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Hello I'm retaking my DAT in 3 months and need a new method of studying!

I did AP bio, Feralis, Bootcamp, booster, and Destroyer.
my scores: 18PAT, 15 QR, 16 RC, 17GC, 18 OC, 21 BIO, 19SA, 17AA

What I will be purchasing/using again: Chads videos, Destroyer, Feralis, AP Bio, TOP score, Qvault, ADA 2007 and 2009 exams, Crack the PAT (?) ,Reading should I purchase CR(?)

Should I repurchase DAT BOOTCAMP again? I think I memorized their answers and need a new method.

Also, since I have 3 months should I take a practice exam every week? Or the last 2 months every week?
I would really like a 23 aa!
 
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tayloreve

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Hello I'm retaking my DAT in 3 months and need a new method of studying!

I did AP bio, Feralis, Bootcamp, booster, and Destroyer.
my scores: 18PAT, 15 QR, 16 RC, 17GC, 18 OC, 21 BIO, 19SA, 17AA

What I will be purchasing/using again: Chads videos, Destroyer, Feralis, AP Bio, TOP score, Qvault, ADA 2007 and 2009 exams, Crack the PAT (?) ,Reading should I purchase CR(?)

Should I repurchase DAT BOOTCAMP again? I think I memorized their answers and need a new method.

Also, since I have 3 months should I take a practice exam every week? Or the last 2 months every week?
I would really like a 23 aa!
How long did you study the first time? What was your studying method? I think the sources you listed are great. Pretty much everything I used when I took the DAT a few years ago. I found Destroyer was the most helpful along with Chad. I only started taking practice exams after I had covered every subject so I knew what I needed to brush up on, but everyone is different.
 
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I actually found DAT Achiever to be very helpful. Yes, I did bomb the tests but that actually made me study harder and be always prepared for the worst. Today when I take another practice test from Bootcamp, my scores surprisingly improved especially on the PAT part. I guess a tougher tool could only help if you persevere through and don't easily give up IMO.
 

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I think this is all contingent on how you learn. Are you fine with reading/taking notes? Or do you need to be more active and force yourself to do practice tests and simulate a real environment? You're definitely on the right track with the types of materials to use. I suggest using DAT Genius for RC I found that to be the most realistic one out of all of them. That being said, nice job on bio! It seems like you know what to do there already! If you've memorized bootcamp then maybe you shouldn't get it again; that's all up to you! Feel free to ask me for help whenever you'd like also
 

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I think this is all contingent on how you learn. Are you fine with reading/taking notes? Or do you need to be more active and force yourself to do practice tests and simulate a real environment? You're definitely on the right track with the types of materials to use. I suggest using DAT Genius for RC I found that to be the most realistic one out of all of them. That being said, nice job on bio! It seems like you know what to do there already! If you've memorized bootcamp then maybe you shouldn't get it again; that's all up to you! Feel free to ask me for help whenever you'd like also
Great advice, it is really great of you to help other students..
 

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Great advice, it is really great of you to help other students..
I just feel kind of empty now that I'm not studying anymore... Kind of weird isn't it? Anyways, I love helping people! I guess that's why I enjoyed being a TA :)
 

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I just feel kind of empty now that I'm not studying anymore... Kind of weird isn't it? Anyways, I love helping people! I guess that's why I enjoyed being a TA :)
I am sure it is appreciated by students yet to take the DAT, it is a very stressful process and any bit of advice and kinds words helps.

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