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Adult EducationPlanning, Perseverance and Motivation for the GED Test
Preparing for the General Educational Development (GED) exam can be formidable and frustrating. Adult learners often can't find the time to enroll, study and take the exam - but not doing so only prolongs the inevitable rut of not having the degree - and moving on you're your life.
Getting ready for the GED test can be overwhelming. For adult learners enrolled in a GED class, it's often difficult to find the time or motivation to study outside the classroom, engage in the classroom experience or to measure the effectiveness of study sessions. And for adult learners who manage their own study program, test prep may seem even harder.
Planning, perseverance and motivation are the keys to effective, successful GED test preparation, the most important thing a test candidate can do to pass the GED test. Using these keys will reduce challenges and ensure that test prep is worthwhile.
Explore the GED test areas.
Measure test readiness.
Official practice tests also serve another purpose. They'll give you familiarity with the test structure and timing. Understanding the way the test asks you to apply knowledge, and how the test is paced is a good way to improve your score.
Develop a study plan.
A good study plan will include frequent short study sessions of 30 minutes to an hour, along with periodic longer sessions –- two to four hours -- to help prepare you for the marathon 7.5-hour official GED test. Be sure to include your weekly study objectives and measure them. Then you'll clearly see what you've accomplished and it will motivate you further. The key is consistency.
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What motivates you?
Consider this fact: Motivation is essentially based on a single premise: how bad you want something. If you really want it to happen, it will. If you really want to pass the GED, you will. It's that simple; it's the cornerstone of your GED program, whether you opt for a classroom experience, an online program or create a self-guided study course.
So, when preparing for the GED, prepare through small, well-planned steps. Accomplish each step; build upon them. Then use these accomplishments as additional benefits and motivators to move you closer to the final achievement -- the GED.
Leonard Williams, an e-learning instructor with http://www.passged.com/online_courses.php, is also a curriculum specialist who focuses on research and development, implementation and assessment of best-practice learning solutions for adult learners and people with educational challenges. Leonard’s email is
. He invites feedback and questions from GED students and instructors.