ATI TEAS V Study Guide Bundle - worth it?
- 0Nov 12, '11 by SentimentalGeekFor anyone who has used the ATI guide for the TEAS, is it worth the money? I am considering asking for it for Christmas (the one that includes the two practice tests) but wanted to see if anyone who has actually used it thinks it's worth it.
I have the McGraw Hill study guide and it seems decent but I'd like to be as prepared as possible for the test, which I'll be taking in the next couple of months along with the ATI critical thinking test.
I have a decent pre-req GPA (expect it to be around 3.7 when I finish) and I want to get a great score to really increase my chances of getting in. From next year my program will only accept 16 students!
Thanks for any insight.
- 0Nov 13, '11 by AW-EMTPQuote from Malinerz_LPNI didn't buy the study guide but did pass the TEAS test. So I can honestly say you don't need it. But, if you Google, you can actually find some practice questions. I know a few people who did that. Hope that helps!
I have to agree, I didnt know I was going to be taking the test until 2 days prior. Absolutely destroyed it, and my GPA was not as high as yours.
Bottom line is this, it's your test... Do what you are comfortable with. You have several months, a study guide, and Google to help you pass. If you can part with the money and think its necessary, then get it. I don't know anyone who bought a study guide and they didn't fail, but it's your choice. Good luck!
- 0Nov 13, '11 by SentimentalGeekI appreciate the replies! Thank you. I think I'll wait until this semester ends in a few weeks and really get cracking with the study guide I already have and see how I feel with that. It'll give me a better idea of what I need to focus on and decide whether I should get the ATI guides or not. Right now I'm so busy with A&P and Microbiology (not to mention Psych) that I haven't had a lot of time to look at the book I do have.
I'm glad to hear that others have passed without the guides with no problem. I'm just so nervous since they will only be accepting 16 students next Fall! I know I have a decent GPA but I also know I'm not the only one.
- 0Nov 13, '11 by michellejlI bought the study guide and it helped a LOT. I was clueless about the format and content so I purchased the book 2 days (oops) before the test. The practice test was identical in format and I thought the questions in the book were harder than the ones on the actual test so it's nice that it sort of over-prepares you. I'm sure your book does this too, but the answer sheet for the practice test came with explanations for the correct answer and I caught some potential mistakes I would have otherwise made on test day. I wound up doing really well so I'd say the book was a great help! That being said, if you already have a study guide I wouldn't go out and get a new one!.
Oh, after typing this, I realized I was talking about the Secrets of the TEAS exam guide haha hope this helps! It's cheaper than the ATI one
- 0Nov 14, '11 by ZekeMassI used both, and agree that they are both helpful.
The McGraw Hill guide has more information, especially in the science section. But the test questions are not very similar to the test you will have to take.
For the money, I found the two practice tests to be of the best value. I took one practice test before studying at all - and wrote down what I was unsure of as I took the test. Studied, then took the second practice test a month later. Again, there was more I didn't know that I took note of.
I was able to take each test two times, and did better each time I tested. Did well on the actual test too - and many of the questions were straight out of the practice test - with slight changes.