Have you ever heard the phrase, it was like trying “to put a square peg into a round hole?” It’s typically used to describe something that’s not a good match. No matter how hard you try, the square and the circle will never be a good fit.
If you have ever encountered a learning difference, you may have felt like this peg and hole. No matter how much you tried, you saw things in a different way than your classmates. The instruction never “clicked.” You may have felt odd or out of place. This is the heart and the hurt of those with learning differences.
No one likes to make mistakes. No one enjoys admitting when they’re wrong. When we need improvement or should have/could have done something differently, it’s hard to own up to shortcomings.
It’s human nature…and if we are honest, it all comes down to ego. It’s difficult to let go of personal pride to benefit the greater good. But in order to be an effective problem solver in work and in life, this type of selflessness is a necessity.
Do you have a support system? A friend, family member, or co-dreamer who cheers you along in your pursuit of your goals and life-change? If not, building your “team” could be the missing key to your success.
Sure, it makes sense that strengthening your reading skills will help with the Reading and Writing sections of your HSE exam, but did you know that reading is the basis for the Social Studies and Science sections as well?
The GED, HiSET, and TASC test makers do not expect you to roll in with tons of facts and figures. They don’t expect you to bank info. on World Wars or memorize the Periodic Table. What they DO want you to show is your ability to read and think critically.
If you are struggling with where to begin your prep, reading is always a great place to start because it supports ALL areas of study. Know that every minute you devote to becoming a strong reader is an investment in obvious AND not so obvious ways.
TIP: Don’t forget that your ability to read and understand test directions is just as important as reading through and understanding the question passages. In our recent coaching session, Test Smart, we discussed this specific skill. It’s an important one, so if you missed the session, just click the link above.
One of the things unique to Essential Education is the wide range of ages and stages in which our students find themselves on their journey toward obtaining their High School Equivalency credential. Within each of these student groups there are certain things that those studying for the GED, HiSET, or TASC should consider.
One big consideration is underage testing. Most states have some degree of extra requirements or sets of rules placed on testers under the age of 18 (and in some cases 19) years of age. If you (or your child) fall into this category, there are some important things to know before testing.
One of the many reasons I joined the Student Success Team at Essential Education was the ease and flexibility of the exam prep and job-ready courses offered. Having been in education for over 20 years, I’ve seen a lot of products rise and fall…all promising amazing results in half the time.
While everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses, I’ve watched thousands of students find just what they needed to fill in the gaps and move forward in life. It’s both rewarding and inspiring!
But don’t take my word for it. Ask our students! Check out some of the latest reviews. You might see a glimpse of yourself, your experience, and in some cases, your achievements ahead.
When people think of post-high school education, most automatically think about college. But your road to continued education may not lie in a traditional 4 year college. Are you considering a trade? If so, your skills and talents are in demand.
Need a kick start to your day? We all need to shake things up every now and again to get us going and begin our days with confidence and new energy. Even small changes to your am habits could shift your perspective and set you up for greater success in study, work, and life.