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GED Social Studies For Dummies

Achim K. Krull, Murray Shukyn

ISBN: 978-1-119-02984-7 September 2015 264 Pages


Gear up to crush the GED Social Studies Test

Does the thought of taking the GED Social Studies Test send shivers down your spine? Fear not! With the help of GED Social Studies Test For Dummies, you'll get up to speed on the new structure and computer-based format of the GED and gain the confidence and know-how to pass the Social Studies Test like a pro. Packed with helpful guidance and instruction, this hands-on test-prep guide covers the concepts covered on the GED Social Studies Test and gives you ample practice opportunities to assess your understanding of Civics and Government, History, Economics, and Geography.

Designed to test your understanding of the fundamentals of social studies reasoning and the ability to apply those fundamentals in realistic situations, the GED Social Studies Test can be tough for the uninitiated. Luckily, this fun and accessible guide breaks down each section of the exam into easily digestible parts, making everything you'll encounter on exam day feel like a breeze! Inside, you'll find methods to sharpen your vocabulary and writing skills, tips on how to approach GED Social Studies Test question types and formats, practice questions and study exercises, and a full-length practice test to help you pinpoint where you need more study help.

  • Presents reviews of the GED Social Studies test question types and basic computer skills
  • Offers practice questions to assess your knowledge of each subject area
  • Includes one full-length GED Social Studies practice test
  • Provides scoring guidelines and detailed answer explanations

Even if Social Studies is something that's always made you wince, GED Social Studies Test For Dummies makes it easy to pass this crucial exam and obtain your hard-earned graduate equivalency diploma.

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with the GED Social Studies Test 5

Chapter 1: Taking a Quick Glance at the GED Social Studies Test 7

Chapter 2: Preparing for the GED Social Studies Test 15

Chapter 3: Taking a Social Studies Diagnostic Test 27

Chapter 4: Succeeding on the GED Social Studies Test 55

Part II: Enhancing Your Social Studies Skills 65

Chapter 5: Reading and Understanding Social Studies Passages 67

Chapter 6: Understanding and Applying Key Social Studies Concepts 81

Chapter 7: Applying Mathematical Reasoning to Social Studies 99

Part III: Nurturing Your Knowledge: History, Civics, Economics, and Geography 111

Chapter 8: Brushing Up on Civics and Government 113

Chapter 9: Looking Back at U.S. History 127

Chapter 10: Shaking the Money Tree: Economics 145

Chapter 11: Traveling through Time and Space with Social Studies Lessons 161

Chapter 12: Writing a First‐Class Extended Response 175

Part IV: Testing Your Social Studies Knowledge and Skills 191

Chapter 13: Taking a Social Studies Practice Test 193

Chapter 14: Answers and Explanations for the Social Studies Practice Test 221

Part V: The Part of Tens 229

Chapter 15: Ten More Ways to Prep for the GED Social Studies Test 231

Chapter 16: Ten Skills to Master for the GED Social Studies Test 237

Index 247