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Kaplan GED: Complete Self-Study Guide for the GED Tests Paperback – December 14, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1607145905 ISBN-10: 1607145901 Edition: 10th Edition

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About the Author

Caren Van Slyke is a nationally recognized expert on the GED. She has been involved in GED preparation for more than twenty years as a teacher, editor, and writer. She is the founder and president of Learning Unlimited, which has developed GED materials for the PBS LiteracyLink(c) GED Connection series.

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Product Details

  • Series: Kaplan GED
  • Paperback: 720 pages
  • Publisher: Kaplan Publishing; 10th Edition edition (December 14, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1607145901
  • ISBN-13: 978-1607145905
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 2.1 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #274,792 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

This book is very useful to help studying for the GED test.
M. Kamoss
I would definitely recommend for anyone needing a GED resource.
Christine
Thank you so much for the timely fashion I recieved this book.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

42 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Brimeeb on October 14, 2009
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The book needs some work, its a little confusing and not always accurate, I use it to tutor people for the GED test, and as someone who has been to high school and went to college, I wouldn't say it is the easiest learning tool for a beginner, I would recommend McGraw-Hill's GED. Although this is an opinion and not every persons studying is the same, so this may work better for you.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By MLR on July 20, 2009
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Great help to get your HS degree exam if you have not completed your HS. I am helping my grandaughter go through it all, and it is easy for me also. And very up to day ('09-'10) and from a good company.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Christine on September 27, 2009
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I ordered this GED study book for my niece. It arrived very quickly, and was in excellent condition. The book has an "easy to follow" format which is good for kids who need simplicity for motivation. I would definitely recommend for anyone needing a GED resource.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Santa Clara Nurse on May 29, 2012
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The book is okay, but be aware that there are numerous errors in the text. Many of these, unfortunately, are in the practice exercises, so if you check your work with the answers in the back of the book, you will likely get 1-2 wrong in several exercises. I am not aware if there is an errata sheet(s) available from the publisher, as my time frame for testing was short and I just wanted a quick brush-up.

Explanations of the material are sufficient, and there are many exercises in the book.

I used this text along with McGraw-Hill's GED w/ CD-ROM: The Most Complete and Reliable Study Program for the GED Tests. I would recommend anyone seriously trying to get 750+ on the tests, use both books, as the Kaplan title doesn't have a CD with practice tests, and more exposure to the material allows for an expedient passing of all the challenges associated with the GED exam battery.

How I got 770 average -

Science: Spend a few weeks watching T.V. on channels that carry nature shows to buff up on terms related to animals, plants, and geology in addition to the texts. This will allow you to get familiar with terms that aren't in the books, but are on the GED exams. If you have solid reading skills, the science portion will be a breeze.

Math: Do all the practice material in the books. Take the practice tests on the McGraw-Hill CD, and polish up any area that's lacking, by revisiting both of the texts.

Writing: Have a solid grasp of a 5 paragraph essay. Be prepared to talk about life experience, my question required discussion of a past experience. If you have trouble, trace your hand on a piece of paper.
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25 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Maureen Mielcarek on May 29, 2009
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The book is complete with pretests, evaluations,explainations, and practice tests. It gives lots of hints to help you be successful when taking the GED.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kimberly Bak on May 17, 2010
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I was in need for help getting my GED it helped me out a lot before I enrolled in GED Preparation Classes. Recommended for anyone trying to get there GED without preparation classes.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Honey Beige Girl on November 29, 2010
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I really like this book so far because i have taken my time with it and i don't have to shell out a lot of money for a tutor every week to understand the concepts in each section! I recommend it to anyone who doesn't want to go to a tutor or a adult learning school. Just be consistent with it because it takes a lot of work with the sections that you might have trouble understanding. Like myself, i don't like science or mathematics very much so those that i focus on those subjects instead of reading, writing, english, or us history because those are my good subjects, lol!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By H. Carroll on February 9, 2010
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The 2009-2010 Kapaln GED book is well organized and comprehensive. It systematically takes you through all sections of the test. The only negative I can come up with is its somewhat overwhelming size! I wish the sections could be removed for individual study so there would not be so many pages to shuffle through.
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