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should I even try to take an GED exam?
« on: October 19, 2014, 01:08:25 am »
I was not sure if this would fit  here or on genreal chatter.

I have had problems with public school systems for years.
I move a lot and when I was in public school I was always falling behind. I really got screwed when I moved mid year to a grade school who told me they could not except my grades.
Instead of giving me a clean slate to work with, they took the grades from my first two weeks there. At the time I was still getting settled plus they had not told us thats what they were doing. I ended up being behind, they flunked me and the same happened in third grade when they said I had mental problems and tried to put me on Ritalin (I had been tested for the issues they stated and I was completely normal) they said if we wouldn't pay for the drugs I would be failed. My parents told them that I had been tested and nothing was wrong; that they would not put me on drugs (and I thank them everyday for that). Schools have done everything to flush my education down the drain. My 4th grade teacher saw what the past teachers had wrote on my record and wanted to call the board of education on them (best teacher I ever had). Now I am in homeschooling online, and  when I first started, I took advantage of it, I had little to no self-discipline and ended up taking two years to finnish one grade (it goes by my pace.) That is my fault and I take full responsibility of it. Now, I am 18 and need to get a move on things, so I am shooting for my GED. The last grade I was in, I flew through it like it was nothing but I need to jump furthur. Now I am taking practice GED tests and reading/studying GED books even before I register. I figure learning and reviewing before I even need to, would help me get a jump on things. After taking a few practice test for english, I am doubting actually being able to pass becuase I never made it into high school. I HAVE TWO CHOICES
1. keep breezing my way through untill I graduate

Or

2. Take the GED and get where I need to be.

I know a lot of people are gonna look at me different after this, I have learned from my mistakes and am trying to fix what I screwed up and what the schools screwed up.

So, should I even bother taking my GED and just burrow through high school.
or should I take the GED and get my life rolling again.
« Last Edit: October 19, 2014, 01:16:25 am by Eyolf »
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Re: should I even try to take an GED exam?
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2014, 04:01:26 am »
If you do take the GED test but happen to fail for some sort of reason (not that you will), will you be able to continue from where you are at the moment? If so I don't see any harm in taking the test then and no reason to not take the test.
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Re: should I even try to take an GED exam?
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2014, 10:57:02 am »
I am still planning on taking the test and I'm still studying.
the GED can be Ritalin at least 2-3 times in certain states. I live in texas which I beileve they allow retesting. Sadly I have to tell the current school I am at that I won't be in school anymore with them. You cant be in school when taking the GED, you cannot be enrolled in highschool.
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Re: should I even try to take an GED exam?
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2014, 11:42:37 am »
if you are presently in school try to tough it out because GED isnt as valuable as it was now but of the public school system keeps f ing u up like that then id say just give it a shot before dropping out
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Re: should I even try to take an GED exam?
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2014, 12:42:50 pm »
I am not just going to take the GED and do nothing else, I am going to use it to get into college. I plan on continuing my education but I need  a diploma, GED or high school diploma.
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Re: should I even try to take an GED exam?
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2014, 12:54:15 pm »
i say go for both then, if ur going to see school through then go for the GED
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Re: should I even try to take an GED exam?
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2014, 03:50:04 pm »
I would agree to do both if possible. Could you re-enroll in your current school and continue from where you left off?

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Re: should I even try to take an GED exam?
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2014, 08:57:26 pm »
I have no idea. I am close to finishing the grade I am in, so maybe once I finnish it I can stop; Take the GED, and if I fail go back and start in the next grade. I maybe able to enroll again but my at my restrict them from allowing me.
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Re: should I even try to take an GED exam?
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2014, 11:43:51 pm »
Yeah. So I would recommend doing that then. Just be sure to do plenty of study for the GED. You should probably check about the "restrict them from allowing me" thing first though.

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Re: should I even try to take an GED exam?
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2015, 05:18:54 pm »
a GED isnt as admirable as a normal diploma to hiring companies... you should do your best in school as much as you can... if that fails then you have no choice but to go for a GED
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Re: should I even try to take an GED exam?
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2015, 11:29:03 am »
Outside of academia, no one cares in the slightest whether you have a GED or a full high-school diploma.  But, if you're looking to enroll in a university, it's better to stick with the full diploma if you have the option.  Because if you have a GED, they're going to want to know why, and unless the answer is "because I was homeschooled", most schools will turn you down (or at least take points off your admission score).
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