How to start with the GED Prep

Finding complete information about GED Prep Programs and Pre GED Prep can consume a lot of time and require hours of research. We at Covcell want to save hours of your time and so here you will find answers to the most important questions about preparation for your GED® Test.

Where to Begin With The GED Prep

You should choose the subject that’s easiest for you. In general, the goal is to go through a series of small successes to develop confidence in your capabilities. We call this the principle of “small steps.”

Ask yourself: what topics are easier for me: Math, Language, Science, or Social Studies? Most people choose the Language test as their first exam.

The second step is to decide on the schedule.

Let’s take a look at three different learning schedules: 1-month, 3-months, and 6-months.

  • One month is not much time to learn everything that’s on the GED test, so that study schedule has a very intense pace, and is for those who don’t need to learn basics.
  • Three months is a good solid chunk of time to study for one GED subject test. This is the plan that many students use.
  • Choose a six-months ( or more) plan if you need to learn basics or when you have been away from math/science/grammar for a while. If that’s the case, choose a six-month plan.

How long does it take to prepare for the GED test?

That’s a tricky one because I don’t know your background and I don’t know how much time you want to spend on learning. But I assume you are motivated, and if you will study for 3 times a week for about 45 minutes each time, watching 3 videos from our free GED lessons plans that we created for you, it will take you

  • 15 weeks to cover the learning materials needed to pass the GED Math Test
  • 10 weeks to cover the learning materials needed to pass the GED Science Test
  • 10 weeks to cover the learning materials needed to pass the GED Social Studies Test
  • 8 weeks to cover the learning materials needed to pass the GED RLA (Language) Test
If you keep learning 3 times a week for 45 minutes and you will finish, for example, the Math lessons in 12 weeks, and then plan and practice your GED Game Plan for another 1 week, you should be well prepared for the GED Math Test.

What Are Online GED Programs?

In 2018, online GED video programs become an important part of GED prep and you should take advantage of the wide availability. There are free and premium courses that will speed up the learning process because visual learning is very powerful.

The most obvious advantage to an online prep course is flexibility. You are in control; you can skip, revise, and check again. Another plus is that you can study in the comfort of your own house or bedroom, so you can easily combine studying with a busy schedule.

You should choose an online GED course that allows you to track your progress and gives you access to practice tests.

  • Covcell offers online GED programs, progress tracking, practice tests, and test-taking strategies. Click here to check all features
  • Free Online GED Classes are available on Best GED Classes. This website publishes 108 free lessons from Covcell . If you are done with these free lessons you can easily upgrade to the full program.

The Best GED Prep  Book

Kaplan 2018 GED Prep book

The book will teach you that the GED is designed as a standardized, predictable test and in what way you can take advantage of this.  Kaplan’s GED prep book will help you know exactly what you can expect on the GED so if you follow the book’s guidelines, you can easily concentrate on what you should know.

Beware: This is a great book but probably you will also need additional prep such as online video lessons.

Practice Tests For GED Prep

Practice tests are the best way to get ready. They don’t just help you stay focused, recall content, and apply your skills, they also help you develop your time management and pacing skills.

  • GED Testing Service published some free practice tests that you can check. Here is the link.
  • Best GED Classes- Free Practice Tests. Here is a link to free practice tests, including tests with a timer.

How do you know if you can pass the GED test

Do you think you are ready for the GED tests? Then take the GED Ready test, This is a test that can identify if you will be able to pass the real GED tests.

The GED Ready test costs $6 per subject and can be purchased through the GED.com website. It was developed by the same people who created the real GED test but it’s only about half the length of the actual test.

The majority of people who score “likely to pass” on the GED Ready® practice test, go on to pass the real test on that subject.

When you pass the GED Ready test you should schedule your GED test. Use the GED.com website again to schedule the real GED test.

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