Gear up to crush the GED Social Studies Test
Does the thought of taking the GED Social Studies Test send shivers down your spine? Fear not! With the help of GED Social Studies Test For Dummies, you'll get up to speed on the new structure and computer-based format of the GED and gain the confidence and know-how to pass the Social Studies Test like a pro. Packed with helpful guidance and instruction, this hands-on test-prep guide covers the concepts covered on the GED Social Studies Test and gives you ample practice opportunities to assess your understanding of Civics and Government, History, Economics, and Geography.
Designed to test your understanding of the fundamentals of social studies reasoning and the ability to apply those fundamentals in realistic situations, the GED Social Studies Test can be tough for the uninitiated. Luckily, this fun and accessible guide breaks down each section of the exam into easily digestible parts, making everything you'll encounter on exam day feel like a breeze! Inside, you'll find methods to sharpen your vocabulary and writing skills, tips on how to approach GED Social Studies Test question types and formats, practice questions and study exercises, and a full-length practice test to help you pinpoint where you need more study help.
- Presents reviews of the GED Social Studies test question types and basic computer skills
- Offers practice questions to assess your knowledge of each subject area
- Includes one full-length GED Social Studies practice test
- Provides scoring guidelines and detailed answer explanations
Even if Social Studies is something that's always made you wince, GED Social Studies Test For Dummies makes it easy to pass this crucial exam and obtain your hard-earned graduate equivalency diploma.
About the Author
Achim K. Krull, BA, MAT has taught at both the high school and adult education levels and has written textbooks and other learning materials with Murray. Murray Shukyn has taught at the elementary, secondary, and university levels and is acknowledged as a leader in the field of alternative education.
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Started with the GED Social Studies Test 5
Chapter 1: Taking a Quick Glance at the GED Social Studies Test 7
Chapter 2: Preparing for the GED Social Studies Test 15
Chapter 3: Taking a Social Studies Diagnostic Test 27
Chapter 4: Succeeding on the GED Social Studies Test 55
Part II: Enhancing Your Social Studies Skills 65
Chapter 5: Reading and Understanding Social Studies Passages 67
Chapter 6: Understanding and Applying Key Social Studies Concepts 81
Chapter 7: Applying Mathematical Reasoning to Social Studies 99
Part III: Nurturing Your Knowledge: History, Civics, Economics, and Geography 111
Chapter 8: Brushing Up on Civics and Government 113
Chapter 9: Looking Back at U.S. History 127
Chapter 10: Shaking the Money Tree: Economics 145
Chapter 11: Traveling through Time and Space with Social Studies Lessons 161
Chapter 12: Writing a First‐Class Extended Response 175
Part IV: Testing Your Social Studies Knowledge and Skills 191
Chapter 13: Taking a Social Studies Practice Test 193
Chapter 14: Answers and Explanations for the Social Studies Practice Test 221
Part V: The Part of Tens 229
Chapter 15: Ten More Ways to Prep for the GED Social Studies Test 231
Chapter 16: Ten Skills to Master for the GED Social Studies Test 237