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4 Points of View You Should Know Before Taking the GED Reading Test

4 Points Of View You Should Know Before Taking The GED Reading Test

Point of View

So when you’re reading material in the GED Reading Test, it’s important that you understand what Point of View it is written in. To figure out what Point of View the test is written in simply ask yourself: WHO IS TELLING THE STORY?

You should also know that there are four Types of Views any story will be written in. And you can determine the Point of View by simply looking for keywords throughout the story. Below is a chart that will define each point of view, identify the keywords of each Point of View and then offer an example of each.

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1. FIRST PERSON: Told from the perspective of the narrator. Keywords to look for: I/We
Example: Together, we walked to the mountain and I couldn’t believe how far it reached into the sky.

2. THIRD PERSON LIMITED: An outside voice tells the story. The narrator knows all there is to know about ONE character. Keywords to look for: He OR She (it will be either one gender or another because the narrator only knows the perspective of ONE character)
Example: Together, they walked to the mountain and she couldn’t believe how far it reached into the sky.

3.THIRD PERSON OMNISCIENT: An outside voice tells the story. The narrator knows all there is to know about ALL of the characters. Keys words to look for: He/She/They (It can be either gender because the narrator knows the perspective of ALL the characters.)
Example: Together, they walked to the mountain, and they couldn’t believe how far it reached into the sky.

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4. SECOND PERSON: The narrator tells the reader what they should do and feel. Keywords to look for: YOU
Example: Together, you walked to the mountain, and you couldn’t believe how far it reached into the sky.

Now, as your studying, be sure to become aware of the different Points of View with each story you read. This is a simple thing to quiz yourself on and then check back with the chart above to confirm your answer.

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GED Reasoning Through Language Arts Literary Elements

GED Reasoning Through Language Arts: Literary Elements

Have you ever been as angry as a bull when you’re trying to study and nothing seems to work? Or maybe you are a stubborn mule who refuses to give up even when the going gets tough. Which ever one you are, if you can answer these questions, then you comprehended two very important Literary Elements. Probably you didn’t even know they were Literary Elements because they are so common place in speaking.

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The Literary Elements I am referring to are called Similes and Metaphors. These are both used when making comparisons between two things in order to emphasize a point. But, even though they are both used for the same purpose they are slightly different from one another.

A simile uses the phrases “like” or “as” where as a metaphor compares two unlike things by simply declaring it so.

So, an example of a simile would be “as angry as a bull”….

And the example of a metaphor would be the phrase, “you are a stubborn bull.”

Can you see the differences? Pretty obvious, right?

In which case, let’s stop all this talking and start practicing. Below is a picture of a Mediterranean Beach. On the outsides of the picture are simile and metaphor starters. Go ahead and take a minute to finish them. Then, decide which is a simile and which is a metaphor. Below the picture will be examples and answers. Have fun, and don’t do too much daydreaming lookin’ at that picture!

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similes and metaphorsThe water was clear as diamonds. (Simile)

The purple flowers were the brightest crayon in the entire box. (Metaphor)
The sun beat down like a ruthless king, refusing to give up its powerful reign over us. (Simile)
The homes were mountains, reaching high into the clouds. (Metaphor)
In the sea we were dolphins, splashing and laughing with the waves. (Metaphor)
The sand was as hot at the sun. (Simile)
The people were schools of fish, not wanting to escape the company of one another in the sea. (Metaphor)

So after writing your own and reading mine, can you see the extra imagery and strength that similes and metaphors offer. Good stuff, right? Finding a picture like this and writing your own similes and metaphors is a very simple way to study for the GED Reading Test. So keep on studying and by the time you take the GED Test you’ll be as sharp as a tack when you’re asking to identify them.

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GED Reasoning Through Language Arts Test Tip

GED Reasoning Through Language Arts Test Tip: Read with Intention

art test tipsIf there is one thing I can emphasize about doing well on a reading test, it is to READ WITH INTENTION! When you’re reading for a test, it’s very different than when you are reading for pleasure, or even when you are reading to study.

So what should you do when you’re taking the GED Reading Test? Well, instead of simply starting to read the text, you should instead start by reading the questions. Once you have an understanding about what the questions are asking THEN you should read the text. This will help you not only save time, but it will make you hyper-aware of what you should be looking for in the text. It will also prevent you from wasting time attempting to dissect irrelevant parts of the text. Narrowing your focus on the text will also assist in calming your mindset.

So READ WITH INTENTION and focus on the questions. Oh and have fun, too!

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