TEAS V Review





The Top 5 Books for TEAS Five

The TEAS V is an entrance exam, devised to measure the academic capabilities of pre-nursing applicants in the United States. The test comprises of four parts; namely, English, Science, Math and Reading. The duration is about 3.5 hours. To learn more about the test, please visit the official ATI website (www.atitesting.com).

This article provides its readers with information about not one, but 5 top-league study books. Each assessment contains information about the key positive and negative points of the book and the reason why we think it would be a good buy.

The Top 5 Books for TEAS:

  1. ATI's TEAS V Study Manual

    Our first pick is ATI's official study manual.

    Key Positive Points of the book:

    • It provides a close simulation of the actual test.
    • It comprises thorough study material in all the test sections.
    • It comes with answer keys and explanations.
    • Its printed version contains 2 full-length practice tests.

    A Few Negative Points of the book:

    • Although the book is exhaustive, it still only covers 60-70% of the actual test subjects.
    • It is expensive, if purchased from the official ATI website.
    • Some buyers have complained about several typos and errors in the material.
    • Some book reviews indicate that there weren't enough practice problems or illustrations in the book.

    Barring a few negatives, this guide is still a must, because it covers more than 50% of the subjects that may appear in the actual test. This material is available for purchase at - http://www.atitesting.com/ati_store/product.aspx?zpid=1194.

  2. McGraw-Hill's Nursing School Entrance Exams

    This is our second pick.

    Key Positive Points of the book:

    • This is written by a knowledgeable team of test tutors.
    • It comprises extensive study material for all the test areas.
    • It comprises a good number of practice tests and example problems.
    • It also includes strategies for effective problem solving and time management.

    A Few Negative Points of the book:

    • It covers only 65-75% of the actual test subjects.
    • The coverage of subjects in Science is not very uniform, meaning there is too much stress on a few disciplines and too little on a few others.
    • The Reading comprehension material is a little harder than what generally appears during the actual test.

    Again, barring a few negatives, this book is also highly recommended because of its extensive subject coverage. It is available for sale at - http://www.amazon.com/McGraw-HillsNursing-School-Entrance-Exams/dp/0071599371/ref=pd_sim_b_3.

  3. McGraw-Hill's 5 TEAS Practice Tests

    This is our third pick.

    Key Positive Points of the book:

    • This is written by a well-versed academician and author.
    • It is one of the best sources for TEAS practice problems and samples.
    • Its full length practice tests closely mirror the actual deal.

    A Few Negative Points of the book:

    • This cannot be used as a standalone guide, as it is still not that extensive in terms of the actual test questions.
    • The answer keys are not very detailed.
    • There are some typos in the printed material.

    In-spite of a few drawbacks, this guide is still recommended by many test takers because it gives the applicants exposure to more practice tests. As the applicants take the test and discover new challenges, they may revisit those challenging subjects and be better prepared for the test. The review is available at - http://www.amazon.com/McGraw-Hills-5-TEAS-Practice-Tests/dp/0071767770.

  4. Cracking the Nursing School Entrance Exams

    This is written by a team at Princeton Review.

    Key Positive Points of the book:

    • The book's author is a notable test preparation services institution with a lot of relevant experience in the field.
    • Like most top-notch guides, it covers all the test areas.
    • It gives good emphasis on Math and Science subject materials.
    • It comprises of practice tests and corresponding answer keys.

    A Few Negative Points of the book:

    • Some material in the book has been reviewed to be too simple or elementary.
    • Some pieces of information on the test format may be incorrect. Therefore, the readers need to cross check with the ATI website.

    It is available for purchase at http://www.amazon.com/Cracking-Nursing-Entrance-Graduate-Preparation/dp/0375427422/.

  5. Secrets of the TEAS® V Exam Study Guide:

    This book is written by a test preparation team.

    Key Positive Points of the book:

    • It provides coverage to all the test sections.
    • It comprises of several tips and strategies to solving complex questions.
    • It includes a few practice tests.

    A Few Negative Points of the book:

    • There is not much information available about the authors of this book.
    • There are a few mistakes in the answers keys to the practice tests.

    The book may be purchased at - http://www.amazon.com/Secrets-TEAS-Exam-Study-Guide/dp/1610739868.

We would like to conclude this article, by recommending that you go through the customer reviews of the study books and compare and contrast their features, before you buy them. Thereafter, our second recommendation is that you buy or borrow at least 2-3 of the top study guides to be best prepared for the test. Good luck for an excellent score!