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So I took the TEAS VI yesterday and I just wanted to let you guys know what it was like.

I didn't prepare at all for it because I found out this school took this over the HESI, which I took a few weeks ago, 3 days ago. Despite not studying my overall score was an 80%. I think this is because I found it to be pretty similar to the HESI which I had studied a couple of weeks for before I took it.

I found it to be the same kind of english questions you will see a lot of places like the theme, what kind of passage it was, entertainment, informative, etc., just things like that. I didn't find this section to be particularly hard. Just take the time to read the passages. I had plenty of time to read them a couple of times through.

Math is the only section where I had a little bit of a time crunch, but I had about 10 minutes left on the section when I finished it. You do have a calculator you can use the whole time which is super nice! It is a lot of algebra, word problems, and fractions. There were very few questions that tripped me up in this section. I would say comparative to the HESI is that it had a lot more wording to some of the problems. Just try and pick out the numbers and don't read to much into it and you should be fine. I double checked all my answers with the calculator just in case and really utilized my scratch paper on this section!

Science was really A&P heavy. I would say like 80% of my questions seemed like A&P. If you know your body systems you can probably do really well. This was my lowest section just because even though I have taken A&P I didn't have to take it on my HESI so I wasn't as prepared for it.

English and language usage wasn't too bad either. Just know your grammar use context clues in case you don't know what a word means. It really wasn't too bad.

The test is suppose to take 3.5 hours, but I finished it in 1. The lady was super surprised by this and didn't believe I'd really finished, but I always tend to fly through tests. If you leave yourself enough time at the end of each section you can go back through the section before you submit it and check your answers. I hope this helps a little bit!

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Are the A&P questions simply or should i look at outside resources like textbooks to know really in depth about the systems of the body!?

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They weren't bad. If you've taken A&P recently I wouldn't be too worried about it.

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I'm taking the teas 6 on Friday, and I am nervous about the A&P portion. I did not have the opportunity to buy the teas 6 study manual; however I did purchase and take both practice tests from ATI. I have not recently taken A and P, do you have any specific recommendations for me as far as the A and P section?

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I take the teas 6 on Friday, I am really nervous about the A&P portion. I purchased and took the two online practice exams and did ok. I didn't get a chance to buy the ATI teas 6 study manual. Any specific suggestions for me regarding A &p would be appreciated!

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I'm taking the TEAS in October (Oct 14 to be exact) and I was initially planning on purchasing the ATI study manual + practice tests at first, but money's a bit tight. I could still purchase it but I'm not too sure if its necessary. My college has a study manual (ATI for the TEAS VI) on hold at the library though. Could I effectively study with just that??

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I heard that the flow of blood through the heart is a guaranteed portion in there (which is actually A&PII). I don't know for sure though since I've never taken it so don't take my words as fact

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Hey, did you do the Teas test yet? How was it? Update please :))

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Merouda has 25 years experience.

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I took ATI Teas (TEAS VI) on Monday, September 26. I am still waiting for the results (so frustrating, particularly since I am aware that many other people had their results within hours) so you must take my impressions of the test within that light. This is how I felt I did; I have no objective evidence to back it up. My goal was to score in the 80's for all subtests, and I am reasonably sure I did that (but, as I said, no guarantees, as the "experimental questions" could be score spoilers). The school I am working with has put out guidelines on what scores they are looking for, so getting 80 or above across the board will get you at least considered.

Reading: This is my powerful area, so I did not find it hard overall, but there were some questions that were real duesies. In addition to readings of 1-3 paragraphs, there were rearrangements, charts, and mental manipulations that required interpretation. Most of it was pretty standard, but I have to believe that some of the odder offerings were from the pool of experimental questions. It felt like it was not just a test of my ability to read and understand material, but also my ability to intuit information from disparate observations.

Math: Very standard stuff. It is more of an applied math test, stuff you would be expected to be able to manipulate as a professional nurse rather than as a researcher. Basic math, algebra, geometry, stats. I did notice a difference between the TEAS V practice tests and the TEAS VI practice and actual tests, though. TEAS V was a lot more about solving basic math problems, where as TEAS VI was more about recognizing the kind of problem you were dealing with, setting it up, and then solving. There were metric to English, metric to metric, and English to metric measurement problems, as well. It appears that there are less math questions on TEAS VI than was on TEAS V, but the time is about the same on both versions of the subtest. I suspect that this is because the test is supposed to demand more mental processing and less rote solving, so practice your word problems.

Science: This one was probably the area where I had the most issue, because either you know it, or you don't, and I took my sciences about 1 million years ago. The focus was mostly HA&P, with some basic biology, basic chemistry, and scientific reasoning. Most of the questions are general, but they do throw in the occasional in-depth question that feels like it is from left field, because it is the sort of question that is waaaaayyyy beyond the depth level of the majority of questions. It's like you are dealing with questions like "How many legs does a cow have? Is a dog a mammal? Do sharks have teeth?" and then you suddenly get "What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?"

English: Again, this was pretty standard punctuation, editing, structure identification stuff. If you can break a sentence into its constituent parts, you will blow through this. If you can't, it's like the Science section. Either you know it or you don't.

My overall impression of the test is that it is very, oh, interwoven. There are questions demanding math in the science section and questions demanding scientific reasoning in the reading section, and so forth. It felt like the test was measuring my capacity to reason and observe as much as it was testing my basic knowledge.

I spent some time preparing for the test, mostly by taking whatever sample tests I could get my hands on. I started out brushing up on things with an NLN guide, but it was soon apparent that I was getting more out of skipping the review sections of study guides and just focusing on the practice tests. So I took every internet test I could find, some of which were really terrible. The most useful online tests I found, that I did not have to pay for, were at Learning Express. I also got the McGraw-Hill tests from my library, and I bought a used NLN guide, took all those tests. Lastly, I did buy the Mometix TEAS VI guide, and the test questions in there were at the same level as the TEAS VI test itself. It's also a better deal than the ATI materials.

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