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Author: Murray Rockowitz; Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
Publisher: Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron's, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 14th edView all editions and formats
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Provides full-length practice exams with answers and explanations, and includes reviews of all test areas from writing skills to science.
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Genre/Form: Study guides
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Murray Rockowitz; Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
ISBN: 9780764136412 0764136410 9780764193224 0764193228 9780764126048 0764126040
OCLC Number: 70778294
Notes: "2007-2008"--Cover.
Revised edition of: How to prepare for the GED high school equivalency exam. c2004.
Description: viii, 931 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Preface --
Introduction to the GED exam --
1. Preparing for the GED exam --
The importance of the GED exam --
The five GED test areas --
About the GED tests --
Organizing your plan of study --
Tactics and strategies in the exam room --
A suggested study plan --
GED web sites --
Using the Casio fx-260solar calculator --
2. A diagnostic exam --
Diagnostic exam --
Test 1 : Language arts, writing, part 1 --
Test 2 : Social Studies --
Test 3 : Science --
Test 4 : Language Arts, Reading --
Test 5 : Mathematics --
Answer keys, summaries of results, and self-appraisal charts --
Answer analysis --
Language arts, writing fundamentals --
3. Sentence structure --
Run-on sentences --
Sentence fragments --
parallel structure --
Misplaced modifiers --
4. Usage --
Agreement --
Case of nouns and pronouns --
Verbs --
Adjectives and adverbs --
Glossary of usage --
5. Mechanics --
Capitalization --
Punctuation --
Spelling (homonyms, possessives, and contractions) --
6. Organization --
Basic rules of organization : unity and coherence --
7. Additional writing skills --
Correct use of words --
Wordiness : the problem of too many words --
A basic 650-word vocabulary --
8. Practice with sample test paragraphs --
Three additional sample test paragraphs with answer analyses. Language arts, writing --
9. The essay --
What is an essay? --
The sentence --
What is a paragraph? --
Types of essays --
Setting up an essay --
Creating quick outlines for essays --
Writing the essay --
Social studies --
10. Reading and interpreting social studies materials --
Government, history, economics, and geography --
Practice with social studies readings --
Practice with interpreting tables, graphs, maps --
Basics in interpreting political cartoons --
Practice with interpreting political cartoons --
practice with interpreting historical documents --
Practice with interpreting photographs --
Practice with interpreting practical documents --
11. Handling social studies skills questions --
Comprehension items --
Application items --
Analysis items --
Evaluation items --
practice with social studies skills questions --
Outline of study for the social studies test --
Glossary of social studies terms --
12. Social studies practice --
Civics and government --
Economics --
History --
Geography. Science --
13. Reading and interpreting science questions --
Single-item questions --
Multiple-item questions based on readings --
Questions based on graphs, diagrams and data tables --
14. Handling science skills questions --
The four skills --
Glossary of scientific terms --
15. Science practice --
Life sciences --
Earth and space science --
Physical science (chemistry) --
Physical science (physics) --
Language arts, reading --
16. Reading and interpreting literature and the arts --
Basic reading skills --
Reading prose, poetry, and drama --
Reading commentary on the arts --
Reading business documents --
Glossary of literary terms --
17. r Language arts and reading practice --
Literature (prose, poetry, and drama) --
Poetry --
Drama --
Commentary on the arts --
Business documents --
Mathematics --
18. Overview --
Basic facts --
Using the Casio fx-260solar calculator --
Filling in answer grids --
19. Numbers and basic operations --
Place values --
Addition --
Subtraction --
Multiplication --
Division --
World problems using basic operations --
Setups --
Parentheses --
Multiple questions on one topic --
Exponents --
Square roots --
Finding square roots with a calculator --
Order of operations --
Mean and median --
Not enough information is given --
Basic geometry. 20. Fractions and measurement --
Writing fraction s--
Equivalent fractions and reducing to lowest terms --
Raising fractions to higher terms --
Converting improper fractions to mixed numbers --
Adding and subtracting fractions --
Lowest common denominator --
Comparing and ordering fractions --
Working with mixed numbers --
Using a calculator for fractions --
Fractions and the answer grid --
Triangles --
Parallelograms --
Standard measurements --
Word problems with fractions --
21. Decimals and percents --
Decimal places --
Decimals and fractional equivalents --
Using zeros with decimals --
Adding and subtracting decimals --
Multiplying decimals --
Dividing decimals --
Scientific notation --
Circles and cylinders --
Percents --
Changing percents to decimals --
Converting fractions and percents --
Comparing and ordering fractions, decimals, and percents --
Solving word problems with percents --
Word problems with percents --
Multistep problems with percents --
percent of increase or decrease. 22. Data analysis --
Tables --
Bar graphs --
Line graphs --
Pie charts --
23. Algebra --
The number line and positive and negative numbers --
Working with variables --
Inequalities --
Multiplying binomials --
Factoring quadratic expressions --
Quadratic equations --
Algebra and word problems --
Setups using variables --
Converting words into algebraic equations --
Converting words to equations and solving --
Multistep algebraic word problems --
Coordinate geometry --
24. Geometry --
Angles --
Geometry and proportion --
Geometry and algebra --
25. Test-taking strategies --
The two-step evaluation --
Skipping and returning --
Plugging in --
Eliminating --
Making an educated guess --
Using the formula page --
Using the practice exams --
26. Practice mathematics test --
Practice test, part 1 --
Practice test, part 2 --
Answer key --
Answer analysis. Two practice exams --
Practice exam one --
Test 1 : Language arts, writing, part 1 --
Test 1 : Language arts, writing, part 2 --
Test 2 : Social studies --
Test 3 : Science --
Test 4 : Language arts, reading --
Test 5 : Mathematics --
Answer keys, summaries of results, and self-appraisal charts --
Answer analysis --
Practice exam two --
Test 1 : Language arts, writing, part 1 --
Test 1 : Language arts, writing. part 2 --
Test 2 : Social studies --
Test 3 : Science --
Test 4 : Language arts, reading --
Test 5 : Mathematics --
Answer keys, summaries of results, and self-appraisal charts --
Answer analysis --
Acknowledgments.
Other Titles: General educational development test, high school equivalency exam
High school equivalency exam
Barron's GED, high school equivalency exam
How to prepare for the GED high school equivalency exam.
Responsibility: Murray Rockowitz [and others].
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