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DAT RC vs MCAT verbal reasoning

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by flossit, Dec 24, 2016.

  1. flossit

    flossit 2+ Year Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Guys, do you know if it will be useful to use Mcat verbal to study for Dat reading comprehension? Are they similar?
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  3. eyespy93


    Dec 16, 2016
    From my experience, the DAT RC is easier than the MCAT one, at least the Canadian one. I studied for the MCAT in 2012 and found that the questions had a lot of inferential questions and made you really analyze the passage. Also, the MCAT passage topics seemed really random at times (I remember a passage about different types of knots). The real DAT passages were more closely related health sciences. To study for my DAT RC, I used DAT Bootcamp and Crack the DAT. I did a practice test every 2nd day for the last 2.5 weeks and ended up with 21 on the real DAT. I'm sure it couldn't hurt to use the MCAT study material, but I just didn't want to risk it since this was a weak spot for me.
  4. 8_man

    8_man Achievement Unlocked: Dental School

    Jul 22, 2016
    I got a 124 (48th percentile) on the new MCAT, and a 26 (98.7th percentile) on the DAT

    But this is just a single instance, so take it with a grain of salt. To answer your question–no, i don't think it would be beneficial.
  5. Mr Donald Mouse

    Mr Donald Mouse

    May 25, 2017
    I scored 124 on cars and 400 on OAT rc. So rc is much easier imo.
  6. averageasian

    averageasian SDN Gold Donor Gold Donor Classifieds Approved

    Aug 12, 2016
    MCaT verbal reasoning is completely different from the DAT RC.

    Stick to DAT materials tailored for the DAT.
  7. Alpha Centauri

    Alpha Centauri 2+ Year Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    Fhloston Paradise
    Studying for RC is a waste of time. If you can speak English and have practiced a strategy once, maybe twice tops you will do well
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  8. Orka

    Orka Have Any Questions? Ask me. 5+ Year Member

    May 3, 2011
    Practice makes perfect.
  9. Alpha Centauri

    Alpha Centauri 2+ Year Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    Fhloston Paradise
    You'll never be perfect. Spend your time looking at orgo reactions instead of reading scientific American articles
  10. tyjacobs

    tyjacobs 2+ Year Member

    May 10, 2015
    not sure, but I'd definitely use DAT focused material. I suggest using crack the DAT RC and DAT bootcamp. Depending on what crack dat package you get, you can have access up to 20 RC exams, which is plenty for practice.
  11. Illumident

    Illumident SDN Gold Donor Gold Donor Classifieds Approved

    Jan 26, 2016
    No, they are not similar.
  12. JLT223

    JLT223 Dental Student 2+ Year Member

    Jun 3, 2015
    As someone who took both exams, the simple answer is no. The reading sections aren't even comparable to the slightest degree.

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