HESI Exam Help!!

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by displacedmoon displacedmoon (New) New

I will be taking the Hesi a2 exam tomorrow and I am really nervous. I was wondering if anyone who has taken it within this year (2017) will let me know how it went and also if you are allowed to use the calculator they provide for every question.

amason

amason

12 Posts

Hi DM - You've probably taken the test by now, but just in case you're taking it this evening, I've just finished and here are my thoughts on your questions:

Overall, I felt it went well. The test was similar to the TEAS (multiple choice, computer) and I didn't find any "gotcha" questions. There was one reading / comprehension essay that seemed off in that it seemed to be referencing a concept that was implied but not explicitly stated in the text, but otherwise it was a solid test.

The calculator is available for every math question - even the ones that were like "what is 3/4 in decimal" - but it was awkwardly placed. On my screen you had to scroll to the side to use the calculator, which meant that you couldn't read the question while using the calculator. But if you scroll side to side enough you get through.

Good luck!

displacedmoon

displacedmoon

6 Posts

Thank you so much for your input! I still have to take it but this helps a lot. How did you feel about the rest of the exam? Especially, Biology, Chemistry and A/P?

amason

amason

12 Posts

I felt good about the rest of the exam. I ended up with the following scores:

  • Reading Comprehension 92.00%
  • Grammar 96.00%
  • Vocabulary & Knowledge 98.00%
  • Anatomy & Physiology 96.00%
  • Math 98.00%
  • Cumulative Score: 96.00%

Im taking it to apply into Samuel Merritt so my test didn't include Biology or Chemistry. I took Anatomy, Physiology and Microbiology all last semester so they're still (relatively) fresh in my head. Take your time with the math. Some of the online videos have people calculating the surface areas of square pyramids, but it's nothing like that. Know how to convert things like grams to kilograms, meters to cm, cups to ounces and you'll do fine.

One thing I found helpful was Elsevier's vocab list. You can't memorize the dictionary, but at least a few of those on their study guide list showed up on the test. Someone made a quizlet out of it here:

HESI vocabulary Flashcards | Quizlet

Good luck!

displacedmoon

displacedmoon

6 Posts

Thanks again! I really appreciate you taking the time to answer my questions

lebelesprit_

lebelesprit_

64 Posts

I took it last night and yes, there is a calculator. Don't stress the math part. Out of 55 questions, 35 of them were probably ratio questions. for example theyd ask you to solve 452:15 53:x. I solved these by cross multiplying (452x=15 times 53) or by plugging in the answers to solve it. There was also a question that youd have to set up the ratio for. It was: there are 89 children in the class and there are 7 girls for every 8 boys. I had a hard time setting it up but just started plugging in numbers and finally just guessed. lol. There were a few conversions, most being milligrams to grams so I used the "King henry Doesn't Usually Drink chocolate milk thing to help with that. I think I had maybe 3 roman numeral conversion questions. I only knew ten, fifty, hundred, five hundred and thousand and I did ok. The vocab, reading and grammar were easy as well. The grammar was mostly recognizing which sentences were grammatically correct and incorrect. Youll have to choose which word or phrase is incorrect. There were a few that asked you to know the difference between their/theyre/there and 1 question about effect/affect. The vocab snuck 1 or 2 grammar questions in but they were easy. Im sorry but I cant remember any specific questions about vocab.

Mrs.Abby

Has 21 years experience. 59 Posts

nice scores!! congratz :)

I felt good about the rest of the exam. I ended up with the following scores:

  • Reading Comprehension 92.00%
  • Grammar 96.00%
  • Vocabulary & Knowledge 98.00%
  • Anatomy & Physiology 96.00%
  • Math 98.00%
  • Cumulative Score: 96.00%

Im taking it to apply into Samuel Merritt so my test didn't include Biology or Chemistry. I took Anatomy, Physiology and Microbiology all last semester so they're still (relatively) fresh in my head. Take your time with the math. Some of the online videos have people calculating the surface areas of square pyramids, but it's nothing like that. Know how to convert things like grams to kilograms, meters to cm, cups to ounces and you'll do fine.

One thing I found helpful was Elsevier's vocab list. You can't memorize the dictionary, but at least a few of those on their study guide list showed up on the test. Someone made a quizlet out of it here:

HESI vocabulary Flashcards | Quizlet

Good luck!