GED Language Arts

GED Online Language Arts video lessons are the most efficient solutions to assist you in preparing for the GED® Language subtest. So, practice away!

Here you’ll find online GED video lessons, numerous practice tests, and revisions of important GED Language Arts concepts.

The GED exam is a set of four independent modules or subtests in the academic fields of Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies.

These free online GED Language video lessons address the basic concepts of Reading Comprehension, Grammar, and how to write the GED Essay.

GED applicants must be familiar with these subject areas if they want to be successful on the GED RLA subtest.

The GED Reasoning through Language Arts module has around 53 questions and you are given 150 minutes (including a 10-minute break) to complete the subtest.

In these GED video lessons, a teacher will provide step-by-step instruction followed by a mini quiz so you can check your knowledge along the way. All these GED video lessons come with transcripts and quizzes.

What is on the GED RLA subtest?

On the RLA subtest, you have to demonstrate your proficiency in reading texts closely, writing in a clear and structured way, how to edit your text, and how well you comprehend texts in their contexts.

You must understand English grammar rules and know how to use these rules correctly and probably will have to enhance your reading comprehension skills as well.

The GED Reasoning through Language Arts subtest has three sections that must be completed with a 150-minute time frame. Ther RAL subtest includes a 10-minute pause.

You will be provided with two text types to read: an informational text (an actual text from a workplace and/or a non-fiction text) and a literary text. The informational text (the first part) will make up some 75% of all the GED RLA questions while the literary text makes up some 25% of the RLA questions.

The RLA subtest doesn’t include any poems or poetry text and throughout the test, you are analyzing, reading, and applying competencies are measured as well.

Section 1 of the GED RLA test assesses your reading and writing competencies and will be around 35 minutes long. This is the grammar part that includes, for example, passages that have errors in the sentence structure, word usage, punctuation, or capitalization.

After reading the sentences, you need to answer the questions. Some questions may refer to sentences or words that are written or spelled incorrectly. Generally, the correct answer will produce a sentence that’s consistent with the rules of grammar (for example verb tense) and the viewpoint that’s found in the text.

The GED Essay

The second part of the GED RLA subtest is the Essay part. This is also called the Extended Response section. For this part, you are given 45 minutes. You will be given two passages that come with opposing views on some topic. After you’ve read the texts, you must indicate which of the viewpoints is supported better.

The GED RLA Essay will be graded in accordance to how well you analyzed the given arguments and evidence, how you developed the ideas, how you structured your essay, how clear you expressed your ideas and arguments, and in how far you command Standard English.

After a break, you’ll have to deal with the third part of the GED RLA subtest. This is all about writing and reading comprehension. For this part, you’ll be provided with a text that’s usually between 500 and 900 words and you are given 60 minutes to complete this part.

Getting well prepared is key! With our free online video lessons and practice tests, we support you with boosting your basic English grammar competencies, developing your reading comprehension skills, and mastering a decent level of English reading and writing. These free GED video lessons and GED practice tests are very efficient and will get you all set for the GED Language subtest fast. Additionally, we have developed some very effective GED test-taking strategies that will definitely help you to fast-track your GED prep efforts.

The GED test must be taken entirely on a computer and the four independent GED modules are quite challenging. The passing score on each of the four modules is 145 on a 100-200 scale and getting optimally prepared is crucial! Even students who feel that this Literacy section will cause them little to no problems must get comfortable with all of the subject matter. Our free GED RLA lessons and practice tests will do that.

Many GED applicants haven’t been to school for several years and they really must brush up their basic knowledge and feel comfortable with computer-based testing.

The four independent GED subtests are measured on a 100-200 scale. These are the scoring ranges:
100-144 range: below-passing score
145-164 range: high school equivalency score
165-174 range: college-ready score
175-200 range: college-ready plus college credit score

Who created these GED RLA lessons?

The online GED RLA video lessons and GED practice tests are created by Covcel GED Prep, a premium GED prep course that generously allowed us to use more than 115 of their online GED video lessons and practice tests. The Covcel course is developed by experienced tutors and Ph.D. degree holders from some of America’s best-reputed universities. Read more about the Covcel GED course here.

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