reading comp strategies

  1. Dr_Dentist


    okay so I’ve struggled with RC the whole time while practicing the DAT RC and taking the DAT my first time. i was ranging from 17-19 on all practice test and i made a 13!! My first time taking the DAT. I used the method where you list numbers on the page and write keywords next to the number...
  2. T

    Practice test results advice

    So a little background, I have been studying for the DAT for about 2 months now and have just recently started to take practice tests to test my level of understanding on the subjects. I take my DAT on the 18th of August so I still have a little under 3 weeks to prepare. So far my scores have...
  3. rebecca_chatul_tov

    RC Improvement

    Hi there everyone, I have been reading a lot of DAT breakdown posts in the last 2-3 weeks and have gotten some good tips for how to raise my score. However, I'm feeling a little concerned about RC. It seems to be a hard section to improve in. Right now I am using Bootcamp as my primary prep...
  4. Auntymarkovnikov

    Reading Comprehension Strategies Needed

    I took my first 3 reading comp tests beginning 2 days ago and scored terribly: 16, 15, 15. I don't understand why I am doing so poorly. I'm pretty sure I just don't have a good strategy. I read and write a lot. I am a liberal arts major and my major requires an excessive amount of reading and...
  5. J

    Reading Comprehension Note taking vs highlighting

    Last year I took Kaplan's course and they recommended reading and taking brief notes (names, dates, main topic) on each paragraph for the reading comprehension. My RC practice exams with them were usually around 16-17. On the real DAT I got a 22! I am not sure if I just got lucky with an easy...
  6. S

    Is it my comprehension issue?

  7. B

    Reading Comprehension... any advice?

    So I've been struggling finding RC practice besides bootcamp. Has anybody tried CDP RC section? is it any good?! I'm currently reading scientific articles everyday to improve my comprehension and timing skills, I've also done TopScore and trying different strategies. English isn't my first...
  8. bentley13

    3 Week Study Schedule (upon requests)

    A few people have requested to see my 3-week study schedule since I posted my breakdown https://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/dat-done-25aa-24-ts-25-pat-3-week-study-schedule.1237745/ . I scored a 25AA, 24TS, and 25PAT. I had 21 days of studying and 3 days of rest. Two of my rest days are not...
  9. B

    Reading Comprehension and full length exams???????????

    Hey guys, I am having a hard time finding sources to help me with practicing for RC section of the DAT. I'm also wondering where I could find full length practice exams? I currently have the 2007 and 2009 exams but thats about it :( Thank you!
  10. J

    Readings or the MCAT

    Hey guys! I'm kind of new to posting on studentdoctor but I was hoping to gain some insight. I was wondering what journals/ books you guys have found to help with speed/ efficiency of reading. I am using Kaplan and have seen significant improvements in my scores over the past few weeks, however...
  11. J

    Gold Standard

    does anyone know how the Gold Standard products are? Mainly I'm looking for something to help my reading comprehension which I really need.
  12. J

    Reading Comp HELP!

    I just started studying for the DAT for the second time and have been having a tough time with the reading comp section. I have used the Kaplan BB section tests and done the all Bootcamp section tests (my score on the real test wasn't comparable). This section is really bringing my overall score...