I have no clue what dip time is....
I thought I replied already, but it must not have worked.
Study tips:: I liked "The Idoiots Guide to Passing Nursing Exam" I checked it out at my local library. I also used the Kaplan book. I liked how the Idiots guide simplified everything and made the test seem less complicated.
Math: Know how to calculate percentages, fractions, decimals, and simple algebra. There are no conversions from metric that I remember.
Reading comprehension: i would recommend reading the tips in the study guide. Ie: do not read entire passage, use scrap paper to make notes
Writing: Basic grammer skills..but it is confusing. I scored low on this. You have to pick which sentence is missing punctuation...it was harder than it seemed.
Science: sucked. It's hard to determine what to study. I would recommend knowing all the systems, there is no anatomy. Read questions carefully. Know blood flow, circulatory system, nervous system, etc.
Not one person in my room asked for extra scrap paper except for me. I used about 15 sheets. I think it really helped me because i was able to narrow down answers on paper instead of staring at the screen.
Also keep this in mind. I think they definitely over stress you out for the exam. It really is NOT that hard. If they would give us a better idea of what to study, I think the scores would be much higher. I had plenty of time. I finished in just about 2 hours and you have 4. Also you can take breaks between each sections and the timer stops. So relax and study up!
Here is how you figure the points:
So you take your kaplan score Ie: 79/100= X/35 and do the math..so in this case: (79*35) / 100 = 27.65 This is your kaplan score.
60 GPA points
35 Kaplan points
5 bonus points for no transfer credits
also I believe if you are reapplying your get 5 bonus points as well.
Total : 100 points
so if you had a
54.45 GPA pts
5 pts for less than 8 transfer credits
I am not sure what the cutoff is...I would really like to know because I am waiting!! I hope this helps