Pre-GED Connection

These 26 programs were selected from the GED Connection series to go with the Pre-GED Connection workbooks. They cover the reading, writing, math, science, and social studies skills you'll need to do well with GED test-preparation.
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1. Getting Ideas on Paper

Successful writers and adult learners share ideas on how to get started writing.

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2. The Writing Process

Outlines a three-step process: generating ideas, writing a rough draft, and revising/editing.

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3. Organized Writing

Experienced writers offer useful organizing techniques.

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4. Effective Sentences

How to write complete and correct sentences and how to fix or improve problem sentences.

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5. Grammar and Usage

Reviews typical grammar and usage problems writers encounter.

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6. Spelling, Punctuation, and Capitalization

Tips on how to improve your writing mechanics.

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7. Nonfiction

Explores three kinds of nonfiction writing—informational, opinion, and memoir—and illustrates how to get the most out of reading them. Writer Luis Rodriguez reads from Always Running, his memoir about gang life.

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8. Fiction

Explores elements of fiction in short stories by Edgar Allan Poe, Flannery O'Connor, and James Baldwin and the contemporary novel Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat, who reads an excerpt from the book.

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9. Poetry

Poet Sonia Sanchez reads from her work and shows how to analyze a poem, U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky introduces the "Favorite Poem Project," and people talk about how poetry can be a powerful means of expression.

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10. Drama

Explores the elements of drama through a play written by an adult learner and goes behind the scenes to see how the written word is translated to the stage.

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11. Themes in U.S. History

Explores key events and themes—such as the nation's multicultural nature—that have made the United States what it is today.

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12. Themes in World History

Major events, inventions, and ideas that have shaped the world and its cultures, from ancient Egypt to the modern Middle East.

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13. Economics

Business people and economics teachers explain the basics of money, finance, markets, and commerce.

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14. Civics and Government

Explores the foundations and structure of American government and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

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15. Geography

Explores the relevance of geography—from the impact of humans on the environment to how places and regions define our world.

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16. Life Science

Explores a variety of life science topics, from basic biology to genetics to ecosystems.

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17. Earth and Space Science

Topics in geology, astronomy, and meteorology, including earthquakes, how the Earth was formed, natural cycles, and the basics of weather and energy.

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18. Chemistry

Defines an element, illustrates some chemical reactions, and explores practical applications of chemistry in everyday life—from cooking to making art.

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19. Physics

Explores the physics involved in roller coasters, space flight, sound, electricity, and MRI technology.

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20. Number Sense

Explores the language of math and how you can use logic and common sense to make number problems more manageable.

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21. Problem Solving

A process for solving basic math and word problems, either single- or multi-step.

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22. Decimals

Reviews how to read decimal numbers, calculate with them, and solve everyday problems involving decimals.

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23. Fractions

What fractions represent, how to judge the relative sizes of different fractions, calculating with them, and solving everyday fraction problems.

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24. Ratio, Proportion, and Percent

Explores how and why people use ratios, proportions, and percentages to compare numbers and solve problems.

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25. Measurement

A variety of uses for measurement, how to calculate in the English and metric systems, and how to solve for the perimeters and areas of various shapes.

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26. Data Analysis

Defines mean, median, and mode and shows how to organize data on charts and graphs and analyze statistical trends.

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