• Reasoning through Language Arts

    Time: 2 hours 30 minutes with 10 minute break. 45 minutes extended response.

    Questions: 50 - 55 questions / 1 extended response

    Content: The GED® RLA assessment focuses on three skills:

    1. The ability to read closely and analyze texts. Seventy-five percent of the texts in the exam are nonfiction texts;  25 percent are literature. The length of the texts included in the reading comprehension component of the test vary between 450 and 900 words.
    2. The ability to edit and understand the use of standard written English in context. The language component of the GED® RLA Test measures a candidate’s ability to demonstrate command of a foundational set of conventions of standard English including the essential components of grammar, usage, capitalization and punctuation. The GED® RLA Test includes editing items in an authentic context in which highlighted words or phrases appear in dropdown menus offering alternatives, which include a clear best choice alongside common errors or misconceptions.  
    3. The ability to write clearly. The writing component integrates reading and writing into meaningful tasks that require candidates to support their written analysis with evidence drawn from a given texts. Candidate written responses are scored based on their: 1. Analysis of Arguments and Use of Evidence, 2. Development of Ideas and Structure, 3. Clarity and Command of Standard English.  
    Compound Sentences: https://youtu.be/vXAT_faZbzw 
    Coordinating Conjunctions
    Subordinating Conjunctions
    Run-On Sentences
    Dependent Clause
    Independent Clause

    Extended Response Writing 

    Introduction to RLA Extended Response: 1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0CcPH9PcCs 2. https://youtu.be/ctttkSAGIWs  
    How to Write an Extended Response: https://youtu.be/4TWuLXQ8bzU  

    Extended Response Sample Questions: