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  1. Glimmer1991

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    Ready to tackle the DAT? You're in the right place. Here is a collection of the best breakdowns on SDN from 2012-today. If you ever see a breakdown that needs to be on this list, let me know via a comment or PM.

    Just a reminder: Although these breakdowns are great resources to use, that doesn't mean that the OPs are still around. Check the date these were posted and the OP's history before you revive a dead thread--in many cases, these people have been gone for years! Also, I'd like to make sure proper credit is given to Smurf12, who had the original idea for this thread.

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    FREE Online Cliff's AP Bio 3rd edition
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  2. Shredded Ape

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    Like I said on the old thread

    Too much cheese on the menu.

    Congratz on the Second Grand Opening!
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    OHO Nice work Glimmer! Good luck to all future predents taking the DAT. Looking at breakdowns is a great motivator and a great place to start your epic battle against the beast!
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    This is the best post ever. Thanks Glimmer1991! :)
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    thank you glimmer (and Smurf12).
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    Thanks for the suggestions, free99! They're added! Keep 'em coming!

    And you're welcome, everyone!
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    Nice work, Glimmer! You're going to have this place Michelin-rated if you keep it up. :thumbup:
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    Thanks for these - I'm particularly interested in seeing the breakdown or scores of someone like myself - a non-traditional applicant that's been out of school for a while working in their careers and has already has their pre-reqs (not freshly-taken in preparation for application), preferably older pre-reqs.

    What I'm curious about is how they studied for the DAT - frequency, duration, materials, etc., having been out of school for a while. And of course, their scores as a result of their preparation methods.

    I've clicked on 5-6 of your much-appreciated links, but all of them appear to be the typical, young soon-to-be BS graduate with studying and biology/GC/OC relatively fresh on their minds. Obviously, having recently taken the courses represented on the DAT, their study techniques and methods are likely to be very different from those years removed from the academic environment.

    If you know of any of the above links that are non-trads, please let me know. Thanks again!
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    I've added 4 or 5 breakdowns. Just an update! We're sort of in the "slow" season for new breakdowns, but I bet people will be posting a lot more once school ends. :)
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    I will add one for the top-shelf breakdown list on the evening of July 11th.

    Mark it a 25+, Dude.
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    Hey
    Sample DAT Study Plan by DentalWorks link is not working.
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    worked for me :)
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    I did miss it! I'll add the link when I get home. Thanks!
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    You can just click on the individual links you want in the original post and then print them out.
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    Bump! I added about 10 new breakdowns.
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    Bumping this! I see lots of new members, and hope this can help!
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    Thank you so much!!!
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    ...but I already added it last week! :)
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    Hola friends--I've had about a million things going on this summer, but I'm sure some good breakdowns have been posted lately. I wanted to bump this to help all of the people studying, but also, make sure you tell me if you see any good breakdowns for me to add!

    Happy studying, and good luck to everyone applying next week! The stress is on!
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    Feel free to add the breakdown in my signature! :)
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    I'm a non-trad and it's been quite a few years since I've taken my pre-reqs...just posted my breakdown if you're interested although I'm not sure it's stellar enough for this collection. I don't know if it's very different from the youngins but here you go: http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=1008746
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    Thanks, guys! They're added!
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    Bump! I've scrolled through the past few pages of posts in this forum and added some more.

    Good luck to everyone studying and taking their tests right now! I haven't been so active over here because I've been doing applications and secondaries! Scary! :D
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    Thank you so much for you work in compiling this stuff!

    My biggest concern with the DAT is the bio section and that has me stressing out so much. I've been just digging through the forums to find ways to study for it and I can't really find guidance!

    Any suggestions/breakdown on how to approach biology. Any detailed way to tackle it would be greatly appreciate as this section really is killing me.

    Right now I have KBB, cliffs AP Bio, Dat Destoryer, Ferali's notes, and scsc7211's version of Alan's notes
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    Hey there! There aren't really any tricks to going through the bio section, sadly. I think the overarching theme you'll find in all of these breakdowns is just to use the bio books you have and try to cram as MUCH as you can into your head. I had Cliff's AP bio and Barron's AP bio (I preferred Barron's). I went through both of them and tried to do at least a chapter a day. After reviewing them the first time, I went through them again. Then, the week before my test, I went back over the chapters that I was having the hardest time memorizing. Most of this section is just brute memorization, so it's something you have to tackle in manageable chunks (for example, try your hardest to memorize a chapter each day). I did the questions at the ends of the chapters immediately after I finished reading each chapter. If I didn't know the answer to a question, I'd go back and re-read that section; that way, I was immediately addressing my problem areas.

    It's a whole lot to learn, but I think everything you need is in Cliff's AP bio and Barron's AP bio. I suggest buying them both and learning them to the very best of your abilities. It will serve you well! :)
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    Ahh I see. My only problem is that stuff I went over a few days ago are already hazy in my memory so I'm forgetting the material all too quickly =\
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    Great post. Wish I would've known about it earlier.
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    I wish it would be stickied for precisely this reason, but for some reason, that just won't happen! :( Thank you, though! I keep it in my signature so hopefully most people can find it.
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    I added the new version of FeralisExtremum's bio notes. They're all the rage, I hear! :D
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    Hey everyone,

    I haven't been as active on the DAT forums as I used to be... this semester has been KILLER, and school and worrying about applications have taken up all of my time! If you have seen anything lately that should be on this list, please let me know and I will add it. :) And don't be shy about recommending your own breakdown! If you put a lot of time into it, it should totally be here. Thanks!
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    Can you add mine? (below)

    My organic chemistry part should be helpful for anyone that's struggling in that section. I have some links in there as well for PAT. Thanks.
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    I would like mine added as well if possible. I think my breakdown can share to people that mastering the chemistries can really boost your AA up a lot!
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    Thanks for compiling these. They have been a great help to my studies so far, including your breakdown.

    This thread should really be stickied. haha
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    Yeah seriously. I wish I had seen this thread before I started studying. I wasted a lot of time hunting for relevant breakdowns.

    Hopefully, our breakdowns from this past year will help out the next batch. There's been a lot of new material (that people are now starting to use more) in recent months like DAT QVAULT and DAT BootCamp.
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    Thanks, guys!

    I really need to go back and comb through through this list once my semester dies down. I try to be pretty picky with what I add, but some of them that were on the list before I took over are probably a little bit too old to be relevant, and some of them aren't quite in-depth enough. To keep this list from being watered down, I only try to add the ones that clearly have the most time and effort put into them, you know? :)
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    Has anyone figured out how to add a hyperlink, but edit the text it shows for that link? I used to be able to do this with the regular toolbar, but I can't seem to figure it out.
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    Tell me some breakdowns that need to be here, folks. :) I haven't ventured into this subforum in a while, but I hate to let this fall by the wayside. Thanks!
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    Why did you take off the AA 20 and 21
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    With the new forum update, my post was too large and it made me cut down my characters if I wanted to edit it. So... I figured those would be the first thing to go. Not ideal, but I had to get rid of something!
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    Bump... Study season is about to be in full swing. Good luck, everyone!
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    bumping, bumping...
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