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Does anyone know how the McGraw Hill Study Guide compares to the actual test? I take the practice tests in the study guide and I get between 79% and 89%. I am very worried that the study guide is not even close to the actual test. I feel so unprepared for the Science section because I haven't taken Chemistry since high school. No matter how hard I study Chemistry and Physics I cant remember most of it.
I used the ATI practice manual exclusively. I didn't know about the McGraw book until a few days before the test. I took the test May 8, 2012 and passed with an 82%. I was very surprised to discover that was good enough for 91st percentile nationally. Anyway, I read through the manual, did both practice tests in the book once, and purchased the two online practice tests and went through them both twice. I practiced all the problems I missed, looking up practice problems online. That's what worked for me. The actual tests had maybe 2-3 questions that appeared on the online practice tests. I highly recommend trying them out.
I also scored higher on the actual TEAS V than on the practice tests (6 percentage points). I'm not sure what this is a reflection of (random chance, good guesses on questions I wasn't sure of, actual difference in difficulty between the two, etc.), although I am a good test taker (a gift that can make an enormous difference in academia).
I studied exclusively from the ATI study guide, and put only about 15 total hours into studying/preparation. I scored in the 88th ant 89th percentiles (nationally for the ADN program, respectively).
I got my guide 2 days ago. I believe I saw that on the website the practice tests are about $37 and you can take them twice. I'm still studying, I gave myself a week for each Clare and the last week
I'll review and take all the tests. Theres also TEAS V videos on youtube from Mometrix i think
Its called and go step by step on some math problems. Good luck!
I did much better on the actual tests. On the practice tests I got somewhere in the high 70's and on the actual test I got an 87. I should note that I studied systematically and over a long period of time and all my son did was cram the night before and he got an 84 so I think it depends on how you learn. Nobody knows better than you what works for you.
I have been getting 80s to 90s on both the McGraw-Hill and ATI practice tests in the book, but I just took the online practice test on the ATI site and scored a 62%. I hope what people have been saying about the actual test being easier is true!