Over 700,000 people nationwide take the GED(r) Test each year. This preparation book is for adults who wish to undertake a program of self-study in preparation for taking the GED(r) Reading exam. GED(r) test takers are often not used to the structure of a standardized exam. This guide offers a review of all tested topics on the Reading section of the GED(r), and a brush up on basic study and test-taking skills. And, since people with rusty study skills will tune out if lessons are too long, the information is presented in short chunks of instructional material followed by short quizzes to keep their attention and maximize learning. This book, perfectly geared to its audience, includes: Study skills, learning strategies, and very basic multiple-choice test-taking strategy 1 diagnostic test and 2 practice exams with complete answer explanations Targeted instruction and practice based on actual past GED(r) tests, with passages from fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction. There are tons of tips and strategies for quick reading and assessment of passages"