reading comprehension

  1. F

    CDR vs real DAT

    I have been using crack the DAT to practice reading and... I am doing TERRIBLE!!! I scored a 16 on most of the practice tests so I am kinda freaking out... for those who already took the DAT, is cdr similar to the actual DAT in terms of difficulty??
  2. beeepbooop

    21AA DAT (21AA/21PAT/20TS): some encouragement!

    I just took my DAT today and did better than I was anticipating with a 21AA. I wanted to make a brief post to encourage people who are still studying and still feeling like they're not hitting the scores that they want to get on the actual test. Obviously this is just my experience, but I...
  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. Punished Angeleno

    Bootcamp RC struggles w/ a week to go.

    Currently in panic mode. I've got about 9 days to go and I just started working on RC. I took two Bootcamp exams and scored less than 15 on the first and 18 on the second. I'm letting the first go because I forced myself to take it at midnight when I was absolutely exhausted, but I'm not exactly...
  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. whatisit350

    DAT Qvualt RC compared to the real thing??

    Hey guys, so RC is easily my worst subject. I recently bought the DAT Qvault RC and do a passage with questions a day. I'm doing ok on there, but I wanted to see if anyone had an opinion on how similar or different that was from the real thing. Thanks
  8. fisafisa

    DAT Score Ranking by Rutgers/UMDNJ

    hi I was wondering if the Rutgers Dental school (my #1 choice) places a higher preference on the reading comprehension score or the PAT portion of the DAT? I scored high in the reading (30) but average on the PAT (18) and I was wondering if this would hurt my chances of being accepted. (AA:24...
  9. 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...
  10. 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!
  11. tomdapredent

    Reading Comprehension Harder on Real DAT

    Hey everybody, I was wondering if anyone has advice on how I can prepare for the RC section of the test. I took the DAT for the first time in the beginning of July, and will be retaking the test at the end of this month. I am very worried and lost when it comes to studying for the RC...
  12. H

    RC Search and Destroy...ctrl f?

    I have been trying to raise me RC score and it seems as if it totally depends on the article for me. I just took a practice test with articles that I couldn't get myself to read all the way thru and resorted to ctrl f during the questions. Is this allowed during test day, I assume not but wanted...
  13. 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...
  14. L

    Serious touble with CARS

    Whenever I take a practice test, cars kills me every time. I've taken maybe 5-6 practice tests (aamc and kaplan) and I've held a stagnant 124 for cars. I get decent scores on my other sections though. My most recent aamc scored for Chem/phys, bio/biochem, and psych is 127, 128, 128 respectively...
  15. 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.
  16. M

    Canadian DAT Reading Comprehension

    Hi everyone, Can anyone provide a good insight and methods to approach the Canadian DAT's reading comprehension? I've noticed that it's mostly find the facts (search and destroy), and sometimes the questions are in order as they appear in the passage. I currently have IQ publications, Dat...
  17. E

    Took Both MCAT 2015 ( August ) and PCAT ( Sept ) . Evaluate my score.

    Here is my raw score MCAT So Damn Hard. One of the hardest exams I have taken in my life. To be honest one has to prepare by reading a lot of research papers. MCAT, after 1 full month prep, Chemical and Physical, 125 , 55% Biological, 125, 54% Critical analysis, 122, 22% Behavioraal, 128...