The essays with higher scores have are a clear organization of ideas and contain correct sentence structure, punctuation, grammar, spelling, and word choice.The reader can understand what the writer is saying and can follow the development of ideas.This will improve both your writing ability and your confidence on test day. Some of the best writers read every day, as this helps expand their vocabulary and understand basic sentence structure.
And, instead of writing the suggested 300-500 words, the average word count was 150.
Some of the recurring problems within the responses included not understanding how to write argumentatively, not rephrasing the passages correctly, and not quoting correctly.
To address these problems, New Readers Press, in partnership with the GED Testing Service, developed series.
The videos walk GED test takers through the Reasoning Through Language Arts Extended Response Test by giving helpful tips, explaining the instructions in the prompt, providing advice to plan a response, and much more.
One of the most important parts of the General Educational Development test is the essay question.
While this section often makes test takers nervous, it is entirely possible to receive a strong score even if you are not a strong writer.
The GED Testing Service® approached New Readers Press, Pro Literacy’s publishing division, for help addressing some unfortunate patterns they were seeing from test takers on the extended response portion of the GED® test. Very few test takers were even coming close to earning the maximum number of points available on the test.
Instead of using the full 45 minutes allotted, they were using just 23 minutes, on average.
She covers the three traits each essay is scored on and how to earn the maximum number of points on each trait.
Below are an essay topic and four sample essays with the holistic scores they received from the GED Testing Service.