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The GED For Dummies (For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback)) 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 078-5555110571
ISBN-10: 0764554700
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From the Back Cover

Packed with test-taking tips and practice exams

Review the tests, register, and get ready to earn your GED!

Nervous about taking the GED tests? Relax! This friendly guide contains all the essential study methods and test strategies both first-time and repeat test-takers need. Focusing on how the exams work, this book highlights the traps and all the new features of the GED tests, while dispelling the rumors and helping you improve your scores.

The Dummies Way

  • Explanations in plain English
  • "Get in, get out" information
  • Icons and other navigational aids
  • Tear-out cheat sheet
  • Top ten lists
  • A dash of humor and fun

About the Author

Murray Shukyn designs programs and teaching materials to assist people in GED preparation.

Dale E. Shuttleworth, PhD, has extensive experience in speaking and writing about educational issues and in GED training.

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Product Details

  • Series: For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback)
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (February 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764554700
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764554704
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.9 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #641,531 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Murray Shukyn, BA, is a graduate of the University of Toronto, with professional qualifications as a teacher at the elementary and secondary levels, including special education. He has taught at the elementary, secondary, and university levels and developed training programs for adult learners in the coffee and food‐service industries. During his extensive career, spanning more than 50 years, Murray has taught professional development programs for educators and is acknowledged as a Canadian leader in the field of alternative education. He was instrumental in the creation of such innovative programs for the Toronto Board of Education as SEED, Learnxs, Subway Academy One, SOLE, and ACE. In 1995, Murray became Associate Director of the Training Renewal Foundation, which introduced the GED in the province of Ontario. As a consultant to government, media, and public relations companies, he has coauthored numerous textbooks and magazine and periodical articles with Achim Krull and coauthored several books to prepare adults to take the GED test with both Achim Krull and Dale Shuttleworth.

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By Moe on December 24, 2007
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I got my GED back in 2001 and though I did pretty well having this book would have improved my scores. When my sister asked that I get her a book to study for the GED I looked here first, I've always been a fan of the Guides for Dummies and this is another addition to a great line of books.

She hasn't received the book yet as it is a Christmas gift but I have thumbed through the book. They have everything you need to know about the GED from how you sign up for it to an in depth break-down of the tests.Ok, so the book isn't going to teach you everything you need to know but it is going to help you take what you do know and refine it and properly apply it when you take the tests.

Everything is laid out in such an order that you can just pick up the book, start with "A" and once you get to "Z" you're ready to ace the GED. The practice tests are perfect and very true to the form of the GED and you will be pleasantly surprised at what you actually do remember (it's all up there, just need to dust off the brain).

I strongly recommend this book for anyone looking to get a new start with their education. You will not be disappointed, just remember don't give up!
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I have been preparing for my GED for quite awhile now and have utilized numerous books. This book was by far the most useless of all. The practice questions we often pointless and the study advice was more common sense than anything else. At the end of the book, they include final practice tests that seem to be more comical than useful. I had a hard time taking the practice tests without criticizing the book consistently. I suggest the Kaplan GED self study guide 2007-2008 edition. At least the Kaplan book seems to take the 5 subjects serious and is successful in treating the reader as if they have a i.q. higher than a newt. Sadly, the GED for Dummies book fails to accomplish this.
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We love the "Dummies" series for their humor and easy-to-read-and-understand qualties. This one is no exception. It should be noted, however, that this book is NOT a complete study course, but rather a brush-up review with two full practice tests. The practice tests then have detailed explanations for each question as to why it is the right answer. If you think you basically know the material and just need help preparing for the test itself, this is the book for you, especially if you don't have months to prepare. If you are looking for a full study course, I recommend McGraw-Hill's GED : The Most Complete and Reliable Study Program for the GED Tests. It is a huge, complete book, but the pre-test helps you zone in on the areas you need to study the most.
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This book is very helpful and makes the entire experience so easy. I took the test a few years ago and studied this book for a few weeks, practice tests and all. Then I took the test and did exceptionally well. This book is all you need!
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This boo is chock full of useful information and what to study to prepare for the GED. My daughter used it and passed ALL SECTIONS of the GED on the FIRST TRY! I recommend it!
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needed a book to review for ged test. did not want to spend to much. just shelled out 80 dollars to take the test. bought the used copy. did not look used to me. hope guy passed the test. I know i will. Thanks amazon you rock!
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The GED book was detailed and easy to understand. The price was cheaper than the big book store, But the book has to be taught. We bought this for our Teenagers who were home schooled. We suggest that you also get the Mcgraw hill with the CD
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One of the best sources to help students attain GED that I have found. I volunteer at an adult reading center and this book puts it all together in easy to understand ways to help attain that next step in education.
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