While challenging, the GED test is passed by hundreds of people daily. These test taking strategies will help you improve your scores and help you pass the test.
For the Language and Arts section of the GED test requiring reading comprehension, the following tips and hints are helpful:
- Scan the reading passage quickly to get the main idea of the passage.
- Read the questions quickly to get an idea of the information required so you can keep them in mind when reading the passage.
- Read the passage slowly and carefully, Pay special attention to main phrases and ideas.
Other GED Test Taking Tips to Keep In Mind
When you answer the questions make sure you answer the questions from the information given to you in the passage. Do not try and answer the GED test questions on this section from information not in the passage that you may know or think you know. All the answers are in the reading passage. Make sure you re-read the passage at least once.
Take special notice whether a question refers to a specific line, sentence, or quotation from the reading passage. You will find in almost all cases that the answer to the question is to be found in or near this reference in the passage.
Be very suspicious of words such as never, always, forever, or similar words in the answer choices.
Usually answers that use such inflexible terms are incorrect. On the actual test,few,if any correct answers have absolutes in them.
During the GED Test REMEMBER TO:
- Be aware of the time so that the allocated time for the section of the will not run out before you complete the GED test.
- Take the path of least resistance. Leave the most difficult questions for last. Answer the easier questions first.
- On the harder questions, if you do not know the answer, re-read the question. Then take a good guess!
- There is is no penalty for wrong answers so if you don't know the answer a guess will not penalize you. The GED testing process scores only correct answers and does not deduct points for wrong answers.
More test taking tips, hints and strategies:
You do not have to take all 5 sections of the GED test on one day. You will do better if you take the tests in sections on different days. It is your right to take the GED tests in sections at different times and days. Preparing for individual sections is easier than preparing for all of the tests at once. Also since testing can last nearly eight hours in total,individual sections that last less than two hours will allow you to be fresh and alert and more likely to pass the GED test.