HESI ENTRANCE EXAMINATION
STUDY GUIDE
HESI ENTRANCE EXAMINATION
STUDY GUIDE
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HESI Study Packet Int

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HESI Test Overview (Math, Reading, Comprehension, Vocabulary,
Page
Grammar) 1-2
Math (face sheets precedes each section—pages bold, underlined; Answers follow each section
Math diagnostic Test 3-4, 5-8
HEST Math Review I-III: Add, subtract, multiply, divide 9-14
Math IV-VI: Add, subtract, multiply, divide decimals 15-19
Math VII-XII: Fraction terms; reducing proper and improper fractions; LCD 20-33
changing improper to mixed, mixed to improper; ass, subtract, multiply, divide fractions; change fractions to decimals; change decimals to fractions
Math XIII: Ratio/Proportion 34-36
Math XVI: Percentages 37-39
Math: Helpful information to memorize and understand: chart of fractions,
decimals, percents; Roman numerals; measurement conversions 40-41
Math Review Answer key 42-43
MATH PRACTIVE TEST 1 (face sheets) 44-46
1. Add, subtract, multiply, divide 47-48
2. Multiply, divide (by & into), and, subtract decimals 49-50
3. Change fractions to decimals; decimals to fractions 51-52
4. Add, subtract, multiply, divide fractions 53-54
5. Percentage 55-56
6. Ratio/Proportion 57
7. Conversion 58-59
8. Rounding 60-61
MATH PRACTICE TEST 2 (face sheets) 62-64
9. Add, subtract, multiply, divide 65-66
10. Change decimals to fractions; change fractions to decimals; 67-68
multiply, divide (by & into) add, subtract decimals.
11. Add, subtract, multiply, divide fractions 69-70
12. Percentage 71-72
13. Ratio/Proportion 73-74
14. Conversion 75-76
15. Rounding 77-78
Reading Comprehension (face sheets) face sheet precedes each 79-80
section pages are bold, underlined; answers follow each section
How to answer reading comprehension questions and sharpen your
reading skills (without really trying) 81-83
Sample reading test
Reading
Vocabulary (face sheets) face sheet precedes each section pages are bold, underlined; answers follow each section
84-86
87-92
93-95
1. Test 5 (everyday) 96-97
2. Exams 7, 10-14 (everyday) 98-102
3. Spelling (everyday) 103-107
4. Multiple Choice Quiz (medical terminology) Chapter One- Four, 108-122
Twenty-One
List of medical terminology (four study only) 123-134
Grammar (face sheets) face sheet precedes each section- pages 135-137
are bold, underlined; answers follow each section
1. Exercise One: Problems with Verbs (Part 1) 138-139
2. Exercise Two: Problems with Verbs (Part 2) 140
3. Exercise Three: Problems with Verbs (part 3) 141
4. Exercise Fourteen: Problems with Introductory Verbal 142-144
Modifiers
5. Exercise Fifteen: Problems with Parallel Structure 145-147
6. Exercise Eighteen: Problems with Structure 148-149
Answer keys for above grammar section (1-6) 150-158
7. Lesson 5: Sentence Structure: Dangling Modifiers 159-161
8. Lesson 5: Sentence Structure: Parallel Structure 162-164
Answer keys for above grammar section (7-8) 165
9. Plurals: Ex 2, 3, 4, 5 166-169
10. Verbs: Ex 12, 13 170-172
Answer keys for above grammar section (9-10) 173-174
11. Verbs: (Subjects – Verbs Agreement) lesson 12, Exercise 19 175-178
Answer key for the above grammar section (11) 179-180
12. Gerunds and Infinitives 181
Answer key for above grammar section (12) 182
Types of questions (no word or story problems)
1. Add, subtract
2. Add, subtract: decimals, whole numbers to decimals
3. Ratio; change fractions to ratio
4. Change decimal to percent
5. Multiply decimals
6. Divide by decimals
7. Rounding
8. Change fractions to decimals
9. Divide by fractions
10. Reduce
11. Add fractions with unlike denominators
12. Divide fractions by whole numbers
13. Divide fractions by fractions
HESI Reading Comprehension Overview
1. Need a good vocabulary to answer questions
2. Read, summarize
3. Implies information: Ex. (From the text) In a test, spend more time on essay questions, which are worth more. (From the question) In a test, in order to get more points, spend more time on difficult questions.
4. Long and short paragraphs
5. Other types of questions:
A. Definition of words
B. What is stated vs. implied
C. Fact vs. opinion
HESI Vocabulary Test Overview
1. Vocabulary in context, or as definition, or correct usage---questions not always clear
A. Multiple Choice, Scenario is set up
B. Medical terms, some from biology
C. Literary words
D. Everyday words
1. Particularly difficult for ESL (foreign) students
2. Questions 1-25 select best answer
A. Verb Forms
B. Dangling modifiers
3. Questions 26-50 Identify and correct incorrect portion
a. Subject-Verb agreement
b. Parallelism
c. Plurals
d. Infinitives (to + Verb) or Gerunds (verb + ing)
e. Particles/prepositions (depend on, not depend in)
f. There, their, they’re usage
4. Questions 51-55
3
Directions:
1) Take the diagnostic test that follows.
2) Score with the answer key that immediately follows.
3) Provide the following information hereon (pages 3,4) for tutor- and-self- evaluation:
Total number of problems: 27
Number correct: Multiply number correct X 100= Divide by total number of problems= %
Tutor will review for areas to work on in Math.
Areas to work on: , , ,
NEXT STEP: GO ON TO MATH REVIEW, THEN PRACTICE TESTS 1 AND 2.
Circle question number (s) missed Type of Question
1 Addition
2 5 Multiplication
3 6 Division
4 Subtraction
7 Add, subtract, multiply, decimals
8 9 10 11 12 16a 17 18 19 Concept of decimals, fractions, percent
Add fractions w/ unlike denominators
13
14
15
16b 21
22
23
24 25 26
27a 27b
Multiply fractions Divide fractions Concept of ratio
Subtract decimals
Multiply decimals Divide by decimals Percent problem Ratio Problem
Number Power Review Pretest
This pretest will tell you which chapters of Number Power Review you need to work on and which you have already mastered. Do all the problems that you can. There is no time limit. Check your answers with the answer key. Fill out chart at test end. Do all work on these pages.
Find an answer to each problem
1. 793 2. 215 x 89 = 3. 417 19 517
+ 385
Find an answer to each problem.
4. 2800 5. 173 6. 4,208 16
- 946 x 26
7. Find the Value of the expression: 3 ($2.50 - $1.00) + ($10.00 4).
8. Write the following numbers in order, from least to greatest.
3 .034 30% 2 4% 0.4
4 3
9. What percent of this pizza has been eaten?
Write <, > or + to compare each pair of numbers.
Solve
11
2 5 15
13. 2 ¾ 14. 2 x 3 15. 1 5
+1 ⅓ 3 5 4 8
16. Keisha bought sixteen cans of soda for a birthday party. Six of these are cans of cola.
a. What fraction of the soda is cola (red)?
= Red
b. What is the ratio of cola to flavors that are not cola?
Write <,>, or = to compare the pair of decimals.
17. 0.65 0.605 18. 0.329 0.48 19. 1.14 1.042
20. Which expression can be used to find the width of each board?
Board
18”
a. 18+ (3 x 0.375) d. 18-(3 x 0.375)
4 4
b. 18+ (3 x 0.375) e. 18 –(4 x 0.375)
3 4
c. 18- (3 x 0.375)
3
7
Solve each problem.
21. 5.08 22. 2.05 x 0.06 = 23. 2.842 1.4 =
-2.92
24. The Clothes Tree is offering a 25% discount on all women’s sweaters. Including a 6% sales tax,
what will Selena pay for a sweater that normally sells for $48.00?
For problem 25 & 26, refer to the circle graph.
25. What percent of the students at Highland Middle School are in the 8th grade?
26. Suppose that next year the enrollment at Highland Middle School increases by 20%. How many students will be enrolled at Highland next year?
27. What is the ratio of the amount that Jonathan saved in May to the amount he saved in January? (Reduce to lowest terms. If necessary)
If Jonathan’s take-home pay is 1,500 per month, how much did he save during the 6 months shown on the graph?
30
25
20
15
10
5
0
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
1. 1,695
2. 19,135
3. 21 R 18
4. 1,854
5. 4,498
6. 263
7. $ 7.00 ($4.50 + $2.50)
8. 4%, 30%, 0.34, 0.4, 2/3, ¾
9. 62.5%
10. <
11. =
12. >
13. 4 – ½
14. 2/5
15. 2/5
16. a. 3/8 (6/16) b. 3/5 or 3 to 5 (6/10)
17. >
18. <
19. >
20. d.
21. 2.16
22. 0.123
23. 2.03
24. $38.16 ($36.00+ $2.16)
25. 34% (170/500 x 100%)
26. 600 (500 + 100)
27. 5/3 (25/15)
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