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I only want to invest in one set of practice tests.

I have Kaplan's - and from what I understand they're not TOO good.

Whats the best FULL LENGTH practice test resource?

Should I even bother buying the ADA 2009 DAT? It costs about $30 per test.

Please help, Thanks! :D
 

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you can buy top score. its 50 bucks and you get 3 tests. about 16.33 per test.

or dat achiever. about 20 bucks per test.

you can buy 3 or 5.
 
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I think topscore is better than achiever but neither of the two are a great comparison of the real DAT from what scores tell me.

I have yet to take the DAT but it seems like people generally score around 17-18 on topscore and achiever tests and then pull 20-22 on the real DAT.
 

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So achiever and topscore are about the same?

I have 3 Kaplan tests
2 Barron's tests (which I think are useless? except for PAT sections?)
 

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achiever usually gives you a few points lower than the actual DAT. There is a thread with a vote, and the vast majority of people who took the DAT and took achiever tests say that they got +3 on their real DAT compared to achiever.

i have heard that topscore is the most accurate representation from many people. i have heard from 1 or 2 people that the kaplan review course tests are also decently accurate.
 

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I think topscore is better than achiever but neither of the two are a great comparison of the real DAT from what scores tell me.

I have yet to take the DAT but it seems like people generally score around 17-18 on topscore and achiever tests and then pull 20-22 on the real DAT.


I have my test in 3 days and Im gettin 1)18 2)19 3)18 as aa from topscore tests. Can anyone confirm that topscore is a little harder than the real thing? Im getting really worried...
 

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I have my test in 3 days and Im gettin 1)18 2)19 3)18 as aa from topscore tests. Can anyone confirm that topscore is a little harder than the real thing? Im getting really worried...
I can't say from personal experience yet, but from all of my lurking I really haven't seen any breakdowns off the top of my head where someone scored lower on the actual DAT than Topscore.
 
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