LFC73

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So my cDAT is scheduled for November, and I've gotten DAT destroyer, DAT bootcamp, IQ publications and Crack DAT PAT to practice.

I've been reading other posts on the forum, and a lot of people advice on taking the 2007 and 2009 Practice DAT tests. I'm going to do the free 2007 sample found here:
(http://www.ada.org/~/media/ADA/Education and Careers/Files/dat_test_sampleitems.ashx)

However ordering the 2009 sample seems like a hassle, in addition to being $27 + shipping to Canada. So is it worth it at all?
 
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I'd say no. If you already have bootcamp and destroyer you can get your stamina up that way. Remember that the cDAT doesn't have Ochem or QR, so the American DAT practice tests aren't going to be totally representative. If you're doing the carving I'd highly recommend taking a course on that, it helps immensely!
 

LFC73

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I'd say no. If you already have bootcamp and destroyer you can get your stamina up that way. Remember that the cDAT doesn't have Ochem or QR, so the American DAT practice tests aren't going to be totally representative. If you're doing the carving I'd highly recommend taking a course on that, it helps immensely!
I'm not doing carving since I don't really need it for the schools I'm applying to. And I found a copy of the 2009 test so I guess it wouldn't hurt to practice the BIO, GC and PAT sections on it. Thanks though!
 
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okaykaaay

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I'd say no. If you already have bootcamp and destroyer you can get your stamina up that way. Remember that the cDAT doesn't have Ochem or QR, so the American DAT practice tests aren't going to be totally representative. If you're doing the carving I'd highly recommend taking a course on that, it helps immensely!
Which courses would you recommend for MDT?
 

thehonya

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I didn't do the 2007 and 2009 practice tests and I got 26AA 24PAT on the cdat. Focus on your notes!
 
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You will find it useful to know that the 2010 cDAT that you order online from the CDA website is IDENTICAL to the 2009 American DAT.

Don't waste the money like I did, just buy one or the other and you'll be set. I'd say it's a useful indicator on how well you're going to do as well (with the exception of the BIO section which is much more application and critical thinking based now as opposed to the fact-based 2009 American/2010 Canadian versions).
 
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