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Course Description

This online course will prepare you to take the GED (General Educational Development) test. The testing format will be explained and broken down to highlight the current four testing areas along with the content each of these sections will cover.

This course will provide many resources from test tips and strategies, exercises, assignments, practice tests and researched netlinks attached to many test topics to be read at your own leisure.

The GED test covers a wealth of information within the four-test sections. These test sections include Reasoning through the Language Arts,Social Studies, Science Studies, and Mathematical Reasoning. You will not need to know all of the information in these areas to pass the GED, but you will need to know and understand several of the main topics in each area. This course provides a brief summary and numerous practice resources to use for each of these main topics.

This course is a preparation course only. You cannot take the GED® test online. UniversalClass does not administer state-sanctioned GED® tests.

We recommend the following steps to pass the official, state-administered, GED® test:

  1. Enroll in a GED® Preparation course (such as this one)
  2. Purchase all recommended GED® Preparation books and materials
  3. Study all course materials
  4. Take all practice tests in the course and book materials
  5. After you have mastered all material and passed all tests, you must sign up for the state-administered GED® test
  6. Take the GED® test in person approved by both your state and the American Council on Education with a proctor
  7. If you pass the state-administered GED® test, the state will issue you a high school equivalency diploma

*GED® is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education and may not be used without permission. The GED® and GED Testing Service®® brands are administered by GED Testing Service® LLC under license. THIS WORK IS NOT AUTHORIZED, ENDORSED, OR LICENSED BY AMERICAN COUNSEL ON EDUCATION OR GED Testing Service®, AND ANY REFERENCE TO "GED®" IN THE TITLE OR BODY OF THIS WORK IS IN NO WAY INTENDED TO IMPLY AN AFFILIATION WITH, OR SPONSORSHIP BY, GED Testing Service® OR ANY STATE OR ENTITY AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE GED® BRANDED GOODS OR SERVICES.

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  • Introduction for GED Preparation

    This introductory lesson reviews information about the GED Test, such as what is on the test, where to take the test, and strategies for preparing for the test.
  • Reasoning Through Language Arts Test (RLA)

    A review of this section of the GED exam
  • Basic English Usage, Grammar and Mechanics Practice pt.1

    Topics include: fragments, run-on sentences and comma splices, combing sentences with conjunctions, subordinating conjunctions, using active and passive voice, sentence structure and types of GED questions, dangling and misplaced modifiers, and parallel s
  • Basic English Usage, Grammar and Mechanics Practice pt.2

    Topics include: capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Basic English Usage, Grammar and Mechanics Practice pt.3

    Topics include: Paragraph composition, topic sentences, and unity and coherence within a paragraph.
  • Reading Comprehension Practice

    Reading Comprehension strategies will be discussed with a focus on the point of view used in reading and writing.
  • Interpreting Fictional Text

    This lesson will focus on understanding how to interpret fictional writing
  • Interpreting Nonfiction Text

    In this lesson, we're going to learn how to read and interpret nonfiction in preparation for your GED test.
  • Essay Writing Practice

    This lesson will break down how to write on the GED exam

    This lesson will go over information and formatting that will be on the Mathematics Exam.
  • Whole Numbers and Operations

    Lesson topics include Basic Operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division), and solving word problems with Basic Operations.
  • Number Properties, Exponents, Roots

    Lesson topics include powers, exponents and square roots, as well as Order of Operations
  • Decimal Numbers

    Lesson topics include place value and ordering decimals, decimal operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division).
  • Fractions and Fraction Operations

    Lesson topics include fractions and fraction operations, types of fractions, and operations with fractions
  • Percents

    Lesson topics include converting percents to fractions and decimals (and vice versa!), and solving percent problems and interest problems.
  • Number Relationships

    Lesson topics include signed numbers, and multiplying & dividing signed numbers
  • Rates, Ratios and Proportions

    Lesson topics include ratios, rates, and proportions
  • Probability

    Lesson topics include probability, probability range, and dependent probability.
  • Data Analysis

    Lesson topics include measures of central tendency, finding the range, finding the mean, finding the median, finding the mode, and interpreting charts, tables and graphs.
  • Algebra and Algebraic Expressions

    Lesson topics include algebra expressions & equations, one-step and multi-step algebra equations, word problems, simplifying expressions inequalities, graphing and multiplying expressions
  • Algebraic Operations

    In this lesson, you will learn (or review) how to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division in the context of algebra.
  • Linear Equations and Inequalities

    This lesson will introduce you to linear equations and inequalities, including their properties, graphs, and solutions.
  • Systems of Linear Equations and Linear Inequalities

    This lesson will teach you how to solve so-called systems of linear equations using substitution and will extend your understanding beyond simple equations in two dimensions to equations in many dimensions.
  • Functions

    Once you have mastered the basic concepts associated with functions, you will then have all the tools you need to get into the more complicated (and more fun) aspects of algebra.
  • Geometry

    Lesson topics include geometry vocabulary as well as measurements, angles and triangles relationships.

    This lesson will go over information and question formatting that will be on this section of the GED exam.
  • Civics and Government, pt. 1

    Lesson material will include topics involving types of political systems, The United States Federal Government, the system of checks and balances, and the process of amending the Constitution.
  • Civics and Government, pt. 2

    Just as the United States has a federal, or national, government, each state has their own government as well.
  • Economics, pt. 1

    Lesson material will include topics involving the factors of production, economics and governments, supply and demand, imports and exports, and inflation.
  • Economics, pt. 2

    Lesson material will include topics on the factors involved in economic growth, money and monetary policy, government and fiscal policy, and the American consumer.
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Course Title: GED Test Preparation
Course Number: 8900370
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: General Education
CEU Value: 3.7 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Dana Mithaug
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $125.00

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate mastery of grammar topics.
  • Demonstrate mastery of sentence structure and organization.
  • Recognize frequent spelling and diction errors.
  • Prepare for the essay test.
  • Demonstrate mastery of reading tables, graphs, maps and political cartoons.
  • Demonstrate mastery of history and economics.
  • Demonstrate mastery of geography, political science and behavioral studies.
  • Describe basic concepts of biology.
  • Describe basic concepts of earth and space structure.
  • Describe basic concepts of chemistry and physical science.
  • Solve basic math, algebra, and geometry problems, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
Introduction AssignmentAssignment1
Sentence Structure ExamExam20
Sentence Structure Practice 1Exam6
Sentence Structure Practice 2Exam7
Sentence Structure Practice 3Exam5
Sentence Structure Practice 4Exam10
Sentence Structure Practice 5Exam4
Sentence Structure Practice 6Exam5
Mechanics ExamExam20
Mechanics Practice 1Exam7
Mechanics Practice 2Exam5
Mechanics Practice 3Exam8
Organization ExamExam20
Organization PracticeExam3
Language Arts, Reading Exam 1-3Exam10
Language Arts, Reading Quiz 1-3Exam15
Language Arts, Reading Exam 6Exam10
Language Arts, Reading Quiz 6Exam15
Language Arts, Reading Exam 7-8Exam10
Language Arts and Reading Review TestExam38
Language Arts, Reading Quiz 7-8Exam15
Essay Question 1 ExamExam4
Essay Question Exam 2Exam4
Essay Practice 1Exam4
Essay Practice 2Exam4
Whole Numbers & Operations PracticeExam30
Number Sense PracticeExam27
Decimal Numbers PracticeExam25
Fractions & Fraction Operations PracticeExam29
Percents PracticeExam25
Number Relationships PracticeExam25
Statistics & Data Analysis PracticeExam24
Probability PracticeExam24
Data Analysis PracticeExam25
Algebra PracticeExam25
Algebraic OperationsExam11
Linear EquationsExam10
Linear InequalitiesExam11
Systems of Linear EquationsExam10
Systems of Linear InequalitiesExam10
Geometry PracticeExam25
Post TestExam250
How to Read Social Studies Questions PracticeExam9
Civics and Government, Part 1 ExamExam10
Civics and Government Practice Part 1Exam6
Civics and Government, Part 2 ExamExam10
Civics and Government Practice Part 2Exam6
Economics, Part 1 ExamExam10
Economic Practice Part 1Exam5
Economics, Part 2 ExamExam10
Economics Practice 2Exam10
Geography ExamExam10
Geography PracticeExam11
Social Studies Final TestExam133
World History, Part 1 ExamExam10
World History Practice Part 1Exam9
World History, Part 2 ExamExam10
World History Practice Part 2Exam6
World History, Part 3 ExamExam9
World History Practice Part 3Exam8
World History, Part 4 ExamExam10
World History Practice Part 4Exam8
US History, Part 1 ExamExam10
U.S. History Practice Part 1Exam9
US History, Part 2 ExamExam10
U.S. History Practice Part 2Exam6
US History, Part 3 ExamExam10
U.S. History Practice Part 3Exam7
US History, Part 4 ExamExam10
U.S. History Practice Part 4Exam6
US History, Part 5 ExamExam10
U.S. History Practice Part 5Exam6
Biology Part 1 ExamExam10
Life Science: Biology Part 1 QuizExam15
Biology Part 2 ExamExam10
Biology Part 2 QuizExam15
Chemistry Part 1 QuizExam15
Chemistry, Part 1 ExamExam10
Chemistry Part 2 QuizExam15
Chemistry, Part 2 ExamExam10
Physics Part 1 QuizExam15
Physics, Part 1 ExamExam10
Physics Part 2 QuizExam15
Physics, Part 2 ExamExam10
Physics Part 3 QuizExam14
Physics, Part 3 ExamExam10
Science Test ReviewExam90
Earth and Space Science Part 1 ExamExam10
Earth and Space Science Part 1 QuizExam15
Earth and Space Science Part 2 ExamExam10
Earth and Space Science Part 2 QuizExam15
Total Points:1544

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