#1 Posted by deusdigit (572 posts) -

I've been in the process of studying for this Test. but the books i have purchased aren't that helpful, they only list one paragraph for the exercise. most of the time i find my self outsourcing to wikipedia or going online. Which kind of defeats the purpose of the book, Thing is i had bought another book awhile back. But it jumped right into fractions without mentioning Order of operations. Had to give that book away too, because it left some steps required out of context or Wiped it from the book. Any idea what a good book is on this subject? I'm really tired of out sourcing. There shouldn't be a need for that.

#2 Posted by deusdigit (572 posts) -

Why view this thread if you aren't going to post in it?

#3 Posted by HatKing (5553 posts) -

@deusdigit said:

"Why view this thread if you aren't going to post in it? "


 

Well I can post in it, but I'm afraid the only help I can offer would be to wish you luck.  I was just curious... sorry.
#4 Posted by Karmum (11509 posts) -

Unfortunately no, I'm still in High School and I plan on graduating. Not trying to sound like a dick, either. Good luck.

#5 Edited by angelfan91 (891 posts) -

I was in school up untill the second semester of my junior year started.  I've had migraines most of my life.  So, when the semester started I was hospitalized for about a month total.  I got so far behind I couldn't catch up.  I was unenrolled and I tried homeschooling but it didn't work for me.  Eventually, I just decided to take the GED so I could be done with it.  I used a book made by the SPARK NOTES people.  It helped a lot.  I passed on my first try.  Now I'm trying to find money for community college.  Good luck to you.
#6 Edited by Gunner612 (4338 posts) -

I haven't, I dropped out when i was 17 in order to support my family after my dad bailed and i haven't been able to since. 
 
but most community colleges offer classes for people that are going to take the GED, they give you a placement test which is basically the GED test only much shorter, then depending on how you do, you take classes in whatever subject you are struggling in. I recommend checking that out.

#7 Posted by Bellum (2944 posts) -
@angelfan91 said:
" I was in school up untill the second semester of my junior year started.  I've had migraines most of my life.  So, when the semester started I was hospitalized for about a month total.  I got so far behind I couldn't catch up.  I was unenrolled and I tried homeschooling but it didn't work for me.  Eventually, I just decided to take the GED so I could be done with it.  I used a book made by the SPARK NOTES people.  It helped a lot.  I passed on my first try.  Now I'm trying to find money for community college.  Good luck to you. "
 
I get more than enough grant money to cover all my expenses. If you can't afford to go to community college, you should be able to get some help.
#8 Posted by lucas_kelly (769 posts) -
@deusdigit said:
" Why view this thread if you aren't going to post in it? "
Because I have no idea what the fuck you are talking about.
#9 Posted by Dark_Jon (581 posts) -

Sorry, I can't help you, I graduated. I'm glad school is over with.

#10 Posted by WizardShazam (135 posts) -

Can't help much except to say maybe look for a Barron's book or something. I know my girlfriend used one for the GRE so they probably have a GED one, too. Best of luck.

#11 Posted by Vasta_Narada (425 posts) -

I don't really know what to do besides offer my assistance. I'm pretty good at that sort of thing, so PM me and I'll see if I can't help a little.

#12 Posted by GreggD (4439 posts) -

It's somewhat difficult, depending on the section. More than anything, just use logic and any prior knowledge you have and just do your best. There's not much else I can tell you, but had I scored a little higher on that test I would've been eligible for a scholarship. So if you think you're smart enough to do so, go for the gold.

#13 Posted by StarFoxA (5123 posts) -

I'm only in my sophomore year in high school, so, no I haven't taken the GED.

#14 Edited by ThePhantomnaut (6067 posts) -

Diploma'd

#15 Posted by BattleShinobi (78 posts) -

It has been about 15 years since I took mine. I didn't study, but I had not been out of school that long either. For the most part they give you the easiest questions, and then give you paragraphs to read before answering others. So it was more about comprehension. I took a few years of college after and I never had a test as easy as the GED. I am not trying to downplay it, just saying in my opinion, I thought it was easy. So I think you really just need to try it and not worry so much about it.

#16 Posted by Gamer_152 (13966 posts) -

My name is Gamer_152, I live in the UK and today I learned what a GED is.

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#17 Posted by Bruce (5264 posts) -

Lots of condescending "Sorry, I graduated from High School" going on here.

#18 Posted by GreggD (4439 posts) -
@Bruce: Yeah, seriously.
#19 Edited by fishmicmuffin (1039 posts) -

 You don't necessarily have to get a book either; you can find an online help course as well.   I have a friend that got his GED and he used an online thing. I don't know what online resource he used, but he passed the test and said that the course he did online helped a lot. I'm sorry that's all I could provide, but it might broaden your search a little bit. You could also go to a Barnes and Noble and look at all of the prep books they have there and read bits of them before you buy them. That way you know what you're getting yourself into before you buy the book. Good luck on the test!