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GED Reasoning Through Language Arts

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  • Available Lessons: 62
  • Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Learn about the Reasoning Through Language Arts portion of the GED exam with this engaging course. Short lessons go over topics likely to be on the exam, while mini quizzes allow you to answer questions similar to those you could find on the test. This Study.com course was last updated in 2018.
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9 chapters in GED Reasoning Through Language Arts

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Ch 3. GED RLA: Comprehension of Informational Texts {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[207287].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Sequencing Events in Narrative Writing Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399405].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399405].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Analyzing Sequence of Events in an Informational Text Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39898].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39898].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - How to Restate an Idea and Summarize Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28812].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28812].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - How to Find Cause and Effect in a Reading Selection Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31583].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31583].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - How to Compare & Contrast Ideas in a Reading Selection Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44399].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44399].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - How to Draw Conclusions from a Passage Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28817].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28817].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4673].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4673].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - How to Recognize Implied Relationships in a Reading Selection Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44400].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44400].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - Comparing & Contrasting Ideas Between Two or More Texts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[330137].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[330137].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 10 - Point-of-View: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3669].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3669].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 11 - Impact of Word Choice on Meaning and Tone Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26980].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26980].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 12 - How to Identify & Analyze Text Structure Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[47863].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[47863].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 5. GED RLA: Analyzing of Informational Texts {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[207289].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Parts of An Argument: Claims, Counterclaims, Reasons, and Evidence Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14636].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14636].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - How to Find the Theme or Central Idea Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22669].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22669].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Using Details to Support an Argument Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39679].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39679].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Finding Evidence in a Reading Passage: Strategies & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[176121].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[176121].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - How to Analyze the Purpose of a Text Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31234].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31234].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - How to Analyze an Argument's Effectiveness & Validity Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31235].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31235].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - How to Analyze Two Texts with Opposing Arguments Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31237].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31237].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - How to Analyze Graphic Information Inside a Text Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31238].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31238].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - Detecting Assumptions in Arguments Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[177727].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[177727].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 10 - How to Synthesize Written Information Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[217129].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[217129].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 6. GED RLA: Grammar, Mechanics & Word Choice {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[207293].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Identifying Errors in Agreement for Nouns & Pronouns Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54168].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54168].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - What is Verb Tense? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[157761].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[157761].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Identifying Subject-Verb Agreement Errors Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10911].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10911].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Comma Usage: Avoid Confusion in Clauses & Contrasting Sentence Parts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2985].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2985].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Capitalization Rules in Writing Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10917].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10917].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Standard American English: Usage & Language Conventions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26316].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26316].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Commonly Confused Words in English Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10916].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10916].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - Spelling: Words That Sound Alike (Homonyms & Homophones) Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11093].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11093].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - Modifier: Examples & Definition Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3693].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3693].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 7. GED RLA: Writing & Structuring Sentences {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[207295].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - What are Simple Sentences? - Examples & Concept Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3685].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3685].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Compound-Complex Sentence: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3691].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3691].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Identifying Grammatical Errors in Sentences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69955].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69955].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Subordinate Clause: Examples & Definition Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3695].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3695].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Structuring Paragraphs and Sentences: Tips and Tricks Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15531].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15531].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - How to Structure Paragraphs in an Essay Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2914].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2914].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - How to Write Strong Transitions and Transitional Sentences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1334].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1334].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - Sentence Fragments, Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1308].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1308].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 8. GED RLA Extended Response: Writing About a Text {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[207297].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Breaking Down the GED Writing Prompt Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[207299].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[207299].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - How to Write a Thesis Statement Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1356].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1356].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Collecting Essay Evidence in the GED Writing Segment Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[207301].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[207301].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - The Technical Writing Process: Prewriting, Writing & Rewriting Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[25944].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[25944].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - How to Write a Great Essay Quickly Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1366].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1366].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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