Who's taken the teas v? - page 18

And what did you think? I took it last week and feel like I was prepared for the Math and Reading portions by using the study guide but I really struggled with the Science portion. For me it was a... Read More

  1. by   pigpen74
    Just took mine March 3. To re-post some great stuff from upthread, you can find information about the test structure here:http://lgdata.s3-website-us-east-1.a...Objectives.pdf

    And you can find great online learning resources at www.khanacademy.org (videos on all sorts of academic stuff; I found the biology part really helpful). You might also check out www.brainpop.com (I didn't go there but someone else found it useful).

    I used the McGraw-Hill "5 TEAS Practice Tests" and McGraw-Hill "Nursing School Entrance Exams" to study. You'll definitely want to study over a few weeks, unless you just finished taking courses in all this stuff. For what it's worth, the actual test seemed harder in the science portion than the practice tests in these books, but the math/reading/English seemed about the same.

    Out of curiosity, I compared my averages from the 5 practice tests to my actual scores on the test. My actual reading score was 8 points lower than my practice average; my actual math score was the same as my practice average; my actual science score was the same as my practice average; and my actual English score was four points higher than my practice average. Naturally, your mileage will vary.

    There were definitely questions on the test that weren't covered in the science section of the "Nursing School Entrance Exam" book, but they were covered in the stuff I reviewed at khanacademy.org.

    Also, the science test seemed to be very heavy on terminology, more so than the practice tests. You had to know it thoroughly to be able to answer a question well, so the books alone weren't enough; I'd definitely recommend spending time reviewing videos on areas that you're not comfortable with. And, by the way, while I was taking it, I felt like I wasn't doing very well in the science section, but I ended up doing okay. So don't freak out while you're taking the test, you're probably doing a lot better than you realize. Study hard, relax the day of the test, and good luck!
    Last edit by pigpen74 on Mar 6, '12 : Reason: add more detail
  2. by   Randi156
    I took the TEAS V and did well except for the Science. The Science KILLED me!!! It was awful. For me it was a lot of physical/earth science and some organic chemistry and chemistry. My advice to anyone is study the Science in the ATI book the ATI book really helped me with the math. I ran out of time int he math section and missed some very simple questions because I worked so slowly in the beginning to make sure the got the answers correct and not make any "stupid" mistakes. Seriously though study the science.
  3. by   Dedicated2BaNurse12
    Willowita-Hi with the time samething, happen ran out of time So probably woulf have had a Perfect score.In Math-93.3% Science-68.8 Reading-78.2 English-72%.So guys watch the time,but can you or anyone give me tips to boost my score up for READING &ENGLISH PLEASE. I only need a 76in reading 70 in,english 53 in science 75 in math.PLEASE HELP!!! email me:missprettyperfect23@gmail.com need only help tips for Reading&English.I plan to take my test 04/15/12 Thanks in,advance
  4. by   diaprincess33142
    Hey what were your studying tips your score is awesome?
  5. by   JanieMarie
    Buy the study guide!!! The math is a great review and make sure you know how to do all the math. The reading section gives you tips on how to improve your score. The worst is science. There is no way to study for this unless you know everything in the study guide and repeat 5th-10th grade. I was told that about 80% of people who take the test score proficient. So good luck and definitely study!
  6. by   spee2000

    Hey Friends,

    Just took my TEAS-V exam in the Bronx today, trying to get into Monroe College, but also applying to others. I have been out of school for quite some time and just reviewed using a study guide, for about 8 days total. I scored a Composite 90% and a DOUBLE 99 Percentile Rank. I am stoked, and hopes this helps assure a place in the program as it is very competitive. I think I may have gotten a LITTLE lucky, since all of the spelling terms I knew, and I thought that would be a weakness. The science portion was all across the board, but really knowing the basics of each type of science REALLY helped today.

    Thanks for letting me celebrate this victory!
  7. by   twocrazycupcakes
    Way to go Spee2000! I took it on Friday and got the same score as you! I was really excited!

    Good luck getting into your program. I am back in school too for a career change. Crossing my fingers because I should be hearing from my program soon!
  8. by   Dedicated2BaNurse12
    Spee2000-Can you or anyone give me some pointers on the Reading and English Please thankks can you email me anythung or tips:missprettyperfect23@gmail.com
  9. by   Dedicated2BaNurse12
    Congrats spee2000 on the Test what books did u studyor could you give some pointer or anyone please email me :missprettyperfect23@gmail.com Thanks
  10. by   RNBSNCRNA_ambitious
    Hi everyone! This is my first time posting something. lol anyways, I would like to know what books everyone used to take the TEAS V test because I am planning on taking in the summer or even the fall so I want to STUDY STUDY STUDY. I looked at previous posts but still not sure which books to get that are WORTH buying. I am planning to get.....

    -Secrets of the TEAS Exam Study Guide from Barnes and Noble
    -McGraw-Hills 5 TEAS Practice Tests

    Do you guys think that these books will help me enough to score above 70 (<-- that is what my school is asking for)? I really want a book that is strong in ALL subjects cause I know the ATI was not really good on science part?

    Please help it would really mean a lot to me! ^____^
  11. by   csmcj
    I scored 100 on Science, 93% composite, using only the ATI guide. I studied for about 2 weeks before taking the test.
  12. by   Dedicated2BaNurse12
    csmcj-You scored great and you just studied the ATI omg! Congrats give me any tips that you can Please missprettyperfect23@gmail.com
  13. by   Dedicated2BaNurse12
    Get the Mcgraw-Hill Nursing School Entrance book and the Mcgraw-Hill Ati and I also would say pick up the Mcgraw-Hill 5 TEAS Practice Tests In Math I made a 93.3%,Reading 91% Science79% at my school I only needed a 58% and English81% it was my problem b/c I ran out of time But those books should help email me if you need anything!