GED Preparation


Prepare for the GED with "GED Connections" on CPCC TV!

Our programming reflects the College's ongoing commitment to expanding opportunities for adult basic education.  Call us at 704.330.6994 to obtain specific schedule information for each of these series.

GED Connection
Monday-Friday, 1:30PM

For information on preparing for and taking the GED test, please refer to:

  • GED Intake Office for adult students - 704-330-6129
  • GED Intake Office for minor students (under age 18) - 704-330-6697


GED Connection

TV Series




39 lessons:

#1 - Orientation
An overview of the GED test and how this series and its accompanying workbooks and online lessons can help adults prepare.

#2 - Passing the GED Writing Test
Advice on how to prepare for the GED writing test, with sample test questions.

#3 - Getting Ideas on Paper
Successful writers and adult learners share ideas on how to get started writing.

#4 - The Writing Process
Outlines a three-step process: generating ideas, writing a rough draft, and revising/editing.

#5 - Organized Writing
Experienced writers offer useful organizing techniques.

#6 - Writing Style and Word Choice
Purpose and audience affect how authors compose various kinds of written pieces.

#7 - Effective Sentences
How to write complete and correct sentences and how to fix or improve problem sentences.

#8 - Grammar and Usage
Reviews typical grammar and usage problems writers encounter.

#9 - Spelling, Punctuation, and Capitalization 
Tips on how to improve your writing mechanics.

#10 - The GED Essay
GED graduates describe test day and provide tips on writing the GED essay.

#11 - Passing the GED Reading Test
Reviews the skills required, the subjects covered, and the kinds of questions included on the GED reading test.

#12 - Nonfiction
Explores three kinds of nonfiction writing—informational, opinion, and memoir—and illustrates how to get the most out of reading them. Writer Luis Rodriguez reads from Always Running, his memoir about gang life.

#13 - Fiction
Explores elements of fiction in short stories by Edgar Allan Poe, Flannery O'Connor, and James Baldwin and the contemporary novel Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat, who reads an excerpt from the book.

#14 - Poetry
Poet Sonia Sanchez reads from her work and shows how to analyze a poem, U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky introduces the "Favorite Poem Project," and people talk about how poetry can be a powerful means of expression.

#15 - Drama
Explores the elements of drama through a play written by an adult learner and goes behind the scenes to see how the written word is translated to the stage.

#16 - Passing the GED Social Studies Test
Tips on reading and interpreting maps, charts, and graphics; information on the content areas covered on the social studies section of the GED Test; and sample test questions.

#17 - Themes in U.S. History
Explores key events and themes—such as the nation's multicultural nature—that have made the United States what it is today.

#18 - Themes in World History
Major events, inventions, and ideas that have shaped the world and its cultures, from ancient Egypt to the modern Middle East.

#19 - Economics
Business people and economics teachers explain the basics of money, finance, markets, and commerce.

#20 - Civics and Government
Explores the foundations and structure of American government and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

#21 - Geography
Explores the relevance of geography—from the impact of humans on the environment to how places and regions define our world.

#22 - Passing the GED Science Test
An overview of the GED science test with sample questions and an explanation of the scientific method.

#23 - Life Science 
Explores a variety of life science topics, from basic biology to genetics to ecosystems.

#24 - Earth and Space Science
Topics in geology, astronomy, and meteorology, including earthquakes, how the Earth was formed, natural cycles, and the basics of weather and energy.

#25 - Chemistry
Defines an element, illustrates some chemical reactions, and explores practical applications of chemistry in everyday life—from cooking to making art.

#26 - Physics
Explores the physics involved in roller coasters, space flight, sound, electricity, and MRI technology.

#27 - Passing the GED Math Test
Advice on what to expect from and how to prepare for the GED math test, including information on the calculator used on the test.

#28 - Number Sense
Explores the language of math and how you can use logic and common sense to make number problems more manageable.

#29 - Problem Solving 
A process for solving basic math and word problems, either single- or multi-step.

#30 Decimals
Reviews how to read decimal numbers, calculate with them, and solve everyday problems involving decimals.

#31 Fractions
What fractions represent, how to judge the relative sizes of different fractions, calculating with them, and solving everyday fraction problems.

#32 Ratio, Proportion, and Percent
Explores how and why people use ratios, proportions, and percentages to compare numbers and solve problems.

#33 Measurement 
A variety of uses for measurement, how to calculate in the English and metric systems, and how to solve for the perimeters and areas of various shapes.

#34 - Formulas
Shows how people use formulas in some practical situations and reviews commonly used formulas.

#35 - Geometry
Reviews geometry terms, basic properties of angles and triangles, and methods for solving a variety of geometry problems.

#36 - Data Analysis
Defines mean, median, and mode and shows how to organize data on charts and graphs and analyze statistical trends.

#37 - Statistics and Probability
Shows how statistics are gathered and used and explores the basics of chance and probability.

#38 - Introduction to Algebra
Explores basic algebraic concepts and properties and shows how to write and solve equations.

#39 - Special Topics in Algebra and Geometry
Explores patterns in math and in the real world and shows how mathematical relationships can be plotted on the coordinate plane.