I am planning on taking the TEAS as soon as I feel prepared, but I have a question:
Is studying the manual (grey cover) thoroughly, especially the science section, recommended?
1. I know it will probably take me a while if I were to study the entire manual frontwards and backwards, but I am also going to use other sources to study.
2. After that, I was planning on purchasing the TEAS PRACTICE Tests online from the ATI website to see if my studying paid off. Then I was going to review my weaknesses and study some MORE on those.
Does this sound like a good plan? Or should I take the PRACTICE Tests FIRST BEFORE STUDYING (basically do the steps in reverse)? I've read that recommendation, but it feels like I would be wasting $$$ on a practice test I know I won't be prepared enough to do well on.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much!
Sep 24, '17
If by grey cover, you're referring to the ATI study manual, then I would say you won't get enough information from that section to be successful on the teas. But I do understand that you will be using outside sources to study so that will work. The manual itself acts moreso as a guide.
Others have said to take the practice test prior to any studying... but I studied, took a practice test, reviewed my weak areas, and then retook the practice test a few days before my actual exam date. This worked well for me and I scored a 92.7.
I completely get what you mean by feeling like it's a waste of money!! I was so hesitant about using it early on but I think it's beneficial and will help you gauge where your weak areas are.