These GED online classes are updated for the 2017 GED test. Our online classes make use of innovative learning strategies that guarantee to close skills- and knowledge gaps quickly. MyCareerTools’ learning method uses best practices such as interleaving (mixing several related skills together) and repetition to help your brain learn faster.
Short Videos, Big Results
These online classes include lots of brief videos, full of information and facts, to help you prepare for tests in successive, bite-sized steps. They unleash your potential. To start your practice just click on the subject and follow the instructions on the page. Our GED classes include the following topics:
- Math GED-TASC-HiSET Online Classes including Fractions, Decimals, Equations, Geometry, Probability, Statistics, Percentages, Ratios, and Proportions
- Language GED-TASC-HiSET Online Classes including Reading Comprehension, Writing, and Language Conventions
- Social Studies GED-TASC-HiSET Online Classes including U.S. History, World History, Government and Civics, Economics, and Geography
- Science GED-TASC-HiSET Online Classes including Life Science, Space Science, Earth Science, Chemistry, Physics, and Test Strategy
Backed By The Latest Learning Science
Every MyCareerTools lesson “speaks” to today’s brains and the tendency of having a shorter attention span. Our free GED video lessons contain a short video, text, and a mini-practice test. During online GED classes, you will study independently so being familiar with productivity techniques can be super useful.
Here are our suggestions: set up SMART goals and use the Pomodoro method.
SMART Goals Setting for GED Programs
SMART is a best practice framework for setting goals. A SMART goal should be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-bound.
Specific: This is NOT a SMART goal: Get my GED for better education.
This is a SMART goal: after getting my GED, I want to study nursing.
Measurable: NOT a SMART goal: “Spend more time learning.”
Smart goal: “Learn three times a week.”
Actionable: NOT a SMART goal: “be more consistent in learning
Smart goal: “Watch 5 videos per week.”
Realistic: NOT a SMART goal: “pass all GED exams in 2 weeks.”
Smart goal: “Pass one GED test in 2 months.”
Time-bound: NOT a SMART goal: “Get a GED diploma.”
Smart goal: “Get a GED diploma by June 21st.”
GED Online Classes + Pomodoro Method
The Pomodoro Method is the productivity technique based on working in 25-minute blocks. After every block, you would take a 5-minute break and then work for 25 minutes again. People work 2 or 4 of Pomodoro’s in a row with the 5-minute break in between. Then, usually, people take a much longer break. Setting your mind to work for “just 25 minutes” is much easier than thinking “I have to learn GED Math today.”
New GED Exam and Online GED Classes
The latest version of the GED exam (introduced in January 2014) has become more challenging in general. Therefore preparation is now necessary. Our free online GED classes include lessons in all four testing subject fields and are followed by short GED practice tests.
The GED online program has lessons that are divided into chapters, and at the end of each chapter there is a 20-45 questions GED practice test. These video lessons are short and easy to remember. Please choose one of the subjects to start learning.
GED Test Structure
The GED test consists of four sub-tests on these subject areas:
Literacy (Reasoning through Language Arts – reading and writing combined), Science, Math (Mathematical Reasoning), and Social Studies.
You will need a little over seven hours to complete the entire GED test battery, but you can take one test at a time within a 2-year time frame.
- Reasoning through Language Arts (reading and writing combined). Students need to be able to understand longer passages (400-900 words), read faster and scan for relevant information. Schedule: Reasoning through Language Arts will take: 150 minutes (including a 10-minute break).
- Mathematical Reasoning. Students have access to an embedded calculator, the TI-30xs. Mathematical Reasoning is 115 minutes.
- Science. The test contains 40% Life Science, 40% physical science, and 20% Earth/Space science. Science is 90 minutes.
- Social Studies. The test contains 50% Civics and government, 20% United States history, 15% economics, and 15% geography and the world. Social Studies is 90 minutes.
The GED exam is offered in English and Spanish.
The GED exam has gone through its biggest renovation since it was introduced in 1942, and to remain a reliable option to determine a student’s capacities, the program standards have gone up. HiSET and TASC exams include five tests as the section ‘Literacy’ is split up in a reading and a writing test.
Keep in mind: The new GED program allows you to take one of the four tests (modules) at a time. Prepare for one section, pass that test, and move ahead to the next part. The passing score on each subtest is 145 on a 100-200 scale. Your scores are valid for two years.
Productivity and GED online classes
Needed: GED Exam Confidence
A good study routine and adequate preparation are essential factors in becoming confident for exams. Nothing can replace being well prepared. Try thinking positively and challenge your negative thoughts about your ability to perform in exams. Do you know these lyrics?
“A little thing called confidence
There’s no job too immense when you’ve got
You’ll be surprised what you can do
If you will only try.”
Elvis Presley “Clambake.”
GED Online Prep and managing your time
Adult learners are engaged in multiple roles, and this impacts the time and the energy they can devote to their role as the student. Unlike many younger students, attending classes is not a full-time occupation for them. Usually, learning is a secondary activity that needs to be accomplished besides their tasks as parents, spouses, or full-time job so that they can spend less time on their study.
How to overcome this problem
- Prioritize your tasks. Rank all your tasks according to importance or urgency to plan your day and focus your mind.
- Remember the 80/20 rule also known as a Pareto rule. It means that 80 percent of your outcomes come from 20 percent of your inputs. Focus on the most crucial 20 percent of your workload, because your performance would still be high.
- Set realistic deadlines for your tasks
What else helps?
- Sharing the newly learned knowledge with friends or family
- Keeping a learning journal.
- Tracking your progress. I use trello.com. It helps me to keep track of my goals and helps me to realize what I learned by setting goals (written goals)
- Self-expressing online via blogs
GED Online Prep will be a waste of money if you don’t keep learning. It is only natural that you will meet some obstacles in the form of your stubborn mind, your low self-esteem as a learner, or just because of lack of time management.