Last Updated: May 28, 2021
Top 5 Prep Books for the GED Test
The GED test is an alternative option for students who have been unable to complete their high school diploma owing to various factors. Whatever their reasons may be, this certification offers them an opportunity to rewrite their career opportunities by offering them a chance to study and clear the exam either online or offline.
The four subjects included in the test are Reasoning in Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studied. Though the fee for taking the test changes from place to place, paying the fee and enrolling lets them take their test, view their scores on the same day, get a personalized report, receive a transcript and diploma along with the option of taking 2 retakes per subject.
Students who have not completed their high school education or have not secured the required parameters for a high school diploma and are taking the GED Test can pass the test with the help of the following books:
1 Kaplan GED Test Prep Plus 2021
Caren Van Slyke, the author of the book, has compiled this book with an experience of over 30 years in GED Test Preparation and published it with Kaplan who have made a mark in the industry by offering top-rated study material for all tests including GED Test. The book has more than 1000 practice questions and 2 full-length practice tests along with 60 online videos and a diagnostic pretest.
It provides an in-depth study of all subjects including reasoning and language. The subjects included are Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science and Social Studies, and also includes guidelines for using the calculator provided for the test. It has helped many students to secure good in GED Test, and this is evident from book reviews on all top-selling websites. The book also guides one through the registration process of the test. Its existing users are not worried about the thickness of the book as it has detailed explanations and graphics to explain things in a better way. The only con regarding the book, according to reviewers is the repetition in content over the years. So, if the student has access to any previous version of the book, they may use the same than purchase the latest edition.
2 McGraw-Hill Education Preparation for the GED Test 3rd Edition
This new edition of the book contains 2 full-length practice tests along with a step-by-step review of the core concepts for the test which are Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies. This book has been accepted by its users though there is a general complaint that the content is too vast and that every detail is explained way more than necessary. But this feature attracts students who have lost their touch with academics and want to crack the exam after a certain period of time.
While taking the pre-tests in this book, students will get an idea of their strengths and weaknesses. Which will in turn enable them to focus on subjects accordingly. Students can certainly reinforce new skills with the content of the book and measure their progress from time to time by practicing quizzes given here.
The users of this book are pleased to clear the test of all subjects with the help of this book. Moreover, this book facilitates questions that look exactly like the real test. A huge number of satisfied readers of this book itself explain the popularity of this book and its utility while preparing for GED.
3 Princeton Review GED Test Prep,2021
This book contains 2 full-length practice tests and separate practice drills for each of the four main subjects in GED. They also offer around 485 multiple-choice questions online which can be accessed by purchasing the book. The book has been beneficial for candidates who have had a long gap in their education and want to still continue with their education.
The general opinion regarding the book is that the questions in the book are of a higher difficulty level than the original test. This provides an upper hand to students who will be able to find the original test easier to crack thereby letting them score higher than what they expect. The book is available in both kindle and paperback where the latter costs around $21.85 for 896 pages.
The full content review in the book acts as a textbook and a practice session clubbed into one letting the student either go back to the theory they can confuse about while attempting the questions or letting them learn the concepts before attempting the questions. The book offers students the freedom of studying at their own pace without the need of purchasing different books for different subjects.
4 Mometrix- GED Test Prep 2020 & 2021
This study guide is comprised of a complete review of all the four subjects required for GED which are Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies. Along with the detailed review of the required content, they also offer tips and strategies to breeze through the test all for the price of $21.84.
The book helps students understand the concepts and reasoning behind each question letting them focus on the pattern of questions which will, in turn, benefit them in answering similar questions. It also has links to their online video tutorials and reviews which can aid students if they cannot process written content easily.
The book is comparatively shorter in size when compared to other guide books having only 386 pages in all. Reviewers are of the opinion that the Mathematics section of the book is the most helpful of all.
5 The GED Tutor Book-3rd Edition
This book contains information regarding the test and the test content. It includes a detailed description of all four sections of the book and also contains practice questions that help the candidate prepare for the test. They claim to provide straightforward instruction, comprehensive material, and detailed answer explanations to the questions they provide.
Reviewers claim that the book can be extremely useful even for students who do not have access to computers as it includes supplemental materials without relying on the online counterparts offered. Some of them even claim that the book includes information and topics that are not even available on the GED website.
The book is comparatively light with just 277 pages and costs just $19.35 which is cheaper than most of the study guides available for the test. The comprehensive nature of the book along with its user-friendly format makes this a cheaper option, not just affordable but also well sought-out.