Need advice on teas v please!!!!

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    Hello, i take my test onsept 14...i have about two weeks to prepare andneed as muchtips as possible! I only have the McGraw Hill's Teas v study manual. I dont really have the money for the ati plusbythetimei order it and recieve it it would only give me aweek. My question is does anyone know if it can help at all, or if its much differnt from.the ati.....any help will be greatly appreciated..thank you!!!
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    I did not use the McGraw Hill, only ATI study guide book. But I also went to quizlet.com and went through pre made TEAS flashcards made by other users (just search TEAs on the website's search bar). I also went onto youtube and looked at videos by Khan Academy to review basic concepts in science and math. Good luck to you!
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    Look at the stickie at the bottom of the page! It helps alot!
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    Hello, i take my test onsept 14...i have about two weeks to prepare andneed as muchtips as possible! I only have the McGraw Hill's Teas v study manual. I dont really have the money for the ati plusbythetimei order it and recieve it it would only give me aweek. My question is does anyone know if it can help at all, or if its much differnt from.the ati.....any help will be greatly appreciated..thank you!!!
    I just took the test today and I used both the McGraw Hill Nursing Entrance Exam and the McGraw Hill 5 TEAS Practice Tests. The material in the Nursing Entrance Exam was a nice refresher that helped. The TEAS Practice Test was very helpful, I thought. The format is the exact same. When I went in there to take the test, I was amazed how a like they were. So I think you should get the Practice Test book for sure.
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    The McGraw-Hill is an okay book to study from. I also bought the ATI and use that with the McGraw-Hill to get the score I wanted. My best advice to you is to do all the practice tests, study what you miss, use online resources like khanacademy.org, youtube, other study websites and testprepreview for addtional practices. The sticky at the bottom of the first page also helps, plus if you browse around you might find some threads where people give more specific advices on the TEAS. Good luck.
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    I also only had a few weeks to prepare but really made use of the time I had. I did as many practice problems as I could get my hands on. Like some of the others have said, study websites are really beneficial. I practiced a lot on english websites (IDing simple sentences, practicing commonly misspelled words) and made sure I had a good grasp of how the testing company defined things in the reading section (main idea, theme, exc). I really thought I understood those things before I started studying but the practice tests made me realize that the test is kind of peculiar in some ways. I thought the math section was pretty basic and even though I haven't had a math class in almost four years I ended up studying for that section the least. Just make sure you know what each type of graph is used for, are able to do (very) basic algebra, and know how to do the common types of word problems you can find on other threads on this site. Also be sure to learn roman numerals because you probably will have one problem on your test that asks you to convert to them. The science section for me was difficult to study for because I haven't taken a college chemistry class yet. I too used khanacademy to learn and review basics, and made sure I had a good understanding of periodic table trends, what an acid/base is, exc. The McGraw-Hill book went really into depth on physics but my test only had one question related to physics that asked me about kinetic energy. Above all though I would say to get in as much timed practice as you can; I was scoring in the low to mid 80s on my practice tests when I first started taking them and ended up scoring in the mid 90s on my actual teas after all of the practice.
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    Thank you! I do have the teas v practice book. Thnks a lot, It's good to know that it is helpful!
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    Thank u very much for all the advice. I really appreciate it. How long did u study for before u took the test?
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    I studied for two weeks prior to the text. And it did *almost* next to nothing for me. I took the TEAS V today. The benefit that studying did for me was the math portion (and oddly enough that was the section I studied the least). I consistently made in the low 60's (for my overall score) on my practice tests. Science was my weak spot. I read the ATI study guide (science section) over and over. I made flash cards. I took the practice tests and turned the test questions into flash cards as well. I studied those cards for about 10 days. It did absolutely nothing for me. I did score an 82 over all but it was all luck. Out of the 45 questions in the science section I actually *KNEW* 3 answers. The rest was all guessing. My adjusted individual score in the science section was 64.6 with a national mean of 53.6. Sheer luck. I'm not complaining but that ATI guide did nothing for me. I'm not terribly convinced this TEAS V is a very good indicator of how "prepared" a person actually is to go into nursing school. But alas, I'm just joe schmoe. My opinion and $1.25 buys me a coke from the coke machine.


    p.s. I was going to use some kind of smiley face emoticon. ...turns out I can't resist dancing monkeys.
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    uh, srry. I was getting swamped with text messages last night. "text" should be "test".


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