TEAS V Science Section

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    I'm going to be taking the TEAS V on Monday and I was wondering about the science section. On the science section, do they ask about voltage, current, resistance, power, etc. and have problems on that? I have the ATI book and it doesn't have anything on that, but I also have the McGraw-Hill study guide and it does have that, including formulas and such. I know that the McGraw-Hill book covers more than just the TEAS, but I just want to make sure because some people have said the ATI book doesn't cover everything on the test and that the science is much harder than what's in the book.
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    Quote from Tenshi_No_Shikatsu
    ...On the science section, do they ask about voltage, current, resistance, power, etc. and have problems on that? I have the ATI book and it doesn't have anything on that...
    The ATI study guide has every possible subject that could show up on the TEAS V, so if it is not in that book than it is not on the test. I did not have any questions related to those things you mentioned.

    The difference between the McGraw-Hill book and the ATI study guide is the ATI study guide is made by the same company giving the TEAS exam. It states on one of the first pages of the book that there are 180 different subjects involved in the TEAS and the book will touch on each and every one of those subjects. Will you see each subject on the test, no, but at least when you see it you will know it. The McGraw-Hill study guide is for Nursing School Entrance Exams (plural) it is general knowledge that could be on any test including the HESI, TEAS or various other tests. So it just goes over everything.

    Hope this helps. I think the ATI study guide is my savior! I had a 64.5% on my first TEAS and 3 months later I got an 80.7%. The difference was having that book!!
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    Thanks so much for the help! I've heard that a lot of people didn't do well, even with the book, so that helps boost my confidence some. I figured the stuff from the McGraw-Hill book wasn't all on the TEAS, but it's nice to know for sure.
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    I also had bought both study guides and I found the actually TEAs V was more like the McGraw-Hill book. I took a practice test on the ATI site and found that most of the questions were more like the ones in the McGraw-Hill. I focus a lot of my study time on this one and I passed and now am in my nursing program.
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    Ive heard stories of people saying there are things on the TEAS test, not covered in the ATI. Things like weather, clouds and rocks. Which I guess is possible because that's under life science. I studied those things "just in case", but they weren't on my test. So either these people got a different test, misread the questions.. or.... I don't know.

    One thing I'll say is use the ATI guide, but use other sources to build upon the knowledge. I felt I needed to know more about certain subjects than what was in the ATI guide. The ATI guide would say A,B,C about a subject, but the test would require you to know D,E,F.

    Ive always said, if the TEAS was open book and the only book you could use was the ATI guide, you still couldn't get a 100 in science. The general concepts are there, but some of the questions are not general concept questions. You have to know more than whats in the book.
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    Quote from lovedijah
    One thing I'll say is use the ATI guide, but use other sources to build upon the knowledge. I felt I needed to know more about certain subjects than what was in the ATI guide. The ATI guide would say A,B,C about a subject, but the test would require you to know D,E,F.
    Good advice! I too used other sources! I went to the library and got several books. Chemistry for Dummies, Biology for Dummies, a Reading Comprehension practice book and a grammar book (that taught me punctuation and such). I studied them, but most of my time was spent on Chemistry and Life Science because it was my lowest score on the first TEAS. I went from a 46% on that SECTION the first time to a 100% on that section the second time. It felt so good!!!
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    I just finished the test and I feel the ATI book was great for the reading and English sections. I didn't use the math section because that's my best subject, so I wasn't worried about studying for it. The science seems to lack to me. It helped me get the basics down but, even though I studied from different books, there was still quite a few questions that just seemed to come from nowhere. I ended up having to take the test on scan-tron, so I won't know my score for a few days. I'll just have to keep myself busy so as not to think about it too much and get more anxious than I already am.
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    I will be taking the tease soon to get into the LVN to Rn program, so this will really help. With all this input, I have more focus on the tools to use. Thank you!
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    On my test there was a lot on meiosis. I'm glad I reviewed mitosis and meiosis before the test.

    There were no geology questions on my test, but they were mentioned either in the text of the ATI TEAS V book or in the practice tests. (I didn't bother with the on-line tests.

    I'm a science nerd, so the science section went well for me.
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    I had one question on mitosis/meiosis and none on the periodic table which bummed me out because I made sure to memorize both to some extent with songs from YouTube and such. It's still nice to know for classes, but I was disappointed I didn't get to use it for my TEAS.


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