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TEAS Test : Reading

About the Reading Test

Each subject category in the TEAS Test has a separate time limit. The Reading section is 58 minutes, and is comprised of 42 questions that cover three areas: 

  1. Main ideas and supporting information--  i.e., key ideas and details
  2. Passage organization--  i.e., craft and structure
  3. Synthesis of information--  i.e., integration of knowledge and ideas

Texas State Technical College Librarian Amanda Suiters has developed an outstanding TEAS research guide. The following is her work and is used with permission.

Click here to see tabs for:

  • Key Ideas and Details
  • Craft and Structure
  • Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

The tabs contain: review videos and websites containing key skills and information, practice problems containing single reading passages, flashcards to help study, and practice tests based on the types of questions you will see on the actual test. 

Conquering the Reading Test

Conquering the Reading Test--

This video and textual work is the intellectual property of librarian Lynn Bahena, Washtenaw Community College and is used with permission: File:CC-BY-NC-SA.svg - Wikimedia Commons

Finding the Topic or Subject of a Written Work

Finding the Topic and Subject in Written Work--  watch a short video and practice a few questions (with answers) to better grasp how to find a topic and subject in written work. This content was created by Houston Community College. Practice questions are made accessible by Austin Community College.

Review Video

Additional Reading Resources

The following compilation is the intellectual property of librarian Lynn Bahena, Washtenaw Community College and is used with permission: File:CC-BY-NC-SA.svg - Wikimedia Commons

  • Comprehension and Vocabulary Skills
  • To improve your comprehension/vocabulary skills, click on the link above and create an account. During Sign-Up select Teacher: Bonnie Arnett and Class: Practice Lab. Once you have created an account you will be able to access this materials anytime/anywhere.Once you have logged into the course, be sure to take Reading Test A. Upon completion, select "Ten Steps to Advanced Reading" as the text and identify the exercises your test results indicate you should complete.
  • Identifying the Topic/Theme
  • Main Ideas
  • Inferences
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