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How To Study For The HiSET® Test

Studying for the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET®) is an important step in completing what could be a lifelong goal. In order to receive a passing grade on the HiSET® test, studying is very important.

Many adults can feel overwhelmed at the prospect of studying for a test. Perhaps it’s been some time since being in school, or maybe studying has not been easy in the past. Here are five general tips for studying for the HiSET® test:

  1. Dedicate a specific amount of time each day to studying. This can be in the evenings after work or early in the morning — whatever works best for you.

  2. Divide your study time into 15-minute sections: some for reading the practice material, some for reviewing the material once you've read it, and another period for taking practice tests.

  3. Don’t try to cram the studying into one extended session. Studies show that a person's ability to focus lessens after 45 minutes, so it's important to break up study periods into manageable sections.

  4. Try to visualize real-world examples of the lessons in your studies. For example: If you are trying to remember a math equation and you have worked in retail or as a cashier in the past, think of a time when that equation would have applied to your position.

  5. Establish a support network of family and friends who are positive and support your success. Surrounding yourself with positive energy and cheerleaders is key to reaching your goal.

To get started, use the ZIP code finder above to find a local adult education center — they’ll help you every step of the way!

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