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  1. Has anyone taken the NET. Does the test contain algebra and geometry? At what level?
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  3. by   angelac1978
    I took the HOBET, which according to my school is almost exactly the same as the NET, and there was some basic algebra on it, but no geometry and it wasn't really hard algebra, just stuff like solving for x. there was a lot of percentages and converting from fractions to decimals to percents, but again it wasn't too bag IMO.

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  4. by   klone
    Yes, I took the NET in February. Basic algebra (equations, solve for x, that type of thing), but mostly converting decimals to fractions to percentages. No geometry or anything beyond basic algebra.
  5. by   NewEnglandRN
    I took the NET last summer and found in fairly easy. There was a sample test booklet I used to prepare from and that was helpful. They actual paperback book was pretty useless (sorry I don;t have them anymore and the names escape me. The useful one was light purple and contained only sample test problems.) If you pick up a basic SAT word study book, you should be okay with the analogies section. The language part was easy.

    The math was very basic algebra, percent/ decimal conversion, mostly word problems.

    One thing many people found difficult was the amount of time allowed to complete the math section (I believe it was 60 minutes.) Some people left the testing room knowing they had left 10 or more questions blank. So my advice is to not get hung up on a problem... move on if you are really stuck and go back to it.

    Good luck!
    Michelle
  6. by   mygirlsmom
    I took the NET last fall. Guess I did ok, ended up with a 92 overall. I bought the NET study guide to help me prepare. It is written by the same people who write the test. If you need the book, I have it for sale on ebay.com under Net study guide. Good Luck, Cheryl
  7. by   RNSuzq1
    Quote from Maisie
    Has anyone taken the NET. Does the test contain algebra and geometry? At what level?
    Maisie, I think most of the entrance exams are very similar and it seems that the Math Portion is what gets everyone. I was very prepared for lots of algebra - but like "MichelleinMA" said - there isn't much algebra, mostly word problems. The word problems we had dealt with percentages, decimals, fractions, etc. What made that part of the test "stressful" was the fact that calculators weren't allowed and we only had 40 minutes to complete 50 questions.

    Everyone I talked to said they ran out of time on the Math Portion and didn't finish. For some strange reason we were given 60 minutes for English - that was the easiest and most people finished that in 30 minutes.

    My best advice to you is to get a study guide for the SAT's, ACT, etc. and practice, practice doing word problems "Without a Calculator" and pick up your speed - because speed is everything on that part of the test. Every question you leave unanswered is marked wrong - so better to at least take a good guess. Best of Luck to You. SusanNC
  8. by   Maisie
    Quote from MichelleinMA
    I took the NET last summer and found in fairly easy. There was a sample test booklet I used to prepare from and that was helpful. They actual paperback book was pretty useless (sorry I don;t have them anymore and the names escape me. The useful one was light purple and contained only sample test problems.) If you pick up a basic SAT word study book, you should be okay with the analogies section. The language part was easy.

    The math was very basic algebra, percent/ decimal conversion, mostly word problems.

    One thing many people found difficult was the amount of time allowed to complete the math section (I believe it was 60 minutes.) Some people left the testing room knowing they had left 10 or more questions blank. So my advice is to not get hung up on a problem... move on if you are really stuck and go back to it.

    Good luck!
    Michelle
    Thanks for the information.
  9. by   Maisie
    Thanks for the information about the Net.
  10. by   lencialoo
    I posted this in another note too...

    I took the Net test a few weeks ago and did fine, although I was a bit down before I got the results (72%) because I felt I didnt do very well. I used the "The NET Study Guide" for most of my study, also used a little book called "Math for Nurses", esp the 1st sections. The math isnt easy and I had not done fractions for years. You will do fine if you study the math a bit. I thought the reading was harder only because the questions were a bit tricky, "The NET Study Guide" helps give you tips for that as well. Ours was on the computer and you had no ability to go back on questions (esp. math) that you werent sure of so I just made a calculated guess.

    The math is mostly fractions, percents, proportion and algebra problems with 60 minutes to finish 60 problems. The reading speed in 1 minute to see how many words in a minute you read. The reading comprehension is 30 minutes with various questions after you read a passage.

    Good Luck !
  11. by   studentnurse74
    Go to http://www.eriworld.com/ and purchase the NET study guide. It is the best info. out there. There are 2 sample tests, which are replicas of the types of questions you'll see on the NET. It's basica algebra like the others mentioned, but in my opinion, the reading was actually harder. I got a 97% on the math, and 76% on the reading. I thought the questions regarding the stories were tricky, because they were all true statements, but only one right answer. The NET study guide will at least let you know what types of questions you will see, so you can focus on only what you need to.
  12. by   klone
    Quote from studentnurse74
    Go to http://www.eriworld.com/ in my opinion, the reading was actually harder. I got a 97% on the math, and 76% on the reading.
    I agree, and this really surprised me because I've always felt that my reading skills are better than my math skills. Still, I got a 97% in math (and I'm a decade out of school so it's not like the stuff was fresh in my brain) and a 90% on reading.

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