6 Important Tips About What to Do on Your GED Exam Day

Updated on July 12, 2018
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Winnie is an expert test taker and advisor at GED Study Guide in Test Prep Toolkit.

Be Smart. Know What to Do on Your GED Exam Day!

The day of taking your GED test is finally here. All your efforts for your test prep program will be put to good use on this ultimate hour, or 7.5 hours to be exact. But then again, remember that you need to know the right strategies about what to do on the actual day of your exam. Otherwise, everything that you have worked for could go to waste. Here are valuable tips about what you should do on your GED exam day:

  • Make sure that you are comfortable in your seat. A backache because of an uncomfortable chair can significantly get in the way of your acing the GED test. That’s why you should see to it that you are at home in your chair as you take your exam. Is the light enough and not too dim or glaring? It shouldn’t feel too hot nor too cold, either. The same thing for your clothes- you ought to dress properly. Consider that the GED exam could take hours, and you wouldn’t want to lose your focus because you are uncomfortable. Otherwise, if you feel uneasy in your chair, ask your proctor if you can be transferred.
  • Browse through the questions and give each of them a specific time. You should know how to apply time management when taking the GED test. Go over the questions and notice the easier ones and the more difficult items. Allocate lesser time for questions that you can quickly answer while rendering more time to harder ones. Knowing how to properly manage your time works for the GED test as well as your other tasks.
  • Immediately answer the easy questions. As you skim through the topic, spot the easy questions and answer them first. This will give you more time to accomplish the items that are more difficult to tackle. If you come across an easy question that looks tricky after a while, skip that item and focus on answering those that you know.
  • Be conscious of the time, but don’t rush. The GED is a strictly timed test that’s why you have to learn proper time management when dealing with it. There is a time limit for every section, so you have to be aware of it. However, steer clear of worrying about the time because you might become anxious and lose your focus. Note tips #2 and #3 when it comes to this particular matter.
  • Answer all questions before submitting your exam. There may be questions that you completely know nothing about in the GED test. In such case, many test takers leave these items blank until they submit their exams. Avoid this tendency because it is a wrong strategy. No question should be left unanswered in your GED test. If you completely don’t know the answer to an item, follow your “gut feel” . There may be a chance that your guess is correct, enabling you to garner an additional score.
  • Take practice tests- it’ll make your GED exam easier. You have to prepare yourself for the actual GED exam, and the best way to do so is to take practice tests during your test prep. Augment the facts and information that you know with knowledge about the proper strategies for taking the GED. Practice tests will orient you to the real thing, making you feel relaxed and confident on the actual day of taking your GED test.

Prepare both your body and your mind as you hurdle the undertaking which is your GED test. While gearing yourself up with facts and information, you should also be all-set with knowing the most effective test strategies.

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