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McGraw-HIll's GED : The Most Complete and Reliable Study Program for the GED Tests 1st Edition
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I bought this book about 3 weeks before the test. Ive been out of school for 4 years and my main weakness was mathemetic-I did very badly in this area in school. This book breaks EVERYTHING down to you in a way that makes it easy for you to pass the test with high scores. You dont even particularly need to know the actual subject well. The GED tests your ability to think and ability to discern what questions they are asking-thats it! With math, I took the practiced tests(which I got a lot wrong)-but once I went back and checked the answers-I understood what the questions were asking me to do(Oh-so I just needed to do the Pythagorean theorem..).
I will say, that the tests in this book are about 25 percent harder than the real GED exam, so know that if you consistantly take the tests and go over what you got wrong-YOU WILL SCORE HIGH! No doubt about it.
I took the test this month and already got back my scores
660 Social Studies
These are all scores in the high 90th percentiles for graduating high school seniors.The scores speak for themselves. I highly reccomend this book!
When the book arrived, I was a bit taken aback by this sheer size of it and somewhat concerned that my child would also be alarmed. However, upon reading through the text, I found it very straight forward and easy to follow. We review the chapters together and have set a goal of 2 full chapters per week - there are 30 individual chapters.
In addition, I purchased the text with the optional CD ROM. It contains sample tests which can be taken either at your leisure or using the exam's timer. The sample tests appear somewhat similar in format as well as difficulty to what I took completing my CLEP exams (I'm not sure if that means colleges have been dumbed down or that students are smarter). At the very least, the practice exam format should be good practice for taking this style of exam in the GED (and later in the CLEP exams).
While my child has not taken the GED exam to date, she has studied the text and taken the sample exams on her own which seems to be instilling some new-found confidence in her academic abilities.
For the sheer volume and information, the text is a very good bargain. The chapters are short, well written, and to the point, which make it better for the student who may have difficulties spending large amounts of time covering the material. Finally, I would advise spending the extra few dollars for the CD ROM when deciding which version to purchase.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My son used this to pass his GED. Really does get you ready for testing.Published 6 days ago by Connie Lawrence
I bought this as a gift for my sister. She struggled with other GED testing materials. This was the first success we experienced - so I love this book. Read morePublished 28 days ago by jezamae
This book was pretty great didnt get really far into cause i lost interest fast but if you looking to get the job done and have dedication you will recap on somethingPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Exactly as described and easy to use. I bought it for my 16 year old to use and it was well received.Published 1 month ago by Koenigs
This book was a life saver! I was able to graduate with my diploma. It had everything I needed from history to math. Read morePublished 1 month ago by BeBe
This is a great GED preparation book. I came to US from Europe, and my high school diploma was llast in war, so i could never prove that i had one. I decided to go for GED instead. Read morePublished 2 months ago by AzRain