What’s the best book to prepare for the GED?

Steck Vaughn GED


My son just dropped out of HS. He would like to get the GED. There are dozens of books to help you prepare for the test. Which one is the best to use?

Here are just a few of the books I found on Amazon.

Barron’s GED 2008-2009 with CD-ROM (Barron’s How to Prepare for the GED High School Equivalency Exam) by Murray Rockwood Ph.D.

Kaplan GED 2009-2010 Edition: Complete Self-Study Guide for the GED Tests by Caren Van Slyke

*** McGraw-Hill’s Pre-GED : The Most Comprehensive Review of the Skills Necessary for GED Study by McGraw-Hill’s GED

McGraw-Hill’s GED w/ CD-ROM: The Most Complete and Reliable Study Program for the GED Tests (Mcgraw Hill’s Ged) by Patricia Mulcrone

Master the GED 2009 (with CD) (Master the Ged (Book & CD-Rom)) by Ronald Kaprov,

The GED For Dummies by Murray Shukyn

GED Exam Secrets Study Guide: GED Test Review for the Graduation Equivalency Degree Examination

Steck-Vaughn PreGED books
Pre-GED Complete Preparation
Pre Ged Reading , Pre Ged Writing , Pre Ged Literature and the Arts , Pre-Ged Mathematics , Pre-Ged Social Studies , Pre Ged Science , Pre-Ged Language Arts Writing , Pre-Ged Critical Thinking Skill.

So i found this question because I was looking for a book from myself.

I have heard GREAT things about McGraw Hill The Most Comprehensive.

I think that is the one I will probably end up getting.
I have skimmed through it at BN and it seems to be well.. comprehensive

Stay away from GED for dummies. It seems to have poor reviews and I saw the table of contents. It doesnt seem like a prep book but more of a how to. I believe it has a chapter called " How to dress for Success" and how to register for the exam.

I have used Barrons books for other exams and i love their stuff. Highschools swear by it. So that could be a second option for you.

good luck


2 Responses to “What’s the best book to prepare for the GED?”

  1. lexienugget — October 29, 2010 @ 4:40 pm

    So i found this question because I was looking for a book from myself.

    I have heard GREAT things about McGraw Hill The Most Comprehensive.

    I think that is the one I will probably end up getting.
    I have skimmed through it at BN and it seems to be well.. comprehensive

    Stay away from GED for dummies. It seems to have poor reviews and I saw the table of contents. It doesnt seem like a prep book but more of a how to. I believe it has a chapter called " How to dress for Success" and how to register for the exam.

    I have used Barrons books for other exams and i love their stuff. Highschools swear by it. So that could be a second option for you.

    good luck
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  2. Alan Tubman — October 30, 2010 @ 2:59 pm

    I like the Steck Vaughn books. I would, however, go to an Adult Learning Center and have your reading levels analyzed. GED manuals come in several levels and it is important to select the ones most appropriate.

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