How to prepare for the GED test fast
The most frequently asked question by prospective students is: ‘how can I get my GED® test, HiSET, or TASC diploma fast?’ And here you can read also about GED courses.
We asked students who successfully got their HSE (high school equivalency) Diploma in a short time what worked best for them best. These are the top 6 tips you should keep in mind:
1. Choose the program that supports fast learning and that keep you motivated
Kevin says: The fastest way to get your GED test, TASC, or HiSET diploma is to study online. Online GED-HiSET-TASC preparation gives you the freedom to study at the time that’s best for you and at your own pace. It eliminates all the stress and embarrassment of the classroom. You don’t need to worry about not understanding a lesson, and you can repeat topics as many times as you want. We also offer a free GED- program, at no cost and easy to follow.
2. Don’t waste time on stuff that is not relevant – How do I know what to learn?
You need to know what you don’t know, says Alice, a private GED test tutor. In other words, you should test your knowledge, and try GED practice tests. Use these as often as possible because if you don’t know what areas you need to study, you may waste a lot of time and energy. Taking a practice test is the first step in your test preparation, and by doing this you will better understand what you need to focus on. Keeping track of what questions were difficult and understanding your GED-HiSET-TASC practice test scores can help you plan what you need to study.
3. Apply what you study. How to check what you learned…
Just reading a textbook or a guide is not an efficient way to learn, says Maria. Many of us don’t know how to absorb all the information in a book. By applying what you’re studying to real-life situations and problems, you will keep the knowledge and be able to use it on a test. In other words, try as many assignments as you can, and solve the tasks related to the knowledge from the textbook.
If we don’t use knowledge, it doesn’t mean anything to us. Imagine learning to drive a car from a book. It wouldn’t work. You need to get behind the wheel.
4. Focus on thinking skills
While the GED test, TASC, and HiSET exams test basic reading, writing, and math skills, the focus is not on memorizing facts or equations. The HiSET, TASC, and GED tests are designed to test your ability to solve problems, evaluate situations, and analyze information. Hone your thinking skills in these areas by learning about inferences, evaluation, and analysis. Thinking critically and clearly will help with every subject of the High School Equivalency test, adds Alice.
Test your knowledge, take a Math GED Practice test
5. Allow yourself enough time to study – How Much Do I Need to Study?
It is wise to give yourself enough time to study properly and organize your study time, says Melissa. You may want to give some subject areas more study time than others, so find the balance that you feel comfortable with.
By using an effective online program and studying just one hour a week, most students pass the GED test, TASC, or HiSET exam in 3 to 4 months. I studied online every day and I was ready to pass the exam in 5 weeks, says Kevin.
So, by giving up just one TV show a week, you can achieve a real change in your life. Do you have a problem with staying motivated?
6. What can help me to learn faster?
There is no magic solution, says Anna. You need to put in a little work and stick to the learning plan. But there are a few things that will keep you focused, increase your confidence and stimulate positive thinking. I got an enormous boost of energy from changing to a healthy diet.
Drink a lot of water, at least 1.5-2.0 liter per day. Water is really important because it keeps you hydrated. Drinking alcohol will dehydrate you and cause you to forget things.
Make sure your diet includes magnesium. Magnesium is a mineral that is considered to eliminate stress in the brain. It can help with improving your memory and enhancing your learning skills. There are some foods that contain magnesium, such as whole grains, leafy green vegetables, milk, and seafood.