Arts, Writing Test
Now that you
have an overview of the GED Tests, let's look more closely at each
subject area test.
The GED Language
Arts, Writing Test is composed of two parts - Part I, 50 multiple-choice
questions and Part II, an essay. The test is 120 minutes long -
75 minutes for the multiple-choice questions and 45 minutes in which
to write the essay on the provided topic.
Part I Cover?
Part I requires
that a person be able to edit passages for organization, sentence
structure, grammar usage, and mechanics. The test requires that
the candidate read workplace and community documents, how-to documents,
and informational passages that may or may not have errors in them.
Multiple-choice questions ask how the sentence or passage should
or should not be changed. It is important for the candidate to become
familiar with the types of questions used on Part I of the Language
Arts, Writing Test.
What Does Part
In Part II,
candidates write an original essay on a specified topic. The topic
is something that the average person would be able to write about,
such as one's goals or one's opinion on a specific subject. A maximum
time limit of 45 minutes is provided in which the person must draft
and develop the essay. The essay is the only part of the test that
must be written in pen.
The essay is
scored holistically on a four-point rubric. It is read by two, trained
readers. In order to pass the Language Arts, Writing Test, a minimum
of a two must be obtained on the essay. Because of the limited time,
candidates are not expected to create the "perfect" essay.
more information on the Language Arts, Writing Test? Click on the
You may wish to print this information for future use.
to visit some writing sites? For more information on grammar and
the writing process, go to:
The Purdue Writing
Writing Assistant http://www.powa.org/