SAT Test Practice

The SAT Test has 5 sections Reading, Writing, Math (with and without a calculator), and an optional Essay.

English

Includes, punctuation, usage, grammar, and sentence structure

Punctuation
English Grammar
Usage

Essay Tips

How to Answer Essay Questions

Mathematics

Complex Shapes
Basic Geometry
Scientific Notation
Quadratics
Polynomials
Exponents
1 Variable Equations
2 Variable Equations
Algebra Word Problems
Trigonometry

Math Test Prep

How to Study for a Math Test
Types of Word Problems
How to Solve Word Problems
Number Series Tutorial

Reading

Reading Comprehension Practice I
Reading Comprehension Practice II
Reading Comprehension from Literature

Reading Test Prep

Reading Comprehension – The Complete Guide

 

Scientific Reasoning

Scientific Reasoning Practice

 

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Basic Science Flashcards

Practice your knowledge of basic science concepts


High School Exams

Nursing Entrance Exams – TEAS, PAX RN, DET,
College – CBASE, Canadian GED, CHSPE
Armed Services – ASVAB

Laws of Science

The ____ states that, in a chemical change, ____ can be neither ___ or ____, but only changed from ____.

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The Law of the Conservation of Energy states that, in a chemical change, energy can be neither created nor destroyed, but only changed from one form to another.

Laws of Science
Scientific Method

In science, ____ indicates the ____ or ____ of a measurement, while ___ indicates the ___ of a measurement to its known or accepted value.

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In science, precision indicates the reliability or reproducibility of a measurement, while accuracy indicates the proximity of a measurement to its known or accepted value.

Scientific Method
Scientific Notation

When using the scientific notation system to express large numbers, move the __ ___ until ___ digit(s) remain(s) to the left, then indicate the number of moves of the decimal point as the __ __ __.

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When using the scientific notation system to express large numbers, move the decimal point until only two digits remain to the left, then indicate the number of moves of the decimal point as the exponent of 10.

Scientific Notation
Temperature

Through experiments and calculations, _____ ____ has been verified to be ____o on the ____ scale.

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Through experiments and calculations, absolute zero has been verified to be – 273.15o on the Celsius scale.

Temperature
Temperature

The ___ __ is based on the lowest theoretical temperature, called ___ __.

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The Kelvin scale is based on the lowest theoretical temperature, called absolute zero.

Temperature
Scientific Method

When a measurement is recorded, it includes the _________ ________, which are all the digits that are certain plus one uncertain digit.

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When a measurement is recorded, it includes the significant figures, which are all the digits that are certain plus one uncertain digit.

Scientific Method
Ecology

The depletion in the Ozone layer is caused by _____?

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There is widespread concern that the ozone layer is deteriorating due to the release of pollution containing the chemicals chlorine and bromine. Such deterioration allows large amounts of ultraviolet B rays to reach Earth which can cause skin cancer and cataracts in humans and harm animals as well.

Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) chemicals found mainly in spray aerosols heavily used by industrialized nations for much of the past 50 years are the primary culprits in ozone layer breakdown. When CFCs reach the upper atmosphere they are exposed to ultraviolet rays which causes them to break down into substances that include chlorine. The chlorine reacts with the oxygen atoms in ozone and rips apart the ozone molecule.

Ecology
Ecology

A ______ ______ is a graphical description of feeding relationships among species in an ecological community.

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A food web is a graphical description of feeding relationships among species in an ecological community.

Note: A food web differs from a food chain in that the latter shows only a portion of the food web involving a simple, linear series of species (e.g., predator, herbivore, plant) connected by feeding links. A food web aims to depict a more complete picture of the feeding relationships, and can be considered a bundle of many interconnected food chains occurring within the community.

Ecology
Periodic Table

In the periodic table of the elements, elements are arranged in order of their atomic ______, which is the number of _____ found in their nucleus.

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In the periodic table of the elements, elements are arranged in order of their atomic number, which is the number of protons found in their nucleus.

Periodic Table
States of Matter

Name the four states in which matter exists.

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The four states in which matter exists are solid, liquid, gas, and plasma.
The state of matter is determined by the strength of the bonds between the atoms that make up matter.

States of Matter

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Patient Communication Flashcards

Practice your knowledge of patient communication with flashcards for active listening, perception checking and more

Patient Communication

What is perception checking?

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Perception checking is repeating what someone has said to check the accuracy of the information.

Patient Communication
Patient Communication

What should you do if a patient does not understand the question?

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If a patient does not seem to understand a question, repeat the question using simpler terms. Asking if they understand or skipping the question are not helpful.

Patient Communication
Patient Communication

What is personal space?

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Personal space is the zone around each person reserved for conversation and can vary according to culture.

Patient Communication
Patient Communication

How can you demonstrate empathy?

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Using phrases that address a person’s feelings, such as “You must be worried about your headaches,” demonstrates empathy.

Patient Communication
Patient Communication

What technique encourages patients to continue talking, without indicating agreement or disagreement?

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Nodding provides encourages the patient to continue talking without indicating agreement or disagreement.

Patient Communication
Patient Communication

Does non-verbal communication emphasize or contradict verbal messages?

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Both. Nonverbal communications can emphasize or contradict verbal messages.

Patient Communication
Patient Commuication

Name some of the elements of non-verbal communication.

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Facial expression, posture and tone of voice are elements of nonverbal communication.

Patient Commuication
Patient Communication

What are some of the steps to attentive listening?

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The steps to attentive listening include, maintaining eye contact and facing the person squarely.

Patient Communication
Patient Communication

What technique restates what a patient has said, emphasizing the main points?

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Paraphrasing is restating something that a patient has said, usually in fewer words and with emphasis on the main points of their statement.

Patient Communication

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Medical Specialties Flashcards

Learn medical terminology with medical specialties

Medical Specialties

What is surgery performed on the heart and/or major blood vessels to treat complications of ischemic heart disease, correct congenital heart disease, etc.

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Cardiovascular surgery is surgery on the heart or great vessels performed by cardiac surgeons.

Medical Specialties
Medical Specialties

What is the medical and surgical specialty that focuses on the urinary tract?

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Urology is the medical and surgical specialty that focuses on the urinary tracts of males and females, and on the reproductive system of males. Medical professionals specializing in the field of urology are called urologists.

Medical Specialties
Medical Specialties

What specialty treats organs in the chest?

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Thoracic surgeons treat diseases that affect the organs within the chest.

Medical Specialties
Medical Specialties

What specialty studies the circulatory and lymphatic systems and diseases associated with those systems?

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Vascular medicine, known in Europe as angiology, is a medical specialty centered on the study of the circulatory
and lymphatic systems and diseases associated with those systems.

Medical Specialties
Medical Specialties

Which branch of medicine centers around the treatment of conditions affecting joints, muscles, and bones?

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Rheumatology is a sub-specialty in internal medicine and pediatrics, devoted to diagnosis and therapy of rheumatic
diseases. Clinicians who specialize in rheumatology are called rheumatologists.

Medical Specialties
Medical Specialties

What specialty deals with diseases of the respiratory tract and respiratory disease?

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Pulmonology (aka pneumology or respirology) is the
specialty that deals with diseases of the respiratory
tract and respiratory disease.

Medical Specialties
Medical Specialties

What is is a branch of medicine concerned with diseases of the rectum, anus, colon and pelvic floor?

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Colorectal surgery is a field in medicine, dealing with disorders of the rectum, anus, and colon. The field is also
known as proctology. Physicians specializing in this field of medicine are called colorectal surgeons or proctologists.

Medical Specialties
Medical Specialties

The goal of ________, also called physiatry, is to enhance and restore functional ability to those with
disabilities or physical impairments.

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Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), physiatry or rehabilitation medicine, is a branch of medicine that aims
to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities. A
physician having completed training in this field is referred to as a physiatrist or rehab medicine specialist.

Medical Specialties

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Surgical, Medical and Diagnostic Procedures Flashcards

Learn medical terminology with these flashcards, including surgical, diagnostic and medical procedure flashcards.

Surgical Procedures

What procedure removes the opaque contents of a lens of the eye via ultrasound waves, although, in some cases, the entire lens is removed and replaced
with an artificial lens.

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Cataract surgery involves removal of the opaque contents of a lens of the eye via ultrasound waves, although, in some
cases, the entire lens is removed and replaced with an artificial lens.

Surgical Procedures
Surgical Procedures

What is a surgical procedure that unblocks the arteries located in the neck which supply blood to the brain?

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A surgical procedure that unblocks the arteries located in the neck which supply blood to the brain is a carotid
endarterectomy
.

Surgical Procedures
Medical Specialties

What branch of medicine that addresses the causes (etiology), mechanisms of development (pathogenesis), structural alterations of cells (morphologic
changes), and the consequences of those changes (clinical manifestations or diseases)?

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Pathology is the study and diagnosis of disease. Pathology addresses 4 components of disease: cause/etiology, mechanisms of development (pathogenesis),
structural alterations of cells (morphologic changes), and the consequences of changes (clinical manifestations).

Medical Specialties
Medical Specialties

What specialty is concerned with the diagnosis of cancer as well as cancer therapies such
as surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy as well as follow-up of such cases and palliative care for patients in
the terminal stages of cancer?

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Oncology is a branch of medicine that deals with cancer. A
medical professional who practices oncology is an oncologist.

Medical Specialties
Medical Specialties

What are patients who have been diagnosed with acute renal failure, chronic kidney disease, hematuria, kidney
stones or hypertension are usually called?

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Nephrology concerns the diagnosis and treatment of
kidney diseases, including electrolyte disturbances and
hypertension, and the care of those requiring renal
replacement therapy, including dialysis and renal transplant
patients.

Medical Specialties
Surgical Specialties

What type of surgeons use their skills to correct diseases, defects and injuries in the head, neck, face,
jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the oral and facial region.

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Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons use their skills to correct
diseases, defects and injuries in the head, neck, face, jaws
and the hard and soft tissues of the oral and facial region.

Surgical Specialties
Medical Specialties

What is the medical specialty involved in the study of the liver, gallbladder, biliary tree, and pancreas
and diseases such as viral hepatitis and alcohol-related conditions.

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Hepatology is the medical specialty involved in the study of
the liver, gallbladder, biliary tree, and pancreas and diseases
such as viral hepatitis and alcohol-related conditions.

Medical Specialties
Diagnostic Procedures

What is a microbiological culture of blood used to detect infections such as bacteria and septicemia.

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A blood culture is a microbiological culture of blood used to detect infections such as bacteria and septicemia.

Diagnostic Procedures
Diagnostic Procedure

Which diagnostic procedure used equipment to develop an image clearly displaying areas of differing
density and composition?

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Radiography diagnostic procedure used equipment to
develop an image clearly displaying areas of differing density
and composition.

Diagnostic Procedure

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Medical Abbreviations Flashcards

Learning medical abbreviations are an important part of medical terminology used on standardized tests such as the CMA and RMA

 

Medical Abbreviation

What does the medical abbreviation h/o mean?

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H/O stands for history of . . . This is primarily a quick and short abbreviation used for intra-house patient reports.

Medical Abbreviation
Medical Abbreviation

What does the medical abbreviation H/A mean?

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H/A stands for headache. Most doctors report that this is one of the most common “presenting symptoms” causing people to seek medical help.

Medical Abbreviation
Medical Abbreviation

What does the medical abbreviation ETA mean?

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ETA stands for estimated time of arrival. The term is used, not just among medical professionals, but also the military and police.

Medical Abbreviation
Medical Abbreviation

What does the medical abbreviation ECG mean?

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ECG stands for Electrocardiogram.  Actually, it’s more popularly known as an EKG, although linguistically, ECG would be more correct.

Medical Abbreviation
Medical Abbreviation

What does the medical abbreviation DOA mean?

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DOA stands for dead on arrival.  This designation could be used if the person died on the scene before being transported to the hospital or if death occurs immediately upon being seen by the medical staff.

Medical Abbreviation
Medical Abbreviation

What does the  medical abbreviation cc mean?

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cc stands for cubic centimeter.  Medications are frequently measured and dispensed using this unit. This is not to be confused with CC (capitalized), which means Chief Complaint.

 

Medical Abbreviation
Medical Abbreviation

What does the medical abbreviation BP mean?

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BP stands for blood pressure.  You’ll most often see this on a patient report of vital signs.

Medical Abbreviation
Medical Abbreviation

What does the medical abbreviation ASA mean?

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ASA stands for aspirin. The “A” is added at the end to distinguish from the many other medical abbreviations starting with AS.

Medical Abbreviation
Medical Abbreviations

What does the medical abbreviation a.c. mean?

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A.C. stands for before meals.  This is used most often on prescriptions, telling the patient when to take the medication.

Medical Abbreviations

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Science Reasoning Practice Questions

Science Reasoning, as the name implies, doesn’t test your knowledge, but rather tests your ability to reason, as well as your ability to analyze and understand data. The questions provide you with everything you need to know – you have to reason your way through like a scientist.

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ACT Test Practice

The ACT Test has 5 sections  English, Math, Reading, and Science Reasoning as well as an essay

English

Includes, punctuation, usage, grammar, and sentence structure

Punctuation
English Grammar
Usage

Essay Tips

How to Answer Essay Questions

Mathematics

Complex Shapes
Basic Geometry
Scientific Notation
Quadratics
Polynomials
Exponents
1 Variable Equations
2 Variable Equations
Algebra Word Problems
Trigonometry

Math Test Prep

How to Study for a Math Test
Types of Word Problems
How to Solve Word Problems
Number Series Tutorial

Reading

Reading Comprehension Practice I
Reading Comprehension Practice II
Reading Comprehension from Literature

Reading Test Prep

Reading Comprehension – The Complete Guide

 

Scientific Reasoning

Scientific Reasoning Practice

 

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Published: October 25th, 2017

Fractions, Square Root and Decimals Flashcards

Fractions

Calculate 2/9 of 23,531,445.

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2/9 of 23,531,445 = 5,229,210

Fractions
Fractions & Decimals

Calculate 1 + 0.125 + 3/4
a. 1.625
b. 1.755
c. 1
d.1 7/8
e.2

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d. 1 + 0.125 + 3/4 = 1 7/8

Fractions & Decimals
Fractions

Which of the following numbers is the smallest?

a. 1
b.
c. 3/2
d. 1.1
e. 160%

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a. 1 is the smallest.

Fractions
Fractions and Square Root

Which of the following numbers is the largest?
a. 1
b.
c. 3/2
d. 1.1
e. 160%

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e. 160% is the largest

Fractions and Square Root
Fractions

Which of the following is less than a third?

a. 84/231
b. 6/35
c. 3/22
d. Answers a,b,c
e. Answers b,c

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B. and C.
6/35 and 3/22 are less than a third.

Fractions
Square Root

a. 1.2
b. 0.2
c. 3/4
d. 1.5
e. 1 2/3

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a. 1.2

Square Root
Fractions

Which of the following is between 7/11 and 5/7 ?

a. 0.6
b. 13/>17
c. 2/3
d. 11/15
e. 3/4

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c. 2/3 between 7/11 and 5/7

Fractions
Fractions & Decimals

Which one of the following is a finite decimal?

a. 84/630
b. 6/35
c. 3/22
d. 13/128
e. 7/216

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D. 13/128 is a finite decimal

Fractions & Decimals

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