McGraw-Hill's GED with CD-Rom: The Most Complete and Reliable Study Program for the GED Tests

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America's #1 guide to acing the GED just got better

Fully updated to reflect the latest exam guidelines, McGraw-Hill's GED has established itself as the bestselling GED study guide by giving the hundreds of thousands of people who each year take the high school equivalency exam everything they need to ace the test. It features precisely targeted assessments, easy-to-follow instructions, extensive practice, and simulated GED tests for all five subject areas covered in the ...

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Overview

America's #1 guide to acing the GED just got better

Fully updated to reflect the latest exam guidelines, McGraw-Hill's GED has established itself as the bestselling GED study guide by giving the hundreds of thousands of people who each year take the high school equivalency exam everything they need to ace the test. It features precisely targeted assessments, easy-to-follow instructions, extensive practice, and simulated GED tests for all five subject areas covered in the exam--Language Arts, Writing; Social Studies; Science; Language Arts, Reading; and Mathematics.

Enhanced with interactive capability, McGraw-Hill's GED with CD-ROM now combines the strengths of the market-leading book with the versatility of the CD-ROM:

  • Coverage of the latest additions to the test, including sections on the GED essay, critical thinking skills, and graphs and
  • Illustrations
  • Priceless test-taking tips from a veteran
  • GED test prep expert
  • Guidelines for using the Casio fx-260 solar calculator for the mathematics sections
  • A total of four full-length practice tests--two in the book and two additional ones on the CD-ROM
  • Automatic marking and score analysis on the CD-ROM, including an additional diagnostic test that targets strengths and weaknesses
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071451994
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/27/2005
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1184
  • Sales rank: 53,988
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Patricia Mulchrone is a professor emerita in the adult educational development department at William Rainey Harper College, Palatine, Illinois.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xiii
To the Student xvii
PRETESTS Language Arts, Writing Pretest 3
Part I: Editing 3
Part II: The Essay 9
Answer Key and Evaluation Chart 10
Social Studies Pretest 13
Answer Key and Evaluation Chart 23
Science Pretest 27
Answer Key and Evaluation Chart 37
Language Arts, Reading Pretest 39
Answer Key and Evaluation Chart 48
Mathematics Pretest 51
Answer Key and Evaluation Chart 57
LANGUAGE ARTS, WRITING CHAPTER 1 Basic English Usage
What is standard English? Writing in Complete Sentences
Parts of Speech
What is a noun?
What is a verb?
Subject-Verb Agreement
What is a pronoun?
Identifying Antecedents
65 65 68 69 73 87 91 95
CHAPTER 2 Sentence Structure
Three Characteristics of a Sentence 105
Run-ons and Comma Splices 108
Sentence Combining 110
Using Active and Passive Voice 119
Sentence Structure and Types of Questions on the GED Test 121
Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers 126
Parallel Structure 129
I Table of Contents
CHAPTER 3 Mechanics135
Capitalization Punctuation Spelling 135 139 147
CHAPTER 4 Organization 153
Paragraph Composition 153
Text Division 157
Paragraph Unity 160
Paragraph Coherence 162
CHAPTER 5Preparing for the GED Essay
The Writing Process Types of Writing The Written Product
Example Essay
What You Should Know about the GED Test Essay Making the Most of Your Time
Sample Topics for Practice
LanguagE! Arts, Writing Answer Key Critical Thinking Skills for the GED
Knowledge--Forming, Attaining, or Recalling Concepts Comprehension-Understanding What You Read Application-
-Applying What You Read Analysis-Examining What You Read Synthesis-Putting Elements Together to Form a New Whole Evaluation-•Judging What You Read
Interpreting Graphs and Illustrations
Interpreting Graphs
Interpreting Maps
Interpreting Tables
Interpreting Editorial Cartoons
Critical Thinking Skills for the GED Answer Key
213 217 231 237 263 271 275 275 283 285 286 288
Table of Contents I V
SOCIAL STUDIES
CHAPTER 1 World History 297
Early Humanity 297
Early Civilization 299
Chinese Dynasties 305
The Middle Ages and the Feudal System 306
The Renaissance 309
The French Revolution and Napoleon 314
Central America 316
The Industrial Revolution 317
The World Enters World War I 318
The Russian Revolution and the Rise of Communism 320
World War II 321
India is Divided 323
Technology as a Future 324
CHAPTER 2 U.S. History 327
A New Nation is Born 327
The Original Thirteen Colonies 329 The Beginnings of American Government 334
Early Domestic and Foreign Policy 338
Prelude to War 342
The Civil War 345
The Industrial Revolution 347
Growth of Big Business and Urbanization 348
The United States as a World Power 351
World War I 353
The Suffrage Movement 354
From the Roaring Twenties to the Stock Market Crash 355
The New Deal 356
World War II 357
The Korean Conflict 358
The Eisenhower Years 360
The Kennedy Administration 361
The Vietnam War 363
Detente and Watergate 363
Ending the Twentieth Century 364
I Table of Contents
CHAPTER 3:Civics and Government 367
Types of Political Systems 367
The U.S. Federal Government 370
System of Checks and Balances 377
Amending the Constitution 379
State and Local Governments 381
The U.S. Political System 385
Becoming a Citizen of the United States 396
CHAPTER 4
Economics 399
Factors of Production 399
I Economics and Government 400
II Supply and Demand 403
II Imports and Exports 407
Ii Economic Growth 408
Ii Money and Monetary Policy 413
II Government and Fiscal Policy 416
The American Consumer 417
I: The Baby Boom Generation 424
CHAPTER 5 Geography 427
Mapping 427
Latitude and Longitude 431
Time Zones 433
Topography 435
Climate 437
Population Distribution 440
Social Studies Answer Key 444
SCIENCE
CHAPTER 1 Life Science: Biology-The Study of Living Things 459
The Cell, the Basic Unit of Life 459
Genetics and Heredity 469
Organ Systems 473
Growth, Energy, and Living Things 485
Classification of Organisms 490

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2006

    Great book and easy to study!

    Once I bought this book it was a peice of cake for me to study and get ready for the GED exam. It will help you understand any subject you need help in.

    13 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2010

    Loved the CD-ROM

    Veryhelpful tool and the CD really helped me with getting ready for the test! Make sure to get the book with the CD and study, study, study!

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2009

    Fantastic Book

    I thought this book had everything in it and more. It is very easy to understand and very thorough. I would recommend this to anyone who needs to either learn the subjects, or a refresher course.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 6, 2010

    GED MCgraw edition

    My 21 year old son and I have been reviewing and studying for his HIgh school equilvancy test. This Book has helped him organized his study skilss while preparing him for the different subject areas. This Book is good for students who need to refresh their English, Writing and Math skills.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2008

    Has everything needed to prepare for the GED.

    Easy to understand and prepare for the exam. For the person that was a critic on the spelling, could it have been just a typo?

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Really Reviewable

    I was so sick of high school. It was just way o hard for me to keep up with. I failed every subject in high school, failed every test with a 62% and below. I wanted to literally drop out of high school because I just couldn't take snymore of it. So one day I was watching "Everybody Hates Chris" when it was an episode of when Chris refuse to repeat the 11th or 12 grade so he took his GED and passed it. So I said I should take my GED. So I bought McGraw-Hill's GED CD-Rom to study and prepare for the GED test. I study it and prepare almost everyday Monday through Friday. Soon when I knew I was ready I went and took my GED test. While taking the test it was really hard and I had study so I knew I could do this. The things I learned in the book was on the test too. Soon when I was finished with my GED test I turned it in and soon a couple days later I found out that I passed my GED test. I was so happy and I didn't have to go to High School anymore.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2008

    okay

    I hope the person who wrote the first review hasn't read all of the book. When I needed to get my GED I knew that the word 'piece' is spelled i before e except AFTER c.

    2 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted November 22, 2011

    this is not a reveiw

    can this GED books help with the GED in state of Goergia ? 1

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