Teas V Exam

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    I'm taking my exam in April so nervous. I've haven't been in school for 18 years. I ordered the Teas v study manual, and two of ATI test's on-line. I am very worried about the Science section. Does anyone know if the Science Section is multiple choice. Is there a lot of Earth, and Human body questions. I also wanted to know if there is a lot of geometry. I"m starting to get really nervous. This test will either say I make it or not, and I really want to make it into a good school.

    Please if anyone could give me any feedback I would very much appreicate it. Thank you.
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    I am taking it on Thursday. I am so nervous!! I have tried to go through the study manual but it has been hard since I am currently taking 6 classes. I would think that it is all multiple choice b/c the practice tests (that I bought) are all that way. There is nothing fill in the blank.

    I am nervous about the same things as you. Science... I am horrified, Geometry... I have never taken, and Chemistry... I am currently taking for the first time. On the practice test I only got a 58.

    I was going to study all last week and this weekend but of course (my luck) I have been jammed up with tests and quizzes for all my classes.
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    Just finished Teas V and I got an 89%. Anyways, here's some information that might help test takers:

    1. Reading Section
    -Start with the easy questions first (Informational Source Comprehension).
    -Passage Comprehension is not difficult either, but they take time if you actually read the stories. Bypass reading and just read questions for answers and skim if necessary. Also refer back to the passage for answers and not your memory.

    2. Math
    -Lots of Numbers and Operations. Just be careful when you add, minus, or times.
    -Only 4 Algebra Questions. Just Know hot to simplify expressions, inequalities, foil, and setting up word problems with algebra.
    -Measurements are easy as hell if you use proportions. Just line them up and go.
    -Data Measurement: Know the purpose behind graphs. What would you use a line, pie, or histogram for?

    3. Science
    -Know Kidney/filtration, Sympathetic vs Parasympathetic, Functions of Diaphragm, Tidal Volume, Digestion, Small Intestine, Cardiovascular, WBC/Immune system (basics), also know what organ has endocrine/exocrine functions.
    -Chemistry is basic. Know how you get atomic mass. What a proton, neutron, and electron is. What an isotope is. Real basic stuff like that. Also know valence electrons. Know charges. Also balancing equations and know whats being Oxidized/Redeuced in photosynthesis (all this is in the teas study manual). Also know the formulas for hydrocarbons and whats an alkane, alkene, and alkyne. Real basic not too intense. Know pH and characteristics of acids/bases. Litmus paper turns blue/red.

    -You don't have to know all those Kinetic and Potential energy formulas in the Teas V study manual. Just know what Kinetic and Potential energy is. I suggest browsing the internet of real life examples of Kinetic/potential energy. Example: is water behind a dam kinetic or potential energy. Teas test didn't ask for formulas just apply KE/PE to real life examples. Also know scientific reasoning. Mainly Scientific theory. Like why do we collect data for an hypothesis, or why should we repeat a hypothesis.
    -Life science is easy. Know the structure/function of organelles. Know what type of membrane surrounds the cell (phospholipid). Is the membrane rigid or fluid. Know mitosis not really every step but rather whats the product of mitosis is. You have to know every step in the interphase of mitosis. Also know what the product of meiosis is. Know what happens after meiosis 2. Know how DNA replicates itself and what are the players involved. Helicase, RNA primer, Dna polymearse what do they all do in DNA replication (this stuff can be found in teas v study manual). Know the srtuctural differences between DNA and RNA. Real basic stuff like RNA has one strand and DNA is double. Know the difference base pairs. Know how enzymes, proteins, and amino acids are related and why their important to cells. Know what a genotype/phenotype is. Know the order or natural selection/adaption. I only had one question about punnet square. Also know taxonmy (kingdom, phylum...etc).
    -I apologize if this is lengthy, but this should help people focus a little more on the science section.

    4.English
    -know what a simple sentence is. know pronoun-antecedent. know subject verb agreements. identify misplaced modifiers in a sentence. Know how to punctuate with quotations and semi colons. Know how to reorganize sentences for clarity (in teas study manual). Spelling review the rules in the teas study manual. Contextual Clues are based on finding clues in sentence and not just knowing definition. Teas test will ask you questions based on sentence clues and not just pure definition
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    There is no earth science. I just finished Teas V today and got an 89%. Anyways, here's some information that might help test takers:

    1. Reading Section
    -Start with the easy questions first (Informational Source Comprehension).
    -Passage Comprehension is not difficult either, but they take time if you actually read the stories. Bypass reading and just read questions for answers and skim if necessary. Also refer back to the passage for answers and not your memory.

    2. Math
    -Lots of Numbers and Operations. Just be careful when you add, minus, or times.
    -Only 4 Algebra Questions. Just Know hot to simplify expressions, inequalities, foil, and setting up word problems with algebra.
    -Measurements are easy as hell if you use proportions. Just line them up and go.
    -Data Measurement: Know the purpose behind graphs. What would you use a line, pie, or histogram for?

    3. Science
    -Know Kidney/filtration, Sympathetic vs Parasympathetic, Functions of Diaphragm, Tidal Volume, Digestion, Small Intestine, Cardiovascular, WBC/Immune system (basics), also know what organ has endocrine/exocrine functions.
    -Chemistry is basic. Know how you get atomic mass. What a proton, neutron, and electron is. What an isotope is. Real basic stuff like that. Also know valence electrons. Know charges. Also balancing equations and know whats being Oxidized/Redeuced in photosynthesis (all this is in the teas study manual). Also know the formulas for hydrocarbons and whats an alkane, alkene, and alkyne. Real basic not too intense. Know pH and characteristics of acids/bases. Litmus paper turns blue/red.

    -You don't have to know all those Kinetic and Potential energy formulas in the Teas V study manual. Just know what Kinetic and Potential energy is. I suggest browsing the internet of real life examples of Kinetic/potential energy. Example: is water behind a dam kinetic or potential energy. Teas test didn't ask for formulas just apply KE/PE to real life examples. Also know scientific reasoning. Mainly Scientific theory. Like why do we collect data for an hypothesis, or why should we repeat a hypothesis.
    -Life science is easy. Know the structure/function of organelles. Know what type of membrane surrounds the cell (phospholipid). Is the membrane rigid or fluid. Know mitosis not really every step but rather whats the product of mitosis is. You have to know every step in the interphase of mitosis. Also know what the product of meiosis is. Know what happens after meiosis 2. Know how DNA replicates itself and what are the players involved. Helicase, RNA primer, Dna polymearse what do they all do in DNA replication (this stuff can be found in teas v study manual). Know the srtuctural differences between DNA and RNA. Real basic stuff like RNA has one strand and DNA is double. Know the difference base pairs. Know how enzymes, proteins, and amino acids are related and why their important to cells. Know what a genotype/phenotype is. Know the order or natural selection/adaption. I only had one question about punnet square. Also know taxonmy (kingdom, phylum...etc).
    -I apologize if this is lengthy, but this should help people focus a little more on the science section.

    4.English
    -know what a simple sentence is. know pronoun-antecedent. know subject verb agreements. identify misplaced modifiers in a sentence. Know how to punctuate with quotations and semi colons. Know how to reorganize sentences for clarity (in teas study manual). Spelling review the rules in the teas study manual. Contextual Clues are based on finding clues in sentence and not just knowing definition. Teas test will ask you questions based on sentence clues and not just pure definition
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    Geometry is only really about triangles. Just know how to find different parts such as height or length of sides. There were a lot of fractions so definitely review how to add,subtract,mutiply,etc. For the science part I would review how to read the periodic chart and why they are arranged the way they are. Know how the row relates to how many electrons they have in the outer shell.

    Don't over analyze every sentence they ask about. Just read the underlined part before you look at the answers and think about how it should be worded. Then try to find an answer to match. Reading all the options first just gets confusing.

    Hope this helps a little bit. I just took it today and scored a 90.
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    Can you give me any tip about what to expect on the reading portion peas&carrots? I took the version last summer, I fail the reading part because English is not my first language. My score was 71% while my school requires 75% for reading.
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    I just took it the other day and I have to say, no one has it down better than POKEMON. Listen to POKEMON!!! Don't do what he/she says not to do and DO what he/she says to do. It's totally the way the test broke down. I was LOST on the S-phase, Interphase stuff and rattled by all the DNA, RNA questions. It is a tough test and I wish more people would talk about how challenging it is. It's not a walk in the park. I have an English degree and consider myself pretty proficient in grammar and punctuation but there were things I took for granted that I wish I had just glanced at before I took the exam: <--- the colon for sure. Good luck to you!
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    I actually passed the test, but the only reason I passed it was because the school was only looking for a 60. I got a 63. I bombed the science section. There was so much chemistry and anatomy. I am just in anatomy I right now and Chemistry. It has been 11 years since I have been in high school and to be honest I really didnt care to much about school back then. I was an average student. Right now my GPA is a 3.78. I basically knew nothing on it. I didnt find the math sections hard. The english parts were ok. I studied hard for the math and english and touched on the science b/c I didnt know much about it anyway. I went into the test thinking I would wing it and hope for the best. I was so nervous when I got there b/c all the people there were taking it for the 2nd and 3rd time. Anyway... I am probably going to take it again this summer when I am done my classes. There is another school I am applying to that wants a 70. I am currently taking 6 classes and I dont have the time to stress over it. But for anyone that is going to take the TEAS-V.... be sure to study chemistry and anatomy. Good luck to everyone. It is not an easy test.
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    Quote from Rach1981
    I am taking it on Thursday. I am so nervous!! I have tried to go through the study manual but it has been hard since I am currently taking 6 classes. I would think that it is all multiple choice b/c the ractice tests (that I bought) are all that way. There is nothing fill in the blank.

    I am nervous about the same things as you. Science... I am horrified, Geometry... I have never taken, and Chemistry... I am currently taking for the first time. On the practice test I only got a 58.

    I was going to study all last week and this weekend but of course (my luck) I have been jammed up with tests and quizzes for all classes.
    Hi Rach, I'm sure you did really well on your test. Now your on your way. It must feel good to
    have the test behind you. I did order the practice test on-line as well as
    McGraw Hill Nursing Book to study the science section. I haven't been in school in years so with
    me luck.:heartbeat
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    Thank you everyone for all your great feedback. I don't feel so alone now. Wish me luck, and whoever is in the process like myself Best of Luck.


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