McGraw Hill vs ATI?! HELP!

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    I have been studying for about two months now. I take my test on Sunday!FREAAAAKINNNGGG OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    I have the PDF file for the Mcgraw Hill [all 433 pages of it!] and read every single page, along with the ATI. The McGraw hill is WAY more detailed than the ATI with 5x more information and topics. For those of you who HAVE taken the TEAS and studied, which book do you think the TEAS V relates to more?
    specifically science.

    Any input would be GREAATLLY appreciated, as I am about to go crazy.
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    I took the teas v yesterday and did awful! I have passed 2 investment tests along with insurance licensing with 90's and did poorly on the teas! I studied for a month and a half! The ATI book I felt didnt cover what was on the test! I am very upset and did not realize how hard this really was!
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    I took the TEAS in October. It was awful. I was given like 5-7 science questions that i had ever learned from my pre-reqs. But the Math was really easy, it was weird. I studied from the TEAS V book, which was helpful if you use the time wisely! Im a straight A student and got just passable grades on the TEAS test, so hopefully they take you GPA in higher consideration.
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    I used both books to study. The ATI book's sample tests are more indicative of the test questions, but the McGraw Hill book has more thorough information for science. I would use the McGraw Hill book for the science and math study if needed.

    Best bet is to purchase one or both online practice tests from ATI and do those. They are more expensive than I would like, but I do not regret using them. My TEAS test had a few questions that were almost identical to the online practice.
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    oh okay! thanks!

    i guess this Saturday, I will be prepared as I ever will be. I'll never be satisfied with how much I studied.
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    Quote from tammy_zeidan09
    I have been studying for about two months now. I take my test on Sunday!FREAAAAKINNNGGG OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    I have the PDF file for the Mcgraw Hill [all 433 pages of it!] and read every single page, along with the ATI. The McGraw hill is WAY more detailed than the ATI with 5x more information and topics. For those of you who HAVE taken the TEAS and studied, which book do you think the TEAS V relates to more?
    specifically science.

    Any input would be GREAATLLY appreciated, as I am about to go crazy.

    I'm also planning on taking the TEAS exam...
    Last edit by tnbutterfly on Jun 18, '12
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    I took the TEAS two semesters ago to get into the nursing pgrm... and I did very well.

    I suggest focusing on the material from ATI. I purchased the teas practice book on ebay http://www.atitesting.com/ati_store/...aspx?zpid=1175 and it was very helpful in that I was able to see what type of material would be on the test. However since I am a master at procrastination, and the book happen to of had all the answers written in it from the previous owner I didn't go through it very thoroughly. However what helped me the most was paying the $35 to log onto the ATI website and take a practice TEAS test. I took it the night before the test to get some of my pre-test jitters out of the way and it was most definitely worth every dollar, if not more. I can't recall what my exact test score was, but I do know that I was ranked in the 98th percentile.

    ATI can be a cruel mistress... many nursing programs are using ATI material in addition to their required text etc... so it adds to the copious amounts of reading that is already required, but that extra reading is worth its weight in gold when it comes to ATI exams, the TEAS etc. They really set you up for success.

    Hope this helps... Good Luck on you test!!
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    Quote from nicolaroe
    I took the TEAS two semesters ago to get into the nursing pgrm... and I did very well.

    I suggest focusing on the material from ATI. I purchased the teas practice book on ebay http://www.atitesting.com/ati_store/...aspx?zpid=1175 and it was very helpful in that I was able to see what type of material would be on the test. However since I am a master at procrastination, and the book happen to of had all the answers written in it from the previous owner I didn't go through it very thoroughly. However what helped me the most was paying the $35 to log onto the ATI website and take a practice TEAS test. I took it the night before the test to get some of my pre-test jitters out of the way and it was most definitely worth every dollar, if not more. I can't recall what my exact test score was, but I do know that I was ranked in the 98th percentile.

    ATI can be a cruel mistress... many nursing programs are using ATI material in addition to their required text etc... so it adds to the copious amounts of reading that is already required, but that extra reading is worth its weight in gold when it comes to ATI exams, the TEAS etc. They really set you up for success.

    Hope this helps... Good Luck on you test!!








    Thanks so much for your feedback hun! Definitely appreciate it!
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    I just took the teas test last week and passed. I studied with practice tests and also used MgrawHill's Nursing school Entrance Exams.... It helped me alot
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    This debate goes back so far. I used the McGraw Hill book and got a 70%. I thought I wished I had the ATI book but so many people told me its not in depth enough at all. My ENTIRE science section except 1 anatomy question was physics and chemistry. Chemistry is not required for ADN programs and I haven't taken it since high school. I have never taken Physics. I used a book called Basic Math Review for Nurses and that helped me review basic algebra which I scored 90% on. My study book helped me to understand the way the passages are layed out on the test. However, the reading passages are much more in depth on the actual TEAS exam. I am a straight A student and I felt so prepared in Micro and A&P and I was so sad that there were less than 5 questions on those topics on my test. I would definitely take the ATI practice tests to get a good feeling for how the test is layed out when you take it on the computer. Taking it on a computer is far different than taking practice tests on paper. Good luck!


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