New TEAS V Science Section

  1. Has anyone taken the latest version, the TEAS V? My test is coming up April 6. I have the ATI version V study guide, and the McGraw Hill book.

    What should I be sure to study when it comes to the latest version of the test?
  2. 299 Comments

  3. by   raymonsgal
    I take mine on the 25th. I purchased the tests for ATI and the McGraw Hill book. I've spend hours up here looking at TEAS' information. I think the science sounds the most wishy washy...there are 6 sections, 30 questions and lots of types of quesyions. I will be taking the V too! Good luck! Check my other posts...I have posted some ideas I found on other websites and from books...
  4. by   dshannon04
    i am taking the teas v also...and i am really scared about it to because i really don't know what to study!! i ordered the [color=#3b5998]mcgraw-hill's nursing school entrance exams book and i haven't gotten it yet..but my first testing date is march 31st....yikes!! could you all help me out by telling me where i should start?!!?!?
  5. by   thalictrum
    Chemistry. My test was unfairly skewed toward chemistry, which I haven't taken in six years! (I think I got a 53% on the chem questions, compared to a 100% on Biology.) People just out of high school will fare better than older folks, it seems, due to actually remembering these things.
  6. by   mom2three3
    I took the TEAS V recently and it's a lot harder than older versions. My school is anticipating a 10 point lower average score... so far that is accurate. I got the ATI book and went through it for weeks. Math is a little algebra, a lot of long division, addition, subtraction, multiplication of large numbers... tedious. The science has NO GEOLOGY like the old version, some genetics (punnitt squares), a lot of chemistry such as periodic table type questions. Simple balancing of equations, a lot of stuff where they give you the table and ask you what this number or symbol means and a lot about types of bonds (ionic, covalent,etc). The math was a little pressured b/c you only have 30 minutes to do it and it's a lot of tedious long calculations. Know your order of operations in algebra... there are a lot of those. Also, know how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide mixed numbers 3 1/2 *6 4/5 and stuff.
    If I can help, let me know. I got an 80% and wasn't thilled until my department told me that was one of only 6 scores out of 50 that was above 80. So... don't freak if you score low...
  7. by   bfenhaus
    I just found out I am taking the version v and I have been studying for 3.0. That was the book they gave me, how was the reading and language section? I have one more week and now I am freaking out. Any tips will help please.
  8. by   mom2three3
    reading wasn't bad... just read and take your time. the language was a lot of spelling words correctly and meanings of words as used in a sentence. You will be fine... don't freak. Just get the ATI guide and go through the sections and brush up...
  9. by   dandk1997RN
    Based on what I was reading, I studied a lot of earth science, and there really wasn't any on mine- that is when I figured out there is a big difference between V4 and V5. There was a LOT of chemistry (I needed to know the rules about how electrons sort themselves out in shells of an atom and how many valance electrons etc so I could figure out what would bond....) There was a little physics, a bit on mitosis/meiosis, linean classification, cell structures and differences between bacteria/plants/animal (ie eukaryotes, prokaryotes.)

    I know you didn't ask about math, but make sure you know ratios, decimals, fractions (how to multiply and divide) and FOIL (first, outer, inner, last.)

    Good luck!!
  10. by   dshannon04
    OMG I have 13 days to MEMORIZE all of this!!! AHHHHHH!!! I am ok with math except fractions and some of the conversions and square roots are a little rusty......english isn't sticking nouns, pronouns, phrases ect.....the reading part is easy....but the SCIENCE!!!!! I am freakin out people!!
  11. by   Myrrh924
    I found a really nice tutorial on balancing chemical equations, as well as some worksheets for practice.
  12. by   jrbw113
    Thanks myrrh924 for the chemistry tutorial, it's great! I have a friend that took V last week and just got an avg score of 50%! She has a 3.9 GPA. I take mine next week and I'm scared to death. She also said that the science in the ati book is nothing like the actual test.
  13. by   jordanisacupcake
    I took the TEAS yesterday and the science was definatly difficult. I haven't had a break from school at all, I went from High School right into college to get my AA, I have taken numerous biology courses, anatomy and phys., and a few physical science courses like physics and chem and I still found the science portion hard. You really need to study those areas before you take the TEAS, or you will be staring at the test in a total confused state like I did.
  14. by   nepthea
    Do you recall any areas that I should really focus my studying?