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angle ranking - pencil trick?

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by jeezy, May 9, 2007.

  1. jeezy

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    ive read people elude to a trick involving your the tip of your pencil, but i cant imagine what it would be.. can anyone share the secret?
     
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  3. DailyDrivenTJ

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    Process of elimination will eliminate majority of wrong answers.

    Don't second guess. Try using your gut feeling, :D that got me 23 PAT.

    I don't know how you would do pencil trick when the lines are in different length and have enough time to go through the whole thing.
     
  4. Mila

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    Trying to do angle ranking with a pencil will take up way more time than you should be spending on it in the first place. Furthermore, I think that now, most testing centers only offer markers to write with on those boards and no pencils- for the very reason that test takers were using pencils as a "trick" in the angle ranking section.
     
  5. Doogie Howser

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    even though you can't use the pencil tip anymore, you can use two sheets they give you to make the angle and compare... but only do that on ones that you are really stuck on, otherwise it will take too much time
     
  6. BabberSher

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    This might sound strange ---> But, for the angle ranking section, i thought of all of the angles as car seats... So picture urself trying to fit into the angle; if u were sitting in it... and out of all the other options it seemed to be the least comfortable, then that one will be the first one on the multiple choice list (and so on, and so on... so the one that looks like a nice relaxing beach chair would be last on the list). I don't know, this kinda helped me out.

    For the really tough options, just trust ur gut and go with it. When u become a dentist and ur working at the chair... i think in the end ur just gonna have to trust urself, make a decisions & go with it. Hope this helps, i'm not a dentist (i did score in the 93% on the PAT)... so just take what i said with a major grain of salt. :) ;) :)
     
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    I actually folded the laminated marker board and matched on the screen. :laugh:
     
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    trust your gut
    <-- 99th percentile
     
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    thats one hell of a gut
     
  10. jeninny44

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    Just look at them and quickly make a decision. That's what I did, and it got my the 97th percentile
     
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    stop wasting your time using tricks, you'll just end up wasting more time than you have to. Start out with finding the smallest and the largest angles first and go from there.
     
  12. delsol7

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    But some of the questions are not that easy to distinguish with bare eyes. Most of them, you can get good answers by elimination but some are very hard to tell the difference.
     

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