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Date

September 11, 2001

Format

Paperback, 1184 pages

ISBN

0071381791 / 9780071381796

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Your Price

16.10

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23.00



Overview


Main description

The bestselling guide, updated to reflect all changes to the GED through 2002

Each year, nearly a million North Americans take the GED high school equivalency exam. Formerly entitled Contemporary's GED, one of the most popular resources for those prepping for the test has been revised for all changes to the GED, through 2002. This latest edition of the bestselling guide arms readers with what they need to score high in all five test categories, including targeted assessments, easy-to-follow instructions, hundreds of reinforcement activities, and simulated GED tests for each subject area. Outstanding features that have made for the continuing popularity of this guide include:

  • Half-length pretests for each subject area that help readers pinpoint strengths and weaknesses
  • Two full-length practice tests for each subject area
  • Special new sections on critical thinking skills, graphs, and illustrations
  • New guidelines for using the Casio fx-260 solar calculator for the mathematics test
  • A complete answer key explaining why each answer is correct
  • Chapter-by-chapter surveys that reinforce knowledge of key concepts
  • Test-taking tips and strategies


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

CHAPTER 2

Sentence Structure
Three Characteristics of a Sentence
Run-ons and Comma Splices
Sentence Combining
Using Active and Passive Voice
Sentence Structure and Types of Questions on the GED Test
Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers
Parallel Structure
I Table of Contents

CHAPTER 3

Mechanics
Capitalization Punctuation Spelling

CHAPTER 4

Organization
Paragraph Composition
Text Division
Paragraph Unity
Paragraph Coherence

CHAPTER 5

Preparing 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

SOCIAL STUDIES


CHAPTER 1

World History
Early Humanity
Early Civilization
Chinese Dynasties
The Middle Ages and the Feudal System
The Renaissance
The French Revolution and Napoleon
Central America
The Industrial Revolution
The World Enters World War I
The Russian Revolution and the Rise of Communism 320
World War II
India is Divided
Technology as a Future

CHAPTER 2

U.S. History
A New Nation is Born
The Original Thirteen Colonies
The Beginnings of American Government
Early Domestic and Foreign Policy
Prelude to War
The Civil War
The Industrial Revolution
Growth of Big Business and Urbanization
The United States as a World Power
World War I
The Suffrage Movement
From the Roaring Twenties to the Stock Market Crash
The New Deal
World War II
The Korean Conflict
The Eisenhower Years
The Kennedy Administration
The Vietnam War
Detente and Watergate
Ending the Twentieth Century

CHAPTER 3

Civics and Government
Types of Political Systems
The U.S. Federal Government
System of Checks and Balances
Amending the Constitution
State and Local Governments
The U.S. Political System
Becoming a Citizen of the United States

CHAPTER 4

Economics
Factors of Production
I Economics and Government
II Supply and Demand
II Imports and Exports
Ii Economic Growth
Ii Money and Monetary Policy
II Government and Fiscal Policy
The American Consumer
I: The Baby Boom Generation
CHAPTER 5 Geography
Mapping
Latitude and Longitude
Time Zones
Topography
Climate
Population Distribution 440
Social Studies Answer Key 444
SCIENCE
CHAPTER 1 Life Science: Biology-The Study of Living Things
The Cell, the Basic Unit of Life
Genetics and Heredity
Organ Systems
Growth, Energy, and Living Things
Classification of Organisms





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