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Moving on w/ life (any ged tips you think would help?) [02 Sep 2010|07:06pm]

[ mood | disappointed ]

I've been out for a long time..6 months maybe and uhg im tired of waiting . One of the main reasons i had to wait was bc of finacial issue and then ofcourse i was lazy.. But now i just sooooo badly want to move on w/ my life and just get my ged so i can finally go to college. Im dreading the math , social studies and essay portion of the test everything else i think i'll do well in .
for those who've passed or are working on it ..can someone tell me how the sections are and the essay part. I so badly just want to move on with my life... i hate just being stuck..with nothing to do everyday its so mundane and boring.... please help =/

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Achieving the Dream: The GED Encouragement & other Education needs Website [21 Sep 2009|05:26pm]

New Website

Achieving the Dream is a website for GED Encouragement and other Education needs. A Community for all students that are needing encouragement in their school career. The group is for anyone seeking encouragement in getting their GED, High School Dipolma, etc..

I was inspired to create Achieving the Dream when I was encouraged my favorite performer Michael Crawford; he encouraged me with a letter to obtain my GED. You can read my story on the website.

Anyone can join the community! All Teachers, Graduates from their programs and encouragers are welcomed to join also.

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GED help [18 Feb 2009|09:11pm]

I am 22 and I want to get my GED. I dropped out of school for testing reasons. I have 2 questions. I am planning on moving to canada, will having a GED effect getting a job there? Also, I wanted to know if I could take the test without taking the classes. Thanks in advance.  
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Achieving the Dream: New and Improved Website [07 Aug 2008|04:54pm]

Hi everyone!! The website has gone through a lot of changes in the past couple of months. I finally got what I wanted out of the website for right now. The Website is New and Improved; I moved the website over to a different website builder and it looks great.

The website has my personal blog, photo gallery, message board, chatroom , monthly stories, success stories and lots more. I hope you can stop by the website very soon. I would love for you to join the message board. I plan to have assignments for the students when I get more members in the message board. I really do want to help others. I think the most important thing for the students is encouragement. They need encouragement to help them decide to take the tests. If they don't have confience in themselves, the outcome won't be good. I strongly recommend you to join the message board. Lend a helping hand out to someone who needs your help.

Here's the link to the website: http://www.achievingthedream.co.nr

Later on, I will be posting polls on the website. I hope you will enjoy the new look. Feedback is always welcomed.

Thank you.
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GED and special ed? [07 Apr 2007|01:28pm]
Hey, my brother dropped out of school for in my opinion bad reasons (too much order, or something). I don't know how/why/for what reason he finally stopped going but either way now I have to help him get his GED or get into ANOTHER good alternative school if that's even possible.

He is 18th, was going to school in Arkansas and now is with me going to New Jersey.
He's been bouncing around amongst 3-5 different schools for the past 3 years for a variety of reasons so he is not really even ready to graduate at a standard 12th grade level anyway.

I looked up some information about GED in NJ, and it said you have to be a resident?
By fall he will have been out of school for 6 months.
But where do you find good practice for what would be on the tests?
I was not able to find a good center for the GED help/practice (the NJ state site called it adult ed center I guess because you have to be 18+).

Any idea/clue what to do here?
Also, even when he was in school he was always in special ed. for slow learners.
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New GED Website for Encouragement [23 Nov 2006|04:23pm]

Hi Everyone! I would like to invite you all to my new website I've
been dreaming about creating since I started my preparing for my GED
tests.. I created a website for encouraging GED students on their GED
tests. I think encouragement is the best thing with preparing to take
a test. It gives you so much confidence and motivation.

I hope you all can check out my website very soon!

Here is the url:


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[01 Aug 2006|07:20pm]

Hi, I'm 17, I live in Washington, I should be going into my senior year of highschool, and my plan is to drop out and get the GED.

I was wondering if anyone knew if there was any paperwork, or transcript stuff you had to do to drop out of highschool in order to get the GED (my plan is to not start school this year at all).

Also- is it just like a standardized test, with bubble questions?
Or am I going to be doing any large amounts of real writing?

Can you take the SAT later on of you want to, and you're not on highschool, and have your GED?

Any information is appreciated, thanks.

How much will it cost to take the GED?

And what kind of jobs can I expect to be able to get?
I have a few friends that quit school and got the GED (who I also intend to talk to), but they both ended up working at a burger joint, and I don't want that for myself..
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[15 Dec 2005|04:49pm]

[ mood | curious ]

For the Literature Arts, Writing Part II it says you have to write an essay... so, I'm stupid. What am I supposed to write about? Totally new to this. :P Any help would be great.


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[28 Nov 2005|01:27am]

i guess this community is kind of quiet, but i have a few questions.
i was wondering #1 if someone who has a ged is considered just as much as someone that has a regular diploma for most colleges. i didn't know if it was looked at any differently or if it affected your chances of getting into a good college or not.
are they basically considered the same thing? and would someone with a diploma be considered over someone with a ged?
it is the only thing i am worried about as far as getting my ged goes.
any information at all would be extremely helpful to me, i'm not finding what i need on websites.
please and thank you :)
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I need help please really bad if someone can help me. [12 Oct 2005|09:35am]

[ mood | sad ]

well I dont know if anyone updates this community but I seriously need some help. I'm 19 and I have been trying to get my GED since I was 17 (in montana you can test before your 18) well the program I was going through the first time around wouldn't let me test because they said I had to study for about 12 months. well I did that and the lady said I still could'nt test (I cried alot after that because I thought I was ready) SO THEN I was informed by my sister that the lady who was tutoring me told me I could'nt test because she got funding on how many students she had.
so after crying a little bit more I quit that GED program and moved onto the one at the local community college. The deal was I had to take 3 college courses English,Basic Math and Biology well I passed the english and biology with B's but I barely passed the math with a D. I was THEN informed by the college GED lady that there was a tutoring place (which I didn't know) and I could have used that place to help me with my math (I was pissed) so then when I asked if I could take the reading and language part of the test she said no because I failed my math portion. SO the next semester I took the math class again (I failed horribly) even though I went to tutoring. so after that I kind of gave up hope for awhile cuz apparently at the college where the GED place is at you only have two semesters to pass the 3 classes otherwise no GED testing. I was kicked out.
I then got a evaluation by my therapist who informed me that I had a math defiency in otherwords I see math problems backwards. WHICH MEANS I need tutoring alot.
So now I am at another GED place and I took the TABE test I passed everything but the math portion so my tutor helped me by giving me worksheets and helping me along. but I have now been informed that the GED center might not get anymore funding so..once again I am screwed.
so what I am asking is what are the GED portions? I know there is reading, math, science and something else I can't remember. cuz if the center loses funding then I might have to wing it on my own with my mother as my tutor and I want to know what is the test like and what is in the math portion (cuz well I suck at math but getting better!)

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[12 Apr 2005|02:37pm]

okay i have no idea if this community is still up and running but ANY info would be GREATLY appreciated. i need anyone who has taken the test to just let me know as much as they remember of the math part. what kinds of problems.. what level they went up to. if anyone can remember and would help id greatly appreciate it. i am horrible in math, HORRIBLE and any info would be amazing.

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eek [08 Mar 2005|03:27am]

Hey guys -
I just got my notification a few days ago.
Fortunately and unfortunately the test is a week exactly from today.
Fortunately because i've been waiting for eons, unfortunately because I have no notice to study now.
What are the critical things to keep in mind (about test structure, timing, etc)?
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[10 Jan 2005|08:29pm]

I recently dropped out. Well, I dropped out, officially, yesterday. I was in the middle of my junior year and my father decided it was time for me to stop burdening them. So, he kicked me out. I'm now living with a friend and her mother.

I live in Orlando, Florida. I thought I would have an easy time switching high schools, considering my old one and the one i was planning on attending are no more than 30 miles from eachother. However, after a lot of calling people who had no idea what they were talking about, I was finally informed I wouldn't be able to attend the new school due to a new zoning rule passed recently. Since I really don't have any other options besides dropping out, moving back with my father, or killing myself, I've decided to get my GED and go to community college.

However, I was informed today that a new, stricter rule regarding GED education waivers has also been passed because too many students are trying to drop out because they realize that the GED is 4 years of high school bullshit compacted into 7 hours of testing. Hallelujah. However, since I am not 18 and will not be until September, I am not going to be able to get my GED.

It's absolute bullshit that Orange County Public Schools would rather see me live like a vegetable for 9 months than let me move on with my life.

The previous has all occured within a span of 10 days.

Has anyone else encountered such problems?
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[25 Dec 2004|07:13pm]

i can't recall if i posted this or not but i passed my ged officially in november the monday before thanksgiving, im pretty sure i didnt post it.
ill post pics of me with my diploma in the near future.

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i took my test two weeks ago saturday. [21 Oct 2004|08:33pm]

[ mood | wooooot. ]

i find my test results in 4-6 more weeks.
*bites fingernails*
yay, im so excited. <3

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New-Ness. [07 Oct 2004|06:14pm]

[ mood | Nervous... ]

Hey. I Realize That I'm Like The First Real Post...?
And There Will Be Like Nobody Reading This, But.
I Outta Introduce Myself Anywho. :)

Name: Hope Thomas.
Age : 18.
Location: Maryland.
Drop Out Date: Senior Year [April] 2004. Long story.
Me: .

Tommarow Is My GED Test, And I'm Nervous!
If Anybody Wants To Talk I'll Be On AIM [H3ART C4NDY].
Good Night. <3

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[03 Sep 2004|04:35am]

    Apparently the control of the community has been handed over to me. I'm not entirely sure why but I'm willing to go with it. I'm just not entirely sure what kind of posts should be made, or what kind of help people might need.

I would appreciate it if you would comment with a suggestion, and join the community. If anybody is willing to help out I can make you a moderator too. Just comment, or message me on AIM soundlikeamovie. Thank you.
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[09 Jun 2004|06:38pm]
Welcome to gedhelp! Revisions will be made shortly to make the communities appearance better. The userinfo will also be updated by tomorrow morning. Things are in the progression stage but the community will hopefully grow more and more.
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