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.

Self-Paced, Online Class
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  • 96
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  • 37
    average time
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Course Description

Master the GED: Your Gateway to a Brighter Future

In the dynamic landscape of modern education, the GED (General Educational Development) test serves as a pivotal milestone for many. Whether you’re aiming to accelerate your academic journey or unlock new vocational avenues, obtaining your GED can be transformative. Our meticulously designed online course serves as the ultimate compass to guide you through this essential rite of passage.

Why Our Course Stands Out:

  • Comprehensive Insights: Dive deep into the architecture of the GED test. We demystify the format, illuminating the core areas and content ensuring you're well-prepared for every twist and turn.

  • Resource-Rich Learning: From astute test-taking strategies to enlightening exercises and assignments, our course is brimming with tools to propel your GED preparation to stellar heights. Supplement your learning with our curated netlinks, offering deep-dives into critical topics — all at your own pace.

  • Holistic Coverage: The GED is a vast ocean of knowledge, segmented into four crucial streams: Reasoning through Language Arts, Social Studies, Science Studies, and Mathematical Reasoning. While you won't be expected to know every ripple and wave, understanding the major currents is paramount. Our course, acting as your navigator, provides concise summaries and an abundance of practice resources for each pivotal topic.

In a world where knowledge truly is power, our GED prep course stands as a beacon for those eager to harness their potential. Whether you're reigniting past aspirations or embarking on a fresh academic endeavor, this course is tailored to ensure you walk into the GED test center with confidence and walk out with triumph.

Embrace this opportunity, enroll with us, and let's chart a course to a brighter, more promising future. Your success story starts here!


Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
4.6 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
"Extraordinarily Helpful"
(2,906 votes)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Geography

    Lesson material will include topics involving mapping, latitude and longitude, time zones, topography, climate, and population distribution.
  • World History, pt. 1

    Lesson material will review topics of early humanity and civilizations.
  • World History, pt. 2

    Lesson material will include topics involving the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, The Reformation and The Age of Enlightenment
  • World History, pt. 3

    Lesson material will include topics involving the French Revolution, Central America, Eastern Europe, the Industrial Revolution, and World War 1.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

    This lesson will go over information and formatting details of the Science Test for the GED.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Chemistry, pt. 2

    When elements combine in a chemical reaction, a new compound is formed that has properties different from the original components.
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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.

Additional Course Information

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Course Title: GED Test Preparation
Course Number: 8900370
Lessons Rating: 4.6 / 5 Stars (2,906 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: September 2023
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