You must write your GED essay on the topic that’s assigned to you at your exam. You can read the assigned topic before you start out on the essay part of the Reasoning through Language Arts test.
All topics are assigned at random, but exemptions to assigned topics may be granted when the topic is inappropriate because of students’ religion, incarceration, or disability.
Candidates who think that they should be exempt for one of the reasons mentioned can inform the Examiner at the testing site when they have read the assigned topic.
Exemptions will not be granted because a student doesn’t understand the topic, or because he or she doesn’t have an opinion on the subject. Each of the exemptions needs to be reported with the Kentucky GED Administrator in Frankfort and GED Testing Service.
When a student has written his essay on a different topic than the assigned one, his essay is not scored. In that case, the student receives a zero score and will be required to take the entire Literacy test again, and his testing history will show that his essay was off-topic. When a student has written his essay inadequately, he will also get a zero score, and this will also be noted on his test history. Continue reading “Tips for the GED Essay”