ATI TEAS 6 Advice and Recommendations! - page 2

Hey everyone, As we all know and fear.. the new ATI TEAS 6 came out yesterday (AUGUST 31st 2016). If you have taken the ATI TEAS 6, please feel free to update the rest of us on how it was for you.... Read More

  1. by   ilynsd94
    There was no labeling on the science section just multiple choice physiology questions like the ones in the book. The math section did have adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions like in the manual but you get scratch paper and a calculator so it is easy. For the reading, you can look at the passage as much as you want it is a link on each question to pull up a pop-up of the passage and refer back to it. It was some opinion and stereotype questions on my test just like in the manual. The passages are simple and not too long.
  2. by   JHaslip
    I just completed the Math only portion of the TEAS 6 yesterday. I had to essentially "test out" of math to be allowed admittance to the program. I will say that, I was at first studying for the teas 5, without a calculator and focused hard on the basic arithmetic principles... However that's for the most part unnecessary now. You should be given a 4 function calculator at the exam site... As the one on the actual program is annoying to use. However, since they switched over to the new TEAS a few days before my test was scheduled... I focused more on word problems, etc... Since they allow the use of a calculator now... It's not a "lot" tougher, but it involves more critical thinking. Most of the problems require that you read a passage, etc and formulate the correct algebraic expression and thus solve for x. It's mostly all algebra, but relatively college algebra level stuff. There was a bit of Geometry on there, definitely look at that a little, especially the Pythagorean Therorem. Data interpretation makes up the lesser half, but is essentially common sense... Some of the graphs still required a lot of basic arithmetic. Compared to the TEAS 5, where I've been told most of the test was basic arithmetic (5.35 x 375) etc, my test only had 1 question that was legitimately just that... It's definitely algebraic formula heavy now... Oh and some conversion stuff from the metric system... Which thankfully they gave the formula for within the question. Good luck on the exam!
  3. by   Mdalmeida
    Hello everyone!

    First of all, this is my first comment/post on this website. I've pretty much been a ghost for the past month or so just reading everyone's comments, but now it's time for me to help you guys out with the TEAS VI. I just got back from taking the TEAS 6 and am very happy to report that I got an individual score of 96.7%!

    Total Score: 96.7%
    Reading:100%
    Math:96.9%
    Science: 97.9%
    English: 87.5%

    A little background info on me: I'm a biology/geology senior at one of the University of California colleges at the moment and have been thinking about going into nursing after I graduate. I highhhhhly recommend that you take your basic physiology courses before taking this test and to just consistently review that material from your classes until it is time to take the TEAS test. I gave myself 6 weeks to study for the test; however, I didn't actively study everyday during that time. What I did to prepare for the test was as follows:
    1.Purchased the ATI Study Guide and Practice Tests Bundle (comes with study guide and then 2 practice tests online that you can take two times each)
    2.Before even cracking the study guide open, I took ONE of the practice tests about 6 weeks before my testing date just to figure out what I really needed to focus on. Science and English were my weakest at that point, which was 83% on each. Those aren't bad scores at all but they were my weak points so I focused my time mostly on studying science.
    3.Then I used the ATI Study Guide (make sure it is TEAS VI), to get an IDEA of what I should be studying. I don't recommend doing all of your studying from the study guide because it isn't very in depth, but DO DO DO make flash cards of the information (especially the bolded words/key words) that is in there and follow up with that same information in a normal physiology textbook or whatever. (**There are errors in the study guide and you can contact ATI for the corrections**!)

    For the first week or so I studied about 2-3 hours a day just going over things that my physiology class didn't end up covering very in depth. (To be quite honest, you don't need to be studying everything SUPER in depth and in detail, just focus on the MAIN concepts of each system, but it's definitely good to have studied the body systems in depth previously and just review the main concepts for the test because there were a few questions that were more focused on minor details). After dedicating that first week to science and reviewing a lot and making notecards, I kind of abandoned studying and only studied for maybe like 3-4 hours up until I had about a week and a half before the exam. At that point I just reviewed science for about 1-2 hours 3-4 times that week and then started looking at the English section.

    All of the sections in the science part of the study guide is important, but it is way more heavily weighted towards anatomy and physiology! So spend more time on getting to know the body systems very well before you shift towards chemistry.

    Regarding all of the other sections in the study guide: I didn't really read thoroughly through the math and reading sections in the study guide since I seemed pretty solid on those when it came to taking the practice test, but I did answer almost all of the practice questions in the study guide.

    **HIGHLY RECOMMEND TAKING A PRACTICE TEST BEFORE YOU EVEN THINK ABOUT STUDYING! I also took the other practice test a few days before the exam.

    Before studying at all, my first practice test score for test A was 89.3%. After studying for a bit I took the other practice (B) and got a 93.3%, and then when I retook A (two days before test) I received a 96.0%. So, the practice tests are definitely similar to the real test!

    Let me know if you guys have any questions! I probably overshared in this post, but hopefully some of it helped or put your mind somewhat at ease!

    The test wasn't difficult really at all, but still TREAT it like it is super difficult and your scores will be high


    Cheers and Goooood luck!
  4. by   LivinmyPurpose
    Quote from Mdalmeida
    Hello everyone!

    First of all, this is my first comment/post on this website. I've pretty much been a ghost for the past month or so just reading everyone's comments, but now it's time for me to help you guys out with the TEAS VI. I just got back from taking the TEAS 6 and am very happy to report that I got an individual score of 96.7%!

    Total Score: 96.7%
    Reading:100%
    Math:96.9%
    Science: 97.9%
    English: 87.5%

    A little background info on me: I'm a biology/geology senior at one of the University of California colleges at the moment and have been thinking about going into nursing after I graduate. I highhhhhly recommend that you take your basic physiology courses before taking this test and to just consistently review that material from your classes until it is time to take the TEAS test. I gave myself 6 weeks to study for the test; however, I didn't actively study everyday during that time. What I did to prepare for the test was as follows:
    1.Purchased the ATI Study Guide and Practice Tests Bundle (comes with study guide and then 2 practice tests online that you can take two times each)
    2.Before even cracking the study guide open, I took ONE of the practice tests about 6 weeks before my testing date just to figure out what I really needed to focus on. Science and English were my weakest at that point, which was 83% on each. Those aren't bad scores at all but they were my weak points so I focused my time mostly on studying science.
    3.Then I used the ATI Study Guide (make sure it is TEAS VI), to get an IDEA of what I should be studying. I don't recommend doing all of your studying from the study guide because it isn't very in depth, but DO DO DO make flash cards of the information (especially the bolded words/key words) that is in there and follow up with that same information in a normal physiology textbook or whatever. (**There are errors in the study guide and you can contact ATI for the corrections**!)

    For the first week or so I studied about 2-3 hours a day just going over things that my physiology class didn't end up covering very in depth. (To be quite honest, you don't need to be studying everything SUPER in depth and in detail, just focus on the MAIN concepts of each system, but it's definitely good to have studied the body systems in depth previously and just review the main concepts for the test because there were a few questions that were more focused on minor details). After dedicating that first week to science and reviewing a lot and making notecards, I kind of abandoned studying and only studied for maybe like 3-4 hours up until I had about a week and a half before the exam. At that point I just reviewed science for about 1-2 hours 3-4 times that week and then started looking at the English section.

    All of the sections in the science part of the study guide is important, but it is way more heavily weighted towards anatomy and physiology! So spend more time on getting to know the body systems very well before you shift towards chemistry.

    Regarding all of the other sections in the study guide: I didn't really read thoroughly through the math and reading sections in the study guide since I seemed pretty solid on those when it came to taking the practice test, but I did answer almost all of the practice questions in the study guide.

    **HIGHLY RECOMMEND TAKING A PRACTICE TEST BEFORE YOU EVEN THINK ABOUT STUDYING! I also took the other practice test a few days before the exam.

    Before studying at all, my first practice test score for test A was 89.3%. After studying for a bit I took the other practice (B) and got a 93.3%, and then when I retook A (two days before test) I received a 96.0%. So, the practice tests are definitely similar to the real test!

    Let me know if you guys have any questions! I probably overshared in this post, but hopefully some of it helped or put your mind somewhat at ease!

    The test wasn't difficult really at all, but still TREAT it like it is super difficult and your scores will be high


    Cheers and Goooood luck!

    First i would like to say CONGRATS on the awesome score!! Im taking my test on the 22nd and im getting nervous but ready and if i could purchase the practice teats i would but the teas exam itself is alot of money lolWas the math difficult and was the science questions that you should just know or should i use some textbooks to get more understanding on each section in science
  5. by   Schroh49
    How did your test go? Any suggestions for the A and P section? I take it tom. Thanks!
  6. by   Haleykirsten
    Hi everyone! I took the TEAS 6 last Friday, 9/23/16. I don't know the score yet because mine was a paper test and not online It'll take 3 business days before ATI website will have the result. I was told there are 4 versions of the test. The English had 6 to 8 paragraphs with 4-6 questions for each essay. You have to know logical conclusion, summary, topic story, inferences, following directions such as recipe and map. Math has a lot of word problems. Addition of fractions, heavy on percentage problems, decimals and conversion of metrics. Science was too in depth. You really have to learn Physiology more than Anatomy. Like acetylcholine, actin and myosin, neurons, organelles, nervous system, circulatory system, pituitary, longest bone, layers of the skin, melatonin, hematoma stages, endocrine system, atomic number, electron, atomic mass, evaporation, condensation. In English, conjunction, noun, adverb, compound sentence, use of semi colon, spelling, rules of capitalization and there were words that were not even used in a sentence. Know prefix. The science part was hard for me. The reading was long so prepare to understand the story after one reading. You're going to run out of time.
  7. by   LivinmyPurpose
    Sorry i just saw this but i had to reschedule my test because of personal reasons. But how did the test go cor you!?
  8. by   monsg3100
    Hello! First off, congrats on your score!!! I have my TEAS scheduled next week and Im FREAKING OUT. Can anyone give me some suggestions on what to study and focus on? Also, will the questions be like the practice test where you can't go back to them? Please HELP!!!
  9. by   hollie18
    I took my TEAS yesterday and scored a 87.3%. I wish I would have scored higher due to the fierce competitiveness of the program I'm applying to. I could have studied much more, but only covered what was in the ATI manual and did both the practice exams. You do get to stay in the section you are working on until you click to the next section. I highly recommend checking through your questions if you have time, or if you get stuck on one to mark it and come back to it. I have taken version 5 too and did find the science portion of 6 much easier because of the more A&P weighted questions. I would say to get an excellent score you must study more than the manual. The ATI manual gives a brief overview and there will be questions that will be in the test that is not covered in their manual, however the manual does say what information to study further. I can try to answer any questions any one has to help for an upcoming exam! Good luck!
  10. by   TaylorB17
    HI! So I take the Teas 6 tomorrow.. I've completed both practice tests TWICE. I bought them again.. Because I was worry that I wasnt studying enough... But I feel like I just remembered most of the anwsers/questions.. So now I really feel like I didnt study enough, any opinions? Ive used mometrix study videos, teas mastery app on my phone, the ATITeas manual, and I used Khan Academy to help me with some of the math... Im not entirely sure if I am ready for this test tomorrow! Any advice would be great!
  11. by   monsg3100
    I am taking it this Wednesday!! Ive been doing the exact same thing as you! Additionally, I've been looking through all of my old textbooks and notes... especially from A and P!!! Let us know how it goes... good luck to you!
  12. by   monsg3100
    Ugh thank you so much thats such a relief!!!
  13. by   LivinmyPurpose
    Congrats on your score i think thats awesome i wish mine had went that well i was off by a couple of points for my program so ill be taking it again in two months

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