Every year, thousands of Americans take the General Educational Development (GED) high school equivalency exam. Proper preparation for this standardized test can aid your success. A variety of books on the market explore the five different subject areas in the GED; Reading, Writing, Social Studies, Science and Mathematics. Some GED study guide books offer a comprehensive look at the GED exam and the resources you need to achieve ideal scores on this test.

Cracking the GED, 2011 Edition (College Test Preparation)

Cracking the GED is a study manual by "The Princeton Review," a test preparation and admissions consulting company. "The Princeton Review" book uses the process of elimination and other proven techniques to help students arrive at answers. It also has an essay writing section. The book offers two full-length practical examination papers as well as an answer-key with fully explained answers.

Kaplan GED 2009-2010 Edition: Complete Self-Study Guide for the GED Tests

The Kaplan GED guide offers an all-inclusive manual for students to master each section of the GED exam. It offers examination preparation questions and tests similar to the actual GED. The book was written by a GED teacher, editor and writer with 25 years of experience. It allows access to Kaplan's online test preparation site. The additional information and practice tests found online complement the information in the book and allow for a complete study program for students.

Barron's GED with CD-ROM (Barron's How to Prepare for the GED High School Equivalency Exam)

Barron's GED manual and CD-ROM package has also been restructured to fit all of the latest changes in the GED examination. The Barron's book provides analytical testing, questions and answers and explanations of test answers. The book also offers an accompanying CD-ROM, which provides you with tests that replicate the actual GED test, allowing test takers to practice taking timed tests.

Master the GED 2011 (Master the Ged (Book & CD-ROM))

Peterson's Master the GED manual provides you with practice test opportunities. This book uses practical exercises that reflect the actual GED test. It evaluates each section of the test and discusses what it takes to succeed in each section by providing techniques and strategies. Each section of the book has a diagnostic test to allow students to see how well they are doing in each area. This book includes two practice tests and offers an array of examples on how to complete various types of problems.