I'm kind of lost now after seeing my first HESI entrance exam scores.
Reading Comprehension - 84%
Grammar - 84%
Vocabulary & General Knowledge - 90%
Math - 56% (Yikes right?)
Learning Style - Kinesthetic/Analytical
Personality Style - Calm/People
Overall Cumulative score - 78.50%
As you can see up there, the math is the one I'm worried about. As expected, because it's my weakest subject and I've taken the necessary remedial courses at my school already. I didn't think that the questions were hard because they weren't. They were fairly simple. Mostly proportions, fractions, ratios, percentages and metric conversions. I feel like I got a good amount correct but clearly not enough to even get a 70%.
When I was reading some of the questions, I think the ones that threw me off and likely cost me that grade up there were the ones that asked for example, " 1 4/5 * 3/7 * 3 6/7 = ...." They confused me for a second because I thought there was a spacing issue but after just one question I figured out that it's "one and four fifths and so on." These questions threw me off because it seemed so simple, just use the calculator they provide for you and figure out if the fractions (the answers) below are the same answer as in the problem they give you. But after deciphering all the answers and trying to match them with the giving equation, not of them seem to add up. I got a few questions that were like this. Others were straightforward with just decimal answers but the ones with 1 6/7, 3 43/45, etc seemed so frustrating. But seriously has anyone else gotten questions like this? Is there some trick that I'm not getting? It cannot be that complicated I know its not. It's probably some small detail that I'm missing. As I said before, math isn't my strong point. Plus, I studied hard for this portion especially with this in mind!
Where do I go to study this information? Questions that were like these that I mentioned and the other ones?
I feel like I forgot a few of the metric conversions (I remember putting down that 1oz = 1000 ml which I know was wrong) How do I remember the conversions better? I feel that I got some of them mixed up.
Obviously I have to retake this exam again. I'm so lost on what to do now. I'm aware that some people don't do well on their first try but I thought that I would have this in the bag and then I could finally apply. It's the last thing on my application checklist. Currently taking Stats (ahem, retaking), Pharm and Patho which are my last prereqs. I'm probably overreacting but I feel like I'm falling behind What do I do now? Anything I should do to improve my resume? What have you done?