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 Another post got me thinking. I got my GED when I was 19, and I had to work my arse off. I remember being emotional (I had a baby and was pregnant, my boys are 11 months apart) When I took my test, I was 3 months pregnant. I remember having to take pre-tests that were harder than the real thing, but I had to know 90% of the test to pass on to take the real thing. In my state, you have to actually get a GED teacher's acceptance to go on to take the GED test.

Now for the H.S. Diploma. I know that many teenagers work very hard for their grades, but this isn't the case in most of the kids around my area when I was a kid. Even now, my friends and even my parents and their friends all talk about how easy high school was. They say that they would just show up, and the teachers would do whatever they could to get them out of their class by the end of the year, no matter what. They wanted them to graduate. Even if they hadn't earned it.

Is getting your GED really the worst thing? To have to work for your education. To fight for your own education and to make sure you have the knowledge needed for the exams (not just memorized). 

I really think the stigma about the GED needs to be changed because it is actually difficult. I got a scholarship for my grades on my GED test, but that is because I worked my butt off!

by on Jun. 15, 2013 at 9:01 PM
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Mama2ETA
by on Jun. 15, 2013 at 9:11 PM

 that's what I meant. lol

Quoting OwlNuggets:

It's more the stigma attached to a GED than anything else.

 

OwlNuggets
by HAIL NUGGY! on Jun. 15, 2013 at 9:13 PM
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Honestly, I think you should be able to take a standardized test into the univeristy/college you're interested in joining whenever you feel like it.

Quoting Mama2ETA:

 that's what I meant. lol

Quoting OwlNuggets:

It's more the stigma attached to a GED than anything else.

 


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mamabearjkda
by Silver Member on Jun. 15, 2013 at 9:13 PM

I got my GED about 5 years ago, I had dropped out for the last and final time in the 9th grade. Honestly, like you, it was the hardest test I had ever taken in my entire life. Because I dropped out at such an early time (First time being the 7th) and was awful at math it took me 3 attempts to pass the math portion of it. I had to hire a tutor to get me through it finally.

I think when people refer to GED's espeially when they say the "Good Enough Diploma" it puts that negativity on it, when in all actuality I wish I had finished high school, would have been SO MUCH EASIER!

MrsKaufold1990
by on Jun. 15, 2013 at 9:13 PM

LMAO. 

What practice test did you take?

A practice test can be easier then the actual test. 

HS is so much easier. 

You show up, sleep in class, and fake homework assignments and are done.


Quoting Anonymous:

I've done the GED practice test, it's not that hard. It's a lot less effort than graduating high school.



FL2AK
by on Jun. 15, 2013 at 9:15 PM
In my experience it depends on your age as to how each is viewed.
Suzy_Sunshine
by Gold Member on Jun. 15, 2013 at 9:15 PM

GED is the easy way out. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jun. 15, 2013 at 9:15 PM

I quit high school with only a semester left.  I went back and got my GED.  I had to take a pre test.  I didn't think it was very hard.  Based on the scores of my pre-test I didn't have to take any classes.  I took the real GED and passed.  It also was pretty simple.  I wish I had stayed in school but I didn't continue to get my associates and a BA.

Grumpylilpixy
by on Jun. 15, 2013 at 9:16 PM

There is no stigma in the nation over GED versus High School Diploma. Only on Cafemom. LOL

YuppyMom
by Gold Member on Jun. 15, 2013 at 9:16 PM

THe G.E.D test is very easy/basic.  I have seen samples and it is a very basic test.  My son took a G.E.D sample test in 6th grade--and passed.

My daughter has had a more rigorous education in the 9th grade--than taking the G.E.D. would ever give her.

MrsKaufold1990
by on Jun. 15, 2013 at 9:17 PM

I hated getting my GED, I started my classes when my child was 6 months old. It just sucks, the classes were boring and so were the tests. 

It took me a year to actually even test, because I joing Job Corps, and they MADE me take some placement tests with in the second day of being there, I tested out of three classes, got to take my GED tests for those. 

Lefft Job Corps, and it took me another two years to get my Math portion, it took me two times to pass it. 

GED is a lot harder.

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