The 10 Best GED Prep Books

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This wiki has been updated 22 times since it was first published in February of 2018. Not everyone has a traditional high school experience, but for those who still want to attend college and earn more in the workplace, obtaining your GED credential is essential. Having the proper resources can seal the deal on your success, so we’ve compiled a list of the best books to help boost your confidence, avoid pitfalls and make preparation as straightforward as possible. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. GED Test Prep Plus

2. Preparation for the GED Test

3. GED Test Prep

Editor's Notes

May 06, 2020:

Our latest update required an extensive overhaul of this list, with several volumes falling out of date and two new items added to replace For Dummies and Steck-Vaughn Student Edition, both of which have not been revised since 2014. While the GED has not been rigorously updated since that year, it has seen a handful of tweaks in the interim, so students are best off with volumes that are no older than four years. For the upcoming round, the content will remain the same but the test will see a few formatting changes. This means the material in a 2018, 2017, or 2016 book will still be relevant.

Books that have been updated to newer or reevaluated editions are Kaplan's GED Test Prep Plus, McGraw-Hill's Preparation for the GED Test, Mometrix's GED Test Prep, Princeton Review GED Test Prep, and GED Math Preparation. We also supplemented our selection with 1,001 GED Practice Questions For Dummies for those who are relatively confident they have learned what they need, but want reinforcement and to gauge areas in which they could improve. Then, we brought on The GED Tutor Book, a no-muss option great for review, but be aware that it is not meant to teach the material. If you're older and have been out of school for a while and need something more intensive, Preparation for the GED Test and GED Test Prep Plus are your best bets.

Just as with our ACT and SAT test prep guides, we prioritized selections that are comprehensive, written by authorities in the field, full of study strategies, and designed to help you not only become comfortable with the material as it is presented on the exam specifically but also capable of helping you boost your score.

Special Honors

GED Testing Service If you're looking to feel truly confident, head over to the official website for GED Testing Service, a joint venture of the American Council on Education and education company Pearson. They offer online practice tests written and designed by the creators of the actual exam. When you are finished, the website tells you how likely you are to pass the real thing and offers a custom study plan tool to help you target the areas you need to improve.

Best GED Classes Best GED Classes is a rich resource for finding out everything you need to know about the exam, such as where to locate test centers and prep sites and information on qualification criteria, scoring, and more. You'll also find online classes, practice tests, study guides, and a quiz to see what your learning style is.

4. 1,001 GED Practice Questions For Dummies

5. Princeton Review GED Test Prep

6. GED Math Preparation

7. The GED Tutor Book

8. Trivium GED Preparation

9. How to Prepare for the GED Test

10. GED Quick Study

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