Language Arts Writing Test
In the Language Arts Writing Test Part I, the multiple-choice items prompt candidates to make revisions and edits like the ones people make in everyday writing. The passages are drawn from informational and how-to texts, as well as workplace and community documents.
There are three question formats in Part I: correction, revision, and construction shift. As you prepare students to take the test, they will need to become familiar with all three formats. You can see more about these formats in the Writing module, Multiple-Choice section.
In the Writing Test Part II, the student writes an expository essay on a general topic. Students are encouraged to support their points by writing about their personal experiences and views. The essay represents about 40 percent of the Language Arts Writing Test score.
Candidates must receive an essay score of at least 2 on a 4-point scale in order to pass the GED Writing Test, no matter how well they do on Part I.