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TEAS Tests Tips and Helpful Resources!!!! 08/31/19

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Okay, so I just took the Teas test and I made a 92.7% on it.

The break down of my scores are a 78.9% in Reading, 100% in Math, 97.8% in Science and a 100% in english. 


Tips plus overview: 

I did the worst on the reading portion I think because I was too busy worrying about the other 3 sections which I had heard some really bad stories about. I'm here to tell you, read all the articles carefully and don't worry about time too much. You'll pretty much get from short stories to lengthy articles, and even recipes. A YouTube recommendation would be Caroline Mcallister.  She teaches some tips and tricks to do well on the reading portion. 

Math was surprisingly easy for me. There are a lot of fractions and converting between them and decimals. Ordering from least to greatest was on there as well. Don't worry too much about conversions and remembering a lot of formulas. I didn't get any questions on surface area or anything of that nature. It's pretty much basic algebra. The only conversion problem I got was converting between pounds to ounces in a word problem.  I got one question about converting from Fahrenheit to Celsius but they actually gave me the formula. Know how to setup a proportion, there were at least 5-6 questions on word problems dealing with proportions!  

Science was relatively easy for me because I took the teas test as soon as I was done with Anatomy and physiology 1 and 2. Literally I took the Teas test a week after my AP 2 final. If there is one huge advice I can give you, it's that if you can help it, don't take the teas test without taking ap 1 and ap 2. Literally so many questions on the teas test were structured exactly like my Ap tests. Know your 11 body systems. I got at least 1 question on every system. There were a lot of questions on the endocrine system, like what gland secretes what, what hormone affects what etc..  know your basic hormones like ADH, calcitonin, PTH, progesterone, estrogen, and what they do. Know where gas exchange occurs, and the respiratory system in general. Know the path of urine in a nephron, like the order of urine flow. As for biology and chemistry, the only questions I got were pretty simple. Study meiosis and mitosis. Know protons, nuetrons and electrons. Study the Scientific Method, and examples of scientific reasoning.

English was my most dreaded. From what I had heard, it was very difficult. But, when I took it, it was really easy. Study your manual and brush up on basic grammar rules. Know compound vs. complex or simple sentences. Look up most frequently misspelled words on the internet, as one or two of those is bound to show up on the TEAS. 


Resources: 

All I bought to study was one manual. I didn't pay for any courses online or anything of that nature. But, I did take as many free practice test that were available to me online. Here's a link to a few practice test I took.  

https://smarteditionmedia.com/pages/ati-teas-6-free-practice-test

The book I bought is called ATI 6 by smart edition media. I've also heard some really good things about the Mometrix ATI 6 TEAS book as well. 

For more practice tests, go on Youtube and search Teas test 6 practice test, there were several by mometrix  that were extremely helpful. Watch Khan Academy videos as well as Bozeman Science. They both were really helpful for a science refresher. 

I also forgot to mention, I had about 2 weeks in between my AP 2 final and the starting of the next semester, so I took those 2 weeks to study mildly everyday in preparation for the TEAS. 

Also look at what others had to say about the Teas test on YouTube. I found Nurse Lexi's and Blossom with Jessica's tips really helpful. They've made YouTube videos about their experiences with the Teas and they were really helpful. 

Also this nurse named Miki Rai has her own website and she posted some really helpful tips on doing well.  This is her website: https://www.mikirai.com

Over all, don't think you have to go and spend lots of money on preparation for the Teas test. Invest in two resources and use them diligently. For me, it was my manual and YouTube. 

 

 

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If you have any questions let me know!

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Thank you for this post! super informative! taking mine Nov 9!

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On 9/24/2019 at 9:58 PM, Sdan831 said:

Thank you for this post! super informative! taking mine Nov 9!

Good luck! I hope you do well! I'm glad you found this helpful! 🙂

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Thank you for posting this, I will be taking my around January-February 2020. Great tips! Are the questions recycled or similar to practice questions though?

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Thank you so much for sharing this post!

I'm taking the TEAS this Friday, October 25th!
I took off work today just to spend a little bit more time studying..
I work full-time, so I really just have this Wednesday and Thursday evening to study after work..
Would you guys recommend not studying on Thursday or review a little? I hear a lot of people say it's not good to cram/study the day before the test, but I feel like it wouldn't hurt to do a little review... Any opinions?

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The biggest thing I have to say is, I was so focused on the Math and trying to remember the formulas and setting things up that I ignored that fact that there were 4 possible answers on the screen. Only one of those 4 is correct. Once I realized that instead of trying to remember how to set up the problem I plugged and played with the numbers I had for many of them. 

I only had 1 question that it asked about the area of part of a basketball court (with the half circle). 

 

I got a 93 on the math portion of the TEAS

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Just took the TEAS this morning and scored a 90.7%! 🙂

My heart was racing and palms got sweaty just waiting for the results to load... LOL

I figured I wouldn't get a response back since I posted literally two days ago. I ended up reviewing a little the night before and this morning. I figured it was fine since I gave myself plenty of time to get some good rest!

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Way to go! That's amazing!! 

 

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1 hour ago, Nursing22 said:

Just took the TEAS this morning and scored a 90.7%! 🙂

My heart was racing and palms got sweaty just waiting for the results to load... LOL

I figured I wouldn't get a response back since I posted literally two days ago. I ended up reviewing a little the night before and this morning. I figured it was fine since I gave myself plenty of time to get some good rest!

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Wow! That's perfect! How was it? What did you use to study? Any tips?

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On 10/8/2019 at 4:05 PM, Camilla2409 said:

Thank you for posting this, I will be taking my around January-February 2020. Great tips! Are the questions recycled or similar to practice questions though?

No problem! The questions aren't exactly like the practice questions, though they are a bit similar. I believe some of the questions are recycled. Some pretest questions (questions that aren't counted) may be used for future exams. If you can brush over all the concepts that are in the manual or what ever else you used to study, you'll do just fine! 

Good luck!

 

23 hours ago, Nursing22 said:

Just took the TEAS this morning and scored a 90.7%! 🙂

My heart was racing and palms got sweaty just waiting for the results to load... LOL

I figured I wouldn't get a response back since I posted literally two days ago. I ended up reviewing a little the night before and this morning. I figured it was fine since I gave myself plenty of time to get some good rest!

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Good Job! That's amazing! I'm sorry for not getting back to you sooner, but you seemed to have done just fine! 

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Also for anyone who is stressing (which I completely understand), go in that testing room/ center with a calm mindset. I promise you, you will find that-(if you've studied adequately)- you'll do just fine. This is an entry level test, which means that everything that is on the TEAS, you'll likely have had exposure to already. Especially the math, English and reading portions, I found were very basic. They're really not trying to trick people. Just read each question carefully. For math, if you happen to get stuck, plug the answer choices back into the formula and see which one is correct that way. 😀

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