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CRACK DAT PAT vs DAT- hole punching

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by butterfly411, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. butterfly411

    butterfly411 wannabe-willbe dentist 7+ Year Member

    Dec 10, 2007
    To whomever that used Crack dat pat -did you think the Hole punching section was crazy hard? I took the DAT in Jan. and I don't remember it being this hard. What do you think? Is it harder than the actual test or do I just suck really bad?
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2008
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  3. DanNuch

    DanNuch 2+ Year Member

    Dec 1, 2007
    id say hole punching is harder on the real DAT than crack... though its still not that bad, probably the easiest section next to cubes.... just my opinion

    DRHOYA 2+ Year Member

    May 15, 2008
    Yeah they have some tricky questions with lots of "half-holes" and triangular folds, but there are only so many ways it can be done. Practice enough and you'll get it.
  5. Maregbe1

    Maregbe1 2+ Year Member

    May 21, 2008
    I have been reading many post on how difficult hole punching is on the crack the dat and on the dat. Its weird to me because I have always been getting 15 out of 15 on them especially on crack the pat and are my favorite section of the PAT. so here I will share my secret on doing well on this part of the PAT. The best strategy I found to work efficiently well that it makes this section extremely easy is to use the tic tac toe grid on a sheet of paper and plug in Xs where the holes are. This enables you to solve the problem without memorizing where previous holes are. Makes it a lot easy. I had four 21s and one 23 on crack pat, three 22 on topscore(finished with 10 minutes to spare on all of them) and on the real DAT I got a 20(finished with 9 mins to spare), so I hope this solves all the problems you all are having on the hole punching problems. If you need any more tips on the other PAT sections please feel free to ask because I too had problems at first (scored a 15 on my first crack pat test due to 30 problems I didn't do) but finally found methods that made this section fun and easy.:)
  6. marmar

    marmar 2+ Year Member

    Jul 5, 2008
    please elaborate. what do you mean by plug in X's where the holes are? I dont know how that helps when it is folded. also, since you offered, do you have any technics for pattern folding? Thanks for the help.

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