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How I Passed the TEAS Exam

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What resources and tools should I be aware of to pass the TEAS test?

I recently took the TEAS V exam and I thought I would share test prep ideas, covered material, as well as test taking hints. Note: To respect forum rules and academic integrity (mine and yours) I will not post specific exam questions or examples, nor will I answer questions in regard to them. Nevertheless, I am hoping that by sharing my experience, I might help you in preparing for and taking the exam. You are reading page 12 of How I Passed the TEAS Exam. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

Thank you!!! I was worried about the math, followed your advice on that and got a 70%. That may seem low but I've been out of school a long time and didn't remember any of it.

In your original post you wrote "don't keep a mental score of incorrect questions"...in the computer version of the test, does it say if the answer is right or wrong as you take the test? Or did you mean, a gut feeling if you're doing well or not? And thanks for this post, very helpful!

This is the best advice I've come across in a long long time. I have taken one teas test..and one point to add on it..please just know prep is the best weapon when it comes to teas tests.

VicChic20

Specializes in Nurse's Aide. Has 6 1/2 years experience.

Thank you for this detailed, helpful, in-depth review on what the TEAs exam includes and the process of being prepared. I purchased the Manual as well, and it is the best investment as far as preparation goes. It has everything a study guide needs, and because of this resource I feel less stressed, less lost, and more ready to take on the exam on Friday. Your review is very reassuring.

Thanks you helped me get a 87 on my exam!!!

farmraised said:
In your original post you wrote "don't keep a mental score of incorrect questions"...in the computer version of the test, does it say if the answer is right or wrong as you take the test? Or did you mean, a gut feeling if you're doing well or not? And thanks for this post, very helpful!

no it doesnt tell you if you got it wrong and also once the test is over it doesnt let you know which ones you got incorrect. they only give you a print out of what topics you got incorrect

Question: Does the testing facility provide you with a periodic table that specifically shows electronegativity values? Seems like it's only fair to have access to that after seeing the practice test questions.

Thanks!

OrganizedChaos, LVN

Specializes in M/S, LTC, Corrections, PDN & drug rehab. Has 10 years experience.

Eciuba said:
Question: Does the testing facility provide you with a periodic table that specifically shows electronegativity values? Seems like it's only fair to have access to that after seeing the practice test questions.

Thanks!

No, they don't. They only give you pencils but even then I would bring my own just in case. You don't even get a calculator for the math section.

Thanks for the quick response! Do you have any suggestions for alternative ways to determine the type of chemical bond since we aren't provided with electronegativity values?

Eciuba said:
Question: Does the testing facility provide you with a periodic table that specifically shows electronegativity values? Seems like it's only fair to have access to that after seeing the practice test questions.

Thanks!

If your question requires a periodic table you can access it on the test but it is best to be familiar with the periodic table

Tex.

Specializes in Critical Care.

Get the TEAS study guide. Study that s**t. Focus on the life science section.

Eciuba said:
Thanks for the quick response! Do you have any suggestions for alternative ways to determine the type of chemical bond since we aren't provided with electronegativity values?

For determining electronegativity, it's important to remember that Fluorine (F) is the highest. To determine which element has higher electronegativity, just count how many spaces on the periodic table it is away from F. The closer to F, the greater the electronegativity. Also, you asked about determining the type of bond- ionic bonds occur between a metal and a non-metal. Covalent bonds occur between two non-metals. Metals are on the left and non-metals are on the right of the stair case on the table. This is generally true because metals and non-metals have the greatest difference in electronegativity (as evidenced by how close non-metals are to F and how far away metals are to F). Hope this helps.

I used this list as well as the ATI Study Manual and Practice Tests. I did terrible on the practice tests, especially science. I pretty much had a nervous breakdown the night before the test. I was convinced I was going to score low. BUT...I'm happy to say that I got a 92!!!! Thanks for this list. It was a lifesaver. The most confusing thing about getting ready for this test, for me, is that there's really no comprehensive list of all the science information you need to know. I have just returned to school a year ago after 18 years of bartending. I knew NOTHING and had to study hard. If I can do it, anybody can. Thanks for this list!!!!

What was your score on the practice test? If you don't mind.

Remember you can only take the ati teas a and b 2 times only!!

Hello rainbowvahmet, I wanted to say thank you so much for this post because it helped me greatly in the science section. I recently took the teas test and did okay. I did well in the math and science but scored low in the English and reading. Your scores are my ideal scores for the schools I am applying to and would like to know if you have any extra advice? What do you recommend for me to do to score higher in the English and reading? I took your advice and purchased the books you suggested; I also did the online practice tests from ATI. Please let me know if you have any additional information. Thank you again for all you help!

Jepaly

Has 10 years experience.

Thank you for this. I've been debating purchasing the online tests since I was already given the study guide. I'll go ahead and do that now! I have 10 more days until my exam.

Thank you so much. I'm taking my teas exam in less than a week and this is exactly what I needed to hear before taking my exam. I finally feel confident in taking this test! Thank you!