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Teas Version 5 - Any New Science Suggestions?

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by ChinaMom ChinaMom (New Member) New Member

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Hello Group,

I am new to this site and have been looking over the posts on the Teas Version 5. I have been out of school for MANY years and have decided to return. I have finished all the prerequistes for the 2 year RN program. I am starting to study for the Teas test and plan to take it in a few weeks. I have read on this site that the Science portion seems to be the most difficult. I am concerned about the Chemistry. I was wondering if anyone who has taken the Teas Version 5 recently, could give me some advice about what to expect as far as the science goes, and specifically what sort of Chemistry questions were asked. As a mom to a toddler, I really need to budget my study time. Thanks in advance. ~ Lisa

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Hi Lisa,

Just wondering if you have purchased the ATI study guide for TEAS V? You can buy it online or at Barnes and Noble. This will give you a very good idea of what is in the science portion by giving you 2 practice test and an outline of all major areas to study. Hope this helps.

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Hi Kate - Thanks for responding. Yes, I do have the ATI Study Guide for version 5. However, I have been reading through posts on this site that say the study manual was not helpful for the science portion of the test. I have read that there are different topics/questions asked on the test that are not included in the study manual. Have you taken the Teas 5 yet? If so, what was your experience? Chemistry is not even a required class for nursing at the technical college that I hope to apply to. I have not had chemistry in many years and do not even know where to start:( Thanks in advance. ~ Lisa

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If you have not taken chemistry then I would say that should be your first place to start! I got an 83% in the science portion with chemistry being my strong area and human anatomy being my weak area. I had not yet taken Human AP. I can really only remember 3 or 4 questions. From my test I would tell you to study strongly in the areas of chemistry, scientific method (lots of experiment questions), and basic cell/life biology. If it makes you feel any better I took the practice test from the book and also paid for both test on the ATI website and never scored higher than mid 70's and on the real thing I got an 84.7. Science was my scariest area and English usage ended up being my worst score!

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Thanks Kate- Say, if you don't mind sharing (if you remember), what sorts of chemistry was on the test? Are we talking about knowing the abbreviations on the periodic table and knowing the charges of protons, neutron, and electrons? Or are we talking moles and Avogadro's number? How in-depth are the questions? Is the info presented in the study manual pretty much what is on the actual test? Or is the actual test more difficult? I have had Chemistry classes in the past, but it has been about 25 years ago (I am an older student). I am really stressing about this test!

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I remember there being questions about covalent and ionic bonds. Also, about the charges of protons, neutrons, and electrons. I do not remember any about moles or anything that required me to do math. Some questions are a paragraph (scientific method) and others are short and to the point. I thought that the actual test was easier than the study guide questions. I know how you feel I stressed and stressed about it too!

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alovejones has 3 years experience.

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I just took the teas v last Thursday and there was not a lot of chemistry on mine, but there was quite a bit of A&P...I did not buy the ati study guide, but I bought the practice tests and none of the questions were the same lol

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The science portions are rather basic, when I took mine none of the questions deviated any further than what the prerequisite classes covered. If you just finished your pre-reqs as you said, a quick review should be all you need.

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Hi all! I just took my TEAS today. Not sure how I did yet since it was paper version. UGH, it was hellacious to sit through 3.5 hours of testing. The science was hardest for me. There was a lot of chemistry and anatomy. Chemistry questions like how many valence electrons are on a given element (they listed the numbers in each shell so you just had to know what to do with the numbers), balancing equations, knowing the charges of some elements, kinetic vs. potential energy. Anatomy questions like what differentiates cells, structure of cells, functions of mitochondria, etc, some pathology questions, a few systems questions. There were few life science questions. Photosynthesis, mitosis/meiosis, cellular respiration, etc. The math was easier than I was anticipating. Know your percentages, algebra, types of graphs, all about fractions (+, -, x, divide). English and reading were easy, maybe challenging to a person who speaks English as a second language. The proctor kept saying that the questions were very similar to the study guide. I used the study guide but for an older version so it had a lot more life science. Overall it wasn't as bad as I thought, just extremely TEDIOUS!! I hope my scores are high enough so I don't have to take it again!!:eek:

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