Online Class: GED Test Preparation

An e-course preparing you to take the GED (General Educational Development) test. GED testing format is explained and broken down to highlight the 5 testing areas along with the content each of these sections covers. Course will provide resources from test tips and strategies, practice tests and recommended books, to researched netlinks.

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  • 96
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  • 4,358
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  • 37
    Hours
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  • 3.7
    CEUs
 
 

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.

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  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
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  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Course Lessons

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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. 1 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: Is this your first online course?; Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Introduction Assignment

Reasoning Through Language Arts Test (RLA)

A review of this section of the GED exam 0 Total Points

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 Additional lesson topics: Avoiding Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers; How to Understand the Difference Between Active and Passive Voice; The Subordinate Conjunction; Sentence Fragments 57 Total Points
  • Assessment: Sentence Structure Exam
  • Assessment: Sentence Structure Practice 1
  • Assessment: Sentence Structure Practice 2
  • Assessment: Sentence Structure Practice 3
  • Assessment: Sentence Structure Practice 4
  • Assessment: Sentence Structure Practice 5
  • Assessment: Sentence Structure Practice 6

Basic English Usage, Grammar and Mechanics Practice pt.2

Topics include: capitalization, punctuation, and spelling. Additional lesson topics: Capitalization and Punctuation Rules 40 Total Points
  • Assessment: Mechanics Exam
  • Assessment: Mechanics Practice 1
  • Assessment: Mechanics Practice 2
  • Assessment: Mechanics Practice 3

Basic English Usage, Grammar and Mechanics Practice pt.3

Topics include: Paragraph composition, topic sentences, and unity and coherence within a paragraph. Additional lesson topics: Basic Paragraph Structure; Paragraph Structure 23 Total Points
  • Assessment: Organization Exam
  • Assessment: Organization Practice

Reading Comprehension Practice

Reading Comprehension strategies will be discussed with a focus on the point of view used in reading and writing. Additional lesson topics: Common Themes; Elements of Literature; Understanding Point of View 25 Total Points
  • Assessment: Language Arts, Reading Exam 1-3
  • Assessment: Language Arts, Reading Quiz 1-3

Interpreting Fictional Text

This lesson will focus on understanding how to interpret fictional writing Additional lesson topics: Characterization; Drama; Interpreting Fiction 25 Total Points
  • Assessment: Language Arts, Reading Exam 6
  • Assessment: Language Arts, Reading Quiz 6

Interpreting Nonfiction Text

In this lesson, we're going to learn how to read and interpret nonfiction in preparation for your GED test. Additional lesson topics: Biographical Criticism; Nonfiction 63 Total Points
  • Assessment: Language Arts, Reading Exam 7-8
  • Assessment: Language Arts and Reading Review Test
  • Assessment: Language Arts, Reading Quiz 7-8

Writing Practice

This lesson will break down how to write on the GED exam 8 Total Points
  • Review 4 Practice Worksheets
  • Assessment: Essay Question 1 Exam
  • Assessment: Essay Practice 1

MATHEMATICAL REASONING TEST

This lesson will go over information and formatting that will be on the Mathematics Exam. 0 Total Points

Whole Numbers and Operations

Lesson topics include Basic Operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division), and solving word problems with Basic Operations. Additional lesson topics: Division Topics; Multiplication Topics; Addition Topics; Subtraction Topics; Order of Operations; Solving Basic Math Word Problems Video 30 Total Points
  • Review 2 Practice Worksheets
  • Assessment: Whole Numbers & Operations Practice

Number Properties, Exponents, Roots

Lesson topics include powers, exponents and square roots, as well as Order of Operations Additional lesson topics: Exponents: Basic Rules; List of Perfect Squares; How to find a square root of a number; Order of Operations 27 Total Points
  • Review Practice Worksheet: AssignmentPractice21.pdf
  • Assessment: Number Sense Practice

Decimal Numbers

Lesson topics include place value and ordering decimals, decimal operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division). Additional lesson topics: Comparing Decimals; Dividing Decimals; Decimal: Place Value; Scientific Notation; Rounding Decimals; Adding Decimals; Subtracting Decimals; Multiplying Decimals 25 Total Points
  • Review 2 Practice Worksheets
  • Assessment: Decimal Numbers Practice

Fractions and Fraction Operations

Lesson topics include fractions and fraction operations, types of fractions, and operations with fractions Additional lesson topics: Comparing Fractions; Dividing Fractions; Adding and Subtracting Fractions; Multiplying Mixed Fractions; Fractions; Multiplying Fractions 29 Total Points
  • Review Practice Worksheet: AssignmentPRACTICE42.pdf
  • Assessment: Fractions & Fraction Operations Practice

Percents

Lesson topics include converting percents to fractions and decimals (and vice versa!), and solving percent problems and interest problems. Additional lesson topics: Converting Between Decimals, Fractions and Percents; Solving Percent Problems Video 25 Total Points
  • Review 2 Practice Worksheets
  • Assessment: Percents Practice

Number Relationships

Lesson topics include signed numbers, and multiplying & dividing signed numbers Additional lesson topics: Absolute Value; Signed Integers 25 Total Points
  • Review 2 Practice Worksheets
  • Assessment: Number Relationships Practice

Rates, Ratios and Proportions

Lesson topics include ratios, rates, and proportions Additional lesson topics: Application of Proportions Video; Proportions: Introduction; Interpret Tables Practice; Solving Simple Interest Problems; Ratio and Rates Video 24 Total Points
  • Review 2 Practice Worksheets
  • Assessment: Statistics & Data Analysis Practice

Probability

Lesson topics include probability, probability range, and dependent probability. Additional lesson topics: 24 Total Points
  • Review 2 Practice Worksheets
  • Assessment: Probability Practice

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. Additional lesson topics: Data; Interpret Tables Practice 25 Total Points
  • Review 2 Practice Worksheets
  • Assessment: Data Analysis Practice

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 Additional lesson topics: Algebraic Expression Video; Distance Between Several Distance; Basic Graphing; Simplifying Expressions; Solving Equations and Inequalities; Multiplying Algebraic Expressions; Practice Multi Step Expressions; Algebra Factoring; Learn to Solve Word Problems 25 Total Points
  • Review 2 Practice Worksheets
  • Assessment: Algebra Practice

Algebraic Operations

In this lesson, you will learn (or review) how to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division in the context of algebra. Additional lesson topics: Quiz on the Order of Operations; Practice quiz on Order of Operations; Quiz on Properties of Equality; Algebraic Properties of Equality 11 Total Points
  • Assessment: Algebraic Operations

Linear Equations and Inequalities

This lesson will introduce you to linear equations and inequalities, including their properties, graphs, and solutions. Additional lesson topics: Video of Graphing Linear Functions; Solve Linear Inequalities Tutorial; Graphing Linear Inequalities 21 Total Points
  • Assessment: Linear Equations
  • Assessment: Linear Inequalities

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. Additional lesson topics: Graphing a Linear Equation; Video of Graphing of Systems of Linear Inequalities; Systems of linear inequalities 20 Total Points
  • Assessment: Systems of Linear Equations
  • Assessment: Systems of Linear Inequalities

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. Additional lesson topics: Graphing Functions 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Functions

Geometry

Lesson topics include geometry vocabulary as well as measurements, angles and triangles relationships. Additional lesson topics: Lines, Rays and Angles; Measurement and Geometry; Calculating Volume; Trigonometric Ratio; Pythagoras' Theorem; Review of Basic Geometry 138 Total Points
  • Review 2 Practice Worksheets
  • Assessment: Geometry Practice
  • Assessment: The Mathematical Reasoning Post Test

THE SOCIAL STUDIES TEST

This lesson will go over information and question formatting that will be on this section of the GED exam. Additional lesson topics: Guide to Reading Social Science: How to work through long reading assignments; Tips for Passing the GED Test: Social Studies Section 9 Total Points
  • Assessment: How to Read Social Studies Questions Practice

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. Additional lesson topics: Amending the Consitution; Types of Political Systems; US Government 16 Total Points
  • Assessment: Civics and Government, Part 1 Exam
  • Assessment: Civics and Government Practice Part 1

Civics and Government, pt. 2

Just as the United States has a federal, or national, government, each state has their own government as well. Additional lesson topics: History of US Political Parties; State Governments; US Monetary Policy 16 Total Points
  • Assessment: Civics and Government, Part 2 Exam
  • Assessment: Civics and Government Practice Part 2

Economics, pt. 1

Lesson material will include topics involving the factors of production, economics and governments, supply and demand, imports and exports, and inflation. Additional lesson topics: Capitalism; Economic Systems; Balance of Trade; Inflation; Economics: GED Test Prep; Factors of Production 15 Total Points
  • Assessment: Economics, Part 1 Exam
  • Assessment: Economic Practice Part 1

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. Additional lesson topics: Economic Growth; Fiscal Policy; Effects of Consumerism; US Fiscal Policy; GDP 20 Total Points
  • Assessment: Economics, Part 2 Exam
  • Assessment: Economics Practice 2

Geography

Lesson material will include topics involving mapping, latitude and longitude, time zones, topography, climate, and population distribution. Additional lesson topics: Longitude and Latitude; Time Zones; Population; World Climates; What is a Map? 21 Total Points
  • Assessment: Geography Exam
  • Assessment: Geography Practice

World History, pt. 1

Lesson material will review topics of early humanity and civilizations. Additional lesson topics: Ancient Egypt; Greek Empire 19 Total Points
  • Assessment: World History, Part 1 Exam
  • Assessment: World History Practice Part 1

World History, pt. 2

Lesson material will include topics involving the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, The Reformation and The Age of Enlightenment Additional lesson topics: Chinese Dynasties; Some Theories on the Origins of Religion; Roots of the Reformation; The Renaissance Period; The Enlightenment 16 Total Points
  • Assessment: World History, Part 2 Exam
  • Assessment: World History Practice Part 2

World History, pt. 3

Lesson material will include topics involving the French Revolution, Central America, Eastern Europe, the Industrial Revolution, and World War 1. Additional lesson topics: The First World War; History of Central America; Industrial Revolution; Eastern Europe: History and Politics; The French Revolutions 17 Total Points
  • Assessment: World History, Part 3 Exam
  • Assessment: World History Practice Part 3

World History, pt. 4

Lesson material will include topics involving the Russian Revolution and the rise of Communism, relationships between India and Pakistan , and the impact of technology on the world. Additional lesson topics: World War 2 18 Total Points
  • Assessment: World History, Part 4 Exam
  • Assessment: World History Practice Part 4

U.S. History, pt. 1

Lesson material will include topics involving the beginning of the formation of the United States, the formation of the American government, and the development of the Declaration of Independence. Additional lesson topics: The Constitutional Convention of 1787; The Articles of Confederation; Declaration of Independence; The Federalist Papers 19 Total Points
  • Assessment: US History, Part 1 Exam
  • Assessment: U.S. History Practice Part 1

U.S. History, pt. 2

Lesson material will include topics involving the beginning of U.S. domestic and foreign policy, the War of 1812, the Civil War, and the impact of the Industrial Revolution in the U.S. Additional lesson topics: Overview of the Industrial Revolution; Causes of the Civil War; American Civil War 16 Total Points
  • Assessment: US History, Part 2 Exam
  • Assessment: U.S. History Practice Part 2

U. S. History, pt. 3

Lesson material will include topics involving the United States as a world power, U.S. role in World War 1, the Suffrage Movement, the Roaring Twenties, the Stock Market Crash, and the New Deal. Additional lesson topics: The Roaring Twenties; The Fight for Woman's Suffrage; The New Deal; America in World War 1; The Stock Market Crash of 1929 17 Total Points
  • Assessment: US History, Part 3 Exam
  • Assessment: U.S. History Practice Part 3

U.S. History, pt. 4

Lesson material will include topics involving the United States in World War II, The Korean Conflict, and the Eisenhower presidency. Additional lesson topics: The US Army in WWII; Eisenhower's Presidency; The Korean War; American in WWII; US involvement in the Korean War 16 Total Points
  • Assessment: US History, Part 4 Exam
  • Assessment: U.S. History Practice Part 4

U.S. History, pt. 5

Lesson material will include topics involving the Kennedy Presidency, the Vietnam War, the Watergate Scandal, and the end of the Twentieth Century. Additional lesson topics: Vietnam War; The Late Twentieth Century; The Kennedy Presidency; Watergate 149 Total Points
  • Assessment: US History, Part 5 Exam
  • Assessment: Social Studies Post Test
  • Assessment: U.S. History Practice Part 5

THE SCIENCE TEST

This lesson will go over information and formatting details of the Science Test for the GED. Additional lesson topics: Practice Science Test 0 Total Points
  • Review 5 Practice Worksheets

Life Science: Biology pt. 1

This lesson will discuss topics including: the cell, structure of the Eukaryotic animal cell, structure Of the Eukaryotic plant cell, functions of a typical cell, diffusion, active transport, protein synthesis of cells, types of reproduction, genetics, an Additional lesson topics: Evolution and Natural Selection; Cell Biology; Energy Cycle in Living Things; Chemical Basis of Life; Biological Classification of Organisms; Virtual Cell Biology; Multicellular Organisms; Life: Levels of Organization 25 Total Points
  • Assessment: Biology Part 1 Exam
  • Assessment: Life Science: Biology Part 1 Quiz

Life Science: Biology pt. 2

Several hundred years ago, as science began to advance, scholars needed a well organized system to talk about the vast number of organisms on the planet. Additional lesson topics: Ecosystems; Classification of Plants; Earth on Edge; Biology of Plants; Natural Selection 25 Total Points
  • Assessment: Biology Part 2 Exam
  • Assessment: Biology Part 2 Quiz

Chemistry, pt. 1

Just as the cell is the basic building block of life, the atom is the basic unit of matter. There are just over 100 types of atoms in the known universe, and these tiny particles combine to make all matter. Additional lesson topics: How Nuclear Power Works; Atomic Theory; Electrons; Different Types of Atoms; Energy Changes; Periodic Law; Nuclear Energy; Acid-Base Chemistry; How Atoms Work; Structure and Behavior of Matter; Periodic Table of the Elements 25 Total Points
  • Assessment: Chemistry Part 1 Quiz
  • Assessment: Chemistry, Part 1 Exam

Chemistry, pt. 2

When elements combine in a chemical reaction, a new compound is formed that has properties different from the original components. Additional lesson topics: Acids, Bases, and Salts; Reactions and Equilibrium 25 Total Points
  • Assessment: Chemistry Part 2 Quiz
  • Assessment: Chemistry, Part 2 Exam

Physics, pt. 1

Physics is at work in your life every day. Its what keeps you from floating out into space and what keeps your car moving forward as you roll downhill. Additional lesson topics: Reflection, Refraction and Diffusion; Energy; Nuclear Physics; Magnetism; Properties of Waves; Types of Forces; Six Kinds of Simple Machines; Work, Energy, and Power; Conservation Laws 25 Total Points
  • Assessment: Physics Part 1 Quiz
  • Assessment: Physics, Part 1 Exam

Physics, pt. 2

Heat is a type of energy that results from the movement of atoms in molecules in a substance. Heat is measured in Joules, BTUs, or Calories and it refers directly to the amount of energy. Additional lesson topics: Sonic Booms; Heat Transfer; Photon; Heat Energy; The Nature of Light; Waves 25 Total Points
  • Assessment: Physics Part 2 Quiz
  • Assessment: Physics, Part 2 Exam

Physics, pt. 3

Electricity is a secondary source of energy that has to be converted from another primary source, like coal, water, or solar energy. Additional lesson topics: How a Battery Works; Electricity; Batteries; Power Production 24 Total Points
  • Assessment: Physics Part 3 Quiz
  • Assessment: Physics, Part 3 Exam

Earth and Space Science pt. 1

Our Sun is one of billions of stars in the known universe. It is a yellow star, and it is a pretty good example of most of the known stars, with a few minor exceptions. Additional lesson topics: Plate Tectonics; Continental Drifts; Galaxies; Forces That Shape the Earth; Earth; Star Facts; Nine Planets; Life Cycle of a Star; The Oceans; Stars and Galaxies; Clean Air Act; Geologic Timeline; The Earth's Surface; Types of Stars; Rocks; Stars 25 Total Points
  • Assessment: Earth and Space Science Part 1 Exam
  • Assessment: Earth and Space Science Part 1 Quiz

Earth and Space Science pt. 2

Paleontologists work to reconstruct the Earth's ancient history by studying fossils, the traces of past life. Additional lesson topics: Water Cycle; Stratigraphy; Paleontology; What Are Fossils? 115 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: What is your opinion of this course?; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Assessment: Earth and Space Science Part 2 Exam
  • Assessment: Earth and Space Science Part 2 Quiz
  • Assessment: Science Test Review
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Total Course Points
 

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.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 

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Course Title: GED Test Preparation
Course Number: 8900370
Lessons Rating: 4.6 / 5 Stars (2,860 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas.
Last Updated: April 2022
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
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 Kristan
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $150.00 U.S. dollars

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