I study every day. I am thinking that the GED is very hard, but my friend that took the GED before said it’s not that hard. I don’t believe them, so is the GED test hard or not?
I left school because I didn’t like school, and I want to get my GED because I am thinking about the future.
Hussein, 18, Oaklawn, IL
A lot of people don’t know what to expect when they go to get their GED. How hard is it? The truth is, the GED is not too hard… you can pass it with the right kind of studying. The good news is you don’t need to know a lot of math formulas or facts about history. You do need to know how to read, write, do some math, and think critically about what you read… figure out what it means. The GED is set up so that 60% of high school seniors could pass the test, and it can seem difficult if you don’t have the right preparation.
The best way to judge how much studying you need, and what kind of studying you need to do, is to take a GED practice test. Then, you can see exactly what kinds of questions are on the test and what you’ll be expected to do. The GED Academy has both online practice tests and official practice test booklets.
You also need to be sure your study program is really working for you. Choose a program that can teach you how to approach and answer real GED-type questions, with an emphasis on how to think through the question to find the right answer. If you need to learn math, make sure the book or study program you’re using explains math in a way you can understand. If you need help finding a good study program, check out The GED Academy Study Program.
Good luck! You can pass!