# cajunRNtobe

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1. ## HESI Exam

First off, breathe. The test is not as hard as you think it is and you'll do fine. :) Math: exactly what is in the book. Pay attention to conversions, ratios/proportions and fractions stuff. Reading: both times I have taken it I haven't had more than three/four three sentence paragraphs at the most. Vocab: comes directly from the book, whoever told you that wasn't truthful. At least 70% of the questions will come from there, the rest are common medical knowledge or things you hear on tv medical shows. Ex. Mastication- chewing Grammar: grammar was kind of tricky for me, and English is one of my best subjects. Don't over analyze the question or look for complicated mistakes, I missed a few that were just simple spelling errors. Good luck, if you've reviewed those subjects you should do great!

3. ## HESI math

An example of the proportions I saw on the exam would be like "Julia had 10 pieces of candy and she ended up giving 5 to Cindy. Written as a proportion, how many does she have left?" Or it was like "the sale price of ____ was \$150 which was 80 percent of the normal price. What was the normal price?" Which would be 150/80 times ?/100. Just look up proportion word problems.
4. ## HESI math

The Mc-Graw-hill book had a ton of practice tests/questions though.
5. ## HESI math

I made an 100% on the vocab part, just use the book and go over the terms you don't recognize. Make flash cards and try and find some sentences they are used in. I only used the book. Grammar, I recommend the McGraw-hill book for all nursing exams. It was identical to what I saw on the test. Recognizing subject/predicate, independent and dependent clauses and some of the more tricky parts will help, but don't over-analyze on the exam. I lost points by over analyzing and thinking it was a trick question when really if I would have taken my time and focused I would have realized it was just a spelling mistake. I made an 88% on that part.
6. ## retaking prerequisites

My advisor told me that if I'm not 100% sure I'd make an A the second time, don't retake it because you may end up hurting yourself rather than helping.
7. ## HESI math

I had a few word problems but they ended up being as simple as multiplication, adding and subtracting. If you've been studying and you know metric conversions, English to metric and farenheit to celcius you'll be fine. 80% of my exam were proportions. So know how to set up a basic proportion and you should do well. That's all I did and I got a 98% in the math portion. Dont freak out and take your time! It's not as challenging as you think. Also, I reccomsnd writing everything out, especially since many problems on this section aren't multiple choice and you have to write in your answer.
8. ## I failed the Hesi for the 2nd time

Have confidence! You should be able to print out a review guide by going on the eleveiser (sp?) website by logging in and going to your test. It'll tell you what you missed and also let you know how you did in relation to everyone else in your testing group. You'd be suprised that both exams may have been hard for everyone else also. Did you you use the study guide to study and what sections did you score lowest in?