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Taking the TEAS for the third time

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I just made an account on allnurses.com because I think it is a great platform for nursing students to share information. I took the TEAS exam twice and didn't make it through and I registered for my third time, I'm taking it on 9/30. I'm very nervous because it is a make it or break it time for me and I don't want to drop a year to get into nursing school. I'm trying my best to make it through this time and I have the official ATI manual and the Mometrix Secrets book which I used for both my attempts. After going through the articles published on this website, I ordered the McGraw-Hill book with 5 Practice test and I'm going to test myself on it. 

If anyone has any tips on how to make it through the reading and science section please share the tips and tricks. I'm very nervous and I don't know what it going to happen ūüėʬ†I've also been feeling very demotivated lately. I took the practice tests on the ATI website and I'm going to retake those today. Please help! ūüėʬ†ūüė쬆

 

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When I took the TEAs, I had just finished my AP II course and found that it was extremely helpful. I suggest looking at some crash courses (possibly on youtube) of AP I and II. That along with practice tests would definitely help with the science portion of the exam. 

I read a lot of books so I never studied for the reading portion of the exam (it's kind of a you either know it or you don't concept). I do suggest though, during the exam, reading the question 'out loud' (loud enough so that you can hear it while not the exam site or other). It definitely helped me on understanding the written material and its' structure. 

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@DP_Nurse I went through a lot of videos from Khan Academy but I just feel I was overwhelmed with information. I finished my AP II course in May and I first took the TEAS in July. I scored decent on the science section but on my second attempt, science and reading brought my score down. 

Do you read the whole passage or just the question? Also, what was your score?

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I had a 92 I think, the math portion really helped me score high.

I read the whole passage. Don't try to rush on the reading. Read it through then when you get to the question you have an idea as to where to look for the answer.  

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@DP_Nurse Thank you so much for the help and congratulations on your score! I just hope I make it through and get enough to get into my program.

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Hello I just took the teas today I don’t know what score I got yet but I feel good about the science portion. In my opinion it was really easy, I spent most of my time studying the science section. For every system, I would read the mometrix and the ati teas book then I would highlight the most important info. After that I would go on youtube and type in mandi parker which is an anatomy teacher that uploads all her lectures with the slides explaining everything in detail. That helped me very much, just type her name and the system. The videos are one hour long but I would speed them up. If it werent for those lectures it would’ve made studying anatomy much harder. Also I watched crash course videos just for basic info. But I would suggest to watch mandi parkers lectures, they are the same exact slides I would see in my a&p class . What is the passing score for your school btw? Good luck

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@Roadtobsn Hey, I hope you get the score that you require to get in. Did you take the test on a paper rather than on a computer? Because the results are out as soon as you finish the test if you take it online (on a computer). Thank you for sharing the information though! My school requires 70% minimum score and the first time I took it, I got around a 67% only because I didn't go through Reading and English section at all while I was preparing for my TEAS and the next time I just focused on the reading and English and that messed up my score. what type of questions were you asked on your exam in the science section? I feel if you get a really good score on Science, your overall automatically turns out to be good. 

 

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Hey, I studied it very well due to reading a lot of people saying it was hard, but then I did more research and found out that all the sections average out to each other regardless of the number of questions. All of the questions I got were physiology related mostly. I only got around 4 questions on life science for example punnet square, balancing equations, and also on Mendel's law. So don't worry that much about life sciences. I am currently taking chem and haven't learned to balance equations. the day before the test I watched a video on how to do it and when I took the test they gave a really simple question on it. None of the questions were in-depth, they were very basic questions. I got a question on almost every single system of the body. If you know the process of the systems and the key features you will do good. For the heart know what carries oxygenated and deoxygenated blood, for the respiratory system, know where does o2 and co2 exchange happen, etc. Don't go too in-depth when studying the systems just focus on the key points. 

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about 4 days before the test I purchased an e-book on amazon called cliffs notes ( anatomy and physiology), it is a quick review. I didn't get to read it all just some of the systems. The book breaks down each system, I am a visual learner so I still relied on youtube. Once again mandi parkers videos were what helped me the most

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@Roadtobsn I just purchased the McGraw Hill book with 5 practice tests because I've read the reviews and people say its almost exactly like the actual test so I'm starting on that. But thank your for the information, I'll check Mandi Parker's videos for sure!

 

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Just got my score back and scored an 80.7 overall!! Took it at a testing center on computer which takes within 48 hours to send results. Got an 80.9 in science, thought i scored higher but its not bad at all. Just wanted to let you know that the lecture videos actually helped!

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