Synopses & Reviews
The 2014 GED exam has been revised extensively to reflect the world we live in today. The most noticeable change is that the test is now computer based--a transition that requires test-takers to have strong typing and computer skills. The new exam covers additional topics in the Math and Science sections and includes "blended" subject matter within the sections, meaning test-takers will see science questions that require math to produce a numerical answer or social studies questions that require essay-writing skills and so forth. Test-takers will also find all question types used on the new computer format.
With such comprehensive changes in store for test-takers, it is fitting for Barron's to offer a book based on the 2014 exam. The new How to Prepare for the GED® Test offers test-takers a guided approach to taking and passing the exam by building on the skills they already have. Test-takers will benefit from the book's extensive subject reviews that cover all four of the new test sections:Social StudiesScienceReasoning through Language ArtsMathematical Reasoning
The book also includes diagnostic tests and two full-length practice exams with all questions answered and explained.
Table of Contents:
UNIT 1: REASONING THROUGH LANGUAGE ARTS
3 Extended Responses
UNIT 2: MATHEMATICAL REASONING
4 Mathematical Reasoning Overview
5 Numbers and Operations
6 Ratios, Proportions, and Rates
7 Measurement and Geometry
8 Data Analysis
UNIT 3: SOCIAL STUDIES
10 Social Studies Skills
UNIT 4: Science
11 Science Overview
12 Fundamental Concepts
13 Life Science
14 Physical Science
15 Earth and Space Science
16 Understanding Science
Model Test 1
Model Test 2
CliffsNotes HiSET Cram Plan provides calendarized test prep for the HiSET, which is a high school equivalency test similar to the GED and used in a growing number of states.
CliffsNotes HiSET Cram Plan is a calendarized test-prep product geared to the HiSET, a high school equivalency exam similar to the GED.
The CliffsNotes Cram Plan series is a test-prep series that includes 2-month, 1-month, and 1-week study plans so that test-takers can better gauge their time constraints when prepping for a standardized test. The HiSET Cram Plan includes:
• Diagnostic tests for each subject area on the exam: Language Arts (Reading and Writing), Math, Science, and Social Studies
• Subject review chapters for each test subject, including practice problems
• Model full-length practice tests for each HiSET subject
• Includes special "Tips" that are geared to ESL/ELL test-takers
A growing number of states have adopted the HiSET, with the number of adopting states expected to increase: California, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Wyoming.
The HiSET is administered both as a computer-based and a paper-based test, meaning that it can be taken year-round.
About the Author
Christopher Sharpe is the Program Coordinator at the Jobs and Education Empowerment Program at Columbia University. He oversees and coordinates all aspects of GED, ESL, and College Road Programs and supervises 30 program specialists and 130 teachers. In this capacity he develops curricula for GED content areas and ESL. Joseph Reddy is founder and lead instructor at JSR Learning, a test preparation and tutoring company providing expert student evaluation and instruction for a variety of standardized tests, including GED, PSAT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, and LSAT.