# HESI A2 for the entrance exam study guide, Gateway - page 5

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hi everyone, i need to take the hesi a2 for the entrance exam next month at gateway college.... i am not able to go to the book store to purchase it..... what is the name of the study guide? can i buy the book on amazon.com? ... Read More

- 0Jun 30, '10 by hurrlybabyMadax ,

What I did, it might help you too, with reading comprehension, grammar,vocab... and even math. If you are in Arizona or whatever state you are in, go to the public library and make a card (it is free) with that card you can get all kind of books written by Learning Express ("205 reading comprehension tests for nursing") is one of them

or even access with the library card the Learning Express website, where they have a bunch of tests, for each subject. Also if money is not a problem for you, you could go on their web site and buy all the books thay have available, they have a lot of books with a lot of tests (AST,SAT,GMA,NLN, TOEFL..etc) you will get help in grammar, vocabulary, homonyms, math,reading plus it is timed, so you will know how you did right after the test. I did all the tests, and I have seen results)

Good lack, I hope this info will do good to you. - 0Jul 1, '10 by katzykatzQuote from rzyzzyYou get to use the windows calculator through the entire test. And at least @ gateway, we didn't even take the bio section of the test.

It sounds like you're well prepared, get some sleep - don't rush through the test, and*pee*before you go into actual test-taking room - we couldn't leave after we started the test!

Thanks! its seem like im prepared but im still scared. im not ready yet, im memorizing how to convert gallons, ounces, mL... ETC... also the roman numeral and military time, sound easy but when i look at them i always forget..

I need more time to study, english is my second language & i dont usually read the newspaper because there are words that has deeper meanings. i suck at vocabulary.. But im trying to read them nowadays, to prepare myself for the reading part. - 0Aug 17, '10 by LoSeI am preparing to take the HESI exam around 10/1. I've been studying the HESI Evolve book. Others have said the math portion is the easiest. Though the book has roman numerals, and tempreture conversions (0 C = 32 F, and 100 C = 212 F), it doesn't describe how to break down temps. I know there are 2 ways to convert from F - C and vice versa (f -32=(x) /9=(x) x 5 = C, etc. Are these type questions on the exam? I.e. convert 72 F to C? And is the calculator available for these?

I've also read know metric. Does that mean just know the conversions? i.e. 1 ton = 2,000 pounds, 1 quart = 2 pints?

Since there aren't any type questions for addition, multiplications, etc. for these, I'm assuming just know what is in the book by memory?

Appreciate all the help here! - 2Aug 17, '10 by rzyzzyQuote from LoSeII am preparing to take the HESI exam around 10/1. I've been studying the HESI Evolve book. Others have said the math portion is the easiest. Though the book has roman numerals, and tempreture conversions (0 C = 32 F, and 100 C = 212 F), it doesn't describe how to break down temps. I know there are 2 ways to convert from F - C and vice versa (f -32=(x) /9=(x) x 5 = C, etc. Are these type questions on the exam? I.e. convert 72 F to C? And is the calculator available for these?

I've also read know metric. Does that mean just know the conversions? i.e. 1 ton = 2,000 pounds, 1 quart = 2 pints?

Since there aren't any type questions for addition, multiplications, etc. for these, I'm assuming just know what is in the book by memory?

Appreciate all the help here!*understand*your fear - In fact, I stayed up*very*late the evening before the test learning and re-learning the temperature conversion formulas... and*didn't get*any of those questions.. The Hesi uses a test question "bank" - so*my*test isn't the same as*your*test...

As far as english/metric conversions they're*fluid*questions - i.e., how many cc's/ml's in a gallon and a half, or how many ounces in 1000ml. The single most important formula to remember is 30 ml's = 1 ounce. - If you know how many ounces in a cup/pint/quart/gallon, you can figure the answer in your head from there - and YES... there is the basic "windows calculator" available the entire time.

There*were*roman numeral questions - In my case, if you knew how to count to a hundred using roman numerals, you'ld be*fine*. Also, there were*military*time questions - those are*easy*points you can get with not a lot of studying investment.

Other than that, I remember there were a large number of fraction questions - you'll need to*know*how to*flip*,*fold*, and*mutilate*fractions -

The single biggest skill I can think of with fractions is being able to pull them into a decimal, and how to convert a decimal to a fraction - if you can do that, windows calc will do the heavy lifting for you.

It depends a little bit on how*your*mind works, but in my case, the possible answers were often far enough*apart*that I used the calculator very little. 1/2 of 1/4 isn't 4, or 196, or 27/32...

Alot of the incorrect answers were created by doing the math incorrectly, which means a quick "reality check" can lead you to an*accurate*guesstimate...

Knock out the*obviously*wrong answers and the correct ones stand up on their own... if you're not "rattled"..

Another big point, and it's probably the hardest to remember leading up to the test - don't let them "psych" you out. You'll have*more*time than you'll*need, so don't be afraid to read a question two or three times before selecting an answer -*and if the question seems super easy, it probably is, but*read it again*anyway.

Every point on the Hesi is the same value as another - so you can*still*pass if you're baffled by roman numerals, or you forget how many ounces are in a cup, as long as you're not "rattled" by it.

The Hesi really is a great test for new nurses, because it teaches you a little bit about "triage"...

"Save" the points that*can*be saved, and let the others go with a clean conscience..Last edit by rzyzzy on Aug 17, '10smtha620 and southernnurse78 like this. - 0Feb 28, '13 by LaraW90Quote from rzyzzyI
*understand*your fear - In fact, I stayed up*very*late the evening before the test learning and re-learning the temperature conversion formulas... and*didn't get*any of those questions.. The Hesi uses a test question "bank" - so*my*test isn't the same as*your*test...

As far as english/metric conversions they're*fluid*questions - i.e., how many cc's/ml's in a gallon and a half, or how many ounces in 1000ml. The single most important formula to remember is 30 ml's = 1 ounce. - If you know how many ounces in a cup/pint/quart/gallon, you can figure the answer in your head from there - and YES... there is the basic "windows calculator" available the entire time.

There*were*roman numeral questions - In my case, if you knew how to count to a hundred using roman numerals, you'ld be*fine*. Also, there were*military*time questions - those are*easy*points you can get with not a lot of studying investment.

Other than that, I remember there were a large number of fraction questions - you'll need to*know*how to*flip*,*fold*, and*mutilate*fractions -

The single biggest skill I can think of with fractions is being able to pull them into a decimal, and how to convert a decimal to a fraction - if you can do that, windows calc will do the heavy lifting for you.

It depends a little bit on how*your*mind works, but in my case, the possible answers were often far enough*apart*that I used the calculator very little. 1/2 of 1/4 isn't 4, or 196, or 27/32...

Alot of the incorrect answers were created by doing the math incorrectly, which means a quick "reality check" can lead you to an*accurate*guesstimate...

Knock out the*obviously*wrong answers and the correct ones stand up on their own... if you're not "rattled"..

Another big point, and it's probably the hardest to remember leading up to the test - don't let them "psych" you out. You'll have*more*time than you'll*need, so don't be afraid to read a question two or three times before selecting an answer -*and if the question seems super easy, it probably is, but*read it again*anyway.

Every point on the Hesi is the same value as another - so you can*still*pass if you're baffled by roman numerals, or you forget how many ounces are in a cup, as long as you're not "rattled" by it.

The Hesi really is a great test for new nurses, because it teaches you a little bit about "triage"...

"Save" the points that*can*be saved, and let the others go with a clean conscience..

I understand that this is an older thread, but thank you so, so much for your helpful advice, Rzyzzy! After studying everything you described religiously, I managed to score a 90 on the math portion of the Hesi A2! I didn’t have any temperature conversion questions either, too weird! - 0Mar 1, '13 by longhornfanhere's what I did to study for anyone else looking for advice: I used flashcards to help memorize conversions and units, and used some math flashcards to get better/faster at mental math. You can make your own, or there are some you can buy for this type of stuff; I think making your own is a good idea b/c you have to think about it as you make them, but either way is good. A lot of the math isn't too advanced on the test, but you don't want to make silly errors and lose points that shouldn't be lost which is why I suggest practicing some of the basics. That's where most people lose points is needless, minor errors. Khan Academy is also a good resource I used some for math (can you tell that Math was a focus? haha). Finally, I got a study guide (got the one by Trivium Test Prep) which I choose mainly b/c it had a lot of practice questions, but I actually really liked it for the lessons too. It proved to be very helpful with the science sections, which I would definitely suggest putting some focus on that. For me, math and the science section (chem, bio, and A&P specifically) were what I studied for the most.