Breaking Down the GED Writing Prompt


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How much time do you have to complete the Extended Response portion of the GED Exam?

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1. Which term refers to the reasoning and support for an argument?

2. Which term refers to a claim which aims to persuade others to think an idea is right or wrong?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

For a deeper understanding of the GED writing prompt use this quiz and worksheet combo. Questions will focus on specific parts of the exercise as well as time constraints.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these questions to test your memory on:

  • How much time you have for the Extended Response Section
  • What you use to provide reasoning or support for an argument
  • Advantages to taking notes before beginning the Extended Response

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, including how much time you have for the Extended Response Section of the GED
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as thesis
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what you would use to try to persuade others to your point of view

Additional Learning

If you wish to learn more about the GED, review the lesson titled Breaking Down the GED Writing Prompt. Concepts covered will include:

  • What the GED is for
  • Why you should not write a very in-depth introduction
  • Recognize how to interpret the writing prompt