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The English & Language Usage portion will consist of 37 questions that address three main topics:
- Conventions of Standard English
- Knowledge of Language
- Using Language and Vocabulary to Express Ideas in Writing
Our free ATI TEAS 7 English & Language Usage practice test covers all of these sections.
You will have 37 minutes to finish this section of the test.
ATI TEAS 7 English & Language Usage Prep Course
It’s time to evaluate your English & Language Usage academic skills by preparing for this division of the TEAS 7. These particular skills are imperative to the excellence, quality, and success of your nursing career. As such, Mometrix Test Preparation is prepared to ensure your testing excellence, quality, and success. For access to 8 full-length practice tests, subscribe to our TEAS Test Prep Course.
Why am I being tested on my English skills?
You may be wondering why your knowledge of English and writing conventions is important to your becoming a nurse. Why is it as imperative as, say, your scientific and mathematical knowledge?
You must communicate well, accurately, and effectively to your medical cohorts any of the scientific and mathematical information you have taken or acquired that is required for the well-being of patients. Without your quality in these areas of communication, confusion can occur. And, of course, the consequences could be far direr if there were misunderstandings. This is relevant both to writing, recording information, and speaking.
Since the nursing field is always researching, changing, advancing, growing, and innovating, nursing school’s curriculum is likewise always changing to keep pace; hence, the ATI TEAS must change as well. As with TEAS 6, the new TEAS 7 features these four subjects to measure your academic preparedness to be a nursing student: English & Language Usage, Reading, Science, and Mathematics. We will discuss the TEAS 7 and the changes that occurred in transitioning from the TEAS 6 here.
TEAS 7 English Example Question
We talked briefly about your need to communicate any medical, scientific, and mathematical information to other medical professionals for the benefit of your patients’ health. Let’s consider an overly simple example of a miscommunication: Patient XYZ is allergic to aspirin and could have the life-threatening reaction of anaphylaxis. You are to convey this information to other cohorts, and so you write, “Patient XYZ must have aspirin for her pain.” The simple omission of the word not before have might result in serious illness or worse.
As a nursing student and nursing professional, you must both listen to others and be cognizant of information that you are acquiring in every aspect of the field, and then convey it accurately and as thoroughly, yet succinctly, as required, for the safety, health, and general well-being of those in your care.
Use the excellent TEAS 7 Mometrix Test Preparation to the fullest. The purpose of the TEAS is to determine your academic knowledge in the four presented classifications. The test preparation won’t make you an expert in all fields, but it will help you score well in your strong areas and it will help to reveal your weaknesses so your college education will begin with you on the right footing. That way, you will be taking courses most relevant to your strengths and needs.
What’s new on the TEAS 7?
Do you know anything about the content of TEAS 6? No matter either way, but in case you are familiar with it, you will see no change on the total number of TEAS 7 questions (170) or the time permitted (209 minutes). The primary differences are in what each of these sections, which follow, are looking to assess relevant to your entry-level skills.
TEAS 7 English & Language Usage contains 37 questions to be completed in 37 minutes (four won’t have impact on your score, however.)
The categories are Conventions of Standard English, Knowledge of Language, and Using Language and Vocabulary to Express Ideas in Writing. If you have taken other writing-based standardized tests before, you’ll find some similarities to them in TEAS 7, however other parts are decidedly different.
Conventions of Standard English
This question category has 12 questions. You should prepare by knowing how to do the following:
- Use conventions of standard English spelling
- Use conventions of standard English pronunciation
- Use correct sentence structures
Knowledge of Language
Writing always has a purpose; when you write—if you are to do it effectively—you must compose and organize your thoughts first and as you are doing it. Your writing intends to make a point. Here, in this category of evaluation, you will be assessed on your ability to recognize and analyze how different pieces of writing are structured and framed to make their points.
Among the skills you will use in Knowledge of Language to answer the 11 questions are:
- Using grammar to enhance clarity in writing
- Evaluating if language meets the needs of a particular audience
- Developing a well-organized paragraph
Using Language and Vocabulary to Express Ideas in Writing
In this category, you will have 10 questions to consider and answer. This category deals with the grammatical aspects of English. Its purpose is to assess your ability to:
- Apply basic knowledge of the elements of the writing process to communicate effectively
- Determine the meanings of words by analyzing word parts
If you don’t usually think highly of grammar, you might consider it to be like your body skeleton: it holds your verbalized thoughts together and makes sense of them. Without grammar, your message would fall apart.
Keys to Succeeding in English
Here’s the best advice we can give you: read and pay close and careful attention to every question. Of course, the time limit may cause you to want to rush, but by your honing your test-taking skills in advance, you will work more efficiently and pace yourself better. Pacing will greatly aid your results.
We have an approach for you to use for English and Language Skills:
- The entire paper-and-pencil version of the test is multiple choice. Take full advantage of the process of elimination because, if an answer looks wrong, it most likely is.
- Cross the “wrong” answer off and move on to more accurate possibilities.
- Read as much as possible prior to your testing date:
- Read frequently
- Read a wide variety of topics
Through Mometrix Test Preparation’s resources, you will have access to a ATI TEAS 7 English & Language Usage study guide, practice test, and flashcards to help make your studying an efficient and effective experience.
Mometrix wants the TEAS 7 to be more than just another test. We want it to initiate the educational portion of your future on a positive note, in every category, which is why Mometrix Test Preparation exists: to help you do your very best. This is your groundwork. The foundation. You can do your best. You can accomplish your goals.