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# TEAS V hard? - page 2

Can anyone please give me an idea of how difficult the TEAS V test really is? I have never taken any TEAS test before. So, it will be my first time. I tried asking this question a couple times... Read More

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For science (which I found to be the hardest) make sure to be familiar with codon sequencing, the way blood flows through the heart, meiosis/mitosis, Punnett squares, calculating different weather temps (they give you the formula), why the periodic table is laid out the way it is, etc. Math make sure to be familiar with basic quadratic equations, multiplying/adding/subtracting/dividing fractions, PEMDAS, percentages and decimals. Good luck!
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For science (which I found to be the hardest) make sure to be familiar with codon sequencing, the way blood flows through the heart, meiosis/mitosis, Punnett squares, calculating different weather temps (they give you the formula), why the periodic table is laid out the way it is, etc. Math make sure to be familiar with basic quadratic equations, multiplying/adding/subtracting/dividing fractions, PEMDAS, percentages and decimals. Good luck!
I agree completely with this and can only add photosynthesis to the list. What goes on, what goes in, what comes out, Etc. oh also study eukaryotes and prokaryotes and the parts of the cells (and what each does) and what the difference is between different types of cells.
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I just took mine this morning and got 78.8%
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I just took mine this morning and got 78.8%
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I just took this test two days ago and got an 83.3, but I studied two days before and didnt cover each section well. Reading for me was frustrating since it had long passages to read, and I was nervous so couldnt concentrate that well and scored 78% . Math wasn't too bad so I got a 90 and 92 in science which was a breeze!! I got a 70 in grammar and mainly lost points on spelling and punctuation. I dont know, maybe if I studied grammar and practiced reading I'd do better, but since english is my second language then that could be the case. I am wondering if I should retake this test and try to improve my reading and english scores, but I dont know if itll be worth it.
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Laura never returned to her on thread - to update us; how rude.
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Whether you should re-take it or not depends exclusively on whether you need to or not. You need to know what scores your nursing program requires; if you already got them, then don't bother re-taking it, but if you don't have them, then re-take it.
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The secret is to use the study guide. I spent three weeks studying 3 or 4 hours a day and took the exam. I made a 78 which I thought was not too good but the lady that worked at the university where I took the exam said it was a very healthy score for that exam. Anyway, that 78 got me a spot in a well respected RN program in San Antonio!
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Hi guys. I took Teas V two days ago and I didn't study much on it so i got a bad score. Can you guys give me some suggestion how to study for Teas? I'm so bad at Reading and Science.
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i found that it was pretty similar to the material that is in the ATI study guide...i bought mine off of ebay for \$25! good luck on your exam!
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How difficult it will be for you entirely depends on your personal experience and academic background. I highly recommend taking a practice test online to determine what your areas of weakness are, and then directly focusing on those areas using the ATI TEAS V study guide. I managed to score in the 97th percentile after 2 hours of prep and focusing on the math section-- the math covered mostly focuses on things many of us may not have seen since middle school/high school.

Cheers and good luck with your prep!
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I recently took the TEAS V - Here's the REAL story if you are a NORMAL person. I currently have a 3.7 GPA.

1. Get, read and study the ATI study guide and take the tests and the practice tests on their website.
2. Know the Reading (Google and know/practice how to find topic, theme, and main point - the rest is easy)
3. Know English and Grammar (again, Google and know/practice determining simple sentences, definitions of commonly misspelled and words with unknown definitions and how to decipher these from the given sentence, noun-verb agreement.)
4. Math - know specifically how to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions, calculate area, measurements and metrics. Practice! (I ran out of time on this section - but you MUST read carefully)
5. Science - Let's just say the national average on this section is a 51! Study what you can, be familiar with anatomy/physiology and specific chemistry formulas, oxidation - reduction, balancing chemical equations. But when it's all said and done - NONE of that was on my version of the test. I had more physics and the way the questions are worded, they are very confusing.

In summary, our school requires you to pass, and then adds the score to your required course GPA, resulting in a composite with a MINIMUM of 150 to enter the nursing program. I got a 161 composite and a congratulations from my AA even before an official acceptance. A fellow classmate with a 4.0 GPA took the TEAS V TWICE and got a 77%. I took it ONCE and got a 74%. It wasn't what I had hoped for, but it was 'GOOD ENOUGH'.
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Some posters have said that the scores you get on practice tests are predictors of your actual test score. I disagree. I scored very high on my practice tests, but only 70% on the actual exam. I have a 3.8 gpa and A's in all of my pre-req's. If I have to take the test again, I will definitely study for at least a few weeks. I thought I had it in the bag on those practice tests, so I only studied for a week. I think it would also be wise to purchase some chemistry and physics books because the ATI manual doesn't go into much depth on these subjects - yet, the test did. In fact, I would go through that manual again and pull out all of my old textbooks as well.

I did best in the reading and english sections, but it is true that the reading passages are extremely long in the exam. I thought I did fine in the math section because I understood every question - however, I think anxiety got the best of me and I worked too quickly. It is easy to make simple mistakes this way.

One more thing - do get a full nights sleep. I had zero sleep for 2 days straight because I was so restless. I literally laid in bed staring at the ceiling, only to get up and pace around the room 20 or 30 times throughout the night. So not worth it! By the time I was halfway through the test, I could barely think straight.