Saturday, April 26, 2008

When you take the GED Writing test, know that it is two parts.

Part Two is the essay. You will be given a topic and will write a 200-250 word essay.

When you write the essay, you will need to "keep on topic". If your topic is about teaching someone a skill, you need to effectively describe how to do something. If you decide to write about why you need money..... you are off topic and you will be given a "0". And... you will have to take the test over.

Don't be put in that situation.... find a GED tutor and let them help you!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

GED Writing Sentence Basics: Identifying Sentence Fragments

What is a sentence fragment? A group of words that does not have a subject that tells whom or what the sentence is about is a fragment. If a group of words does not express a complete thought, it is a fragment. Also, if a group of words does not have a predicate that tells what the subject is or does is a fragment.

In many homes, the stove. (fragment)
When dogs bark at ducks. (fragment)
In many homes, the stove is in the kitchen. (sentence)
When dogs bark at ducks, the ducks fly away. (sentence)

Monday, April 07, 2008

The GED Writing test is two parts. Part one is multiple choice and will focus on your ability to use clear and effective English.

Part Two is the essay. You will be given a topic and will write a 200-250 word essay.

Total time for the Language Arts, Writing test is 2 hours.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

There are 5 GED tests. They are Language Arts Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts Writing. It is the GED math and GED writing tests that give most students problems.

If students are comfortable with the writing process, I will recommend that they at least take a practice test and write one or two essays.... before they attempt the offical test.

If students are NOT comfortable, they I encourage them to partner with a GED tutor. They may need a review of the basics such as sentence structure and combining. They will also need to review the basics of writing the GED essay. For some, this may take a week.... for others a couple of months.