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BOOKS TO PASS THE TEST

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Deep learning happens when you combine multiple learning experiences.  Our revolutionary online courses blend perfectly with the Essential Skills workbook series. Affordable, easy to understand, and approved by the GED and HiSET tests.  

Essential Reading Skills

By Teresa Perin

Good reading skills are critical to passing your high school equivalency test.

The Essential Reading Skills workbook focuses on developing high level vocabulary skills as well as a deep understanding of how to identify central themes, arguments, literary conventions, story structure, and point of view.  The workbook gives you practice on reading strategically with both fiction and nonfiction texts. You learn the must have skills of questioning while reading, skimming and scanning as well as how to use graphic organizers to develop deep meaning in texts. This book not only prepares you for the high school equivalency tests, but just as important, for college level reading and comprehension.    

380 pages. Lessons in this book written expressly for the GED, HiSET and TASC Tests and aligned with the Common Core and College and Career Readiness Standards,  

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Essential Math Skills

By Teresa Perin

Learning math for the GED, HiSET, and TASC tests can be challenging if you’ve been out of school for awhile.

Essential Math Skills solves this by teaching math in the context of real life situations.  Each lesson starts with how the skill connects to the things you encounter everyday.  Next, it explains the skill in ways that are easy to understand and apply.  Then, you get to practice with the types of problems you’ll see on the test.  And finally, you check your skills to make sure you got it.  The result is that you learn deeply and thoroughly because you build on understanding and real life situations. 

444 pages. Lessons in this book written expressly for the GED, HiSET and TASC Tests and aligned with the Common Core and College and Career Readiness Standards.  

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Essential Writing Skills

By Teresa Perin

The new high school equivalency tests have raised the bar on writing and language competencies.  

To pass the tests you will need to be able to examine argumentative passages and analyze the claims, arguments, and evidence, and then write a clear argument supporting a position.  Essential Writing and Language Skills uses a unique way to teach you these critical skills.  You start by connecting new ideas to familiar concepts.  Next, you learn how to develop strategies for making writing decisions.  Then, you practice your skills with real life situations to build deep understanding.  And finally, you practice with actual high school equivalency type questions to make sure you will do well on the tests. 

412-pages. Lessons in this book written expressly for the GED, HiSET and TASC Tests and aligned with the Common Core and College and Career Readiness Standards.

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Smart Skills

By Teresa Perin

Sometimes simply trying harder doesn’t work. 

The secret to passing the high school equivalency tests and being prepared for the workplace is being able to think, plan, and learn smart.  Essential Education’s SMART Skills workbook will teach you how to make clear decisions that can change your life. It will teach you how to set goals and actually achieve them.  And, it teaches you how to motivate yourself and overcome the anxiety that people often face when taking a high stakes exam such as the GED test.  Just as important, it will teach you how to test smart with strategies that will raise your score by at least 15%.  The SMART Skills workbook is the perfect prep tool for the high school equivalency tests and for getting and succeeding in the workplace.   

272 pages or Kindle format. SMART Skills book is based on the College and Career Ready standards and developed by adult educators for today’s adult student.

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