Locating GED Classes for Adults
Adults planning to take their GED exams may have been out of school for some time and could benefit from taking a GED course to help them review information on the exams before they take their tests. Learning how to find adult GED classes can be the first step on your path to earning your GED.
Step 1: Register
Create a MyGED account on the GED website (ged.com).
Step 2: Access the Program Locator Tool
Information about adult education program providers is available online through a locator tool. This tool can be accessed by individuals who log in to their MyGED account. The tool is simple. You input your zip code and it will provide you with the programs closest to your location.
Community College and High School Programs
Adult GED classes are typically offered at community colleges and high schools. Courses usually meet three or more times a week and can offer comprehensive instruction on all four GED subjects or allow students to focus on areas like math and reading.
These in-person options are a good way to reacquaint yourself with working in a classroom setting and also offer the advantage of allowing you to form in-person connections with other people who are preparing to take the same tests. By accessing courses in person, you increase the likelihood that you can find study partners or a study group. You can also get immediate, in-person guidance from your class instructor if there are things you don't understand in the material that's covered.
One of the other benefits of these courses is that they are often more affordable than online options. Some locations offer them for free. Using the program locator tool will help you find the best options close to where you live.
The GED website also has an online marketplace (www.gedmarketplace.com) that can be used to purchase resources or pay for your GED tests. One of the options available is to take an online course called GED Live Comprehensive. This course costs $129 in total, and once you purchase it you have 90 days to take advantage of the resources available.
These include live, online classes that cover all 4 exam subject areas and are typically offered during the evening. Videos of all classes are also available, so if you miss a live class, you'll still be able to cover the material from that class on your own schedule.
With an internet connection, you can access GED Live Comprehensive through a number of different devices, including tablets and smartphones. You may also opt to use your computer to watch videos or attend classes and submit questions via email. Teachers respond directly to your questions within 24 hours.
Other Preparation Materials and Study Tips
There are a number of ways you can prepare to take your GED exams. Participating in an in-person or online GED classes is a good way to ensure that you have covered relevant information, but there are also some other study strategies and resources that you may wish to pursue.
Join a Study Group
Some people perform better when they feel accountable to others. Joining a study group or finding a study partner can help you stay focused on reviewing course material and coming to study sessions prepared.
Use GED Ready
GED Ready is a series of practice tests covering each of the four exam subjects. These tests are designed to help individuals know if they are ready to take their GED exams. GED Ready practice test results are provided in as little as one hour, and anyone who takes a GED Ready practice test will receive a personalized report that highlights the areas of the test where improvement is needed. Study resources are also provided to help each person focus on reviewing the information he or she still needs to master.
Schedule Study Time
Taking out your calendar and actually blocking off time for studying can be an important step. This will ensure that you are committed to studying and that you don't forget to spend time reviewing material.
Consider Study Guides
The following resources provide study tips, test information and practice tests that can be used to prepare for the GED exams. They're all self-paced and include short video lessons covering content found on all four of the tests. They also track your progress, which could be a useful resource when it comes to keeping your study plan on track.
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