In the last post of our GED series, we want to offer you some free resources to help with your preparation for the 5 tests of the GED exam.
In case you missed them, here are the posts you need to read to prepare and take the GED in Dubai:
Now that you know what the test is about, how to register, and where to take it...on to the FREE resources. As we mentioned in a previous post, even though the GED launched a new version of the test, the one being offered in Dubai is the 2002 Series GED Test. Any resources you find online should be for the old version of the test. We've checked these, used them with our students in the past, and they are good to go. Bookmark this page because resources for the 2002 version of the test will become less available the longer the new 2014 test is out (so these will be hard to find again).
Although we've listed all the resources together, we recommend you study for and take each test ONE AT A TIME. For example, pick out all the social studies resources and study/practice with them. Then register to go take the social studies test and TAKE IT. Afterwards, you'll study for the next test and take it. One by one is your best chance for passing all 5 exams.
If you're going to pass the Social Studies Test of the GED Exam with a 410 or more, you HAVE TO know about the United States government and Constitution. This study guide will give you an excellent overview of the government AND make sure you know your stuff. It is the best resource we have ever found to give a background to US social studies. To maximize your learning follow this process:
This is a great, short and very visual series that gives you an overview of US history. We've provided the link to the first video above. Look for the other videos in the series on Youtube. Be sure to click CC for closed captions on the Youtube menu. This guy talks really fast and you need to be able to follow what he's saying. This series is so fun, you'll watch it again and again while studying for your GED Social Studies Test!
GED Science Concept Review
The GED Science Test will throw lots of random scientific concepts at you. You don't actually need to know about all of them. The test is really about whether you can read a passage and find the answers to the questions. Still, it's nice to have some worksheets to get you in the science mode. All of the worksheets below cover different science topics frequently tested on the GED exam. Don't worry if you don't know the answers. Do your best to complete the worksheet without looking and then fill in and memorize what you didn't know.
This is an entire book that contains 3 full length practice exams for each of the 5 tests as well as lots of practice material. Don't even think about printing it though, because it's hundreds of pages. Download it so you can study for the GED on your tablet on the go. Work through each chapter for the test you're taking and you'll be well prepared come test day.
GED Math is one of those subjects that all students need lots of help and practice with. You can use the Khan Academy videos to show you how to do specific things. Here's how we would do it:
McGraw-Hill Online Learning Center for GED
This resource is actually a bunch of websites that include readings, quizzes, flash cards, and practice tests. We've grouped them as one, but there are at least 20 FREE resources here. More importantly, you will never find a more comprehensive resource for your GED studying than this group of websites. Below we've provided links to the separate resources for each test in the way we would use them with students. Follow this order and you should be fine.
GED MATH TEST
Now that you have everything you need, GET STARTED!