Do I have what it takes to earn my GED?

Maybe you are doubting yourself.  Do I have what it takes to earn my GED?  Chances are good, you do.  To successfully pass the GED exam you do not need to worry about memorizing a bunch of dates and facts.  The Aspire program at Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools can help you develop the skills necessary to not only pass the exam, but ACE it!  These are the same skills necessary to be successful in the job market.  They include the ability to apply concepts to new situations, analyze, think critically, and the ability to draw conclusions from the information you are provided.

The picture above is a sample science question provided by the GED Testing Service ®

By using the analytical and critical thinking skills we have acquired in our Aspire classes, we can usually eliminate a few of the answers in order to narrow our choices.

The key in the map indicates that volcanoes are represented by yellow dots.  The solid black lines represent the plate boundaries and the red line represents the equator.

Answer (B) states that volcanoes are only located along the edges of continents.  We can see that the yellow dots appear in the middle of the blue areas (oceans) in addition to the continents; therefore, we know we can eliminate (B) as a possible answer.

Answer (D) states that volcanoes are distributed equally in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.  We know that the equator (red line) separates the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.  Since there are more yellow dots in the Northern Hemisphere, we can eliminate (D) as a possible answer.

This leaves us with answers (A) and (C).  (A) states that the volcanoes are scattered randomly.  The dots do appear to be scattered randomly, so (A) is a possibility, but we must determine if (A) is the “best” answer.  Answer (C) states that volcanoes are mostly located along boundaries between plates.  We know that the plates are represented by solid black lines.  A closer look at the map shows that the yellow dots are mostly located along the black lines.  This fact helps us to eliminate answer (A) because although the dots may appear random at first glance, we now know that they actually follow a pattern.  They follow the plate boundary line.  Therefore, answer (C) is the best answer!

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