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DAT: Some Helpful Info

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by littlemango, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. littlemango

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    .Hi SDNr's it took me some time to get the hang of all that surrounds the DAT when I read posts that included a lot of abbreviations such as PAT, AA, TS, FRAP etc. it got confusing ..:confused:.. so I did some research and this post is the result… its for the noobies that need to find some practical info such as meanings for abbrevs, DAT scoring, good study materials etc. all in one place. Hope it helps! :rolleyes:.
    .-littlemango .

    .http://www.ada.org/prof/ed/testing/dat/ .
    .(some helpful links are on the right side of the page under "Additional Resources").

    .http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dental_Admission_Test#Scores.

    .TEXTS.
    .http://www.ada.org/prof/ed/testing/dat/dat_reference_texts.pdf.

    .Campbell, Reece Biology .
    .Chemistry the Central Science .
    .Solomons & Fryhle - Organic.

    .Comprehensive Study Aids.
    .Kaplan Blue Book.
    .Princeton Bio/Phys Sci.
    .Crack DAT PAT/MATH/NATURAL SCIENCES.
    .DAT Destroyer.
    .Examkrackers: audio-osmosis.
    .AudioLearn DAT (covers gchem, ochem, bio).

    .Guides by Subject.
    .Barrons AP Bio.
    .Cliffs AP Bio.
    .Schaum's Bio.
    .ACS Organic/General.
    .Columbia Review High-Yield Ochem/Bio/Gchem.


    .Practice Tests.
    .Kaplan practice tests.
    .Topscore.
    .Achiever.
    .Crack dat pat.

    .Misc.
    .Dental Journals.
    .purplemath.com.

    .Abbreviations.

    .AA-.. Academic Average.
    . : the average of five scores rounded to the nearest whole number: quantitative reasoning, reading comprehension, biology, general chemistry, and organic chemistry..
    .TS- .Total Science.: a standard score based on all 100 questions in the biology, general chemistry, and organic chemistry tests..
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    .PAT- Perceptual Ability Test.
    .RC- Reading Comprehension.
    .QR- Qualitative Reasoning.

    .CDP-Crack DAT PAT.
    .CDM-Crack DAT MATH.
    .CDNS- Crack DAT Natural Sciences.

    .TFE- Abbreviation for "Top-Front-End" The section of the PAT dealing with Orthographic Projections. .
    .FRAP - Fluorescence Recovery After Photobleaching, supposedly a very difficult section some DAT takers have had to deal with, shows up on the RC and maybe the bio section as well.


    .ALSO! It's a good idea to do a search for "DAT Breakdown" here on SDN I've learned a lot just form reading other peoples take on the DAT. You can get a feel for which study aids are best for what sections, how to study for it etc. For example: http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=545410.

    .And Sama951's PAT breakdown is "sick": http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=528643&highlight=wicked+pat+tutorial.


    if you have more helpful info please add, we're all still learning ;)
     
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  2. doc3232

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    This is solid.
     
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    well done :thumbup:
     
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    Stick this.
     
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    littlemango

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    thanks for the feedback guys its much appreciated :)
     
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