Am I Smart Enough to Pass?
Jacqueline from Ohio, GED Student
What motivated you to get your GED? I am very mature for my age because I grew up around only adults, therefore I do a lot of adult things. I am currently home-schooled and hold a part-time (almost full-time) job, and I want out of school for now so that I can do nothing but work because my mother is a mom of 3 and single and I would like to help her as much as possible. I just can’t seem to motivate myself to do my school work anymore. I’m very smart if I try hard enough and I think that getting a GED certificate will help in the long run. After 18 I want to go to college to be a nurse or a vet but as for the here and now I need all the work hours I can get. I don’t have time for school.
How have your friends and family helped you? My mom is my biggest support and also my best friend. She said that she would help me study only if it is what I really want to do. That means signing me out of school and passing my GED test. All my friends are of age and most of them disagree, but it will not stop me.
What problems have you faced? I just need to know if I’m smart enough to pass the GED before I go and have my mom sign me out of school.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED? Working and saving money for college to become a nurse or a vet.