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Cliffs Testprep DAT

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by Lonely Sol, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. Lonely Sol

    Lonely Sol cowgoesmoo fan! 10+ Year Member

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    Finally got this book after ordering about a month ago! Anyways, is the book any good. I know some books like Barrons are usefull for PAT, what is this book most usefull for!
    Also, what section best corresponds to the DAT (strengthwise)!

    Also had a bio question, It might be a stupid one but its good to know:

    Where are achetocholine produced?
    --I know acetochoilinasterase are produced in the liver, and i know vagus nerve produces some by the right atria to slow down the heart rate, but is there any other place where they are produced?
     
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  3. Awuah29

    Awuah29 Christian predent 7+ Year Member

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    hey,
    I went the other day to barnes & nobles and took a look at that book. PAT seems be very helpful (maybe better than barron's pat) I might maybe buy it to have more practice. Have you tried out the CD? How is it ???
     
  4. Lonely Sol

    Lonely Sol cowgoesmoo fan! 10+ Year Member

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    I just got it, I havent even looked at it yet.. But will let you know how it is when I look at the CD!
     
  5. BodybldgDoc

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    Those are the two places Ive read about as well. Liver and vagus nerve. Also acetycholine is an important neurotransmitter of the parasympathetic system which serves to decrease heart rate and to increase gut motility.
     
  6. Lonely Sol

    Lonely Sol cowgoesmoo fan! 10+ Year Member

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    Yea, thats what I thought too just didnt know if it was produced anywhere else or not. Also, did you get this book? If so, did you think it was a good book or not
     
  7. BodybldgDoc

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    No. I was actually looking at it this morning and browsed through the table of contents but It didnt seem that impressive to me. Some other reviews I read from people on here said that they think all the book is good for is the PAT.
    I dont think I would purchase it unless I needed more practice exam questions or something.
     
  8. Lonely Sol

    Lonely Sol cowgoesmoo fan! 10+ Year Member

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    Yea, that was the main reason I bought it, to do the practice test! Hopefully the practice tests are hard!
     
  9. Lonely Sol

    Lonely Sol cowgoesmoo fan! 10+ Year Member

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    Just took a practice and and offcourse like all of the tests, there are many mistakes in this too. For example, one will have a correct answer B, but in the back, they will say its D, but their explanation will show that B is indeed correct.

    Anyways, Pat is good practice, I hardly miss any top-front-end but in this test, I missed like 3.
     
  10. Awuah29

    Awuah29 Christian predent 7+ Year Member

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    Hey,
    lonely sol is it me ? There are I think couple of mistakes n the Aperture passing section ? I think that section is definetly hard.
     
  11. Lonely Sol

    Lonely Sol cowgoesmoo fan! 10+ Year Member

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    yea math is a joke in it though and some bio questions require a little thinking and are tricky. Top/front/end and keyholes are the best practice. So finally, 20 bucks for 2 subsections = worth it i guess!:D
     
  12. dentistin2011

    dentistin2011 Member 5+ Year Member

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    does this book have only questions?
    i wanna solve many questions?
    you guys think bio and pat are good,
    how about RC part???
     
  13. Lonely Sol

    Lonely Sol cowgoesmoo fan! 10+ Year Member

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    RC part is stupid, but bio and pat are pretty good! And yea there is no lectre notes, all are problems with explanation underneath each problem. But like all the other tests, there are many error, just to warn you!
     
  14. REH

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    I purchased this book about a week ago. To be honest, I'm a little disappointed in it. Not only does the book only consist of questions, but the questions themselves are not particularly challenging. I was hoping Cliffs would be the one to finally publish the quintessential DAT study guide. In my opinion, this is not it. On a positive note it is practice, however, and the more of that the merrier. Just one man's opinion. Hope this helps.

    REH.
     
  15. ABERSSON

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    i basically went through the entire cliffs book. its style is the same as the dat destroyer in that it consists of questions and answers.
    personally i was very very disappointed in the book. i found at least 15 errors if not more whuch is ridiculous in it of itself. also, i found the test questions not to be challenging at all. pat was fine, though bassically the same as barrons which i think is good for pat.
    all in all - it is a waste of money. stick to dat destroyer and topscore if your looking for good practice questions.
     

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