Take this free TEAS reading practice exam:
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What to Practice for TEAS Test Reading Questions:
TEAS Reading covers 19 main content areas across 47 scored questions. Your TEAS Reading practice exams should cover these topics, which forms the curriculum in the my TEAS prep program:
- Break down the types of questions you’ll see on the TEAS Reading Section
- Identify the fastest, easiest way to save yourself time
- Assess your Reading starting point
- Describe a general strategy to help you manage your time in the TEAS Reading section
- Generalize different types of TEAS 6 reading passages in this section
- Identify the most important points about primary sources for the exam
- Practice applying different types of sources
- Define types of an author’s intent
- Identify unique characteristics of various TEAS 6 reading passage structures
- Compare and contrast passage modes
- Identify keywords that indicate an author’s opinion
- List three questions that will help you read a long TEAS 6 reading passages
- Able to answer questions on an author’s opinion without reading the passage
- Define the topic, main idea, and summary
- Identify tools and strategies to work with long passages on the TEAS
- Create flashcards to commit this strategy to memory
- Identity ways that passages and answer options might be misleading
- Determine when you should read the entire passage and when you might be able to apply time-saving strategy
- Show how to avoid “following direction” time-wasting traps
- Describe an easy strategy to try first that can save you time
- Identify sneaky ways the TEAS will try to trick you
- Identify the types of figurative language you are likely to see on the TEAS
- Compare and contrast simile, metaphor, personification, and exaggeration
- Determine connotative and denotative word meaning
- Apply 3 strategies for denotative questions on the TEAS
Plus, you’ll get 2 TEAS reading practice tests and a question bank with randomized TEAS reading practice exam questions.
TEAS Reading Tips and FAQ
You’ll have a total of 53 questions, but only 47 of them count toward your score. You won’t know which questions are scored and which are not. You can read more about this in our how to pass the TEAS test guide.
You’ll have a total of 1 hour, 4 minutes for this section. That means you’ll have just over a minute per question. TEAS 6 Reading passages can have several questions. For instance, the same passage might have a question about finding an opinion, selecting a better title, and determining the meaning of a selected word in the passage.
I recommend you take at least two full TEAS reading practice tests; one when you first start and one before you take the actual TEAS. After your first test, you’ll want to note your weak areas and use your results to create a TEAS study plan. Then, before test day, you’ll want to take a full length, timed test.
TEAS reading practice exam quiz questions are a great way to test your knowledge and review in between full-length exams.
In the online prep course, you can learn these concepts in a variety of ways that make it easier to process.
♥ Multimedia lessons including video, text, and interactive practice
♥ Practice questions, including quizzes and full-length practice TEAS test reading exams
♥ Downloadable study resources like worksheets, reference sheets, and flashcards
♥ Time-saving strategy tips and tricks specifically tailored to the TEAS Reading section
♥ Support and guidance from a friendly instructor—you’ll get your questions answered and study inspiration along the way
As you can see, in the course, we cover a mix of learning, practice, and strategy. The goal is for you to have a great breakdown of what to expect, how to tackle it, and several tools in your TEAS toolbox so that you are prepared.
And don’t worry… we’ll tackle all of these objectives one-at-a-time over 10 different lessons.
Every lesson will take you 30 minutes to an hour, so as long as you can set aside about 5 hours a week, you can totally do this!
Want more TEAS Reading tips and two comprehensive TEAS reading practice tests? Enroll in my TEAS prep program today.
Kate is a CRLA certified tutor and test prep expert. She founded Prenursing Smarter in 2017. Kate lives in sunny Southern California and is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (Mnikȟówožu Lakȟóta). Prenursing Smarter is an inclusive business and actively seeks opportunities to collaborate with and support diverse voices.