Getting Started


General Learning Guidelines**
1. Find as much joy in the journey as in the destination
2. Create a personal support and accountability group: friends, family, someone who has earned a GED
3. Develop computer literacy: internet search, keyboarding, and word processing skills
4. Sharpen study skills: time and place to study, note taking tools and methods, organizational processes
5. Write down goals and strategies (including a timeline) for completing the GED

Specific GED Guidelines
1. Take diagnostic pretests and identify learning gaps
2. Create a learning plan to fill the gaps
3. Implement the plan until it is completed (take notes about strengths and challenges)
4. Take practice tests
5. Make arrangements at a GED center to take the tests (May be done at the beginning in order to take pretests and practice tests online

Creating a Learning Plan


*Click here to download above as a Word document getting-started

**From the GED Orientation Student Guide of the Minnesota Literacy Council


GED Study Guides and Videos

The links in this section will take you to GED study guides for taking practice tests in the four GED test areas: Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies.

Study Guide Zone: Download this 82 page study guide or take the practice tests online.

Mometrix Academy: Provides instructional videos and practice tests on most areas.