This is what you need to know about the RLA (Reasoning through Language Arts) test. This test measures your reading and writing skills, which are both skills needed for great communication.

The RLA Test Topics

Reasoning through Language Arts is comprised of three sub-topics:

  • Reading for Meaning
  • Identifying and Creating Arguments
  • Grammar and Language

This test measures how good you are able to understand what you’ve read and how clearly you write.

The Format of The RLA Test

The entire GED Language Arts test takes 150 minutes to complete. There is a 10-minute break between sections two and three, and a written essay (also called the extended response) lasting 45 minutes.  The test is made up of various question types including drag-and-drop types of questions, multiple choice and selecting an area and dropping down.

How To Prepare

There are numerous ways to prepare for the RLA test. There are many English study guides online. Some are paid for and others are free. These study guides will help you get familiarized with what you can expect on the GED English test.

As a beginner it might be best to go with an online class. An online class is especially ideal if you’re not capable of attending in person. One of the best online classes is the Essential Education platform for GED.

The yearly license gives you ample time to adequately prepare for your English exams. Once you feel confident that you have learned enough and have a lot of knowledge on the subject it is time to take the English practice test. This is also called the GED Ready test. This test will help you see how you will score on the real exam.

Enroll In A GED Course

If you are ready to embark on this exciting GED journey, you can enrol for your GED course here.