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I purchased the crack the DAT PAT and the $150 does not seem worth it. The only explanations to the answers is that it tells you the degrees, no hints/advise unless I pay another $70.

I keep getting problems wrong that are within a 5 degree difference, does any one have any advise on how to tell the difference??

Thank you
 

FloorMatt

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Datbootcamp has no explanations on angle ranking either... Its all about practice imo. There is the hill technique that you can look up that may help.
 

byahnoob

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I don't know how angle ranking can be explained. You just basically need to master the skill of visualizing
 
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changtw

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What worked best for me was applying some of the following:

Visualize right angles for wider answer choices. Mentally draw in perpendicular lines and compare differences in distance from that visual.

For smaller angles, once you've narrowed down some answers, stay maybe 1.5 feet away from the monitor (easier to see from a distance, usually), focus in on the vertices of two choices, and continue shuffling your eyes back and forth between the two vertices. After 3-4 back and forths, you'll get a sense of slight differences and can better make your decision.

Look for parallel lines between answer choices and compare the other leg (this is helpful for the ones that are pointing in every which direction). Typically the they won't be easy to immediately spot since they're not right next to each other--like A) and B) share parallel legs--but maybe A) and D) will share parallel legs.
 

Mushibachan

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Angles were my worst section in PAT. I focused on the 75 other problems and allocated most of my time to them. I spent about 15 sec on each angle problem and went with my gut feeling. By doing this I allowed myself more time on the other problems. On BC and CDP I averaged (7-10)/15 on the angles by using this method :)
 
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