Many of our patrons are interested in obtaining a high school equivalency certificate, previously called a GED. Passing the exam required for this can open up many new career opportunities. This week the library received some new books that can help in this endeavor: Cracking the GED Test /With 2 Practice Tests by The Princeton Review. (Even though the test is now called the HiSET Exam, the skills needed to pass it are the same.)

The experts at The Princeton Review have helped millions of people pass exams for many years. Their study materials include practice questions and strategies to use in order to do your best. There is a chapter on habits of effective test takers that shows how to boost your score with key skills. There is a skills assessment to help you decide which subjects you need to concentrate on most. Then, in each subject area, you will see the formats of the questions and learn tips to help you answer the different types of questions.

The book concludes with two complete practice tests. When you complete them, there is an answer section that provides detailed explanations for each question. This is especially helpful so that you can learn from any mistakes and discover how to get the correct answer.

The library has this type of study guide for many exams including the ACT, GRE, ASVAB, and others. In addition, check out the amazing online resource, Learning Express Library, available from our Digital Library under Life Skills (look on the left side of this page.)