you how I went about drafting. Read the rest of this entry »
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I thought I’d take a practice question and show you how I try to prewrite about it… so here’s the question!
Sometimes, we don’t know in advance how we’ll react to a new situation.
Describe a time when you were faced with a new or difficult situation and explain your reaction. Do you wish you’d acted differently? Why or why not? Use your personal observations, experience, and knowledge to support your essay.
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