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TEAS Prep Guide

This guide collects resources about the TEAS as well as study and review materials. Please note: This guide now reflects the new version of the TEAS test released on June 3, 2022. Any test dates after June 3 will be the new version (version 7).

When should I start studying?

Give yourself at minimum of one week for each of the four test sections. ATI recommends beginning to study at least 6 weeks prior to your test date.

What should I study?

It's a good idea to spend some time understanding the test structure as well as time reviewing the kind of Reading, Math, Science, and English questions that you will see. 

We then recommend you make a personalized study plan to organize the study time you have available. Think about how much time you will commit to studying before exam day and what resources you can access. Map out your plan by week or write down what you plan to do each day, then stick to it!

If you start 6 weeks in advance, you have enough space to make a study plan that looks something like this one, adapted from ATI:

Sample 6-week study plan, using Learning Express Library and Official Study Manual for the ATI TEAS
When Topic of Focus Activities
Week 1

Understanding the Exam

English & Language Usage

  • Familiarize with resources and layout on this TEAS prep guide
  • Buy or borrow study manual
  • Make a Learning Express Library account to access free practice tests
  • Read through TEAS introductory materials (p.1,5,7 of the study manual are a good starting point) and make a study plan for the remaining weeks (when, where, and how much to study)
  • Read English & Language Usage section introduction in study manual (p.373)
  • Take English and Language usage section practice test 1 in Learning Express Library or study manual and review results
  • Complete chapters 57-65 of the study manual, completing practice problems and checking answers
  • Review Key Terms (p.413)
  • Take the Unit Quiz (p.420) and check answers (p.423)
Week 2 Reading I
  • Read Reading section introduction in study manual (p.11)
  • Take TEAS Reading Practice test 1 in Learning Express Library or study manual and review answers
  • Complete Chapters 1-10 in the study manual. For each chapter, complete practice problems, and check answers (p.105)
Week 3 Reading II
  • Complete Chapters 11-19 in the study manual. For each chapter, complete practice problems, and check answers (p.105)
  • Review Key Terms (p.103)
  • Take Unit Quiz (p.112) and check answers (p.123)
Week 4 Math
  • Read Math section introduction in study manual (p.127)
  • Take TEAS Mathematics Practice test 1 in Learning Express Library or study manual and check answers
  • Complete Chapters 20-34. For each chapter, read chapter content, complete practice problems, and check answers.
  • Review Key Terms (p.215)
  • Take Unit Quiz (p.223) and check answers (p.229)
Week 5 Science I
  • Read Science section introduction in study manual (p.235)
  • Take TEAS Science Practice test 1 in Learning Express Library or study manual. Check answers.
  • Complete Chapters 35-45. For each chapter, read chapter content, complete practice problems, then check answers (p.354)
Week 6 Science II
  • Complete Chapters 46-56. For each chapter, read chapter content, complete practice problems, then check answers (p.354)
  • Review Key Terms (p.349)
  • Take Unit Quiz (p.362), then check answers (p.368)
  • Take a complete practice exam:
    • Reading Practice Test 2 (64 minutes)
    • Math Practice Test 2 (54 minutes)
    • (10 minute break)
    • Science Practice Test 2 (63 minutes)
    • English and Language Usage Practice Test 2 (28 minutes)
  • Review results

Can someone help me make a study plan?

Sure thing. Reach out to the Learning Commons and we'll get you connected with an instructor who can help you make a personalized study plan. 

Suggestions for Improving Your Score

  • Assess your study strategies and past approach. What worked and what didn't? What could you do differently this time around?
  • Seek out additional resources. Do you need to dedicate more time? Do you need to find a study buddy to keep you accountable? Would it be helpful to connect with a tutor or find some additional preparation materials?
  • Make a study plan and stick to it. Have I planned enough time to prepare?
  • Ask yourself questions as you go through the study materials. Does this make sense to me? What is this question saying? Could I teach this concept to someone else? 
  • Don't do it alone. Reach out to the Learning Commons--we can help. 

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