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Got a 90 on the TEAS 4.0 in 2009 and then got an 83 when I took the TEAS V (Reading:88.1, Math: 93.3, Science:66.7, English and Language:90.0) this past January. I only had the study guide for the TEAS 4.0 the weekend before I took the test. My only studying for the TEAS V was the two practice tests available from ATI because I didn't order the study guide soon enough and I accidentally had it ground shipped instead of next day aired. I think I would've done better had I had time to study the science section since it's been years since I've taken a science class (did A&P and Micro in 2008.) My best advice would be to buy all of the study materials offered by ATI and take your time to understand the questions that you get wrong. When you look at your results from the practice test, it gives you a breakdown of the % of answers you got correct in each section and tells you what pages the review material is on in the study guide. The practice tests are not only great in that you know what the format of the tests will be like but some of the questions are the similar if not the same on the actual test, in addition, it will give you explanations of why the answer is the right one. I hope this helps!
I got an 80 the first time and used the ATI study guide, but only studied for one day, I took it again 30 days later and studied 3 more full days from the ATI study guide and received a 91. Having already taken AP1 and 2 really helped with the science sections! I would read over each section highlight the things I didn't already know and when I was done with the section and understood everything I would go back and write it all down in a notebook.
Hey sacnurse (is that Sacramento by chance???), I recently got 90+% on the TEAS V, and used the ATI Studyguide, along with the McGraw-Hill "5 Practice TEAS Exams". I studied for 2 weeks, and I think if you take all the practice exams in those two books (7 total), and have a good command of all the study material too, you should do fine on the exam. I also commented in the "Post your TEAS V scores here" area, and you can check that out if your want more details. Use every second of time given for the exam, and get a good night's sleep beforehand. Ideally, I'd recommend two months of study, but I didn't have that as all later test dates were filled up. Prepare well and you should do fine...good luck!
Yes, my TEAS V was computer-based, and I feel it followed the practice test format pretty closely. It was a little different for me than what I'm used to (paper tests), but if you are comfortable with a computer you should have no problem. One thing you should be careful of is to make sure you answer all the questions in each section before the time runs out (harder to do on computer-based tests vs. paper-based). When you look at the timer and see 0:58 it's easy to panic, and if you haven't been diligent about answering every question you risk losing points you don't have to lose.
Thanks Julliansmom2011, your anxiety will lessen each time you crack the study guide and get some studying in. Create a schedule for yourself and stick to it, it's amazing how much progress you can make in a few weeks or months if you dedicate even an hour or two a day to it. Remember how to eat an elephant: One bite at a time. Good luck!