1) What books or sites did you use to study?
We tutor a lot of students and recommend our Ready For The HESI study guides which include practice worksheets, and HESI-like practice test questions, alongside diagrams and fill in the blank pictures. These are very helpful for anatomy and physiology, biology, and chemistry.
The study guides are perfect for a refresher, even if you took a&p years ago or if you have been out of school for a while.
2) If you took the basic HESI, did you find the HES A2 difficult?
A lot of our students, don't find it too challenging as long as the right material was studied. For all the sciences, it's important to remember that each science questions only has 25 questions. So a whole semester or two semesters of a course comes down to 25 short questions.
This is actually a good thing! It means HESI will only test you over general topics and information and not super specific details.
3) How in depth should i be studying A&P?
[Focus on broad and general concepts
Main body hormones, cellular transport, location of anatomy, etc.) These kinds of questions are **always** asked on the HESI exam.]
What to expect on the Anatomy and Physiology section of the HESI A2 Ex – Ready For The HESI
4) Is there anything you would have done differently
What we recommend to students is please, please do not neglect the other sections! Reading Comprehension and Grammar are just as important as anatomy and physiology. Sometimes students don't study as much on these sections because they think it's a no-brainer. Whether or not you're a native English speaker, this 50 question section needs to be held with the same importance for studying.
One of the most missed questions for the HESI grammar are confusing word pairs like affect vs effect and lie vs lay and farther vs further etc.
*************I promise you, you will always see these kinds of questions in the grammar section.
Here's an article breaking down the difference: How Will Knowing Effective Study Tools Affect Your HESI A2 Grammar Sco – Ready For The HESI