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DAT prep book

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by iamdangermouse, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. iamdangermouse

    iamdangermouse 2+ Year Member

    Feb 15, 2007
    I'm trying to find a DAT prep book..

    which do you recommend?

    I've only been able to spot two prep books, one was Barron's and another called New Rudman's. Are they both okay?
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  3. TakeMePlz

    TakeMePlz 2+ Year Member

    Mar 7, 2007
    id recommend the kaplan book for your DAT purposes. The Schaum's outlines for bio, chem, and ochem are very good too, though they go far more in depth than you need.
  4. Drill2Fill

    Drill2Fill DentalStudentWannabe 5+ Year Member

    Mar 20, 2006
    Diffidently get the Kaplan bluebook.
  5. Havel

    Havel Newb 2+ Year Member

    Apr 14, 2007
    I ordered a book called DAT Secrets that helps you learn how to take the test not just review the material on the test. Its similar to a SAT test busting book. It been very helpful so far.
  6. Mennkid

    Mennkid 5+ Year Member

    Oct 15, 2006
    Milwaukee, WI
    If anyone is interested, I would be willing to get rid of my study books. I took the Kaplin class a few months ago (never wrote in the books). I also bought the DAT Destroyer with its extra Organic Chem book. Shortly after I got everything in the mail and was taking the class, I found out that I got it to dental school. Thats great news, but bad that I spent $1300 on the class and $300 on the DAT Destroyer. Let me know if anyone is interested. Private message me if you want.
  7. iamdangermouse

    iamdangermouse 2+ Year Member

    Feb 15, 2007
    Thanks, I'll definitely be getting the Kaplan book then..

    They ran out of Kaplan's at the bookstore, so I did buy the Barrons for now.

    How would you compare Barrons to the real DAT?
  8. Toothfairy08

    Toothfairy08 Junior Member 2+ Year Member

    Jun 13, 2006
    Hey- I took DAT in June 2006 and bought Barron's with the intention of using it as a study aid. *WARNING*: Barron's is FULL of errors in ALL sections! (especially science). Luckily, I noticed this BEFORE I started to rely on it for studying... If you were going to use this book for anything, I thought the information at the front about applying and personal statements was best, and maybe the PAT practice was useful, but aside from that, this book gets a :thumbdown: from me. Go for Kaplan!
  9. lava890

    lava890 Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    I agree. Use the Kaplan book, and use the Schaum's outlines to clarify stuff you don't understand in Kaplan. Barron's is really good for just PAT and probably worth the price if you can find it used on amazon or something.


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