Today I took the Hesi A2 and guess what?!?! I passed with an 88.4%! I am feeling so good right now and I thought I would make a post about my experience and give some tips because if your anything like me, just flat out not a good test taker, then keep reading LOL. Do not freak out! It was easier than I thought (I didn't say it was easy though).
So for my college, I had to take the Reading, Vocab, Grammar
, Math, and Anatomy and Physiology.
I studied a week and half in advance. I would advise that you take longer to study but I was pressed for time. I purchased the Hesi Admission Review Book by Elsevier.
Anatomy and Physiology: I was super nervous for the A&P section because it had been a while since I had taken it, so I took a week to study it. I did not pick up my old textbook because that would just overwhelm me. I watched 2 videos, sometimes 3, of youtube videos a day (Anatomy G M C was my favorite because she thoroughly explain each system = WATCH THEM ALL; Crash Course). I didn't even look at the A&P section in the Hesi Admissions Review Book because every post I saw said that you need more information than whats provided in the book.
**The day before the test, I went through the Math, Vocab, Reading Comprehensions, and Grammar sections.
Math: I used the Hesi Admissions Review Book by Elsevier. Work through all of the practice question, EVEN IF YOU THINK YOU KNOW IT. I consider myself a math person, but some stuff was so simple, that I had forgotten how to solve certain problems.
Reading Comprehension: I read the entire section in the Hesi Admissions Review Book and highlighted definitions that I needed to remember. With this section, you either know it or you do not.
Grammar: READ THE ENTIRE SECTION OF THE HESI ADMISSIONS REVIEW BOOK. That's all i'm going to say. Read and Learn all the grammar rules!
Vocab: I literally just went through this section in the Hesi book and highlighted the terms I didn't know and tried to remember all of them and their examples.
Anatomy & Physiology: I got an 88% I almost cried! This section had broad and detailed questions. Know all the body systems and the general idea. Example: For the endocrine system, know what its job is and what are the important hormones. Do this for all systems. Don't forget to go over the bones!!
Grammar: I got an 82% I wish I had started studying this section early on. Know all the grammar rules in the Hesi book. You may think you know it but still review it. Practice question are key to this section. Keep practicing and use sites like Quizlet to help. Sub-verb agreement; adjective; verbs; know them.
Reading Comp: 92% It's like any other standardized test in my opinion. What is the main idea, what is the author implying... read and practice the Hesi book.
Vocab: 86% Learn every word in the Hesi book and more! It would probably help if you know basic suffix and prefix meanings! example: What does __ mean?
Math: 94% Ratio's, conversions, fractions, basic math. If you do all the problems in the Hesi book you will do just fine on this section!
In all, the test wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. You can do this! If you do not pass the first time do not give up! KEEP TRYING AND KEEP PUSHING! Study far in advance and try out some of my tips!