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Merit GED Prep Bundle

Merit GED Software

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Merit Software programs are designed to address the core competencies that students need to succeed.

The software is known for the immediate feedback it provides for students and for its convenient record management features to aid teachers, tutors, and parents.

Versions available for home and educational use.


Overview of Series

Platform: Windows Windows 98, 2000, XP
Target Audience:
GED Students, Adult Basic Education (ABE)
Middle School to Adult
Drill based, Step-by-Step Approach
Technology: Computer Based Training
Reading, Writing, Social Studies, Math, Science

About Merit GED

Merit helps students complete the requirements for the General Education Development (GED) exam.

The programs contain a wide variety of interactive learning activities that have been effective in mastering skills relevant to GED success.

The bundle will familiarize students with the type of content they will see on the exam. Lessons are self-paced and self-correcting.

Student scores are tracked in a record management system that allows instructors and students to view results and print reports.

GED Prep Bundle consists of the following titles:

Language Arts: Reading and Critical Thinking Skills

  • Developing Critical Thinking Skills for Upper Grades, Sets 3 and 4
    Helps students improve reading comprehension.
  • Reading Strategies For Career Success, Sets 1 and 2
    Sharpens students ability to understand and interpret career related materials.

Language Arts: Writing Skills

  • Essay Punch
    Takes students through the steps of writing an essay.
  • Grammar Fitness, Set 2
    Helps students master troublesome points of grammar.
  • Grammar Fitness For Upper Grades, Set 3
    Helps students master more challenging points of grammar.
  • Writing For Business
    Guides students in writing effective paragraphs useful in the business world.

Mathematics: Computation and Problem-Solving Skills

  • Basic Algebra Shape-Up, Sets 1 and 2
    Hands-on tutorials that cover integers, expressions, equations, and more.
  • Word Problem Shape-Up, Sets 2 and 3
    Teaches students how to solve fraction, decimal, and percent word problems.


  • Science Reading for College Prep
    Sharpens students ability to interpret science texts.

Social Studies

  • Social Studies Reading for College Prep
    Sharpens students ability to interpret social studies texts.

Merit GED Curriculum

Note: Essay Punch, Writing For Business,
Basic Algebra Shape-Up and Word Problem Shape-Up,
are not Text Talker enabled at this time.

Language Arts: Reading and Critical Thinking Skills
Concepts covered:

  • Determine main idea of passages
  • Identify sequence of details in reading passages
  • Draw inferences from text
  • Draw conclusions by choosing salient information from text
  • Understand vocabulary from context by choosing contextual clues
  • Increase vocabulary recognition
  • Differentiate between fact and opinion
  • Recall facts and details
  • Write sentences using key words from text to demonstrate comprehension
  • Understand, analyze, and interpret written materials based on work-related topics

The following programs are included:

  • Developing Critical Thinking Skills For Effective Reading; sets 3 and 4
  • Reading Strategies For Career Success; sets 1 and 2

Language Arts: Writing Skills
Concepts covered include:
  • Recognize and practice the elements of essay writing
  • Use pre-writing strategies
  • Organize ideas
  • Write clear, descriptive sentences
  • Focus writing on a central topic
  • Support and elaborate on ideas with details and facts
  • Develop relationships among ideas
  • Develop and organize paragraphs
  • Use and understand an effective organizational pattern
  • Practice proofreading and editing
  • Identify common problems in writing, usage, and punctuation
  • Analyze and revise drafts to strengthen writing
  • Build writing strategies and skills for work-related communication

The following programs are included:

  • Essay Punch
  • Grammar Fitness; set 2
  • Grammar Fitness For Upper grades; set 3
  • Writing For Business

Mathematics: Computation and Problem-Solving Skills
Concepts covered include:
  • Practice the basics of algebra
  • Work with formulas
  • Use operations with integers
  • Simplify expressions
  • Solve multi-step equations
  • Apply algebra to solve word problems
  • Break down word problems into steps
  • Relate word problem language to math
  • Use key words to choose operations and set up equations
  • Work with real life word problems
  • Interpret information from graphs
  • Analyze data tables
  • Use ratios, proportions, and scales

The following programs are included:

  • Basic Algebra Shape-Up; sets 1 and 2
  • Word Problem Shape-up; sets 2 and 3

Concepts covered include:

  • Practice problem solving questions
  • Develops conceptual understanding of science concepts
  • Review passages with illustrated content
  • Covers life science, physical science, earth science, and space science

The following programs are included:

  • Science reading For College Prep

Social Studies
Concepts covered include:

  • Measures concepts from history, geography, civics and government, and economics
  • Covers comprehension, application, analysis, and evaluation questions
  • Learn to comprehend charts, maps, tables, political cartoons
  • Uses U.S. historical documents as source materials

The following programs are included:

  • Social Studies reading For College Prep

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Merit GED Language Arts

Merit GED Practice Game

Merit Math Module

Merit Final Summary

System Requirements

Windows 98,2000, or XP. 200mhz or higher. 96 MB RAM, 100 mb hard drive space per module installed. 800x600 display or higher.

Download Trial Versions of GED Components

Home and Educational Pricing

Media Type
Part #
Purchase Online
Merit GED Prep Bundle - SA - 1 Pack N/A CD-ROM PC #8494 $1189.00
Merit GED Prep Bundle - SA - 5 Pack N/A CD-ROM PC #8495 $4129.00
Merit GED Prep Bundle - NW - 5 Station License N/A CD-ROM PC #8496 $4699.00
Merit GED Prep Bundle - NW - 10 Station License N/A CD-ROM PC #8497 $8199.00
Merit GED Prep Bundle - NW - 20 Station License N/A CD-ROM PC #8498 $17578.50
Merit GED Prep Bundle - NW - 25 Station License N/A CD-ROM PC #8499 $20508.25
Merit GED Prep Bundle - NW - 30 Station License N/A CD-ROM PC #8500 $23438.00

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