Hello, I'm getting ready to retake the TEAS exam in April. I am looking for recommendations on what to study for the science portion of the exam. I have the ati teas study manual but I was wondering if any of you have any other materials or websites that you used ?
Micro and A&P2. And know the difference between mean and median. Some of the questions are "tricky", for example what would you consider the digestive organelle of a cell? The mitochondria where glucose is broken down and energy produced, similar to our own digestive system? Or the lysosome which contains digestive enzymes?
Frankly I didnt study at all. The test is ridiculously easy. The math doesnt even cover through high school algebra. I think the hardest math question on it was determining the area of a circle.
I would not worry about Micro too much since it is such a small part of TEAS. It will be worth more to concentrate your time on A&P. Do you have your A&P textbook? I would skim through it so that your are comfortable with each system, layers of epidermis, function of each layer, bones and muscles, tissue, etc.
On your previous attempt, what type of questions did you miss?
I do have my textbook still for A&P as well as a quick review book that I've started to read.
I mostly missed questions on the gastrointestinal and reproductive systems and then some chemistry related questions.
I might purchase another practice test from ati but do you know of any online ones that are pretty good?
Practice test is a good idea, I would stick with ATI though. There are free practice questions/quiz available online, but I think they don't mimic TEAS adequately.
Yea I remember having gastro questions - I had to make a guess lol. What helped me was knowing, faintly, the regions of small intestine and large intestine (like illeum, ischeum, etc). By knowing the regions, you can make some educated guesses. Remember location of the appendix. Diffusion vs osmosis.
Get plenty of rest and a good breakfast! Stay calm during the test, especially when you encounter difficult questions - write the question's number on your paper and move on. Once you are done with easy questions, go back to answer the ones you are not sure about.
Review the systems with things like Khan Academy, which has a lot of videos, or Crash Course A&P on Youtube.
I didn't mind the free practice tests you can find online personally. The wording isn't similar to the TEAS most often, but it does give you a good idea of what areas you are weak in and what topics you should be reviewing. Some will give you explanations of why this or that answer is correct, which was helpful to me. I got a lot of my chemistry review through those online practice tests since it had been a while.
Mostly, just learn the basics and rationalize the information so that you can at least know enough to guess or figure out the answer.
I just took the TEAS yesterday, composite was 96.7% - as far as the science section is concerned. I had only taken half a semester of A&P I when I sat for it, but I also have my bachelor's degree already in Biology so that was a decent base for me.
I don't believe any of the science questions were super in depth. I would recommend watching the Crash Course Anatomy & Physiology videos on YouTube. I also used the Kaplan ATI TEAS Strategies & Reviews book and the Mometrix ATI TEAS Secretes book. If you don't understand a concept after that go to Khan Academy, but they may go into more depth than you need.
ATI Manuel sucks. Get the mometrix study guide and take as many practice exams as possible.
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