Get A Ged

Written by Ingrid Chen
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It's not uncommon to feel stuck at work, either unable to advance to a higher position or to secure a job at all. Many factors may affect job security, such as economic recession or change in consumer interest for certain industries. By getting a GED, however, one may increase the chances of finding a well-paying job in a non-trade field.

What Is a GED?

General Educational Development, or GED, was created by the Center for Adult Learning and Education Credentials group in 1942. The purpose of the GED was to provide World War II veterans with the opportunity to receive the equivalence of a high school diploma without having to re-enter school. Now GED testing is available for anyone wishing to obtain the equivalency for whatever reasons.

The GED test covers five basic subjects: language arts in writing, language arts in reading, mathematics, science and social studies. Each subject covers several subtopics, designed to test the details common to everyday work. For example, language arts details may include analyzing memos, emails and newspapers. The social studies section covers ancient, European, and American histories.

GED experts recommend studying for the GED two hours a day and five days a week. Because the topics are so wide-ranging and extensive, it is important to cover every topic equally, and concentrate especially on the subjects that are weaker for the testing individual. Help can be found in many forms, from books and paper materials to online study materials and GED courses.

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