About to take the TEAS Exam???????? - page 3

Hello........I've been away for awhile, but glad to be back! I received my letter to take the TEAS Test (Test of Essential Academic Skills). Has anyone taken this exam? I'm wondering how much... Read More

  1. by   preet19
    Can some one helpme with english section. How is the english section is it easy or difficult? what about vocabulary?
  2. by   ChanelCinq
    Quote from preet19
    Can some one helpme with english section. How is the english section is it easy or difficult? what about vocabulary?
    I don't remember that section but I scored 92.7% and the 99th percentile in the English section.

    I highly suggest to buy the study guide out out by ATI and also purchase the online practice exams as they are identical to the real thing.
  3. by   do1984
    how soon do you get your teas scores back?
  4. by   ttt-n
    I got my scores back the same day. I think it depends on the facility.
  5. by   Shazia J
    hey guys i am taking my Teas in January.. and i have never taken it before. I am preparing myself with the Teas study guides. Also is there any tutoring centers for the Teas preparation(indianapolis, IN)? I am doing pretty well with the study guide but i am still a bit concerned since it is very important to do well on Teas to be accepted in the Nursing Program. How often you reckon i should try studying the Teas prep book, is once enough or few times is good?
    Thanks!
  6. by   mrusso86
    Hi there.

    I just took my TEAS V exam on Tuesday, September 21, 2010. It was not bad at all. The questions were all fairly reasonable especially math and science. My recommendation is to purchase the review book if and only if you have not seen the required study material for a long time - it is an excellent refresh. I skimmed through the review book but I did not find it very helpful although it did help boost confidence because as you go over each topic you can assess how much you know about it. So perhaps in that respect it is also good.

    Just focus on balancing equations, be really good with algebra and especially get human anatomy down as these are easy questions especially to gain those extra points on.

    The test is still pretty fresh in my mind so if anyone has any questions please feel free to ask me - don't be shy!

    -Miggs
  7. by   Shazia J
    hey Miggs! Thanks for the info. I got one more question, I had purchased the Teas ATI pretest study manual 3.0, is this the one you were referring to as the review book? or the newer version? Thanks!
  8. by   mrusso86
    Hey Shazia,

    You know, I looked all over that book for 3.0 or something higher and I could not find it. It is definitely a study manual for TEAS V and it has 2010 on the back of it - the most updated version.

    Here is a link of the book I have - does this help at all?

    Study Manual for the Test of Essential Academic Skills, Version V, ~, Assessment Technologies Institute, Book - Barnes & Noble

    Let me know.
  9. by   CaliHapaGirl82
    Hey everyone!

    I'm getting really nervous! I take the TEAS exam tomorrow morning ....For those of you who passed...CONGRATS!! I'm hoping the questions will be very similar to the ones in the study guide book....
  10. by   peanut901
    How'd you do on the test!? I take version 4 in less than two weeks and I'm so nervous! Any Advice??
  11. by   Brendao
    Hello!! everyone!

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  12. by   Brendao
    Hello! everyone!

    Im taking my TEAS exam for the second time!! I cant seem to pass it...do you guys have any tips, I have the studyguide but Im getting really overwhelmed I dont know where to start
  13. by   RHS81
    Quote from Brendao
    Hello! everyone!

    Im taking my TEAS exam for the second time!! I cant seem to pass it...do you guys have any tips, I have the studyguide but Im getting really overwhelmed I dont know where to start
    Definitely get the practice exams that ATI sells. You can only buy two, but they are a huge help. My first step was to take one and see where I needed to focus. Then I went through the entire study guide thoroughly one time and then went through the areas where I struggled again. I used the practice questions in the study guide, then went through everything one more time. Then I took the second test. I paid attention to the questions that I missed (the test tells you as you go if you get it right/wrong, and gives explanations for each answer choice) and the specific material they covered (for example, I missed a question in science about the properties of water so I found more detailed information than what was in the study guide about that specific topic). Then I took both of the practice exams one more time.

    The math, reading, and English/language arts sections were pretty much exactly what the study guide covered. No surprises there. The science section however was much more detailed than what the study guide covered. I had recently taken anatomy, physiology, and microbiology which really helped. But I hadn't had chemistry or earth/physical science since high school in the late 90s so I needed extra preparation with those sections. I found a great resource that REALLY saved me. I used Cliffs Notes website (and bought the Chemistry book). It really explained some of the concepts and offered more (free!) practice questions. There was a lot about chemical bonding and the study guide only lightly touched on the basics of covalent, ionic, and polar bonds. Properties of element, electron configurations etc. Cliffs Notes offered great resources for those topics!

    The end result was that I scored an overall 96%, which put me in the 99th percentile for all BSN applicants.

    Good luck and hope that helps!

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