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How to study for the TEAS exam?

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I am a community college student in San Diego, CA. So far I have been doing well in my prerequisites (thank God). Recently, I am constantly finding myself a bit anxious about things such as the TEAS exam and gaining experience in healthcare before applying to nursing programs. Can you guys share some tips and resources that helped you ace the exam? I don't plan on taking it for a while but I want to get started on studying for it early so I don't find myself in a pickle later on. Thank you!

whalestales

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I don't know about California, but my local library system had the books with practice tests and I found that helped me find my weak points

19 minutes ago, whalestales said:

I don't know about California, but my local library system had the books with practice tests and I found that helped me find my weak points

Thank you!

So I'm in NY. I used the Version 5 of the TEAS textbook (because that's the version I have, but the most recent one is Version 6) and focused on the Science portion. The Math section is fairly easy (at least to me) and the English and Reading parts were really straightforward.

I spent 90% of my study time in Science, 5% in Reading and 5% in English. I did the practice tests in the book and compared my answers to the ones in the back of the book. Whatever questions I got wrong, I'd just brush over the topics quickly for English, Math and Reading. Worked well for me.

Preparedness Level: Advanced

@Prinny_B Thanks for the input, I just recently ventured out and bought the Mometrix TEAS Study Guide Book and so far it looks doable. Also, would you happen to share tips or additional guides for the science portion? I know everyone preaches that Khan Academy is a must have tool to use for the TEAS. Thank you so much!

3 hours ago, ohClassy said:

@Prinny_B Thanks for the input, I just recently ventured out and bought the Mometrix TEAS Study Guide Book and so far it looks doable. Also, would you happen to share tips or additional guides for the science portion? I know everyone preaches that Khan Academy is a must have tool to use for the TEAS. Thank you so much!

I'm not familiar with Mometrix but yes, Khan Academy is definitely a must have for any topic. The Science portion is filled with so many different topics I didn't know where to begin, human biology, physics, Chemistry, just to name a few. I'd really hone in on the topics that are not your strongest.

Good luck and happy studying.

I prepare by doing a lot of practice questions relating to the subject. With the questions I don't understand, I will reference the topic and study up on that topic. It helps to focus more on what makes you uncomfortable, because it will help you be more prepared for the test in upcoming future.

whalestales

Specializes in Nursing Student.

The science really is a big grab bag. I got geology/earth science, chem, bio, and A&P.

But as we've mentioned a lot of the books help you find what you might want to Study more and some books even cover the topics for a quick review.

I also suggest crash course on Youtube for a basic overview of topics

I wouldn't say the test goes very deep in any science but A&P though. That may just be my opinion. For example they might ask the difference between meiosis and mitosis which is a more basic biology question but wouldn't ask what a k-selected species vs an r-selected species means which would be a little higher level. 

(If you're curious K selected has few offspring at a time and puts a lot of effort into raising them and R selected has many offspring who generally must fend for their own. I've usually seen elephants and mice used as examples)