How to Use the GED Science Prep Course

Instructor: Jordan White

Jordan has been a writer, editor and Web researcher for educational publications since 2010. He holds a bachelor's in English from Western Michigan University.

If you're getting ready to take the GED, the right preparation will give you a much higher chance of passing and will make you feel more comfortable on test day. Read on to learn how this course can get you ready to take the GED Science test.

GED Science Course

The GED Science course was created to serve the specific needs of the GED test taker. This course works as an overview of the science information covered by the exam, and also includes strategies that will help prepare you to earn your GED. The course also includes chapter exam questions, which are designed to match the format of actual GED questions. The topics discussed in this course have been carefully selected to match the information you'll need to know to pass the test. By using this course, you'll be on your way to earning your GED in no time!

About our GED Science Prep Course

First, you'll begin with an introductory chapter that will explain some important details of the GED test. You'll learn about the separate sections of the GED test, score percentage breakdowns in each section, and how to register for the test. You'll also learn about strategies that will be the most helpful to you when taking the GED Science test.

Next, you'll move on to the Question Types chapter, which will help you understand the different kinds of questions used by the GED test. As you'll see, the test uses several multiple choice question formats, including hot-spot questions, drag-and-drop questions, and drop-down boxes. If you're unfamiliar with these formats, they might seem confusing at first, but our Question Types chapter is designed to explain how these formats work and offer strategies when working with these questions.

Finally, you'll get into the chapters that deal with the subjects covered by the GED Science test. You'll start with the foundations of science, including concepts like science vocabulary and the scientific method, as well as how to interpret graphs, charts, and tables in scientific presentations. This section also covers how the GED Science test uses things like reading passages, diagrams, and short-answer response questions. Next, you'll review chapters in the three main GED Science subjects of life science, Earth and space science, and physical science.

Chapter Exams

After you've learned about the test and its content, you're going to want to practice taking the test. This is the best way to assess your knowledge and the progress you've made by studying. First, you can measure your knowledge of each concept with the short 5-question quiz that follows each lesson. However, the best way to prepare for the GED will be to complete the 30-question chapter exams that follow each chapter.

These questions use reading passages, diagrams, tables, and charts to mirror the structure of actual GED questions. And, like the GED, our chapter exams will repeat the prompts multiple times, each time asking a new question based on the same information. This will help you prepare for actual GED questions, which will commonly ask you to analyze a single prompt in multiple ways. All of the questions will be multiple-choice.

After completing the chapter exam, you can review a breakdown of all the questions, as well as a score you're assigned based on your answers. In addition to preparing you for the structure of the GED test questions, chapter exams will also help you understand what subjects you need to continue studying. After identifying any problem areas, you can return to the associated lessons and continue to review any information that is still unclear. You can take the chapter exam multiple times to gauge your progress.

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