Guidelines to Prepare For The TEAS
TEAS Preparation Guidelines
The most important task for all nursing program entrants, appearing for the TEAS, is to identify the best method to prepare for the test. Well, one way to prepare for the TEAS test is to create a comprehensive study plan, using the guidelines listed in this article and thereafter, follow that plan diligently.
5 Important Guidelines on the Method to Prepare for TEAS:
- Identify your strengths and weaknesses in the skills being assessed in the test.
As you may already know, the test consists of 4 sections, namely, Math, Science, English & Language Usage and Reading, where your skills will be tested. Take at-least 2-3 full-length practice tests to determine your strong and weak points in the individual test subjects; thus, you can plan your study time accordingly.
- Plan your study time for each test subject, based on your strengths and weaknesses in those subjects.
This is a key guideline to prepare for this exam. After you have listed down your strong and weak test subjects, determine how much time you will need to study them. Allot a decent amount of time even for the strong test subjects, as you don't want to overestimate your strengths and ignore any test subjects. For the weak test subjects, refer to as good many study manuals as possible and make sure you have covered all the possible topics under each weak subject.
- Prepare or refer to flash cards available for Math and Science test sections.
The Science section of the test has questions on the definition and meaning of several scientific terms in the following disciplines – Human Body Science, Life Science and finally, Earth and Physical Sciences. If you are having trouble remembering certain definitions or terms in these subject areas, use flash cards to improve your memory. You could read these flashcards, even when you are not actually studying for the test. For example, you may take a peek at them, when you are on your way to work or when you have some free time to spare. This practice will help you keep your mind wired to the test subjects.
- After studying for a test section, re-evaluate your strengths and weaknesses in each section.
At the end of your study period for each test section, take more practice tests in that section to re-assess if your strengths remain strengths and if you are significantly improving in the weak topics of each test section. If not, re-adjust your plan to focus on the new challenges.
- During your study, get constant feedback from actual test-takers.
As you look for guidance on choosing the ideal preparation methodology, reach out to the seniors in your college or your friends or colleagues, who may have taken the test recently. Due to the huge array of subjects included in each test section, there might still be some test questions that may appear to be beyond the scope of what you have studied. This may be the case in-spite of you pouring over all the official and recommended study books. In order to reduce the number of surprise questions, which you may see in the test, talk to as many recent test takers as possible. Follow the TEAS blogs online and read through the most recent advice given by people who have taken the test in your test locality. During this process, you may receive valuable tips on the types and variety of the questions that appeared in the test, reviews of the top study guides and whether they cover all the test questions, specific tips about taking the test at a particular test center and so on. However, don't let this advice derail your study plans; instead, use them as supportive advice to cover any unknown test subjects or challenges.
Using the above broad guidelines, we recommend that you create a detailed test plan and schedule and follow them sincerely. We hope this article has provided you a road map ahead on the ideal method to prepare for the TEAS.