McGraw Hill vs ATI TEAS Study?

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by tammy_zeidan09 tammy_zeidan09 Member

Specializes in CNA.

which one worked for you? the mcgraw hill study guide, or the ATI test manual?

i have both, and plan to study from both--but just curious as to which was more helpful for the TEAS V?

any input would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

AddisonLawrence03

AddisonLawrence03

444 Posts

McGraw is more helpful with the math section because it has Geometry in there and lists all the formulas. On the TEAS test there were some Geometry questions and the ATI book does not even mention Geometry. There are more math problems and you get more practice unlike the ATI Book. McGraw also has a few applied math word problems and explains how to work them out unlike the ATI book.

The Science section of McGraw was slightly more helpful, it explained it in ways that made it more easier to understand.

Kaplan's math and Science section is also more helpful. There were a few math problems from the Kaplan book that were on my test. I didn't know they were gonna end up on there so I didn't learn how to do them. Wish I did

tammy_zeidan09

tammy_zeidan09

Specializes in CNA. 175 Posts

ohh okay! great thanks!! i keep getting mixed reviews, that the science in the ATI is nothing like the teas test--super confused..and super worried.

AddisonLawrence03

AddisonLawrence03

444 Posts

Well, I found the ATI book pretty helpful for the TEAS IMO. I would just use your Science textbooks as a supplement. I knew the answer for most of the questions on the Science part of TEAS because I studied from the ATI book, combined with using my A&P, Micro, and Chem, and Patho books. There were several topics in the Science section that came from the ATI book.

norm758

norm758

16 Posts

I used the ATI practice manual exclusively. I didn't know about the McGraw book until a few days before the test. I took the test May 8, 2012 and passed with an 82%. I was very surprised to discover that was good enough for 91st percentile nationally. Anyway, I read through the manual, did both practice tests in the book once, and purchased the two online practice tests and went through them both twice. I practiced all the problems I missed, looking up practice problems online. That's what worked for me. The actual tests had maybe 2-3 questions that appeared on the online practice tests. I highly recommend trying them out.

ShannonBerry11

ShannonBerry11

66 Posts

I studied with the McGraw-Hill book, and it really wasn't very helpful. I already knew the English, Math, and Reading/Grammar very well, but I needed more help with the science section. There were very few things in the McGraw-Hill book, though the rationales in the back of the book were great.

I'd recommend getting the ATI book on Amazon, for sure! Also, make sure to brush up on chemistry (chem4kids.com is a great, straight-to-the-point site!), though every test is different.

Good luck!

nursingfornurses

nursingfornurses

25 Posts

The ATI book was helpful for me in the mathematics/reading section.

The McGraw Hill book was helpful for me in the english/grammar section. It helped raised my English section from 57% to 90%!

Well Good Luck studying!! :)