MyLab Foundational Skills for GED® Prep (2018 Update) - A GED Content-Aligned Program

MyLab Foundational Skills for GED® Prep goes beyond a “practice only” approach; instead, it aims to remediate gaps in student knowledge with the skills and context that they need to truly succeed — not just on the GED, but also in their future plans. Thus, this course empowers test candidates to target their efforts and build requisite skills to successfully pass each of the GED® tests (Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Social Studies, and Science) on their first attempt. This course aligns to the GED’s updated cut scores, and features more than 100 new animations, enhanced lessons for ESL learners, added content for low-literacy and low-numeracy students, improved accessibility, and countless other changes and improvements.

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  • 1. Letter and Word Recognition
  • 2. Vocabulary
  • 3. Graphics and Visuals
  • 4. Pre-Reading
  • 5. Active Reading
  • 1. Pre-Reading
  • 2. Active Reading
  • 3. Context Clues and Vocabulary
  • 4. Main Idea
  • 5. Graphics and Visuals
  • 1. Pre-Reading
  • 2. Active Reading
  • 3. Vocabulary
  • 4. Dictionary Skills
  • 5. Context Clues
  • 6. Main Idea
  • 7. Supporting Details
  • 8. Graphics and Visual Aids
  • 9. Outlining and Mapping
  • 10. Summarizing and Paraphrasing
  • 11. Combined Skills
  • 1. Active Reading
  • 2. Vocabulary
  • 3. Stated Main Idea
  • 4. Implied Main Idea
  • 5. Supporting Details
  • 6. Outlining and Mapping
  • 7. Summarizing and Paraphrasing
  • 8. Ten Patterns of Organization (Combined)
  • 9. Patterns of Organization: Time Order
  • 10. Patterns of Organization: Spatial Order
  • 11. Patterns of Organization: Process Order
  • 12. Patterns of Organization: Simple Listing
  • 13. Patterns of Organization: Division and Classification
  • 14. Patterns of Organization: Comparison
  • 15. Patterns of Organization: Contrast
  • 16. Patterns of Organization: Cause and Effect
  • 17. Patterns of Organization: Generalization and Example
  • 18. Patterns of Organization: Definition and Example
  • 19. Purpose and Tone
  • 20. Inference
  • 21. Critical Thinking
  • 22. Reading Textbooks
  • 23. Graphics and Visuals
  • 24. Reading Rate
  • 25. Memorization and Concentration
  • 26. Note Taking and Highlighting
  • 27. Test Taking
  • 28. Combined Skills
  • 1. Active Reading
  • 2. Vocabulary
  • 3. Stated Main Idea
  • 4. Implied Main Idea
  • 5. Supporting Details
  • 6. Outlining and Mapping
  • 7. Summarizing and Paraphrasing
  • 8. Nine Patterns of Organization (Combined)
  • 9. Patterns of Organization: Time Order
  • 10. Patterns of Organization: Spatial Order
  • 11. Patterns of Organization: Process Order
  • 12. Patterns of Organization: Simple Listing
  • 13. Patterns of Organization: Division and Classification
  • 14. Patterns of Organization: Compare and Contrast
  • 15. Patterns of Organization: Cause and Effect
  • 16. Patterns of Organization: Generalization and Example
  • 17. Patterns of Organization: Definition and Example
  • 18. Purpose and Tone
  • 19. Inference
  • 20. Critical Thinking
  • 21. Reading Textbooks
  • 22. Graphics and Visuals
  • 23. Reading Rate
  • 24. Memorization and Concentration
  • 25. Note Taking and Highlighting
  • 26. Test Taking
  • 27. Combined Skills
  • 2. Determine Central Ideas or Themes and Summarize the Key Supporting Details and Ideas
  • 3. Analyze How Individuals, Events, and Ideas Develop and Interact over the Course of a Text
  • 4/L4. Interpret Words and Phrases
  • 5. Analyze the Structure of Texts
  • 6. Determine an Author's Purpose or Point of View
  • 8. Delineate and Evaluate the Argument and Specific Claims
  • 9/R7. Analyze How Two or More Texts Address Similar Themes or Topics
  • 1. Parts of Speech, Phrases, and Clauses
  • 2. Subjects and Verbs
  • 3. Nouns
  • 4. Pronouns
  • 5. Articles
  • 6. Verbs
  • 7. Tense
  • 8. Regular and Irregular Verbs
  • 9. Modifiers
  • 10. Adjectives and Adverbs
  • 11. Prepositions
  • 12. Sentence Structure
  • 13. Consistent Verb Tense and Active Voice
  • 14. Combining Sentences
  • 15. Quotation Marks
  • 16. Abbreviations and Numbers
  • 17. Spelling
  • 18. Using Exact Language
  • 19. Vocabulary Development
  • 20. Unnecessary Shifts
  • 1. Frequently Confused Words
  • 2. Straightforward Subject-Verb Agreement
  • 3a. Pronoun Case
  • 3b. Pronoun Reference and Point of View
  • 3c. Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
  • 4. Standard and Nonstandard English
  • 5. Misplaced or Dangling Modifiers
  • 6a. Sentence Structure
  • 6b. Coordination and Subordination
  • 6c. Parallelism
  • 7. Subject-Verb Agreement
  • 8. Redundancy and Wordiness
  • 9. Transitions
  • 1. Capitalization
  • 2a. Fragments
  • 2b. Run-On Sentences
  • 3. Apostrophes
  • 4a. Final Punctuation
  • 4b. Commas
  • 4c. Other Punctuation
  • 1. Getting Started
  • 2. Purpose
  • 3. Audience
  • 4. Genre
  • 5. The Writing Process
  • 6. Prewriting
  • 7. Drafting
  • 8. Revising
  • 9. Editing
  • 10. Summary Writing
  • 1. Recognizing a Paragraph
  • 2. The Topic Sentence
  • 3. Developing and Organizing a Paragraph
  • 4. Revising the Paragraph
  • 5. Editing the Paragraph
  • 6. Paragraphs. Describing
  • 7. Paragraphs. Narrating
  • 8. Paragraphs. Illustrating
  • 9. Paragraphs. Process
  • 10. Paragraphs. Compare/Contrast
  • 11. Paragraphs. Division/Classification
  • 12. Paragraphs. Definition
  • 13. Paragraphs. Cause/Effect
  • 14. Paragraphs. Argument
  • 1. Recognizing the Essay
  • 2. Thesis Statement
  • 3. Essay Organization
  • 4. Essay Introductions, Conclusions, and Titles
  • 5. Revising the Essay
  • 6. Editing the Essay
  • 7. Essays. Describing
  • 8. Essays. Narrating
  • 9. Essays. Illustrating
  • 10. Essays. Process
  • 11. Essays. Compare/Contrast
  • 12. Essays. Division/Classification
  • 13. Essays. Definition
  • 14. Essays. Cause and Effect
  • 15. Essays. Argument
  • 1. Reading Texts Critically
  • 2a. Understanding the Rhetorical Situation
  • 2b. Organizing
  • 2c. Summarizing
  • 2d. Synthesizing
  • 2e. Writing Rhetorical Analyses
  • 3a. Varying Sentence Structures
  • 3b. Biased and Sexist Language
  • 4. Reasoning Through Language Arts Extended Response
  • 1. Counting and Comparing
  • 2. Add Single-Digit Whole Numbers
  • 3. Subtract Single-Digit Whole Numbers
  • 4. Counting and Applications
  • 5. Add and Subtract Two-and Three-Digit Numbers
  • 6. Multiply Numbers Through 12
  • 1. Reading and Writing Whole Numbers
  • 2. Comparing and Rounding Whole Numbers
  • 3. Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers
  • 4. Multiplying Whole Numbers
  • 5. Dividing Whole Numbers
  • 6. Estimate by Rounding
  • 7. Exponents and Roots
  • 8. The Order of Operations
  • 1. Basics of Fractions
  • 2. Basics of Mixed Numbers
  • 3. Writing a Fraction in Lowest Terms
  • 4. Equivalent Fractions
  • 5. Least Common Multiples and Least Common Denominator
  • 6. Reading and Writing Decimals
  • 7. Comparing and Rounding Decimals
  • 8. Writing Fractions and Decimals
  • 1. Apply Number Sense Concepts, Including Ordering Rational Numbers, Absolute Value, Multiples, Factors, and Exponents
  • 2. Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide, and Use Exponents and Roots of Rational, Fraction, and Decimal Numbers
  • 3. Calculate and Use Ratios, Percents, and Scale Factors
  • 4. Calculate Dimensions, Perimeter, Circumference, and Area of Two-dimensional Figures
  • 5. Calculate Dimensions, Surface Area, and Volume of Three-Dimensional Figures
  • 6. Interpret and Create Data Displays
  • 7. Calculate and Use Mean, Median, Mode, and Weighted Average
  • 8. Utilize Counting Techniques and Determine Probabilities
  • 1. Write, Evaluate, and Compute With Expressions and Polynomials
  • 2. Write, Manipulate, and Solve Linear Equations
  • 3. Write, Manipulate, Solve, and Graph Linear Inequalities
  • 4. Write, Manipulate, and Solve Quadratic Equations
  • 5. Connect and Interpret Graphs and Functions
  • 6. Connect Coordinates, Lines, and Equations
  • 7. Compare, Represent, and Evaluate Functions
  • 1. Science Skills
  • a. Human Body and Health
  • b. Relationship Between Life Functions and Energy Intake
  • c. Energy Flows in Ecologic Networks (Ecosystems)
  • d. Organization of Life (Structure and Function of Life)
  • e. Molecular Basis for Heredity
  • f. Evolution
  • a. Conservation, Transformation, and Flow of Energy
  • b. Work, Motion, and Forces
  • c. Chemical Properties and Reactions Related to Living Systems
  • a. Interactions Between Earth's Systems and Living Things
  • b. Earth and Its System Components and Interactions
  • c. Structures and Organization of the Cosmos
  • 1. Social Studies Skills
  • a. Types of Modern and Historical Governments
  • b. Principles That Have Contributed to Development of American Constitutional Democracy
  • c. Structure and Design of United States Government
  • d. Individual Rights and Civic Responsibilities
  • e. Political Parties, Campaigns, and Elections in American Politics
  • f. Contemporary Public Policy
  • a. Key Historical Documents That Have Shaped American Constitutional Government
  • b. Revolutionary and Early Republic Periods
  • c. Civil War and Reconstruction
  • d. Civil Rights
  • e. European Settlement and Population of the Americas
  • f. World Wars I and II
  • g. The Cold War
  • h. American Foreign Policy Since 9/11
  • a. Key Economic Events That Have Shaped American Government and Policies
  • b. Relationship Between Political and Economic Freedoms
  • c. Fundamental Economic Concepts
  • d. Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
  • e. Consumer Economics
  • f. Economic Causes and Impacts of Wars
  • g. Economic Drivers of Exploration and Colonization
  • h. Scientific and Industrial Revolutions
  • a. Development of Classical Civilizations
  • b. Relationships Between the Environment and Societal Development
  • c. Borders between Peoples and Nations
  • d. Human Migration
  • 1. Time Management
  • 2. Coping with Stress and Anxiety
  • 3. Concentrating When You Read and Study
  • 4. Getting the Most from Your Reading
  • 5. Rehearsal Strategies
  • 6. Effective Note Taking
  • 7. Studying Smarter: Studying in the Disciplines
  • 8. Preparing for and Taking Exams
  • 1. Online Learning
  • 2. Reading, Writing, and Studying Online
  • 3. Computer Concerns
  • 4. Success Online
  • 1. Computer Basics
  • 2. Entering and Managing Information
  • 3. Internet Navigation
  • 4. Using Word Processors for Writing
  • 1. Research Process
  • 2. Find Sources
  • 3. Evaluate Sources
  • 4. Avoid Plagiarism
  • 5. Paraphrasing to Avoid Plagiarism
  • 6. Integrate Sources
  • 7. Critical Thinking. Texts/Visuals
  • 8. Cite Sources Using MLA Style
  • 9. Cite Sources Using APA Style