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Upcoming TEAS exam, what to expect!?

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Hi guys, I’m just wondering if anyone has taken the TEAS 6 exam recently and if so, how was it? What study guides helped you out? YouTube videos? Facebook groups? 

 

Also, is the ATI Study manual worth buying in order to score high on the exam!? 

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I took it today. I got an 86 overall.  The ATI Secrets book by Mometrix and the Kaplan study guides were the only ones I bought. I have read that the ATI guide isn't very detailed. I also read posts here from people who got high scores and watched the same type of videos on YouTube and followed their tips. Everyone recommends Khan Academy, but I never watched their videos.

Science: Mometrix video on YouTube, Pocket Prep list of 20 things to know for the science portion is very comprehensive (I looked everything up on Quizlet and made a guide), RegisteredNurseRN gives some really good tips and mnemonics on how to remember things. Know circulatory, respiratory and endocrine systems very well. Know glands, specially male reproductive. Know the female reproductive system and how it connects. Know details about the skin such as layers (what's in each layer and it's function), protection, melanin, etc. Know how to balance a chemical equation, states of matter, mass, etc from chemistry. 

Math: I did practice problems from The Organic Chemistry Tutor on YouTube. He has a TEAS Math video and I practiced those same problems over and over and Math was a breeze when I have never been good at math. Know how to calculate areas, diameters, etc. Know conversions. Fractions are most of the questions so know those in and out. The video I mentioned will help. 

Reading: McAllister. I never watched her videos, but a couple of Facebook groups I joined mentioned tips from her videos and it ALL came in handy. Understand different writing styles and purpose of the passage. Know punctuation, how to follow a directions and a recipe, know where to find different types of information: encyclopedia, dictionary, etc. 

Good luck!!! I was a nervous wreck for weeks leading up to this test and I'm so glad it's over!! I ugly cried all the way home. I still cannot believe I passed and it's OVER! My school admits based on TEAS ONLY!!! As long as basic requirements are met, they rank by the TEAS so I was nervous about not only passing, but getting a competitive score. 

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On 2/19/2019 at 9:32 PM, Apollo617 said:

The Organic Chemistry Tutor on YouTube

I'm using this channel's videos right now and wow, he is helping me through organic chem so much!! 

 

Good job on finishing the TEAS and your score. I will have to take some of these tips you wrote on. Do you recommend buying any materials? I see some packages online over $100~ or so, and I wonder if it's worth it! 

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On 3/3/2019 at 2:01 AM, NursingStudentakr said:

I'm using this channel's videos right now and wow, he is helping me through organic chem so much!! 

 

Good job on finishing the TEAS and your score. I will have to take some of these tips you wrote on. Do you recommend buying any materials? I see some packages online over $100~ or so, and I wonder if it's worth it! 

I didn't buy any packages. If you're in Organic Chemistry, you don't need that stuff lol. I think that's more for people who haven't really had much science or taken many college courses in general. Or for people who don't test well. 

There are enough free resources online without buying expensive packages. I just used the things I listed and I really didn't have time to study much because of work and full school load. 

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SamC1988 has 1 years experience.

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I took my TEAS using the Mometrix book and it was great -- I got the score I needed and now I'm halfway through my ADN.

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