Quote from kbriscoe24
I haven't taken the HESI just yet, but I hear that on the A&P section you should know your organ systems, hormones, and muscles. The math section should come with a calculator so you can't bring your own. It would be good if you knew how to do the problems by hand. It probably won't tell you what exact questions you missed, but it should give you your score at the end. Let me know how you do tomorrow! I need so insight for when it's my turn! Hope this helps and GOOD LUCK!
I recently took the Hesi A2 and scored a 94. I received my worst score in the A&P section which was a shock because I'm reasonably strong in A&P and I was expecting my score in this area to be in the high 90s. When I studied for A&P I focused of on all of the organ systems and I paid extra attention to hormones (producing organs, mechanisms which cause hormone production/release, and action. In total my exam (every exam is different) included 2 or 3 questions about hormones.
I was expecting an on screen calculator but for my exam there wasn't one and all of the work had to be done by hand. Initially this totally stressed me out but in the end I scored 100% in this section. To list a few concepts, the math section included conversions (metric and standard), ratios (there were a bunch of ratios on my exam), algebra (fairly basic), and all of the fundamentals like percentages.
For vocab. I studied every word I could locate that someone had attributed to the Hesi (about a hundred in total). In total, doing this helped me score well in this section but my exam only had about 3 or 4 of the extra words I studied on it. The section on grammar was fairly straight forward and some the more difficult questions I answered instinctually and was successful doing so. As far as comprehension, I took the time to re read the passages as needed because some of them were fairly long. This section is pretty straight forward.
As far as everything else - stay calm, take your time, don't rush through the questions and re read them as necessary, keep track of time (The exam took me nearly the entire time allowed but doing the math problems by hand had a lot to do with this), and kill it! You got this!
Questions could only be looked at once so there was no going back - you either knew the answer or not.