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HESI A2 Secrets Study Guide: HESI A2 Test Review for the Health Education Systems, Inc. Admission Assessment Exam 1 Original Edition

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Our Study Guide for the HESI A² Is Unlike Any Other

If you'd like to get the HESI A² score you deserve, to quit worrying about whether your score on the HESI A² is "good enough," and to beat the test taking game, then this might be the most important message you read this year.

Our comprehensive study guide for the HESI A² is written by our HESI A² experts, who painstakingly researched the topics and the concepts that you need to know to do your best on the HESI A². Our original research into the Health Education Systems, Inc. Admission Assessment (HESI A²), offered by the Health Education Systems, Inc. (HESI), reveals the specific content areas and the essential skills that are critical for you to know on the HESI A². We've taken the information and developed a study guide that is guaranteed to help you be successful on the HESI A².

Now, we know you may be skeptical, so let us give you three good reasons we can back up what we claim:

The Three Reasons To Believe What We Say

The First Reason:

Our company's name is Mometrix Test Preparation, and we have a team of standardized test researchers who have worked on developing our study guide for the HESI A². The standards for who gets to work on the team are very strict- we demand the best for our customers, and only those who met our exacting standards made the cut. The dedicated research staff have years of combined experience in mastering the content and skills necessary to succeed on the toughest exams.

The Second Reason:

Some academic studies have revealed that test takers do not really benefit from the traditional test preparation process. But we knew there had to be a solution- if test takers were not doing well on the HESI A² despite high intelligence, there had to be a set of secret keys to the test that would open the door of success for these test takers.

We believe we have succeeded in finding the secret keys of the exam. What we found was surprising, and in some cases ridiculously simple once explained to the average test taker.

We put the findings together in a thorough, concise study guide that we believe allows any test taker, at any skill level, to improve his or her results dramatically with a minimum of effort.

The Third Reason:

We created the product in part because we were frustrated by the options available to test takers who really wanted to do well on the HESI A².

A common approach is to TEACH the material, instead of TEACHING THE TEST. That's not necessarily good enough for the HESI A²- you have to know how to apply the knowledge. Most test takers already have a general knowledge of the material that will be covered on the exam.

One reason some test takers do well on the day of the test is that they have made the critical connection between the material they learned and how to use the material to succeed on the HESI A².

Our guide addresses the difference between merely knowing the material and knowing how to use the material to perform on test day.

You're going to save time, money, and aggravation. You'll learn to avoid the mistakes and the bad strategies that you've been vulnerable to. --Just for starters, here are some ways our product can help your score on the HESI A²...

The Exclusive Test Taking Techniques

  • Keys to questions that "give away" the wrong (or right) answers- You get credit for some of the questions without really even knowing anything about them
  • Get quick, customized help for the questions you have- just send us a quick email and we'll get back to you promptly with the answer.
  • Details the EXACT STUDY PLAN for the HESI A² that we believe gives the most results in the least time- No matter if you're studying for a week or a month, you won't waste the precious study time you have on useless activities
  • Our researchers are more than just academic theoreticians who understand the technical nature of standardized tests, but are also experts on test taking itself- they reveal the exact skills and the information you'll need to perform under pressure during the test.
  • A systematic analysis and the best breakdown into "plain language" of how to deconstruct and master the toughest problems- You turn the problems that most of the test takers will stumble over to your advantage
  • Learn why, when, and how to guess to your advantage. Many test takers use exactly the wrong strategy, but you can avoid the pitfalls with the help of our standardized test experts
  • Includes instructions detailing the best way for you to get started with your preparation efforts so you can begin the path of improving your scores immediately
  • The most efficient and accurate method for picking the right answer every time- You won't be scratching your head trying to read the mind of the test question writer, but will instead know exactly what to look for to pick the best answer
  • Courteous, unlimited customer service is 100% free- if you need the product emailed to a different address, lose the product, or have any other difficulty- the help you need is just a short email away and our representatives are active 7 days a week helping customers
  • The research of our team of test experts is 100% independent and original
  • Our exclusive "calibration strategy" to help you never go too fast OR too slow when answering even the toughest questions
  • The 5-step process we've developed, what we call the "phased" approach, concerning the use of the various study aids and practice tests
  • How the problem of procrastination can kill your chance of success, and the most important thing you can do about it
  • How to know when you've studied as much as you need to for the exam- and the reason why we think some people should spend LESS time studying for the test
  • The Top 20 things you should take care of within 24 hours of taking the test- use the list we provide as a checklist to make sure you've taken care of the "little things" in addition to studying hard
  • How to predict the right answer before you see the answer choices- and how to prevent the wrong answers from "polluting" your mind and tempting you into a trap designed by the test writers
  • Why answers that "sound" correct are often the very ones that are wrong- and how to tell the difference between the right answer and the many clever-sounding traps set for you by the test writers
  • Our "benchmark" method for deciding which of the answer choices you should pick
  • How some of the random bits of information in a question often "give away" the right answer choice
  • How to "milk the question" for clues to the right answer even if you have no idea what the question is asking about
  • How to avoid panicking when you don't know the answer to a question- we offer a systematic method that will serve as the "lifeline" you need to minimize the time wasted on the test questions that leave you stumped --
  • What to do about the tough questions that you have no clue how to answer- don't just give up, use the advice we offer to make sure you give yourself the best chance of getting the right answer

  • How to use our brainstorming method to get "inside the question" and reveal the hard-to-find clues and some of the subtle things you didn't realize you knew
  • Do you know what a "hedge phrase" is? Learn why looking for the key "weasel words" in the question can help identify the correct answer
  • Why "new information" in the answer choices almost always means that the answer choice is wrong- and the way to avoid this trick planted by the clever test writers
  • Learn to avoid this time-draining mistake on the test - why the technical terms you don't know can be a major stumbling block and waste precious time, and the way that you can work around them
  • The secret to using the contextual clues in the questions and the answer choices to make important distinctions between the right and the wrong answer choices
  • The two situations where you should NOT check your answers thoroughly
  • How to avoid careless mistakes by using the quick "double check" system. It will more than pay for itself relative to the time it will take you
  • Test writers will often quote directly from the question in an answer- learn whether this is something you should trust or avoid
  • Why "extreme statements" in the answer choices are dead giveaways for wrong answers- find out how to detect the subtle differences between reasonable answers and the answers that are almost always wrong
  • Learn how to group your answer choices into "families" that often narrows down the pool of correct answers- this is a quick way to immediately eliminate one or two of the answer choices and increase your odds of getting the question right

Now, you're probably wondering how and why we can do all the things we claim.

Let us explain.

Before we go any further, let us clarify what HESI A² Secrets is not. It is not a stale rehash of all of the things you have already learned in the past.

HESI A² Secrets is our exclusive collection of the tips and the information that we have specially selected to give you the best results on the HESI A² for the least time spent studying. It's written in everyday language and is easy to use.

We cover the 5 essential skills necessary to do well on the HESI A², plus comprehensive reviews covering all of the essential test sections individually.

Don't take our word for it. Listen to what our customers say about other Mometrix test preparation products.

I purchased the Secrets file, and I just wanted to let you know that I got a 99% on my test. I just want to thank you again, and hope you have continued success in your ventures. Sincerely, Paul L.

My name is Chris. I used the Secrets study guide for five days. The study guide made the test so easy to understand. Like you said this program is worth 100's of dollars. To me 1,000's!! THANKS, Chris G.

I just had to thank you guys for the test prep! I bought the guide as a last minute prep, I mean maybe 5 hours before the test. Like I said, I had ZERO preparation! I was nervous about the test let alone receiving the score I needed. I read the guide through only once before test time and needless to say, the only way I passed was thanks to your refresher!! Brian

I heard about your website from a friend. I am enrolled in a review course, and in hindsight, I wish I wouldn't have taken my review course and instead spent a fraction of the money on your program. Thank you! Zac L.

You get at least 10 times your money's worth! --When you consider what's at stake with the exam, we believe the value of our study guide gives you at least ten times your money's worth.


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 222 pages
  • Publisher: Mometrix Media LLC; 1 Original edition (February 14, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1609710142
  • ISBN-13: 978-1609710149
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #78,548 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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106 of 107 people found the following review helpful By Lucidity on July 21, 2013
Format: Paperback
Very informative and sophisticated approach to successfully taking the HESI. The book is written in a very detailed way but also in a format that is easy to understand with information that is easy to retain (if using the book's methodology correctly). The book literally covers everything about it and answered many of my questions that I had, it definitely relieved me of much apprehension about taking the test and I know I will do much better now that I am much more informed due to reading this. There are a lot of great test taking tips and techniques and I found many things that I haven't seen in the 2 previous HESI books that I had read before this, it definitely stands out to me and went way above and beyond my expectations
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56 of 56 people found the following review helpful By bournecb on December 20, 2010
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I was very satisfied with this e-book! I applied to a nursing school and found out that I needed to take the A2 within 10 days of applying. I needed a study guide right away, and ordering an actual book was not an option for me. I couldn't afford to pay the extra money to have it shipped overnight. I ordered the e-book and it went directly to my computer. I started studying the same day I schedule my test date. This study guide was extremely helpful, and without it I don't think I would have passed the A2 with such a good score. I passed it with an above average score the first (and only) time that I took it, surpassing the school's average score, which was lower than the score that was needed to qualify students for admission consideration. Thank you Mometrix!
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53 of 53 people found the following review helpful By zandra moore on August 28, 2013
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I was so scared to take the HESI. I have to pass the test since this is my future. So I definitely searched for something that could help me be more than prepared for the test. I didn't just want to prepare I wanted to pass with flying colors. So when I found the HESI A2 Secrets study guide I felt at ease about this test. I was able to use this book to the maximum benefits because it's set up for anyone to understand. It made understanding the information so much easier. When you have that confidence in the knowledge that you have you can take a test with much more confidence. The material in this guide is easy to digest. It covers all the necessities that are actually going to be on the test. Talk about saving you a lot of trouble. That's the most deterring part about studying. Learning all this information, and then it's not even on the test. So this guide really concentrated on what I needed to know to pass this test. This study guide is affordable, and absolutely useful. I would recommend it to anyone who needs to pass this test. This is the best investment that you can make in your future. Using this guide is certainly going to give you an edge that will make you be successful in the end.
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45 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Carrie on October 2, 2013
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One of the best e-books around for HESI A2! I was so impressed and very happy when it was received right on my computer. No need to stress this book has all that you need and then some. I have gotten couple of different HESI A2 study guide and this one beats them all.

I was very impressed. It was extremely informative and well written with easy follow through. Especially if you need a study guide right away and don't have time to wait around for the shipment you are in some serious luck! Every school is different when it comes to this topic and it is crucial to know what you are learning and imbed it in your memory - this study honestly does just that.

The HESI can be a scary topic for some, no matter how smart you are. This study guide makes studying easier, learning easier and keep the knowledge imbedding in your brain more attainable. It breaks down everything you need to know in sections, and clearly attacks the main points to help you come out more knowledgeable in the area that you so thought you weren't.

Anyone taking this exam not only needs this book but also has to understand this is your career, you are moving into what you want to do for maybe even your whole life, knowing your stuff isn't a simple concept anymore. However, this study guide can really help you attain that and feel more comfortable about taking the exam.
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46 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Erin M. Simmons on July 12, 2011
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I ordered this book to get an idea of what was going to be on the HESI and to my surprise a lot of what is in this book was not on my HESI here in Texas. But every school is different so I think this would be a wise buy to cover all your bases. The test taking skills the book teaches are what I found the most valuable. I mostly used the math section to review and it explains everything really well. and by the way, I don't live in Colorado anymore, I will have to update that
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Jean Croichy on July 21, 2011
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With this guide, taking the HESI doesn't have to be a terrifying experience. It's natural to be apprehensive when one's future is riding on the results of a single test, but with proper preparation a person can relax, knowing that they're fully ready to meet the challenge. A central part of the necessary preparation is to make use of a top notch HESI study guide, and this one would be an excellent choice.

It's written on a level that allows everyone to benefit from it. It's scholarly enough to handle the material, but conversational enough that a person doesn't have to be an intellectual to absorb the contents. It also covers all the bases when it comes to helping a student learn the material that is actually going to be on the test, which allows a person to focus on reviewing the things that can really impact their score, instead of getting bogged down by trying to brush up on everything they've learned up until this point, no matter how trivial.

It's possible to spend more for a study guide for the HESI, and to find one that's longer. But neither one is necessary. HESI A2 Secrets Study Guide is more than adequate for preparing for the test, and I recommend it to everyone.
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