Handout: Top 10 Things GED Students Should Know About the Library
- Search the CBC Library Catalog with the keyword “GED” to find relevant books. View results.
- You can also browse the LOC/GED books on the Reserve Reference shelf near the reference desk.
- GED books from the Mid-Columbia Library (38 items as of 5/2011)
Online Library Reference Databases
(You don't need a password to use these on CBC campus, but you can login from home with the quarterly library password)
Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
Oxford Reference Online
Encyclopedia Britannica Online
Daily Life Online Essays about the domestic, economic, religious, and other aspects of people's daily lives, ancient to modern.
CultureGrams Concise, readable information about countries and cultures.
Online Test Prep
1. Free online practice tests from Mid-Columbia Library
- Go to their Electronic Resources page;
- Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Learning Express Library;
- Click on "New User" to register for free;
- The Username should be your 14-digit mid-columbia library ID card number;
- Make up a Password for yourself;
- Once logged in, click on GED tests to practice
3. GED Practice Tests from TestPrepReview.com (Scroll down until you see the list of "Self-Assessment Modules".)
- CBC Adult Basic Education/GED Program
- CBC Learning Opportunities Center (LOC) offers test preparation classes and materials. LOC is located in the A building.
- Pay the testing fee at the Cashier's office ($150 as of Oct. 2012)
- Make an appointment for an orientation at the Assessment Center in the HUB near Admission/Registration. Phone: 509-542-4860
- Take the orientation and set the testing date
- Take the test
- General information about GED from WA State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. (Use the menu on the left to jump to different parts.)
- Sample questions from the GED Testing Service
(Based on list provided by the CBC ABE/GED department from the orientation packet, links updated Feb. 2010)
Links to a wide variety of sites for all GED subjects.
Student Study Page – an excellent site with 45 different activities and tutorials. Includes daily lessons in many subject categories, computer tutorials, a student help page, and links to many of the best educational sites.
- http://www.petersons.com/testprep/default.asp?id=1077&path=ug.pft.ged Peterson’s Prep Central: GED– Only the links "Get going ..." in the light orange square are free. The "Test Info, Dates, and Deadlines" includes the number of questions and time allotment on each subject that the GED covers. You can also take a free "quick quiz".
- http://www.math.com/ This is a very good website ~ it contains math lessons and practice tests on a wide range of math topics, from fractions to calculus.
- http://www.glencoe.com/catalog/contemporary/freeged.html GED Satellites Internet-based Supplemental Study Center. These McGraw Hill websites review everything covered in the Contemporary GED subject books we have in the classroom. You can choose a chapter from the table of contents, and you’ll also find Chapter Review Quizzes, Chapter Outlines, Interactive Flashcards, Web Links, GED practice tests, and more. Direct links to the five specific subjects are listed below.
- http://home.earthlink.net/~ruthpett/safari/index.htm (Online vocabular game)
- http://www.mathvids.com/ (Math Videos online. Note: This is a link added by librarian.)
- http://www.khanacademy.org/ (Math Videos online. Note: This is a site recommended by a CBC GED student.)