McGraw-Hll's GED: The Most Complete and Reliable Study Program For The GED Tests

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McGraw-Hll's GED: The Most Complete and Reliable Study Program For The GED Tests

Format:  Paperback,

1184 pages

Edition: 2002 Revised

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Publish Date: Sep 2001

ISBN-13: 9780071381796

ISBN-10: 0071381791

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The bestselling guide, updated to reflect all changes to the GED through 2002

Each year, nearly a million North Americans take the GED high school equivalency exam. Formerly entitled "Contemporary's GED," one of the most popular resources for those prepping for the test has been revised for all changes to the GED, through 2002. This latest edition of the bestselling guide arms readers with what they need to score high in all five test categories, including targeted assessments, easy-to-follow instructions, hundreds of reinforcement activities, and simulated GED tests for each subject area. Outstanding features that have made for the continuing popularity of this guide include: Half-length pretests for each subject area that help readers pinpoint strengths and weaknesses Two full-length practice tests for each subject area Special new sections on critical thinking skills, graphs, and illustrations New guidelines for using the Casio fx-260 solar calculator for the mathematics test A complete answer key explaining why each answer is correct Chapter-by-chapter surveys that reinforce knowledge of key concepts Test-taking tips and strategies

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Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Publish Date: Sep 2001
ISBN-13: 9780071381796
ISBN-10: 0071381791
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 1184
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 4.95
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.5 x 10.75 x 2.25

Chapter outline

Acknowledgments
To the Student
Pretests
Language Arts, Writing Pretest
Editing
The Essay
Answer Key and Evaluation Chart
Social Studies Pretest
Answer Key and Evaluation Chart
Science Pretest
Answer Key and Evaluation Chart
Language Arts, Reading Pretest
Answer Key and Evaluation Chart
Mathematics Pretest
Answer Key and Evaluation Chart
Language Arts, Writing
Basic English Usage
What is standard English?
Writing in Complete Sentences
Parts of Speech
What is a noun?
What is a verb?
Subject-Verb Agreement
What is a pronoun?
Identifying Antecedents
Sentence Structure
Three Characteristics of a Sentence
Run-ons and Comma Splices
Sentence Combining
Using Active and Passive Voice
Sentence Structure and Types of Questions on the GED Test
Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers
Parallel Structure
Mechanics
Capitalization
Punctuation
Spelling
Organization
Paragraph Composition
Text Division
Paragraph Unity
Paragraph Coherence
Preparing for the GED Essay
The Writing Process
Types of Writing
The Written Product
Example Essay
What You Should Know about the GED Test Essay
Making the Most of Your Time
Sample Topics for Practice
Language Arts, Writing Answer Key
Critical Thinking Skills for the GED
Knowledge--Forming, Attaining, or Recalling Concepts
Comprehension--Understanding What You Read
Application--Applying What You Read
Analysis--Examining What You Read
Synthesis--Putting Elements Together to Form a New Whole
Evaluation--Judging What You Read
Interpreting Graphs and Illustrations
Interpreting Graphs
Interpreting Maps
Interpreting Tables
Interpreting Editorial Cartoons
Critical Thinking Skills for the GED Answer Key
Social Studies
World History
Early Humanity
Early Civilization
Chinese Dynasties
The Middle Ages and the Feudal System
The Renaissance
The French Revolution and Napoleon
Central America
The Industrial Revolution
The World Enters World War I
The Russian Revolution and the Rise of Communism
World War II
India is Divided
Technology as a Future
U.S. History
ANew Nation is Born
The Original Thirteen Colonies
The Beginnings of American Government
Early Domestic and Foreign Policy
Prelude to War
The Civil War
The Industrial Revolution
Growth of Big Business and Urbanization
The United States as a World Power
World War I
The Suffrage Movement
From the Roaring Twenties to the Stock Market Crash
The New Deal
World War II
The Korean Conflict
The Eisenhower Years
The Kennedy Administration
The Vietnam War
Detente and Watergate
Ending the Twentieth Century
Civics and Government
Types of Political Systems
The U.S. Federal Government
System of Checks and Balances
Amending the Constitution
State and Local Governments
The U.S. Political System
Becoming a Citizen of the United States
Economics
Factors of Production
Economics and Government
Supply and Demand
Imports and Exports
Economic Growth
Money and Monetary Policy
Government and Fiscal Policy
The American Consumer
The Baby Boom Generation
Geography
Mapping
Latitude and Longitude
Time Zones
Topography
Climate
Population Distribution
Social Studies Answer Key
Science
Life Science: Biology--The Study of Living Things
The Cell, the Basic Unit of Life
Genetics and Heredity
Organ Systems
Growth, Energy, and Living Things
Classification of Organisms
Evolution and Natural Selection
Ecology and Ecosystems
Earth and Space Science
Astronomy: The Study of Space
Geology: The Forces that Shape Our Earth
Paleontology: The Study of Past Life
Oceanography: The Study of Earth's Oceans
Meteorology: The Study of Earth's Atmosphere
Physical Science: Chemistry--The Study of Matter
The Atom, the Basis of Matter
Nuclear Energy
Elements and Periodicity
Elements and Chemical Reactions
Elements in Combination
Chemical Bonding
Acids, Bases, and Salts
Reaction Rate, Catalysts, and Equilibrium
Physical Science: Physics--The Study of How Matter Behaves
Mechanics
Work, Energy, and Power
Simple Machines
The Nature of Heat and Energy
The Nature of Waves
The Nature of Light
The Nature of Electricity
Creating Electricity
Science Answer Key
Language Arts, Reading
Interpreting Prose Fiction
The Novel and the Short Story
Basic Elements of Fiction
Style: Tying All the Elements Together
How to Read Fiction on Your Own
Interpreting Poetry
Idea and Emotion in Poetry
The Shape of Poetry
The Language of Poetry
The Sound of Poetry
Inferring Mood
Interpreting and Analyzing Poetry for Meaning
Interpreting Drama
What is Drama?
Reading a Play or Script
Structure of Drama
From Idea to Production
Characterization
Interpreting Prose Nonfiction
Detecting the Author's Purpose
Types of Nonfiction
Informational Text
Literary Nonfiction
Viewing Component
Business Documents
Language Arts, Reading Answer Key
Mathematics
Whole Numbers and Operations
Addition
Subtraction
Multiplication
Division
Problem Solving
Multistep Problems
Personalizing a Problem
Restating the Problem Using Words, Sketches, or Diagrams
Number Sense
Powers
Square Roots
Parentheses
Order of Operations
Setup Problems
Formulas
Evaluating Formulas
Decimal Numbers and Operations
Using Decimals
Zeros in Decimals
Comparing and Ordering Decimals
Rounding Decimals
Scientific Notation
Adding and Subtracting Decimals
Multiplying Decimals
Dividing Decimals
Multiplying and Dividing by Multiples of 10
Estimating for Problem Solving
Fractions and Operations
Understanding Fractions
Raising and Reducing Fractions
Relating Fractions and Decimals
Relating Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions
Comparing Numbers
The Number Line
Comparing Decimals
Comparing Fractions
Comparing Fractions and Decimals
Operations with Fractions
Simplifying Fraction Problems
Item Sets
Number Relationships
Number Line
Absolute Value
Operations with Signed Numbers
Statistics and Data Analysis
Ratio and Rate
Applications of Ratio
Proportion
Application of Proportion
Percents
What Are Percents?
Interchanging Percents, Fractions, and Decimals
Solving Percent Problems
Percent Problem Solving
Interest Problems
Probability
Probability of 0 or 1
Dependent Probability
Data Analysis
Measures of Central Tendency
Charts, Tables, and Schedules
Graphs
Circle Graphs
Bar Graphs
Line Graphs
Algebra
The Language of Algebra
Algebraic Expressions
Equations
Solving One-Step Equations
Solving Algebra Word Problems
Translating Equations
Solving One-Step Algebra Word Problems
Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
Solving Multistep Equations
Solving Multistep Problems
Inequalities
Coordinate Graphing
Distance Between Two Points
The Graph of a Line
The Slope of a Line
Multiplying Algebraic Expressions
Factoring
Measurement
Standard Measurement
Converting Units
Basic Operations with Measurements
The Metric System
Problem Solving with Money
Time Problems
Reading and Interpreting Scales and Meters
Geometry
Measurement of Figures
Special Pairs of Angles
Problem Solving using Triangular Relationships
The Pythagorean Theorem
Similar Triangles
Trigonometric Ratios
Formulas
Calculator Directions
Mathematics Answer Key
Posttests
Language Arts, Writing Posttest
Editing
The Essay
Answer Key and Evaluation Chart
Social Studies Posttest
Answer Key and Evaluation Chart
Science Posttest
Answer Key and Evaluation Chart
Language Arts, Reading Posttest
Answer Key and Evaluation Chart
Mathematics Posttest
Answer Key and Evaluation Chart
Practice Tests
Language Arts, Writing Practice Test
Editing
The Essay
Answer Key and Evaluation Chart
Social Studies Practice Test
Answer Key and Evaluation Chart
Science Practice Test
Answer Key and Evaluation Chart
Language Arts, Reading Practice Test
Answer Key and Evaluation Chart
Mathematics Practice Test
Answer Key and Evaluation Chart
Index

Book description

The bestselling guide, updated to reflect all changes to the GED through 2002

Each year, nearly a million North Americans take the GED high school equivalency exam. Formerly entitled Contemporary's GED, one of the most popular resources for those prepping for the test has been revised for all changes to the GED, through 2002. This latest edition of the bestselling guide arms readers with what they need to score high in all five test categories, including targeted assessments, easy-to-follow instructions, hundreds of reinforcement activities, and simulated GED tests for each subject area. Outstanding features that have made for the continuing popularity of this guide include:

  • Half-length pretests for each subject area that help readers pinpoint strengths and weaknesses
  • Two full-length practice tests for each subject area
  • Special new sections on critical thinking skills, graphs, and illustrations
  • New guidelines for using the Casio fx-260 solar calculator for the mathematics test
  • A complete answer key explaining why each answer is correct
  • Chapter-by-chapter surveys that reinforce knowledge of key concepts
  • Test-taking tips and strategies

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