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Finding GED Night Classes

Instructor: Samuel Woods
If you're looking for a GED night class to help you get ready for this high school equivalency exam, read on to discover how to find a course near you and learn what exam topics you'll study.

How to Find a GED Night Class

GED night classes can be found at adult education centers, community colleges, libraries and public schools. To locate one of these education providers, check with your state's labor department or your local school board to see if they have a directory or webpage that can point you toward a GED class.

These classes can also be found through the National Literacy Directory (www.nationalliteracydirectory.org). This site can give you a list of the GED test centers and prep courses in or near your zip code.

What to Expect from a GED Class

Instruction in a GED night class might offer comprehensive test prep or focus on individual GED test sections. Test-taking strategies and study habits are also among the topics of instruction. Classes might meet between two and four days a week and last up to three hours each session. Here are some examples of topics covered in GED night classes:

  • GED Reading: Students build the skills needed to read and understand texts written for literature, social science and science.
  • GED Writing: Instructors help students develop the skills needed to organize and edit their writing. Grammar, spelling and punctuation are also covered.
  • GED Science: Students examine the Earth, space, life and physical sciences topics covered on the test. They also learn scientific reasoning skills.
  • GED Social Studies: These classes cover the key concepts needed to successfully answer U.S. history, civics, geography and economics exam questions.
  • GED Math: A GED math class strengthens students' abilities to use fractions, percentages and decimals and perform basic math operations. Students also learn problem-solving methods for the algebra and geometry questions found on the GED.

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