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Barron's Book, Williams and Wilkins????

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Beagle, Jun 5, 2002.

  1. Beagle

    Beagle Meet BEAGLE 7+ Year Member

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    Has anyone used these books? I have them, they are from 1999. Just wondering if I should bother with them. I bought them a long long time ago
    The barrons book is called "how to prepare for the DAT" and the Williams and Wilkins is called "Complete preparation for the DAT"
    Any thoughts???
     
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  3. markymark

    markymark Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    i used them. do you, by any chance, have the kaplan books? i found the kaplan book to be helpful as a review and the barron's and the other book as a source of practice questions.
     
  4. Kung Foo

    Kung Foo Mad Scientist... 7+ Year Member

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    The Barrons review was the first DAT review book I used - so i was pretty much taking its word as gospel for a while. However after using a few other books (including a horrendous orange DAT prep book that they're pushing in the SDN bookstore) the Barrons was the best source of information, although the science review section in kind of incomplete. I think I have the 1999 version as well, and it was fine for the DAT last year. Let's face it - you can never have too many practice tests. The best part of the Barrons book, however, are the informational sections at the beginning of the book (written by a "real" recent dental school admittee) which were super helpful as I tried to muddle though my personal statement, application and generally figuring out where I wanted to attend dental school.
    The Kaplen "big red book" looked really helpful, however I didn't know it existed until after I had taken my DAT.

    Good Luck! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
  5. Kung Foo

    Kung Foo Mad Scientist... 7+ Year Member

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    The Barrons review was the first DAT review book I used - so i was pretty much taking its word as gospel for a while. However after using a few other books (including a horrendous orange DAT prep book that they're pushing in the SDN bookstore) the Barrons was the best source of information, although the science review section in kind of incomplete. I think I have the 1999 version as well, and it was fine for the DAT last year. Let's face it - you can never have too many practice tests. The best part of the Barrons book, however, are the informational sections at the beginning of the book (written by a "real" recent dental school admittee) which were super helpful as I tried to muddle though my personal statement, application and generally figuring out where I wanted to attend dental school.
    The Kaplen "big red book" looked really helpful, however I didn't know it existed until after I had taken my DAT.

    Good Luck! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
  6. Beagle

    Beagle Meet BEAGLE 7+ Year Member

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    Kung Foo
    Did you find the PAT section adequate in the Barrons book?
     
  7. Cary

    Cary New Member

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    I thought the Barren's PAT explinations were great. I gives some hints and rules to follow that I found very helpful.
     
  8. iflossdaily

    iflossdaily Banned Banned

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    Barron's is great for the General Chem section. Kaplan and Shaum's books were great for the bio. Kaplan also makes a prep book specifically for O-chem which I found helpful.
     

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