Passed the TEAS 6 with a 92
After 5-6 weeks of studying and constant anxiety attacks, I've officially passed the TEAS 6 with a 92 percent, which put me in the 99th percentile!!!
This forum helped me so much during times of stress, and I just wanted to give back by sharing my experience.
Here is my score breakdown:
Also, here are my practice exam scores:
Practice Exam A: 84.0%
Practice Exam B: 78.7%
As you guys can see, my practice exam scores were significantly lower than my actual exam score. This was a huge concern for me because I took practice exam B four days before my actual exam, so I was freaking out! The Reading section and the English section were my weakest. I scored a 50 something percent on the English section of practice exam B.
The Reading section was sooooo much easier on the actual exam than the practice exams, and I was so relieved because the questions on the practice exams were so difficult to answer with the answer options that were given. Don't worry too much about this section but still brush up on your reading skills and know the following: logical conclusions, know the main types of writing, main ideas, supporting details, opinions vs facts, and know the definitions of appendix, atlas, almanac, table of contents, glossary, index, etc. You will also need to practice reading fast AND precisely because although I'm a fast reader, I barely had any leftover time for this section.
The math section was easy, but I think the practice exam questions for math were easier than the actual exam wording wise. Know how to do proportion word problems (these were the most common types of questions on the exam); know how to set up an algebraic equation from a word problem (this is crucial); know the area and perimeter formulas for shapes (they do not give you these formulas on the exam); know how to do work rate problems; know how to solve basic algebraic equations; know ratios; know how to calculate percent change; know how to find the original price of something using the new price and the percent discount; know how to subtract, add, divide, and multiply fractions; know mean, median, mode, and range. I used worksheets from a website called www.kutasoftware.com for every single type of question that I listed above and random YouTube videos. It helped me get extra practice outside of the ATI manual.
Now for the most intimidating section: SCIENCE. I've already taken anatomy and physiology, microbiology, and chemistry. I recommend having these courses completed before taking the TEAS. I studied the hardest and longest for this section. The questions were so insanely random for this section that it is crucial to know everything you possibly can about the 11 body systems. I made a 60+ page (typed in size 11 font) study guide for the 11 systems and added a lot of photos I found online to help me understand and visualize the physiology. Know the ins and outs of these systems and how they're related and how they work as a whole, know the negative feedback loops in every system (google pictures for this), and know the most important hormones released by every organ/gland. For chemistry, know how to balance chemical AND nuclear equations and know atomic structure, atomic mass, and atomic numbers. Also, know how Punnett squares work and know your cell organelles. I also wanted to mention that I used the TEAS Secrets book by Mometrix, the ATI Study Manual, and khan academy, crash course, and Armando Hasudungan videos to create my study guide for the 11 body systems. I used the TEAS Secrets by Mometrix as the foundation of my study guide and used everything else to add in extra information/missing details and to better understand everything more in depth. I really REALLY recommend Armando Hasudungan videos. He explains complex things in such a clear way that is easy to understand.
The English section was.......I don't even know how to describe it. Difficult? Awful? Frustrating? There are some questions in the English section that you cannot really prepare for on the TEAS and that's just something you'll have to come to terms with. However, the questions you can prepare for will be based on knowing your parts of speech, punctuation, types of sentences, common prefixes and suffixes, know subject verb agreement and pronoun antecedent agreement (I used grammarbook.com for this)
Overall, I recommend using the ATI Study Manual and TEAS Secrets by Mometrix for all sections. I hope this was helpful and good luck to everyone!
Jul 19, '17Congrats on such a high score! I've been scouring the internet for resources including watching YouTube videos and what people are saying on this forum to try and get an idea of what I'm dealing with. I have yet to take Microbiology or A&P 1 or 2 but I will be taking it this fall. I hope to take the TEAS sometime throughout the semester but I'll be cutting it close to my application deadline. Thanks for all the tips! I will be sure to take them in to account as I begin studying over the next few weeks.Jul 19, '17Congrats on the high score!!! I hope I get that when I take the TEAS!! Would you be willing to share the 60 page study guide you typed up? If not, I completely understand!Jul 20, '17Yeah, this forum helped me so much! It's such a great source of information. I recommend giving yourself at least two attempts before your deadline in case you don't get the score you need. I was going to take my exam right before the deadline but decided to take it earlier. It gave me peace of mind knowing I could take it again.
Good luck to you and wishing you the best!Jul 20, '17Quote from OrganizedChaosThank you! No, I don't mind, but I will say this, everything I wrote is from the TEAs Secrets by Mometrix. I just typed it up into more of an outline since I didn't like the paragraph format from the book. Most of the additional information I wrote was written in with pencil while watching those YouTube videos!Congrats on the high score!!! I hope I get that when I take the TEAS!! Would you be willing to share the 60 page study guide you typed up? If not, I completely understand!Jul 20, '17My program only allows me to take it twice so hopefully I can get a pretty good score my first try! After reading this I think I might buy the mometrix review book as well :-)
As an aside, you could paste the review in a google doc and post the link so you don't have to email it to everyone individually if you decide to share it.Jul 21, '17Science you definitely need a good understanding of Micro, AP1, Chemistry, and AP2. I took the TEAS after AP1 and Chem before AP2 and Micro. I did horrible on the science portion. You need that Micro and AP2 knowledge before hand I feel.Jul 23, '17Staff note - while we appreciate the OP wanting to help others by sharing her study guide, she also mentions that most of the material is from the Mometrix book which could involve copyright infringement so please don't ask or post this study guide. Thanks.Jul 23, '17I just took the TEAS and passed all but the science by 1Point... I couldn't believe it... 1 freaking point! And the crazy part is, I feel I'm the strongest in science then any other subject. I did a light review in science before the test... and unfortunately it showed. I am retaking the science portion this Friday... and my program starts on the following Monday. Fingers crossed, I'll be a Nursing Student on Monday!!!Jul 23, '17Thanks for sharing. Will try your studying tips. Have failed teas6 twice and just feel frustrated. Will attempt again sept. I don't know which study book l should buy.Jul 27, '17Quote from traumaRUsStaff note - while we appreciate the OP wanting to help others by sharing her study guide, she also mentions that most of the material is from the Mometrix book which could involve copyright infringement so please don't ask or post this study guide. Thanks.
Good to know! Thanks for the heads up!Jul 27, '17I'm sorry to hear that!! Science is my strongest subject too, but I spent about 4 weeks on science alone and the other two weeks on math, English, and reading. They throw in some seriously random in depth questions for the science, so it's best to know as much as you can, even the irrelevant stuff they asked about on my version of the TEAS!Jul 27, '17Quote from ehemaIm so sorry! I know it must be frustrating. I really recommend the SECRETS book by Mometrix. What section are you having the most difficulty in?Thanks for sharing. Will try your studying tips. Have failed teas6 twice and just feel frustrated. Will attempt again sept. I don't know which study book l should buy.
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