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How To Stay Motivated Studying For The GED

Everyone can get motivated and pumped up about the GED, but staying motivated is hard.
One day you’re all like, I can do this. Look at me, I’m whizzing through practice tests.

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The GED ain’t got nothing on me.

Then the very next day, you’re all like, ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓

I don’t know about this. This GED stuff is hard. I don’t like it.
That’s it, I’m out. Who needs a GED anyway?!

Staying motivated while studying for the GED can be difficult even under ideal situations– even when you have all the time in your hands, all the possible resources, and a quiet place to study. How difficult can it get when you’re working crazy hours, your car is in the shop for repairs, and your life is in general chaos?

Here are some tips to help you stay motivated for the GED, whether you are hoping to go to college or just get a better job. These tips can help you go far inside and outside of the classroom.

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Five tips on how to stay motivated studying for the GED.

1. Set SMART goals and write them down.

The author, entrepreneur and business consultant, Michael Hyatt, suggests that people set SMART Goals.
What makes these goals SMART is that they are: Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic and Time-bound. Michael also suggests that people write down their goals. There are a certain power and intention in writing your goals down. Writing your goals down is the first step in bringing your goals from the imaginary world into the physical world.

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2. Make a list of reasons you want to accomplish your goal (GET YOUR GED)

Life is crazy and busy, and if you are anything like me you get distracted easily…very easily. It’s easy to lose track of your goals, get blown off course and spend your nights watching an entire season of Orange is the New Black instead of studying.

This is the reason you need to write down all the reasons you want to get your GED, to remind yourself of how important it is. Maybe you want to get a better job and do something you take pride in, or you dropped out of school when you had kids and you want to show to your children the importance of education, or you want to be the first in your family to go to college. Whatever reasons you have, they are important. Write them down in a list by hand and read it often, maybe even make it a daily routine.

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3. Find Support and Get Help

Even if you think you can get your GED alone, it will be much easier with the support and help of others. Reach out to family and friends. Find a library, adult learning center or community college near you with classes. Try to find a study buddy.

Sometimes, people around you will talk you down. When this happens, the best course of action is to simply ignore them. They are not in control of your life.

If you want to get support, tell the people in your life you know will support you. Tell them why you’re taking the GED. And things get a tough turn to them for support.

If you are looking for some extra support join our Facebook Group HERE.

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4. Track and Recognize Your Progress

Break down whatever you are studying into smaller parts and stages. To make tracking easier, split huge topics into smaller tasks and mark milestones.

Although tracking your progress is important to stay motivated, you also need to recognize your progress. Tracking and recognizing your progress are different. Tracking is simply taking a note of how far you have come. Recognizing your progress means taking a step back, realizing where you are in your studying, and how much more you have left. Recognizing your progress makes you feel good and want to continue studying. It helps you to keep the ball rolling and gain momentum in your studying.

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5. Reward Yourself

This is a tip that I’m sure all of you can get behind. Rewarding yourself is by far one of the easiest and most effective ways to stay motivated. Once in a while, it’s okay to bribe yourself.

Not feeling much like studying.
Before you study, agree on something to reward yourself with after you study for a certain amount of time.
Then after studying, allow yourself to enjoy the rewards by doing something that you like or buying yourself a small treat.

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I hope that these tips will help you stay motivated through your studying.

Start on tip #2 right now and go HERE and tell us your reasons for getting a GED.

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3 Awesome Tips for Studying for the GED Math Exam

3 Awesome Tips For Studying For The GED Math Exam

Not sure how to get started with studying for your GED Math Exam? These simple tips will help you begin. It all boils down to mastering the basics, practicing continuously, and taking mental breaks. You can also check our full study guide on GED Math here.

Quick Tips to Prepare for the GED Exam

1. Get down to the basics.

I called my friend, who is a math teacher, and I asked her what her best advice was for taking a math test. She instantly replied, “get down your basic math facts! The less you have to do things on the calculator, and the more automatically numbers come to you, the better you will do on the test.”

From my experience, I have to agree with her.

So, get down to the basics! Spend some time this week practicing your mental math abilities. An easy way to get your math facts down quickly (other than synchronizing chants with Sponge Bob) is to make flashcards. On one side write the question, like 12*2, 12*3, 12*4, etc. and then on the back of each card, write the answer. When you’re on a break from work or riding the bus, pull out your cards and use your downtime to your advantage. Once you get the basics under control, you can tackle the harder stuff.

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2. Practice daily.

You think Justin’s backup dancers learned this without practicing? Anything you want to master, anything you want to succeed at, anything you want to do well at TAKES PRACTICE. Truth.

You need to practice, practice, practice; especially, when you are studying for math! This week, we challenge you to connect with someone on our Facebook page. Maybe you could exchange ten math problems you have practiced, for ten math problems they have practiced. All you need to do is reach out and get more questions to practice. The more questions you have to practice, the more likely you be to pass the GED Math Exam!

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3. Don’t Cry.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, take a break. There is no need to torture yourself! Step back from the problem you are doing and get a healthy snack and some water. Then, when you come back to the problem, you feel less anxious. Approach the problem with a new attitude and a clear head and see what you can do!

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5 Tips for Effective Studying

5 Tips For Effective Studying

Are you studying for the GED test and feeling overwhelmed? We totally get it! Studying can be hard! But we are determined to help you through this crazy time. Below are our favorite tips for an effective study session. We hope they help!

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#1 Watch videos and take GREAT notes

Watch educational videos

Perhaps one of the simpler ways to study is to watch educational videos. We recommend that you watch each educational video more than once.

The first time you watch the video, just watch! Don’t do anything else. Just watch and try to retain as much information as you can.

The second time you watch the video, go ahead and take some notes. Just focus on writing down main phrases and words.

Then, the third time you watch it, fill in important information about those phrases and words that you had recorded. By taking your time to work on these videos, you allow your brain the opportunity to process new information better.

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#2 Do NOT over study the night before your test

It’s important that the night before you take the GED test that you allow your mind the opportunity to rest. Remind yourself that you have been studying for weeks! You know what you are doing! Instead of cramming into the late hours, we recommend that eat a healthful meal and go to bed early. By doing this, you will wake refreshed and calm, ready to pass the GED test!!

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#3 Make flashcards

It’s no secret around here that we love flashcards! As you study, compile an ongoing list of words that you don’t quite understand. Then, make flashcards with their definitions. Flashcards are great because they are small enough to take anywhere with you. You can pull them out on the bus or when you are on break at work. By learning the definitions of basic words and phrases you begin to master the basics! Make some flashcards today and let us know your favorite way to use them.

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#4 Take one subject at a time

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The easiest way to study is by focusing on one subject at a time. We recommend that before you even start studying, you write your goal for that study session. Then, only focus on studying for this ONE topic. By limiting a number of topics you study for, you allow yourself the opportunity to master it before moving on to a new topic.

If you need help organizing your goals and progress, be sure that you print our free study guide schedule HERE.

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#5 Find an accountability partner

An accountability partner is someone who will encourage you to study on a regular basis. Although your accountability partner doesn’t necessarily have to study with you, they should be someone who can constantly monitor your progress. Ask your accountability to call you on days you plan to schedule. Have them remind you to study and to follow through, even when it gets tough. Be sure that they are positive influences on your life and do not hinder your study schedule by creating distractions.

If you can’t find an accountability partner, you can always feel free to join our Facebook Study Group, where lots of other students have been rallying to pass the GED test, too!

What are your favorite studying tips? We hope that you’ll share them in the comments below.

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Tips for Effective Studying

New Years Resolution Check-In

New Years Resolution Check-In

In 2014, Sean and I received countless motivating emails from students, who are studying for the GED test. Trust me, after reading all of your thoughtful comments, y’all, we see how hard it is to study. And, we see how hard you are working. We see that every day you go to your jobs, make time for your families, then stay up late into the night, looking at books and computer screens to study. We know that you are exhausted. But, more than anything we have learned this past year, we have discovered that each and every one of you can do this!

Getting over the Fear.

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Taking the initiative to study for the GED test is SCARY! I mean, what if you fail? What if you have to take the test more than once? What if all of this studying leads to MONTHS of studying? What if your friends get annoyed because you can never go out?

Well, to all of those “what if’s”, we say, “So What?!”

So what if you fail the math time test the first time! At least going into your retake exam, you will know what to expect!

So what if you have to study longer than you expect! At least you will be prepared when you sign up for the test!

So what if your friends get annoyed with you! At least you will grow to have a community of supporting family and friends who WANT you to have better opportunities.

For all of the things you are afraid of, we challenge you to write them down. Yes, that’s write, make an actual list of every little thing that scares you about taking the GED test. Then underneath them all, write the words: SO WHAT!?

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Getting Over the Loneliness.

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But it’s lonely, isn’t it? Studying for the GED test can make you feel like you are all alone in this world. (Especially when no one else you know is taking the test.) All around you, people are making changes and moving on with their lives. But you aren’t. You’re stuck in the same job, day in and day out. Everyone around you says, “you just gotta break out!” But without passing your GED test, the truth is that you can’t break out of anything.

But y’all, you are not alone. And what you are feeling is normal. All over the United States, people, like you, are studying for the GED test, too.

We recommend that you challenge yourself to find a community of other GED students, either online or at a GED Testing Center. Finding people who are on your same path will make you feel less alone and more motivated.

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Getting Over the Doubt.

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Okay, so, people tell you to take the GED test, but they don’t know your circumstances.

  • They don’t know that you haven’t been to school in seven years.
  • They don’t know that you work all night and sleep all day.
  • They don’t know that your kids are counting on you to get them off the bus and make them dinner.

The thing is though, that every day we get an email from someone who says the same thing: I just don’t think I can do this.

But the truth is, YOU CAN.

Did you know that more than 20 million people taken the GED test?

20 million people just like you. People with expensive apartments with noisy roommates. People who take the bus to work at nine each night. People who have been working the same job for eight years without a raise. People who have four kids in school. People who dropped out high school because they were pregnant. People who quit school because their families needed extra money to survive. People who said they wanted a second chance in life.

The key is that these people got over all of their self-doubts and they took a chance on themselves.

We know that you can pass the test if you want to, but you need to believe in yourself.

Take the Pledge

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This year, we are excited to challenge our students with a pledge. A pledge to take responsibility, take action, and take control of the life you want. If you’re ready to get over the fear and the loneliness and the doubt, then we want to know.

    • Will you take the pledge to make better study habits?
    • Will you take the pledge to stop making excuses?
    • Will you take the pledge to find your inspiration?
    • Will you take the pledge to be consistent?
    • Will you take the pledge to take the GED in 2015?

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New Years Resolutions Part One

New Year’s Resolutions: Part One

NEW YEAR'SIt’s hard to believe that the holiday season is already upon us. It seems everyone is already making their lists and checking them twice. But me? I’m over shopping and have already moved on to making resolutions. I’m hoping this new year will give me new opportunities. And we’re wondering, have you been thinking about how making resolutions can change your life?

I think a lot of people make the wrong kind of resolutions. They say things like, “I’m going to pass the GED sometime this year”. But, that isn’t the kind of resolution you should be making. This blog post is going to tell you about what kinds of resolutions you should be focusing.

Behavior Changing Resolutions

patterns of study behavior

You should be making resolutions that change your patterns of study behavior. Instead of making a general resolution, you should make a resolution to alter your behavior, like:

  • I am going to study on Tuesday mornings from 9am to noon, on Wednesday evenings from 6pm to 9pm, and Saturday afternoons from 1pm to 4pm.
  • I am going to make a list of sub-topics and study on Monday and Wednesday evenings, focusing on one subtopic a week
  • I am going to meet with a tutor twice a week to study for the GED test

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What’s so great about these types of resolutions?

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These types of resolutions are great because they are:

  1. super specific
  2. effect daily life

It’s really important that you begin to recognize that a proper and consistent study schedule will drastically improve your chances of passing. If you create a study schedule and change your behavior, you will be better able to hold yourself accountable. But sticking to a schedule can be the hardest part of studying, right?

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How do you stick to your study schedule?

GED study schedule

The best way to stick to your study schedule is to find simple ways to reward yourself. If you get something for studying, you will be more inspired to actually study.

When I am working on a long project, I designate certain times that I am going to work on it. I tell myself that if I work from 10 am to noon, then I get to browse Facebook & the internet for thirty minutes.

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Setting YOUR Resolution

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Now it’s time to get real. Spend some time trying to think about your resolution. Remember you’re trying to be practical… you’re trying to change your habits so that you can pass the GED® test.

Spend some time working through these questions. Then review them to set your own resolution.

1. I want to pass the GED® because….

2. Something that inspires me to study is…

3. This month, I am going to focus on studying…

4. A list of topics I need to study are:

5. The days of the week I can study are….

6. What time of the day do I learn best?

7. What is my short-term reward?

8. By what date do I want to accomplish my long-term goal?

9. How will I reward my long-term goal?

And when you’re through, be sure to let us know what you’ve decided. We are hoping that we can share our resolutions in our Facebook group, too.

Study On,

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5 Candy Bars That Will Change How You Study

“Gimme a break”

Here’s some great advice that I assumed my favorite candy, the Kit Kat © Bar, was trying to tell me about studying.

 Sometimes when I stare at the computer screen for a long period of time, I start to feel like a robot. I even begin to hear that lonely robot voice playing over and over in my head, “I am a robot. I do math problems. Must. Find. Square. Root.” When this happens, stop what you are doing before you short circuit! We are humans! We require breaks from studying in order to retain information.

Take a hint from Kit Kat © and GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK! Leave what you are doing for five minutes. Get a glass of water. Do something to wake up. Then come back to your studying with a fresh attitude and get at it!

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“Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun”

Some good old’ educational advice I inferred from the Double Mint Gum © campaign.

You guys, I know studying isn’t always fun. But it doesn’t have to be JUST looking at a book in the corner of the dark library. Figure out other ways to learn. Let us help!

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Here are some cool websites that allow you to study in more interesting ways.

  • Try making and printing free flashcards on this site CLICK HERE
  • Did you know that you can connect instantly with other test-takers on our Facebook page? Why study alone when you can study with real people.
  • Check out our growing archive of free video tutorials

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“Taste the Rainbow”

Some practical advice a package of Skittles©

What does taste the rainbow even mean? I like to think it means to follow your dreams… Accomplish the impossible… Do what can’t be done!

But to reach our dreams, we need to have practical goals. You can’t just walk into the exam center and expect to pass without studying, any more than you can expect to actually “taste” a rainbow. Rest assured, we have some ideas for you.

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To pass the GED©, you should begin by:

  • making a study schedule
  • finding a motivating factor
  • following through with your plan

If you can do these things, you can pass the test! Maybe success will taste like a rainbow, maybe it won’t. Either way, it will be very, very sweet.

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“Need a moment, chew it over with Twix©.”

Here’s some great advice implied from the Twix© slogan to help you get through those tricky math questions.

Rome wasn’t built in a day, you know? And mastering math topics and other lessons for the GED© can’t be done quickly either. It takes time! Don’t get frustrated with yourself.

Here are a few tricks for when you’re stuck on that super hard math problem. Take a moment and think:

  • What do I know? Go over what you already did. Maybe you missed a step. Or maybe retracing your steps will help trigger what you should do next.
  • What are different ways to do the problem? Often in math problems, you can do a task many ways. So, if the way you’re doing it isn’t working, try something else.
  • How did I do this problem before? If you are working in a series of problems and you become stuck on one, you should go back and look at the other questions you have already completed. Maybe they follow the same pattern. If you can retrace what you did on previous problems, it may show you the steps you missed on the current problem.

“How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie roll? The world may never know.”

And one last piece of classic advice from a childhood goodie Tootsie Pop©!

I’m leaving you with this advice because I think it may be the best. You guys, don’t set unrealistic goals for yourself! We may never know how to get to the center of the Tootsie Pop©, and that’s okay. You may not understand ALL of the GED© math topics in one week, and that’s okay. You may need to go into a testing center and ask for help studying, and that’s okay.

Challenge yourself, but be realistic. Set small, attainable goals and build your way up! Accept that learning is a process. It may take more work than you initially thought, but passing the GED© is not impossible. Work through your struggles and don’t bang your head against a wall if you find something you cannot complete. Ask for help. After all, you’re just studying, not counting the licks to the center of a sucker!

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Staying Motivated

Staying Motivated, Even When We Don’t Want To Be.

It’s hard to study in the summer, I get it. Sometimes, when I wake up and it’s nice outside, I feel like ignoring everything I have to do and just saying…

But unfortunately that’s not really an option for us, is it? So what can we do? Besides what we obviously want to do… which is run around our home screaming in our very best Makauley Culkin voice.

But, I am here to tell you that we DO have a choice that is better than freaking out. And luckily for us, it’s an easy choice. We can choose to simply believe in ourselves.

In the moments we feel most like giving up, we need to rise up and fight for ourselves.
We need to be our own hero.
We need to support ourselves.
And to change the inner voice in our head that says, “I can’t” and “I won’t” and “I don’t want to.
That voice that’s telling you that, it is wrong!

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You can. You will. And yes, you do want to do this.

Because to get to where you want to be, you have to take GED Exam.
You have to be brave.
You have to work hard.
And you have to sacrifice your free time for it.

But it’s going to be worth it!
We promise.
We believe in you.
You are your own Super Hero.
And you can.
You will.
And you DO want this.

And when you do pass, feel free to put on your Batman costume and dance it out.

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