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GED General Skills - Chapter Summary
This chapter centers around general skills you'll want to sharpen before tackling the GED. The lessons within zero in on key aspects of several subject areas so you can boost your preparation across the board. Topics covered in this chapter include:
- Writing a quality essay while under time constraints
- Comparing and contrasting ideas within reading selections
- Analyzing graphic information within a text
- Reading scientific visuals
- Working with calculations involved with mean, median, mode and range
- Identifying and interpreting variables
The practice quizzes accompanying these lessons allow you to keep tabs on your understanding step-by-step, with a practice final exam at the chapter's end providing a more thorough evaluation of your knowledge. Remember that you can always reach out to our professional instructors for assistance via the teacher or help tab.
1. How to Write a Great Essay Quickly
Many tests will require you to write a timed essay. You may feel panicked at the idea of having to produce a high-quality essay under a tight time constraint. But you can relax: this video shows you four basic steps to follow so that you can write a great essay quickly.
2. How to Compare & Contrast Ideas in a Reading Selection
The ability to compare and contrast the many ideas in one reading selection can be an overwhelming task. This video lesson gives a step-by-step method of how to successfully compare and contrast ideas in a reading selection.
3. How to Analyze Graphic Information Inside a Text
In this lesson, we explore graphic information in texts. We will take a look at the types of graphics often seen in nonfiction, learn how to analyze them, and see how they contribute to the texts' information.
4. How to Read Scientific Graphs & Charts
How do scientists summarize their findings with visual aids? In this lesson, explore the different types of tables, charts and graphs that scientists use. Learn to read these effectively as a preview to your science studies.
5. Calculating the Mean, Median, Mode & Range: Practice Problems
Calculating the mean, median, mode, and range of a data set is a fundamental part of learning statistics. Use this video to practice your skills and then test your knowledge with a short quiz.
6. Identifying & Interpreting Independent & Dependent Variables
Scientists answer questions by performing experiments that have an independent variable, a dependent variable and at least one control variable. By controlling, adjusting and measuring these variables, scientists find answers to their questions.
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