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So I took the DAT 2 months ago but am pretty bored right now and thought I might make a breakdown and post my schedule.

Bio 19
GC 20
OC 21
PAT 22
RC 20
QR 20
TS 19
AA 20

Biology
For content all you need is AP Cliffs and Feralis, in my schedule I had Feralis but I never really used it and skimmed AP Cliffs instead, I just felt like it was easier to understand the information and learn facts with AP Cliffs because Feralis is just too dry and filled with fact after fact. If anything use AP Cliffs first and then Feralis after to hammer down more facts. I LOVED Qvault Bio and Bootcamp as well for practice tests, I did these a ton and while I didn't do the best while taking them, I think they helped me test better and learn more info.
I know everyone on here LOVES Destroyer and while I think Destroyer can be very beneficial for a really high score, for me it was overkill and just crazy random facts so I only did like 40 questions, but it will help if you actually use it.

Gen Chem

All you need is Chad's videos for content review and Destroyer/Bootcamp for practice problems. Now in my schedule I have me going through destroyer twice, which I didn't do, only did half because I just got a bit lazy and didn't stick with my schedule but I RECOMMEND GOING THROUGH DESTROYER TWICE.

O Chem
Literally same as Gen chem

PAT
I used the bootcamp generators to get familiar with each topic and learn how to approach each problem and then moved onto practice tests alternating between Crack DAT PAT/Bootcamp. At first it is definitely difficult not only figuring out the right answer but doing it in a timely fashion but just keep sticking with the practice tests and you will eventually get it down.

RC
I just did the bootcamp/qvault practice tests and thought that was enough a week before my test. The passages were pretty interesting on the real test and I used a method of reading the first couple of paragraphs, looking at the first few questions, skimming the rest while juggling between questions and then used search and destroy.

QR
I first watched Chad's QR vids and did the quizzes to brush up on my math and get down the majority of topics like geometry, trig, probability, etc. Then between Destroyer math section, Math Destroyer, and bootcamp, that's enough practice problems/tests to get ready for the DAT.


Schedule
Personally I really like it just because it's only 5 weeks, which does suck, but not as bad as some people here studying 7/8 weeks or even 3+months which I think is unnecessary and a waste of time.
I myself didn't stick to it, barely did the destroyer, skipped some math tests, didn't really use feralis and think I still did pretty good on the test.

Also, that first week of bootcamp generators isn't necessary and would make it 6 weeks but I just wanted to get a head start on the PAT section.

If you stick to the schedule, get through the first 2 weeks of Chad's vids, stick the 2 weeks of destroyer, and week of practice tests, I think you would definitely do good, especially with the destroyer.

 
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Nice, not surprised you got a 22 on the PAT, you practiced that section like everyday.
Thanks, I was honestly hoping for better because I was consistently getting 21s/22s on bootcamp but hey I can't complain, I think the keyholes killed me, that was the hardest section by far for me on the PAT
 
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Following this schedule, on average how many hours a day would this take do you think?
I'm not going to lie, the first two weeks suck, about 10-12 hours a day just watching videos, taking notes, and taking quizzes on those videos for GC/OC/QR and doing bio review/PAT problems. It sucks refreshing all of that information but you just gotta do it.

The next two weeks aren't as bad hours wise, maybe 6-7 and that includes going over your answers. Plus it's nice to finally start putting that information to use and seeing how much you truly know.

Then you got the practice test week and you can really do it any way you want, like simulate the real test and go around 4 hours straight and then go over your answers or do each section timed and then go over the answers and so on.
 
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I agree, it was the toughest section for me as well.
Mine as well! Had 2 "rocks" questions in Keyhole. Looked something like this: It literally stumped me for about 2-3min each question before I just guessed and moved on.

Hold up!! Why are you doing Chad's QR 11-16 FOR 5 DAYS? Or is it a mistake...
LOL probably a mistake...or maybe the practice is absolutely necessary!
 
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Following this schedule, on average how many hours a day would this take do you think?
Bump this question. Curious if you only did 5 weeks the number of hours you put in per day?

ETA: Nvm, see you answered this above. Sorry