TEAS 6 Study Tips


Hey everyone!

I am a BS graduate, about to hopefully start my nursing career path at a BSN program next spring.

This information concerns the TEAS VI (TEAS 6) test. I cannot comment on past tests, as this is the only one I have taken.

I wanted to give y'all some tips on what the test is like, and what it's not like as well!

First section: Reading

It's a mostly simple section that focuses on, well, reading! It gives you passages and articles, and asks you to identify things like target audience, what the passage's meaning is, what type of passage it is, and what's the best summary of the passage. Some critical thinking and reasoning is required to infer the answer. I only ran into two questions that were a bit vague, but could be discerned with a quick analysis.

Make sure you can read something and find the meaning. Take your time in REALLY understanding what they are asking in each question. Also, if you're confused as to what they're asking, look at the answers. Some will be worded in a way that makes it easy to eliminate the wrong choices.

Second section: Math

From past suggestions on this forum, I was thinking I'd run into more issues than I did on this section. A lot of the questions were "solve for x" and simple word problems, with some fraction simplifying thrown in. There were two or three more complex problems, and they involved using proportions. Area of a square and triangle were pretty much the only geometry problems I ran into. There was a number line question that I didn't quite understand, but that was it. All in all, I'd say just review mostly algebra concepts.

Third section: Science

This was HEAVILY anatomy and physiology based. One or two cell biology questions (gene transfer), some general biology (condensation, basic physics), with a few basic chemistry questions (balancing equations, elements in the periodic table). One question or two questions about lab experiments. There was also a few questions centered around how science works - as in, peer review, hypotheses, etc.

BUT, it was very much a section centered around anatomy and physiology. Make sure you recall cell structures and what they do, remember the functions and structure of the lungs, diaphragm, veins, capillaries, and bone, as well as the different functions of the parts of the heart. STUDY your anatomy and physiology. I can't emphasize this enough.

Fourth section: Language

Know your verb tenses, how to identify parts of a sentence (noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb), subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement, how to spell commonly misspelled words correctly, and synonyms. Having a great vocabulary will help you a lot in this section. Basic high school language skills are what this section goes over.

I hope this is informative! If you have any more questions, don't hesitate to ask :)


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Appreciate your tips!


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Sounds like most of what is covered in the study guide but it is good to have the guides value validated! Thank-you:)


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I didn't use anything besides a free online test because I couldn't afford to pay for the study guide or any of the other practice methods. So I figured that people who were in the same boat as me would appreciate something like this!


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Very helpful- especially your insights on the Science section. Thanks!