Took the exam today and passed. Hopefully, a few people will find my post helpful. I'm going to try not to repeat what already may have been posted from the few blogs I found prior to my exam.
I just wanted to emphasize the importance of keeping track of time; make sure, when your doing your practice test to get in the habbit of doing time check every few questions or so. The testing site does not allow anyone entering the exam room if you have anything other than your locker key, your ID, ear plugs, and scratch paper and pens, which they will provide you. You have a very little timer on the upper right that is so easy to forget if you get caught up in the exam.
Review guides: HESI is fantastic with the edition 3 of the guide; however, they need to proofread their material because I'm pretty sure there are errors in it other than what I have found. If you will be using HESI by elseviere, please note that 1 pound is "not equal" 2.2kgs. It's the other way around, 1 kg = 2.2 lbs. My suggestion is to use elseviere's study guide, McGraw, and mometrix. Practice! practice! practice! The exam is easy, but time and amount of questions is against your side. For people who dread math! DO NOT FEAR! CALCULATOR IS NEAR! Just make sure you understand the problem.
EXAM SEQUENCE: Finish your strongest subject first to your weakest. When I say strongest, the category that you can complete with the least amount of time and answer most amount of questions correctly. I did Vocab, Grammar, Math and Reading. In the actual test, I got 86 in vocab, 94 in grammar, 100 in math, and 78 in reading. I almost ran out of time in the reading portion of the exam so I had to click anything just so I can get lucky in passing the reading portion of it; although, I was doing 94s in my reading practice.
I have to go and celebrate for now; hopefully, I maybe able to continue this topic later on. Good luck to you all!