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Use this guide to locate materials that will help you prepare for the GED exam.
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GED is the abbreviation for Certificate of General Educational Development.  The GED test consists of several parts: Science, Reading, Math, Social Studies, and Writing.

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Test Anxiety

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Test-taking strategies for students: Test anxiety
Call Number: DVD 371.26 T342t
ISBN: 1417101350
Publication Date: 2005
Explores the causes and symptoms of test anxiety and discusses strategies to overcome this condition. Discusses the role studying and preparing plays in relieving pre-test stress. Breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation techniques, creative visualization and positive self-talk are demonstrated.

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Test-Taking Power Strategies - LearningExpress Staff
Call Number: 371.26 T342
ISBN: 9781576856338
Publication Date: 2007-08-20
Simple but invaluable tips to Ace any test - the most effective ways to memorize - the 5 classic methods to overcome test anxiety - the right (and wrong) way to cram - the 10 most common test-day problems - and solutions - how test makers try to distract you - how to become an educated guesser


Selected Books

GED books are located at 373.126 at each campus library. 

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Master the GED Test - Peterson's Publishing Staff
Call Number: 373.126 P485 2014
ISBN: 0768937493
Publication Date: 2014-02-18
3 full-length practice tests, including a diagnostic test to determine your strengths and weaknesses, with answer keys and detailed answer explanations for each practice test. In-depth review of each GED test subject with practice questions and easy-to-understand answer explanations, including Language Arts, Writing (Parts I and II); Language Arts, Reading; Social Studies (including Canadian history and government); Science; and Mathematics (Parts I and II). Exercises and drills for every type of question in each GED test subject area, with hundreds of practice questions and detailed answer explanations to reinforce key concepts. Expert strategies to strengthen test-taking skills.

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How to Prepare for the GED Test (with CD-ROM) - Christopher Sharpe; Joseph Reddy
Call Number: 373.126 S532 2014
ISBN: 1438073690
Publication Date: 2013-11-22
The new How to Prepare for the GED® Test offers test-takers a guided approach to taking and passing the exam by building on the skills they already have. Test-takers will benefit from the book's extensive subject reviews that cover all four of the new test sections. The book also includes diagnostic tests and two full-length practice exams with all questions answered and explained. The included CD-ROM offers 2 additional practice tests that simulate the actual testing situation.

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GED: Science (DVD)
Call Number: DVD 373.1265 G295
An in-depth preparation for the GED science test, which covers life science, earth and space science and physical science. (Other titles in this series include Calculator Essentials; Language Arts, Reading; Language Arts, Writing; Mathematics; and Social Studies)


  • LearningExpress Library
    GED Preparation modules available through Learning Express. Take practice exams and study various skills; Spanish language portion is also available.Click here for the Learning Express main page.
  • Aprenda Sobre el Nuevo Examen de GED
    Este tutorial le ofrece una introducción al nuevo examen de GED®. Aprenderá sobre el nuevo formato de examen, practicará con los nuevos tipos de preguntas y se enterará de lo que se evalúa en las cuatro pruebas.


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Jenn Medved
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Oak Creek Campus Librarian / PLI Instructor
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