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TEAS V: Reading and English portion??

  1. 0 I took the teas v exam on monday the 22nd. I didn't do well on the reading and english portion. If there is any advice that I could get on how to study or prepare for those two parts, I would greatly appreciate it. I am taking it again Feb 25th.


    Thanks so much!
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  3. Visit  allforthekidds profile page
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    For the reading section, I would say to really pay attention to what they are asking. If you have the ATI book, go through the reading and english sections, they helped me a lot. Good luck!!
  4. Visit  jennys77 profile page
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    The trickiest thing with both these sections is that sometimes two answers make sense. Always try to rule out the answer that you think is right. I found that doing that helped my score between practice tests. I would pick the first answer that made sense, and that doesn't work because while it might be an ok answer, there could be a better answer you aren't considering. Give all the answers a shot. Especially on identifying main points, several answers might work, but one makes the most sense. Put some extra thought into those. For vocabulary, think of words you know that are similar and an answer will jump out at you.
    Last edit by jennys77 on Jan 24, '12 : Reason: Typo
  5. Visit  court0212 profile page
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    Thanks a lot for all your input. I will do that with they practice tests i have found online and in the McGraw Hill book.
  6. Visit  sacnurse profile page
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    Hey!

    I took the TEAS V in October and I miserably failed the english and reading section too. I was surprised because I am really good with reading and grammar usually. So I did a lot of research and I got a book called 5 teas practice test by mcgrawhill. It has 5 practice tests which are VERY similar to the actual teas exam. I think you should order this book because its been helping me a lot.

    here is the link:

    http://www.amazon.com/McGraw-Hills-T.../dp/B006GMVHDU
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  7. Visit  sacnurse profile page
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    Sorry the link above ^ is for the kindle edition, but you can get the book itself too
  8. Visit  sacnurse profile page
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    and the tests in this book are different then the tests in the Mcgraw hill nursing school entrance exam book. The tests in the book I am refering too are much more similar to the TEAS then the other mcgraw hill book.
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  9. Visit  court0212 profile page
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    Ok, I saw that book online and will get that one instead. Thank you so much.

    If you haven't already taken the exam, Good Luck!

    Fingers crossed
  10. Visit  tnosler profile page
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    [QUOTE=court0212;6084507]I took the teas v exam on monday the 22nd. I didn't do well on the reading and english portion. If there is any advice that I could get on how to study or prepare for those two parts, I would greatly appreciate it. I am taking it again Feb 25th.



    I took the TEAS V yesterday and got an 85%. That test is flipping hard! 85% fell in the 96th percentile and 65% was the national average as of yesterday! Crazy in my opinion. Last semester was my first time back in college since 2005 so I didnt want to risk not doing well and not getting into the program. So I invested in a good study guide... I would highly recommend the study guide from the ATI website. I think it was like $55 or so, but well worth it! I studied off and on for a month, but hit it hard about a week and half before the test. There was not a question on the test that wasnt in the book or on the 2 practice tests in the guide.

    That would be my advice...Oh, also slow down as you read the test. What I did was go throught and read and answered each question but if I wasnt 100% sure about the answer I wrote the question number down on scratch paper. I put a star by the ones I REALLY wasnt sure about on my list. Then once finished I went back and revisited them before I clicked submit.

    Good luck!
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  11. Visit  tnosler profile page
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    I took the test yesterday... and passed! I agree that the ATI book is VERY close to the test! If you're going to buy a study guide, it makes sense to buy it from the company that wrote the test for sure. Especially the science. I cant remember even one question that want adressed in the ATI guide.
  12. Visit  Dedicated2BaNurse12 profile page
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    Willowita-Hi with the time samething, happen ran out of time So probably woulf have had a Perfect score.In Math-93.3% Science-68.8 Reading-78.2 English-72%.So guys watch the time,but can you or anyone give me tips to boost my score up for READING &ENGLISH PLEASE. I only need a 76in reading 70 in,english 53 in science 75 in math.PLEASE HELP!!! email me:missprettyperfect23@gmail.com need only help tips for Reading&English.I plan to take my test 04/15/12 Thanks in,advance
  13. Visit  wintsada profile page
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    Hi everyone!

    I took Teas exam and I failed the reading and english part. I am going to take it again in January. Looking for advice. Thank you!
  14. Visit  i♥words profile page
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    Quote from wintsada
    Hi everyone!

    I took Teas exam and I failed the reading and english part. I am going to take it again in January. Looking for advice. Thank you!
    I'm studying for the TEAS V using McGraw-Hill's 5 Teas Practice Tests. From what I see of the reading, important things are

    theme
    topic
    main idea
    supporting details
    inference
    persuasive
    expository
    technical
    narrative
    opinion
    definitions of words (what does the underlined word mean in this context?)
    motive (why did the author write this?)
    reading and understanding tables and graphs
    knowing where to look up information (dictionary, thesaurus, manual, encyclopedia, etc.)

    I realized quickly that while I have learned these things they are somewhere far back in my memory and trying to get them out is difficult. If I don't know what something is (e.g. what is a main idea?) I look it up online.

    I haven't studied the English portion yet.

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