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2 month Kaplan course + How many for weeks of self study?

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by notsowisetooth, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. notsowisetooth

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    I'm planning on taking a 2 month Kaplan course which ends around the same time summer vacation starts.

    How long, on average, do people study for the DAT's by themselves?
     
  2. doc3232

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    Anywhere between 2 weeks to 3 months. (usually)
    5 weeks is probably average, but these numbers mean NOTHING.
    If your major covered it all then you don't need much studying. If you just took Bio, chem etc
     
  3. suhshi

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    im actually starting now by studying on weekends

    and also taking the kaplan course in summer
     
  4. joonkimdds

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    i think 3 months = plenty.
     
  5. ramforte

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    After the Kaplan course I studied on my own for about 10 weeks, 8-10 hours per day, everyday.

    AA: 20 TS:21 PAT:22
     
  6. umkc09

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    Take a practice test and see where your weaknesses are. For each area scoring 16 and under, give 4-6 weeks of study time.

    Also, I'd reconsider Kaplan. Their instructors aren't much more knowledgeable than you. You'd do better studying from old text books and notes.
     
  7. Daydream46

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    I had 1 week after Kaplan before my DAT, I think it was perfect.

    Started off my diagnostic with like 15s and 16s across the board and brought it way up. I worked hard, and made sure I didn't fall behind in the course.

    Any more time and I think i literally would have went INSANE.I was so happy to put it all behind me.
     

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