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Language Arts - Writing- This includes the elements of standard English, sentence structure, and the parts of speech. A composition of approximately 200 words is also required. Register here.

This course will introduce you to the skills needed for this test. You will have the opportunity to learn the difference between sentence fragments and complete sentences. You will also learn the major parts of speech, including nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs, subject and predicate, basic spelling rules, and punctuation. You will learn paragraph structure and the four types of writing; narrative, descriptive, informative, and persuasive. Upon satisfactory completion of this portion of the course, you should be able to successfully pass the post-test for the course and perform acceptably in the Writing Skills portion of the GED test.

Language Arts, Reading - This course will teach you to comprehend and interpret workplace and academic reading selections and to apply those interpretations to new contexts. The questions ask you to understand, apply, analyze, and synthesize information that you are given in the reading selections. Completing this course will prepare you for the GED. Register here.

In the literature and arts course, you will be exposed to all forms of literature. You will be trained on how to interpret what you have read in popular literature, classical literature, and commentary written about literature, music, fine arts, poetry, and drama. The purpose of this section is to help you become a discerning reader on these subjects. You will learn how to analyze style and structure elements in selected passages.

You will practice application of new information to a situation, and appreciate quality in art, and literature. You should be able to complete the post-test successfully and pass the art and literature portion of the GED upon successful completion of this section

Mathematics - This course reviews and teaches basic arithmetic, algebra, and geometry. By the time you have completed this course, you will be prepared to pass the GED Math test. Register here.

This section will help you develop high school graduate level skills in arithmetic, including fractions, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction, percentages and other measurements, and basic statistical measures. You will also cover algebra and geometry. You should learn how to effectively estimate answers, solve a problem requiring multiple steps to solve, discern between material needed and not needed in solving a problem, and how to recognize when you do not have enough information to answer a problem. Upon the satisfactory completion of this section you will be able to pass the post-test and successfully pass the mathematics portion of the GED test.

Science - This course reviews Physical Science (physics and chemistry) ,Life Science (biology), Earth (geology and meteorology) and Space Science (astronomy). Register here.

This course teaches you to apply what you have learned in the content matter of the course to everyday situations. You will learn to think through situations and apply what you have learned to reach sound decisions. Again, this course teaches the critical reading skills and their use in learning new material. You will also learn the basics of interpretation of illustrations. Upon satisfactory completion of this section, you should be able to successfully read and understand high school graduate level material in both the life sciences and the physical sciences. You should be able to pass the post-test and successfully complete the Science portion of the GED.

Social Studies - This course teaches History (United States & World History), Geography , Civics and Government, and Economics. Register here.

This course helps you learn how to read and interpret concepts in these subject areas. You will be able to understand what you have read, take what you have learned and apply it to new situations, discern differences and relationships between ideas, and how to make judgments based on what you have read. Though you will be gathering information and specific facts in the course, remember that the test will cover your ability to use ideas and concepts effectively rather than memorize facts and dates. Upon proper completion of this course you should be able to pass the post-test for the course and successfully complete this section of the GED.

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Last edited by Sandra King on November 15, 2011