What do you need to know to pass the high school equivalency tests?
Okay, the first thing is to get rid of the idea that getting a GED is difficult and takes a lot of time. Forget it. It’s true that (the) tests are challenging, but did you know that the passing score on the GED test requires only 45% correct answers, and on the HiSET Exam it’s only 40% correct answers. So, right away you have cut the prep time for these tests in half, right? That means on a test with 50 questions, you only need to get 23 right to pass.
The high school equivalency tests cover five subject areas: reading, writing, math, social studies, and science. One thing you need to know about the new high school equivalency tests is that they focus more on reasoning skills, not on memorizing facts like in high school. For example, a question on the reading or social studies tests will give you a passage to read and then ask you to answer a question to see if you understood what it said. Next, it will ask you to apply the ideas in the passage to another situation. You do this sort of thing every time you read the newspaper or a magazine or even when you watch the news on TV.
So, how do you get better at reasoning? Easy. Through practice. That’s what the Essential Education high school academy courses do. They not only teach you facts and skills, but the ability to use them to reason and think. Instead of lectures or books to read, we create real life situations where you watch others figure out things and then see for yourself how to do it. It’s a much faster way to learn because you build a deeper understanding and learn to apply the concepts to real life.
When making a decision on how to prepare be sure to see if the program has been been approved by the test companies. Essential Education’s high school equivalency academies are the only home study programs certified by the testing companies.
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