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90%+ HESI A2 2019

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I am taking the Hesi a2 in a few months. For those whom have already taken it this year, PLEASE tell me what you did to get a 90%+ score!! I need a 90 to be competitive which is nerve racking. Even the smallest of advice will help, seriously. thanks everyone!!!

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Review fractions, decimals, and simple algebra for math. Also conversion, like liters to oz and so on. 

Reading and writing you can't really study for, just maybe review grammar rules.

A&P is where I would concentrate, I reviewed my powerpoints from my classes. Others I know used khan academy. 

Sorry I can't help with chemistry or the other sections!

My scores: 94 in math, reading and general knowledge, 100 in A&P, 95 overall. 

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I practiced with every practice problem I could get my hands on. I used the Elivsier (sp?) handbook, then moved onto the McGraw Hill practice test books. Then I googled “Hesi practice questions.”  There are lots online. I spent a week or 2 studying a few hours every night and got a 93%. Good luck! It’s a pretty basic test. 

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I just took the test so it's fresh in my mind. I would say a useful resource is the HESI Admission Assessment Exam Review, 4th Edition by Elsevier. There are two practice tests on the Elsevier website that come with the book as well. In fact, one of the passages in the reading comprehension section was taking directly from the review practice tests.
Another book I used was The Princeton Review: Cracking the Nursing School Entrance Exams, 2nd Edition. It had really good overviews of all the subjects.
Other things I did were take online free quizzes for A&P and review my notes and flash cards from A&P.

Here are my scores:

Reading: 96
Grammar: 94
Vocab: 96
A&P: 96
Math: 96
Cumulative Score: 95.6

So now i'll go in more depth of my experience of each section of the test.

For the math section, there were a lot of ratio and fraction problems and there were a lot of conversion problems, like metric conversions as well as ounces to pints and ounces to gallons. I think i got about 10 questions on conversions. Everything else was pretty straight forward. I would just practice the questions in the Elsevier book for this and memorize the conversions.

The reading comp sec had many little passages with 3-4 questions for each passage. The questions were general things like what's the main idea, what is the author implying, what does the word X mean in the passage, and similar questions. 

The grammar sec was a lot easier than what I imagined. Most of the questions were asking what part of the sentence or word is incorrect, what word makes most sense in the blank, out of 4 choices which is grammatically correct. I didn't get any questions asking me about subjects, predicates, or any other parts of speech. The Elsevier book had a lot of good tips on common grammar mistakes, so def look at those.

The vocab section was pretty straight forward. A lot of questions would ask what X word means in the sentence or what does the underlined word mean. Most of the vocab words came straight out of the Elsevier review book. So definitely study those words.

Finally, the A&P section was surprisingly general. I think there were maybe one or two specific questions; I think one of the questions was a specific muscle question about the quads. I also got asked two questions on joints, so make sure to review those.

I hope this helps you study. I know that when I was studying for the test I felt very intimidated by the mass amounts of information. But I took it one day at a time and studied what I could. Good luck 🙂

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Hi ! For the Math section, you always round to the tenth , or only when it is requested to do it? Thanks

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On 5/22/2019 at 10:27 PM, tatis15 said:

Hi ! For the Math section, you always round to the tenth , or only when it is requested to do it? Thanks

Hey, I dont really remember, but I'm sure you can find it in the elsevier review book or another review book. 

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