ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to Boost Your Motivation to Study for the GED Exam

Updated on June 6, 2018
WinnieC76 profile image

Winnie is an expert test taker and advisor at GED Study Guide in Test Prep Toolkit.

Be An Eager-Beaver When It Comes To Studying For Your GED Test

You have been dreaming of that glorious day- holding a GED diploma with your name etched on it. How do you stop dreaming and actually take action to make your dream an achievable goal? You first have to muster a good amount of motivation to take the GED exam. Amp up your drive to go beyond your excuses, overcome the boredom and combat your feelings of procrastination. What motivation system should you adhere to make your GED diploma dream become a reality?

  • Find your motivating factors. How do you boost your motivation to study for and take the GED exam? Primarily you have to incite in yourself a solid inspiration. Why do you want to take the exam and obtain a GED certificate? Define your reasons- make that goal of yours worthy. Do you want to apply for a better paying job or qualify for a promotion? Maybe you want to go to college or join the military? A GED diploma is the key that will open the doors for you to enjoy these promising opportunities. As a GED certificate holder, you set a good example to your younger relatives and the community as well. With your diploma in hand, you’ll feel “super”, as if you can do anything. Undoubtedly, being holding a GED diploma will make you feel good about yourself.
  • Create a test prep and study schedule. Pull your planner out and find some available slots where you can insert your study times for the GED exam. Mark your study schedule in your calendar so that you can see a concrete reminder for it. That way, you will stay on track and your motivation will not wane. It doesn’t have to be tedious. A couple of hours (at least) allocated for your GED test prep can render you ready for the exam. If you cannot study for the complete duration of the hours, break your study time into 15 to 30 minute sessions. Remember to have your GED test prep schedule noted down and planned so that you can stay motivated to stick to it.
  • Set your GED exam date. This is to establish your finish line, so to speak. It’ll make you motivated and aware of what you are working for. Do you want to take the exam a few months later? In that case, you should contact your local GED testing center and register for a test date. Choose a date that works the best for you. When you have set an appointment for your GED exam, write it down in your calendar in big colorful letters and encircle it.
  • Ask a study partner to assist you. You wouldn’t want to get stuck in a state of inertia when prepping up for the GED test. Why not find a study buddy? Making him or her your studying accomplice, they will keep you from stalling. You could ask for another GED test candidate to work with you on your studying. Otherwise, another high school or college student can sit with you as you each do your task of preparing for your particular exams. You don’t actually have to share your studying materials, but each other’s presence while you are both studying can boost your motivation. It’s a much better option than when you are left alone to your own devices while studying for the GED exam.

Obtaining a GED diploma can be a challenging feat. But with sufficient motivation, you can surmount such undertaking and be one step closer to achieving your personal, academic and career goals.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)