1. This forum is for support and discussion only. Please promote test prep materials/services (including AMAs) in the Special Offers subforum only. Thanks!
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Guest, be sure to check out How To Get Into Dental School, our free downloadable PDF with step-by-step details for dental school applicants!
    Dismiss Notice

Angle Help

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by Studoc28, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. Studoc28

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2015
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    9
    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
     
  2. FloorMatt

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2015
    Messages:
    190
    Likes Received:
    134
    Status:
    Pre-Dental
    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.
     
  3. byahnoob

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2014
    Messages:
    228
    Likes Received:
    117
    Status:
    Pre-Dental
    I don't know how angle ranking can be explained. You just basically need to master the skill of visualizing
     
  4. changtw

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2015
    Messages:
    321
    Likes Received:
    281
    Status:
    Dental Student
    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.
     
  5. Mushibachan

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2015
    Messages:
    198
    Likes Received:
    89
    Status:
    Dental Student
    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 :)
     

Share This Page