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Wanting to get your GED RLA Test Right this time, below you will see all about the RLA test and topics you should know well to pass your test with high scores;


Test Topics

  • Reading for Meaning
  • Identifying and Creating Arguments
  • Grammar and Language
  • Essay Writing

Test Format – 3 sections with about 46 to 53 questions

  • Part 1: Reading Comprehension – 22 Questions or more
  • Part 2: Extended Response – Written Essay
  • Part 3: Writing and Correct Language Use Skills – 18 Questions or more

Test Duration – 150 minutes (2.5 Hours)

  • Parts 1 and 3 are made up of multiple choices, drag and drop, fill in the blank, hot spot and drop down questions. You will have about 95 minutes to complete it.
  • Part 2 is a written essay. You will have 45 minutes to complete it.
  • You will get a 10 minute break between parts 2 and 3.

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Note: The Reasoning Through Language Arts Test is not a memorization test. You don’t need to do things like memorize giant vocabulary words or diagram sentences.

Major RLA Skills to Focus on;

1. Reading for Meaning

  • How to put events in order
  • Making inferences or drawing conclusions about plots, sequence of events, characters, settings, and ideas in passages
  • Analyzing relationships within passages, including how people, events, and ideas are connected
  • Understanding main ideas and details
  • How to determine the relationship between ideas
  • Analyzing how details develop the main idea
  • Identifying the author’s point of view and purpose
  • Determining how the author explains a position and responds to different viewpoints
  • Inferring the author’s purpose in the passage when it is not stated (The word inference means – a conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning.)
  • Recognizing the Author’s Tone, Point of View, Purpose and biases
  • Determining how a section fits into a passage and helps develop the ideas
  • Analyzing how the organization of a paragraph or passage supports the author’s ideas
  • How to evaluate two different texts and how they address scope, purpose, emphasis, audience, and impact
  • How to evaluate two different passages, focusing on point of view, tone, style, organization, purpose, or impact

2. Identifying and Creating Arguments

  • Summarizing information from a passage
  • Identifying the relationship between the main idea and details of a passage
  • Determining the main idea of a passage
  • Determining which details support a main idea
  • Identifying the theme and supportive elements in fiction and nonfiction
  • Making generalizations based on evidence
  • Using main ideas to draw conclusions
  • Describing the steps of an argument
  • Identifying evidence used to support a claim or conclusion
  • Determining whether evidence is relevant and sufficient
  • Determining whether a statement is or is not supported
  • Assessing whether an argument is valid
  • Identifying assumptions in an argument and determine if they are supported by the evidence
  • Analyzing two arguments and evaluate the types of evidence used to support each claim
  • Analyzing how data, graphs, or pictures support the author’s claim or argument.
  • How to combine information from different sources, draw conclusions, and transfer information to new situations.

3. Grammar and Language

  • Correcting errors with frequently confused words
  • Correcting subject-verb agreement errors
  • Correcting pronoun errors
  • Eliminating non-standard English words or phrases
  • Eliminating dangling or misplaced modifiers
  • Editing sentences for parallel structure and correct use of conjunctions
  • Editing for subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement
  • Eliminating wordiness or awkward sentence structure
  • Eliminating run-on sentences and sentence fragments
  • How to effectively use transitional words and phrases, examples include however, although, and in conclusion.
  • Using correct capitalization
  • Using apostrophes with possessive nouns correctly
  • Using correct punctuation

4. Extended Response Answer Guidelines, Writing that very specific GED style essay;

  • Be sure to read through the passages and the prompt. Then think about the message you want to convey in your response. Be sure to plan your response before you begin writing. Draft your response
  • GED Essay often requires 4 to 7 paragraphs of 3 to 7 sentences each that can quickly add up to 300 to 500 words of writing. A response that is significantly shorter could put you in danger of scoring a 0.
  • Look critically about how the argumentation presented in the passages.  (Argumentation refers to the assumptions, claims, support, reasoning, and credibility on which a position is based).
  • Identify how the authors use these strategies to convey his or her positions.
  • Identify which position presented in the passage is better supported by evidence from the passage
  • Explain why the position you chose is the better-supported one
  • Defend your assertions with multiple pieces of evidence from the passage
  • Build your main points thoroughly and put them in logical order, tying your details to your main points
  • Organize your response carefully and consider your audience, message, and purpose using transitional words and phrases to connect sentences, paragraphs, and ideas. Choosing words carefully to express your ideas clearly.
  • Organize your sentence structure to enhance the flow and clarity of your response, then reread and revise your response to correct any errors in grammar, usage, or punctuation

Take a look at a perfect scoring sample extended response and see the explanations why it received a perfect score. Download the document here;

Note: You CAN pass RLA and get a 0 on the essay (and many people do) but it can be a quick way to pick up a few points if you are a good reader and writer. You will be given two articles to read and then write an essay analyzing them. The writing question is ALWAYS the same: “Analyze which of the two articles makes a stronger argument.”

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