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For students who have not taken the GED test yet. You may want to push forward and complete the exam before the end of the current year. The following article gives some information about the coming changes.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Adults who've begun working toward their GED are being urged to finish up this year, before the test for a high school equivalency diploma changes and they have to start all over.


GED Testing Service will introduce a new version of the test, given nationwide, on Jan. 1, 2014. Developers say the first major changes since 2002 will align the test with the new Common Core curricula adopted by most states to increase college and career readiness. It also will shift test-taking from pencil and paper to computer.

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You must appear in person, at the testing center, to take the official GED® test.

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As a student, allow three to six months for completion of this text before attempting to take the actual GED Exam inshaAllah

Monday - Thursday 8am - 10am EST

This Course is finished. New Course date and requirements will be announced when the class resumes inshaAllah.

$50.00 a month per student

Testing Requirements by Jurisdiction

To the Student

Name of the Book: McGraw-Hill's GED Short Course, 572 pages

ISBN: 978-0-07-140026-8

Dictionary for Usage: American Heritage Dictionary 4th Edition

ISBN: 978-0-440-23701-3

Students should prepare for the course by reading the following topics from the book before the start of class inshaAllah.

 Pages xi - xviii

What does GED stand for?

What is the test like overall?

What should I know to pass the test?

Who may take the test?

May I retake the test?

How can I best prepare for the test?

How much time should I allow for studying before the test?

What are some test-taking tips?

How do I use this book?

PreTests pgs. 1-29

How do I use the PreTests?

The Pretests will help you determine what you need to study in this book. They are tests in the format and level of difficulty of the real GED Test, one-quarter-length. The results of these tests will help you map out a plan of study. We recommend the following approach to the Pretests.

1. Take only one Pretest at a time.

2. Check the answers in the Answer Key and fill in the Evaluation Chart.

3. Based on the information in the Evaluation Charts, you may choose to do one or two things.

4. For the best results you will want to review the section on Critical Thinking Skills, beginning on page 31.

5. Although these are Pretests, you should give them your best effort.

Time Allowed for Each Test

Language Arts, Writing           Part 1: Editing     19 minutes

                                              Part 2: Essay        45 minutes (full length)

Social Studies                                                      18 minutes

Science                                                                20 minutes

Language Arts, Reading                                       16 minutes

Mathematics                                                        Not Timed

May Allah grant you success in your endeavors aameen

Chapter on Critical Thinking pgs. 31 - 58


Developing strong reading and thinking (reasoning) skills is key to your success on the GED.

6 Focus Points in this chapter:







Social Studies Unit

The GED Social Studies Test requires you to know basic social studies concepts:

The test has 50 questions over a time period of 70 minutes inshaAllah. The topics range from:

World History

U.S. History


Civics and Government




The GED Science Test is based on the National Science Education Standards (NSES) Scientific Understanding Strands and is divided into these content areas:

Life Science (Biology)
Earth and Space Science
Physical Science (Chemistry and Physics)

There are 50 multiple choice questions, and you will be given 80 minutes to complete the test.

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