I finely did it. I signed up with a GED program in March. I have been doing great. I have a wonderful instructor who never minds all my questions. :)
The hardest part of it for me was making that first phone call. Every year, I would let fear get the better of me. I was very anxious about going, but I felt determined to make this a year of change.It was scary to have to put on paper where I was in my education. I knew this was the painful part you have to go through to get to the good part. A good thing I got out of it immediately was to be able to be honest of where I was and not be judged. The people there made me feel very comfortable and relaxed.
I scored MUCH higher than I thought I would. I am happy to say the only thing I have to work on is my math. :D
It has been almost a month now since I signed up and I can honestly say I have never been happier. I feel so good about myself and knowing that I AM moving forward with my life. I feel foolish to have wasted so much time when I could have done this much sooner,but I know it was not in God’s timing. I believe there is a reason for every thing.
I hope I am able to cross this off my list this year. :)
Good luck to anyone else pursuing the same goal! 1 month ago
Sick of worrying about this goal, lol. Studying till May then taking the tests. 3 months ago
How I did it: I first started with the local education center for my city. I just had to register with them and take a TABE test in math and reading just to see where I was starting from. From there I was placed in ABE (Adult Basic Education) classes on Aug 30, 2011. The teachers there helped me to study in the G.E.D. exam areas. I was able to take many practice tests and find out where I needed the most help in to achieve a passing (or better) score. My teachers in my ABE class were wonderful! I was able to use the computers there to study in math...which was my weakest area! Once a month a G.E.D. testing rep would come to the building and hold testing sessions for as many tests as I felt comfortable taking. I took Social Studies and Science together in October; Language Arts, Reading and Language Arts, Writing in November; and finally, I took the Mathematics test this month (January). I am so happy to have finally completed this goal after so many years of wanting to get it done!!! I will be graduating on June 14, 2012!!! :) Read how I did it… 17 months ago
Science pre test from my textbook: 38/50. Passable, but I’m going to study for two months in order to get a great score! 7 months ago
My routine with keeping up with my work and classes. Idk why I’m so lazy with this stuff and I know I need this to move on to better things in life! Still trying. 7 months ago
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