Follow these tips how to write a GED® test, TASC, or HiSET essay. These tips are part of our online HiSET-TASC-GED video classes and they are designed to help you to pass the HSE (High School Equivalency) exam.
You will have no more than 45 minutes to create your essay on a given topic or question, and you can use 200 to 400 words.
Your essay needs to be a story that reveals your thoughts and opinions on the given subject. People who will assess your essay will determine if you possess good writing skills in English, and whether you can actually arrange and sustain your thoughts in a clear way. And here you can read also about GED courses.
When reading the essay subject, you really should take the time to pull together your thoughts. By concentrated thinking and arranging your ideas rationally, you will be able to express your thoughts far better on paper. When you start writing, concentrate on the guidelines that you came to understand in English class.
You need to write full sentences, you must use the right punctuation and capitalization, and decide on suitable word solutions. A good illustration of a GED/HiSET/TASC test preparation question might be: What exactly is the best way to spend a day off for you?
When you start writing an HSE essay, you ought to adhere to a five-paragraph framework. First, you write your introduction paragraph. The following three paragraphs form your essay’s essential program, and it is here where you sustain your discussion with information and facts. Every sustaining fact must include its own paragraph, and if you have many more arguments, try to bring them together in just a few groups of points.
Your essay ends with your conclusion. Generally speaking, you should write each paragraph in this way that it contains no less than three sentences.
In the introduction part, you state your viewpoint on the presented subject. You do not have to include each and every reason why you believe this way, but you should provide an idea of the facts or arguments that you will make use of to support your assertion in the main section of your essay. To grab reader attention is a good idea to start the first sentence by re-expressing the subject.
I’ll give you an example: “Enjoying the beautiful day with my brother building up sandcastles and eating ice cream is going to be the best way to spending my day off.” Right after this sentence, produce three lines that will support your viewpoint, and lastly come up with a transition sentence that directs the reader to the main part of your essay.
An illustration of a transition sentence might be: “As an example, I could get started in the morning with strawberry pancakes, and by dusk, I will be washing out the beach sand from my feet.” This transition sentence includes that in the main body of your essay you are going to outline all the activities that you enjoyed from sunrise to sunset.
In order to take care of the flow of your essay, use the first paragraph to develop the first notion pointed out in your introduction. Begin this first paragraph with a subject sentence that explains why you decided on your position and consequently give certain illustrations and facts that support your thoughts. When writing the GED essay exam, it is perfectly okay to use personal experiences to support your thoughts and opinions.
With regard to a subject like “how to spend a day off”, supplying vibrant information helps very well in making your essay alive. Following this explanation, you should write a new transition sentence to direct your readers to the next paragraph of your essay. You must repeat this set up two more times.
This is the final paragraph, and here you need to summarize all your thoughts. This conclusion paragraph will offer your readers a recap of your specific subject matter and a review your sustaining information and facts. Try to write this last paragraph in the same way as your introduction paragraph.
Start off with an additional sentence that grabs the attention of your readers, and reminds your readers of your topic sentence. After that, you should write a short overview of your key points (the three main paragraphs), and you will need to end with a closing sentence that concludes your complete essay.
By the time you completed writing your essay, you should go back to the beginning and read your essay carefully again, as you quite easily could have forgotten a comma or have misspelled a word while writing your essay. While rereading your essay, pay close attention to whether your essay provides well-targeted points, is organized in a clear manner, presents specific information and facts and comes with proper sentence construction, and has no grammar or spelling mistakes.
Follow these guidelines and you can successfully take the TASC-HiSET-GED essay exam, check also other articles about online HSE programs, and use our online GED-HiSET-TASC classes to get all set.
For each question, choose the appropriate answer (1–4) that best describes your essay.
Does your essay answer the question that is asked in the writing prompt?
- No, my essay refers to the question, but it doesn’t really discuss it or develop a main idea that answers the question.
- My essay addresses the question with a main idea, but it also includes some ideas that are not directly related to the question.
- Yes, my essay has a main idea that is based on the question, but the main idea could be stated in a better way.
- Yes, my essay clearly answers the question with a main idea.
Are the ideas in your essay well organized?
- No, the ideas in my essay are mixed up in order and are hard to follow.
- Most of the ideas in my essay are clear and easy to follow, but there are some ideas that are hard to follow.
- Yes, the ideas in my essay are clearly organized, but some of the ideas could be organized in a better way.
- Yes, the ideas in my essay are clearly organized and easy to follow.
Does your essay contain details or examples that support the main idea?
- No, many of the paragraphs in my essay contain details or examples that don’t support the topic sentence, or many of the paragraphs don’t have any details or examples at all.
- Some of the paragraphs in my essay have a topic sentence and supporting details and examples, but the details and examples could be stronger and more abundant.
- Yes, each paragraph in my essay contains a topic sentence and details or examples, but some of the paragraphs have more details or examples than others.
- Yes, each paragraph in my essay contains a topic sentence with specific details and examples that support the topic sentence.
Are the sentences and paragraphs in your essay grammatically correct?
- No, the sentences and paragraphs in my essay are not worded correctly, and a majority of the sentences contain errors in grammar and spelling.
- Some of the sentences and paragraphs in my essay are worded incorrectly, and there are a noticeable amount of errors in grammar and spelling.
- Yes, the sentences and paragraphs in my essay are mostly worded correctly, and there are only a few small errors in grammar and spelling.
- Yes, the sentences and paragraphs in my essay are worded correctly, and there are practically no errors in grammar or spelling.
Does your essay display a wide range of words that are used correctly?
- No, my essay displays a very limited choice of words, which are often reused or used incorrectly.
- My essay doesn’t display a very wide range of word choice, and there are a few words that are used incorrectly.
- Yes, my essay displays a word choice that is appropriate to the topic but could be more complex.
- Yes, my essay displays a wide range, in which all words are used correctly.
Review the answers that you chose for each question. Have you chosen mostly 4’s? 3’s? a combination of 2’s and 3’s? a significant amount of 1’s? Take the number that you chose most often and use it for your GED essay score. If you have an equal amount of two numbers, use the number that falls in between as your score. (Example, if you have an equal amount of 3’s and 4’s, your GED essay score would be a 3.5.)